Mönchengladbach wants to use smart city solutions to make various areas of the city more sustainable. In the area of mobility, one of the goals is to make the use of e-vehicles more attractive. To this end, the DKSR Urban Data Platform was set up as a pilot instance in an initial implementation phase to test the monitoring of charging stations.
Screenshot of the Grafana dashboard showing the charging stations and their availability (red/green).
Five charging stations with sensors are currently active in Mönchengladbach. In order to be able to use the full added value of the technology, field work is necessary, especially in the run-up: IDs of the sensors as well as the location of the respective charging stations must be precisely documented so that the users of the dashboard are later shown the correct data on the charging stations as well as their exact location. The unrestricted functionality of the sensors must also be checked.
In addition, there must be precise documentation of the APIs used. Once the correct description is available, a use case can be implemented in a timely manner. In this case, it is the city's responsibility to request access to the data from the sensor providers and to provide the corresponding tokens.
The visualization via the Grafana dashboard offers flexibility in displaying different scenarios and is based on the previously developed metrics. For example, it can be displayed whether or not the charging station is also being used in an occupied parking space. Other questions and corresponding visualizations can be realized with little effort. It is possible to create a detailed page for each charging pole.
In order to create globally sustainable structures, the member states of the United Nations have set themselves 17 goals by 2030, which are set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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