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Insights from the Smart City Expo in Barcelona

A new dawn for smart cities

Early November, sitting on a busy terrace in Barcelona with a coffee in hand, I watched the sun rise over the city. The city was waking up, bathed in the early morning light, and it struck me how this moment was a perfect metaphor for the Smart City Expo. As the sun brought a new day, the fair seemed to promise a new beginning for smart cities. It felt like a fresh start, showing us how new technologies can make our cities smarter, more efficient, and better to live in.

Localyse took part with a booth in the Smart City World Expo in Barcelona. This major event brought together over 1,000 exhibitors and 800 city representatives, with a total attendance of more than 25,000 people. The focus was on how new technology can make cities smarter, more efficient, and sustainable.

A variety of speakers, including Airbnb’s Nathan Blecharczyk and representatives from FC Barcelona, discussed topics from sustainable travel to urban transformation. Their talks highlighted the range of smart city technologies and how they can be applied in different areas like tourism, sports, and city planning.

The expo was also a showcase for new technologies, such as AI scooters, autonomous robots, driverless buses, and city-wide digital twins. These aren’t just cool gadgets; they’re tools that can improve city living by making it more efficient and sustainable.

For Localyse, being at the expo shows our dedication to supporting smart city growth. Our expertise in location intelligence is a big part of the new wave of urban development. We use location data to help cities tackle complex challenges like city planning, public transportation, and emergency response.

We offer solutions for cities that want to become smarter and more connected. Our tools range from optimizing fleet routing, bottleneck and origin-destination analysis, hotspots in the city, and everything in between that uses location and/or mobility data. We understand that every city is different, and we tailor our solutions to meet those unique needs.

The Smart City Expo wasn’t just a conference, it was a gathering of ideas and technologies that are shaping the future of cities.
At Localyse, we’re excited to transform these innovations into meaningful data and tools for cities and support them into the future.

We’re inviting city leaders, planners, and tech enthusiasts to join us in this journey. If you’re ready to make your city more efficient, sustainable, and livable, reach out to Localyse. Let’s work together to harness the power of location data and bring these smart city dreams to life.
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