The SUNSHINE technology is the result of the customization and integration of existing software components developed by other EC-funded projects focusing on smart-city technologies, including BRISEIDE, i-SCOPE and i-Tour.

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BRISEIDE (BRIdging SErvices, Information and Data for Europe) aims at delivering 1) time-aware extension of data models developed in the context of previous/ongoing EU INSPIRE related projects (e.g. in the context of GMES, eContentPlus), 2) application (e.g. Civil Protection) based on the integration of existing, user operational information and 3) value added services for spatio-temporal data management, authoring, processing, analysis and interactive visualisation. The use of GI requires re-consideration of time/spatial accounting to achieve optimality geo-processing services essential in environmental management, as demanded by planners and decision makers. With a few exceptions, current guidelines and standards do not provide such a support whilst funded by EC programmes or initiatives as GMES, eContentPlus and INSPIRE. It is the aim of BRISEIDE to fill-in this gap.

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i-Tour will develop an open framework to be used by different providers, authorities and citizens to provide intelligent multi-modal mobility services. i-Tour client will support and suggest, in a user-friendly way, the use of different forms of transport (bus, car, railroad, tram, etc.) taking into account user preferences as well as real-time information on road conditions, weather, public transport network condition. To do so i-Tour promotes a new approach to data collection based on recommender system based on the information provided by the whole user community.i-Tour mobility client applications will feature a very user-friendly interface accessible from PCs, PDAs and Smartphones. i-Tour clients are designed to promote use of public transport by encouraging sustainable travel choices and by providing rewarding mechanisms for users choosing public travel options. Sustainable travel preferences, e.g. measured in terms of CO2 emission saved by using public transport, are rewarded, e.g. through free public transport tickets, thus promoting and encouraging environmental friendly travel behaviours.

Based on interoperable 3D UIMs, i-SCOPE delivers an open platform on top of which it develops, within different domains, three ‘smart city’ services. These will be piloted and validated, within a number of EU cities which will be actively engaged throughout the project lifecycle. The services will address: 1) Improved inclusion and personal mobility of aging and diversely able citizens through an accurate city-level differently-abled-friendly personal routing service which accounts for detailed urban layout, features and barriers. 2) Optimization of energy consumption through a service for accurate assessment of solar energy potential and energy loss at building level. 3) Environmental monitoring through a real-time environmental noise mapping service leveraging citizen’s involvement will who act as distributed sensors city-wide measuring noise levels through their mobile phones. All smart services will be based on already available technologies which will be integrated, deployed and made publicly available from a “3D smart EU cities” portal. Potential trust, privacy and data security risks and vulnerabilities, i.e. due to localisation of people, are integral part of the project and will be explicitly addressed.

A full map of SUNSHINE liaisons established and in progress: