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Municipality of The Hague and Eneco develop Living Lab Scheveningen

Published: 14 November 2017Modified: 20 November 2017

The Municipality of The Hague and Eneco are starting up the Living Lab Scheveningen. Smart lamp posts (Smart City Hubs) are playing an important role in this. Different services and applications will be used to make Scheveningen safer and more attractive.

The lamp posts are equipped with electricity, have the right height and therefore provide a usable network in the public space. Sensors and objects, such as cameras and Small Cells (next generation telecom network) will be mounted to the posts. Possibilities which are being created this way include controlling the lighting remotely as well as measuring the air quality, noise pollution and traffic congestion. In addition smart lamp posts can indicate available parking spots and can be used as charging points for electric vehicles.

By making use of transmitted data and by analysing measurements in public spaces, they can help make more efficient use of time, money, space and energy.

Smart City ambitions

Living Lab Scheveningen falls within the municipality’s Smart City ambitions and ‘De Kust Gezond' programme. The municipality is investing in this programme to upgrade the outdoor space in order to make Scheveningen greener and more attractive to residents, businesses and tourists. This should in turn strengthen Scheveningen’s economic climate.

During the 8 years the Living Lab will be in existence, not only will the technological solutions be tested but also the business model. This way it will become clear whether the innovations will remain usable. The Living Lab Scheveningen is being supported by the first open 5G network in the Netherlands.

CEO Jeroen de Haas, Deputy Mayor Saskia Bruines  and Deputy Mayor Boudewijn Revis start up the Living Lab Scheveningen. Photo: Henriëtte Guest
CEO Jeroen de Haas, Deputy Mayor Saskia Bruines and Deputy Mayor Boudewijn Revis start up the Living Lab Scheveningen. Photo: Henriëtte Guest
Living Lab Scheveningen. Photo Henriëtte Guest
Living Lab Scheveningen. Photo Henriëtte Guest