Orange Business Services develops smart city app for Abu Dhabi

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Orange Business Services is working with Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to develop an ‘IoT Cockpit’ app to provide more holistic oversight for city leaders.

The bespoke app virtualises connected objects and tangible objects, enabling ADM to see, interact with and manage the smart utilities network across the city, including water, electricity and fibre, as well as visualising the situation on the ground. For example, IoT Cockpit allows the municipality to see whether street lighting is working correctly, and whether public transport is operating as it should be.

Its development is part of ADM’s five-year smart cities plan to boost sustainability and enhance quality of life for citizens.

“Co-innovation”

Rayan Mohammad Almohaisen, IT Project Manager, Abu Dhabi Municipality, said, “Orange Business Services is supporting ADM’s plans to deliver a range of projects and initiatives across Abu Dhabi, from public parks to public infrastructure that will build and shape the living experiences in one of the world’s developing smartest cities. ADM is keen to promote effective collaborations that deliver innovations through strategic partnerships with leading private sector companies, such as Orange Business Services.”

Sahem Azzam, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Orange Business Services, added, ”Sustained innovation is the lifeblood of the smart city and our collaboration with ADM on ‘IoT Cockpit’ is a great example of co-innovation – a bespoke city management solution developed in the region and for the region, where we have a strong focus on the smart cities opportunity.

“The UAE is a test bed for smart cities innovation and leads the way in not just adopting but also developing new solutions that are transforming cities, such as Abu Dhabi. The scale of the region’s smart cities ambition is matched by the vision, leadership and resources needed for success – and the commitment to innovation to drive new business models and new thinking in the smart city.”