By Nurdianah Md Nur
June 21, 2017
Tianjin at night. Credit: Bosch
Bosch will soon be designing a smart city blueprint for Tianjin, as part of the strategic cooperation between the two parties.
With more than 15 million inhabitants, Tianjin will be an important industrial centre and transport hub within the area encompassing Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei province. The Smart Tianjin initiative thus aims to prepare the city for this.
Bosch will leverage its experience from other smart city projects — including Singapore, San Francisco, Stuttgart, Berlin, and the Hamburg docks — to design the blueprint from its project office in Tianjin. It will also take local needs into consideration when developing the blueprint.
The blueprint will see the use of Bosch's smart city solutions for a digital city administration. For instance, solutions for environmental monitoring and connected parking might be used to improve mobility in the city. Other solutions that could help enable Smart Tianjin include virtual power plants, video surveillance, and a city data platform that could help with e-governance.
"China's new urbanisation has put smart city solutions on the map as one of the key drivers of urban development. Cities need to provide increasing levels of convenience, energy efficiency, and security," said Peter Tyroller, the member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH responsible for Asia Pacific. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to offer Tianjin our connected solutions as a way of improving quality of life and creating an economically more efficient city."