The entity which is active, digital, networked, can
operate to some extent autonomously, is
reconfigurable and has control of resources it
needs such as energy, memory, processing power,
E.g. Smart Phones, Smart Cars, Smart Homes,
Smart Furniture, etc.
SMART STREET FURNITURE
Equipment installed on streets and roads such as
benches, bollards, lightings, traffic lights, traffic
signs, public transport stops, waste bins, taxi
stands, fountains, etc.
Usually utilizes solar panels to supplement power.
Traffic lights can be changed based on the density
Bollards can be sunk and raised remotely to make
entry for a particular vehicle.
Interactive park bench.
Each time someone sits down, it uploads an image
from two cameras to tweeter feed.
One camera captures the surrounding space, and
other captures the person seated on it.
Tells about the density of the traffic.
Color of bar varies with the density of traffic.
THE DIGITAL HARBOUR
Implemented in France.
Durable chairs made of concrete and a touch
screen on the side that provides information about
the city of Paris.
Solar powered waste bin.
Whenever someone puts garbage in it, it says
“Thank You For Recycling”.
Counts the pieces of garbage.
Provides a way-finding on the request of passerby.
It can also provide information about local point of
interests, transportation and events.
THE IT PIT STOP
Japanese solution for internet-dependent cyclists.
People can enjoy their coffee and can use their
computers comfortably without getting off their
THE BOOM BENCH
Germen solution having eight speakers with two
sub woofers accessible via Bluetooth.
Allows user to play music from their mobile phone
by using these speakers.
Looks like a standard lamppost. However, it’s fitted
with huge umbrella that opens automatically when it
rains. Motion detectors close it down after two
minutes when there is no sign of movement.