Smart communities – Lennar Urban and Bosch cooperation
The two companies bring smart technology to the largest redevelopment project in San Francisco since 1906.
Exclusively developed Smart Community app
In the flagship project with Lennar Urban at The Shipyard Communities in San Francisco, Bosch technologies are bringing connectivity to a new community in the making, and offering a taste of life in a smart city.
“The application for The Shipyard Communities was a collaboration from the beginning between Lennar Urban and Bosch, showcasing how Bosch works with communities to bring smart technologies to life in unique and exciting ways.”
Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch LLC
Bosch Smart Community app provides localized, dynamic content to residents
Lennar Urban, in partnership with the City and County of San Francisco, is developing the city’s last piece of undeveloped land. Combined, the former military shipyard and the former site of Candlestick Park are being reimagined into a 750-acre mixed-use community along the City’s southeastern waterfront. At these communities, Bosch will participate in building solutions for smarter homes, safer communities, and widespread mobility and connectivity.
The Smart Community application for The Shipyard Communities, developed by Bosch and Lennar Urban, will provide residents of the San Francisco Shipyard and Candlestick Point with highly localized information about transportation, home appliance maintenance, and surveillance. For example, plans are in the works for household alert systems tied to a “walk me home” feature, which will allow residents to share their route home with friends and family, using the app’s GPS functionalities.
In addition, Bosch and Lennar Urban are exploring how to incorporate Bosch sensor systems into a new parking garage structure being developed at Candlestick Point. The sensors would minimize the time spent searching for parking spots, which will help reduce emissions and traffic congestion.
Bringing smart technologies to life in unique and exciting ways
Bosch, a supplier of technology and services, showcased the project at Bosch ConnectedWorld Berlin, its annual conference on the Internet of Things, with a keynote presentation from Lennar Urban President Kofi Bonner.
Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch LLC, introduced the project as part of a presentation on the intersection of connected mobility and smart city at the Connected Mobility Showcase. Hosted by the C3 Group, this event focused on how future technology can help improve and transform transportation in cities. The Connected Mobility Showcase also featured the announcement of five finalists for the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
“The Smart Community app, built by our Bosch Software Innovations team, enables cities to engage citizens with content that matches their interests,” Mansuetti said. “The application for The Shipyard Communities was a collaboration from the beginning between Lennar Urban and Bosch, showcasing how Bosch works with communities to bring smart technologies to life in unique and exciting ways.”
Bosch launches IoT Cloud to enable connected technology such as smart cities
At the Bosch ConnectedWorld event in Berlin, Bosch announced the launch of its own cloud for web-based services, the Bosch IoT Cloud. The Bosch IoT Cloud comprises technical infrastructure as well as platform and software offerings for the Internet of Things (IoT) that enable solutions for smart city, connected mobility, and more. These IoT applications are created using the Bosch IoT Suite, which offers all the functions necessary to connect devices, users, and companies. More than five million devices and machines are currently connected via the IoT Suite.
Bosch will use the Bosch IoT Cloud for in-house solutions at first, but in 2017, it also will be made available as a service to other companies.