Known as Tampereen Pulssi (Tampere Pulse), the service enables retailers in the city to anticipate the number of people coming into the city centre during various events. Cameras located around the city collect anonymous data about the number of people moving about the city. This information can then be used for more precise planning for staff and opening hours, and also for avoiding traffic jams.
Tampere Pulse is part of the Tampere.Finland application. It uses the city’s IoT* platform to which the STARDUST smart cities project contributed. The project was also involved in the development of the Tampere.Finland app.
*Internet of Things
Photo credit: Skyfox Marko Kallio | City of Tampere