Is this the world’s smartest lamp post?

Lightwell has announced the launch of LightMotion a lamp post that it is calling “a giant step in Smart City development”.

The LightMotion will be unveiled at the Light + Building trade fair in Frankfurt (12-18 March) and incorporates a huge array of features including WiFi, CCTV, sensors, and even an EV-charge station.

Lamp post of the futureThe ‘Smart City Hub’ was a joint development by The New Motion, the European market leader in charge point hardware and services, and Lightwell, the Amsterdam streetlight systems manufacturer. The

Henk Janssen, CEO, Lightwell, who recently was named Amsterdam Entrepreneur of the Year, said: “During the Frankfurt Fair the LightMotion will have its world premiere. We are now deploying second phase pilots in Copenhagen, Rotterdam, Los Angeles, and Beijing where we work together with local partners like Telco’s and network companies to connect the system.

“Because of the recent support from governments around the world for EV charging solutions we feel extremely confident about the LightMotion. It is here at the right time, and is needed to fight pollution in Metropolitan area’s around the world.”

The aim of the project was to create an open source hub, which could be operated by local stakeholders all around the world.

Lamp post with go-faster BPV charging point and taxiThe design comes with a user App which guides drivers to available EV charge locations, and handles payment. The new system seeks to allow electric car owners tocharge their electric vehicle at anytime, in every street. Installation within existing street lamps would be simple and the smart interface should make it extremely easy to use.

The company believes that there will be a demand for an all-inclusive Smart City pole especially in cramped metropolitan areas. They believe that the pole should be an integral part of the city infrastructure and that if cities want to become less polluted, the integration of EV-charging into the light poles is therefore the only way forward.

The world premiere coincides with the start of the mass production of the LightMotion.

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