CLASS incorporates a challenging smart city use case upon which the capabilities of the CLASS software architecture have been evaluated.
The CLASS smart city use case is set in the Modena Automotive Smart Area (MASA), an urban laboratory for real-life experimentation, research and control, located in the City of Modena in Italy. This area is equipped with a network of sensing devices (e.g., sensors and cameras for the recognition of obstacles) for the experimentation of connected driving technologies. Moreover, three connected prototype vehicles, with sensing, communication and computation capabilities, have been offered by the CLASS partner Maserati, for the development and testing of the CLASS use case. With respect to the computing infrastructure, the CLASS big data analytics workflows are executed across the compute continuum that spans from the edge-side, where four edge computing nodes are available, to the cloud-side, where a virtualization cluster infrastructure and a storage area network have been provided within the Modena Data Center.
MASA area, Modena, Italy
The core behind the CLASS smart city use case is the generation of a common Data Knowledge Base (DKB) for the city in real-time, based on the fusion of the data collected by the city sensing infrastructure and the connected cars. Upon this knowledge, three specific applications have been developed, aiming to improve the quality of life of the citizens in terms of sustainability, services and safe mobility. Specifically, CLASS has developed two real-time smart mobility applications for collision detection and air pollution estimation, as well as a simulation framework for traffic management in smart city environments.