In the provision of urban services, the platform enables Urbaser to optimise collection routes and reduce fuel consumption, noise levels and gas emissions.

September 2018, web copy

True to its policy of constant innovation, Urbaser has taken a step forward in the efficient management of urban waste with the launch of this first version of its IoT (Internet of Things) cloud platform, which enables it to manage all its assets: its vehicle fleet, the industrial processes carried out in its waste and water treatment plants and the various assets spread around the city, such as containers.

In this first phase, Urbaser has focused on its urban services, especially waste collection and street cleaning. By being able to monitor the vehicles and waste containers through the IoT sensors, information systems can be created in real time from all the data received, processed and stored on the platform.

These systems enable it to maximise the level of service to the city, improve collection routes and reduce noise level, fuel consumption and gas emissions. In addition, the real-time information received from the vehicles makes it possible to detect potential faults and minimise the number of repairs and interruptions to the service.

As Álvaro Palomo Navarro, head of IoT at Urbaser points out, “Urbaser’s IoT strategy includes the progressive incorporation of its thousands of vehicles worldwide and its waste treatment plants into the IoT architecture. Urbaser has also opened its doors to artificial intelligence and machine learning. All this will help us improve the quality of our services and reduce our impact on the Environment.”