The term Smart City refers to a city which uses information and communications technology (ICT) to ‘enhance’ the quality of urban services while reducing costs.
The Smart City concept incorporates ICT and various network-connected physical devices to optimise the efficiency of operations and urban services and to connect with citizens.
Smart City technology enables municipal authorities to interact directly with community and urban infrastructures and to monitor the city and its development. Information and communications technology is used to improve the quality, performance and interactivity of urban services, to reduce costs and the use of resources, as well as strengthening contacts between citizens and government.
We provide innovative solutions in the following fields:
We’re helping to create the city of the future with, for example, the NEXO project, which adapts communication between smart infrastructures and self-driving cars or connected vehicles, thus enabling secure exchange of V2X (Vehicle to Infrastructure) messages and safe crossing at traffic light intersections. We also create monitoring equipment for light-signalling devices, smart parking, variable message signs and traffic data-counting with the PC LYNX project, developed by FARECO.
For us, the Smart City goes hand in hand with eco-responsibility. For example, our subsidiary MATHIEU is the only French manufacturer of street sweepers! Providing municipal customers with a high level of expertise and trust, MATHIEU designs smart sweepers with on-board technology to facilitate the task of operators.
In total synergy, these sweepers are also connected to the CLEAN CITY system, designed by SEMERU. When the filling rate of street bins reaches 75%, this information, transmitted by a sensor located on the waste disposal unit (SEMERU), is sent via the CLEAN CITY solution and a waste collector is sent to empty the unit.
SEMERU and SATELEC, two FAYAT subsidiaries, provide connected street lighting equipment and monitoring via a remote management system which handles the operation of all lighting units, in addition to managing the brightness of street lighting columns according to the level of vehicle or pedestrian traffic. Above all, it also enables real-time checking of energy consumption and breakdowns on the network.