Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 50 No. 4 (2013)   Technologies that Underlie Urban Transportation Systems
    Technical Prospects

    Smart Community Demonstration Projects
    - Initiatives in Keihanna and Malaga for EV Management -

    SHINYA YANO
    TOMOHIRO MURATA
    RIE HASEGAWA
    TOSHIKI OKADA
    KOICHIRO OKADA
    TAKESHI KORENAGA

    For the promotion of low carbonization and energy conservation in cities, it is important to introduce effective equipment to improve efficiency in each phase of the "generation, transmission and consumption" of energy. In addition, the establishment of a system that can monitor states of energy supply and demand, and balance them through ICT management (smart community concept), has been attracting attention of late. In Keihanna and Malaga, we started social demonstration projects as a step toward a total management system for optimizing whole‚Äźcity energy consumption. These projects place particular focus on smart technologies in the transportation sector, which is now seeing innovation due to the progress of mobile networks and new electric vehicles. This document explains the initiatives and prospects for the project.