The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has installed 26 smart poles (S-Poles) in 6 areas, including Seoul Plaza, Sungnyemun Gate, Cheonggyecheon Stream and more.
S-Poles not only act as street facilities (i.e. street lights, traffic lights, security lights, CCTV), but also smart infrastructure based on smart urban technology (i.e. public Wi-Fi, smart CCTV, IoT, smart crosswalk). They also enhance urban scenery and improve the safety, welfare and convenience of citizens.
Each S-Pole has customized functions reflecting the characteristics of the site. For instance, Seoul’s public Wi-Fi service Kkachi On was installed on S-Poles at Seoul Plaza where many citizens gather; QR code stickers were posted on S-Poles at Sungnyemun Gate to provide information about the cultural property; video alarm was programmed on S-Poles along the citizen-frequented Songjeong Jebang-gil trail on Jungnangcheon Stream.
The SMG will expand areas of S-Pole installation and pursue a pilot project to advance their functions at the end of the year. The project is to make advanced S-Poles with new functions of charging drones and electric vehicles. Drone stations will be installed on top to charge drones and S-Poles will send data used for monitoring disasters and rescue. A function of monitoring illegal idling and parking will be added as well.
The SMG expects that the installation of S-Poles will lead to the amelioration of urban scenery through the integration of diverse facilities, saving the replacement cost by using the street facilities that have reached changing time, and securing the safety of the facilities.
□ Functions of S-Pole
|S-DoT(Smart Seoul Data of Things) – Checking 17 kinds of urban phenomena, including temperature, humidity, and particulate matter|
|City Introduction Service (QR Code)|
|Wireless Smartphone Charger|