CITIES Timanfaya and Lanzarote Smart Island projects have been winners in the SMART Mobility and SMART Tourism categories, respectively, in the VII edition of the 2019 enerTIC Awards. These awards are held annually to recognize and reward projects in development as well as to disseminate cases of success and good practices that serve to improve energy efficiency and sustainability.
The president of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, María Dolores Corujo, received just a few minutes ago the awards during an event that was attended by Óscar Azorín Aguirre, Director of the enerTIC Platform, and Roberto Sánchez, General Director of Telecommunications and Technologies of Information from the Ministry of Economy and Business, held at the Secretary of State for Digital Advancement, in Madrid. At its conclusion, Corujo was grateful for the awarding of awards “that involve public recognition and support for two projects with which we aspire to build a benchmark island for sustainable tourism, with more and better opportunities for residents and visitors. Two projects, ”said the president of the First Island Institution,“ that use technology to ensure sustainability and responsibility with the environment that has always distinguished us. ”
The winning projects of these awards, the finalists and the most innovative as well as the developments in the key to the future will appear in the VIII Smart Energy Reference Guide: “Technology for the improvement of Energy Efficiency”, which was presented during the ceremony .
Public and private organizations committed to energy efficiency and sustainability presented more than 130 projects in the 22 categories of the award, including Smart Cities, Smart Energy, Smart Industry 4.0, Smart IT Infrastructure, International Projects, Horizon Europe Projects and Innovative Startups
CITIES Timanfaya is a revolution within the revolution that is taking autonomous transport on the planet as it applies the collective knowledge and experience acquired and accelerates the change of the current concept on mobility in the tourism sector and redirects it towards a New electric driving safer and more efficient.
Unlike the last mile to use, vehicles that make small short linear routes and specific lanes, such as the Westfields that connect the parking lot with the terminals of the British Heathrow Airport, among others, CITIES Timanfaya will apply this completely innovative technology in one route winding 14 kilometers with steep slopes that, in addition, lacks horizontal and vertical road markings that help the demonstrator to guide himself during the journey.
This ambitious initiative will allow the sustainable and competitive growth of Lanzarote and its positioning as an intelligent tourist destination through digital transformation. Among other benefits, it will mean that the visitors of the island can self-manage their experience in a personalized way through the different experiences that will be offered through the Digital Tourist Channel; know in real time the influx to the Centers, as well as air quality and temperature in different parts of the territory. In addition, Lanzarote’s performance can be analyzed thanks to the collection of data from sensors deployed in the points of greatest tourist interest, as well as the experiences of visitors, providing public institutions and the tourism industry with the ability to predict and act in real time before any circumstance that occurs.
The enerTIC Awards obtained today recognize the degree of innovation applied, the usability of Information and Communication Technologies, the impact on the reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions, the exemplarity or applicability in other organizations / environments, and the use of metrics and indicators of improvement of the two projects that are being developed by the Arts, Culture and Tourism Centers with a financial statement from the Canary Islands Development Fund managed by the Vice President of the First Insular Institution, Jacobo Medina.