Bosch introduces "connected city" concept to Monaco Prince

July 11, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
During a visit of Prince Albert II of Monaco to the corporate headquarters of Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch top manager Volkmar Denner presented the company's “connected city” concept. The concept outlines the possibilities for connecting information and communications systems, buildings, institutions, and elements of the infrastructure including lighting systems.

The Principality of Monaco is interested in preserving the quality of life in the city state, and regards the concept as a further extension of its activities to promote sustainability. It hopes to develop and implement solutions in areas such as mobility, energy, healthcare, and communications.

With this in mind, the parties signed a letter of intent in which they agree that Bosch will draw up a feasibility study for the Principality of Monaco relating to the “connected city.”

Bosch has recognized expertise in the technologies needed for this city concept. Over the past years, the company has devoted significant attention to the subject of connectivity, and worked in the areas of smart sensors and the internet of things and services. In addition, Bosch has extensive know-how when it comes to controlling complex systems.