Cities become smart through data

A smart city makes life easier for its inhabitants and administration. Whether it’s looking for parking spaces, waste disposal, irrigation or winter services – the pioneering municipality of Herrenberg is using data to perform many of its tasks more cleverly and efficiently than before. The intelligent winter road clearance service is based on sensors from Lufft.

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How weather data helps to improve our power grid

Our power grid can handle more energy – depending on the weather. With the help of meteorological data, network operators adjust the capacity of their power lines to the climatic conditions. For a so-called smart dynamic line rating, they install weather stations on their power pylons.

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Difficult forecasts: how the Coronavirus is creating trouble for meteorologists

COVID-19 is even influencing our weather – or at least how well we can predict it.

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The fight against slippery roads – with or without snow

Although there are not many signs of winter at the beginning of this year, the technical department from Offenburg (TBO) have been in operation for a long time, the constant changes in the weather conditions show that the number of inspection trips is constantly high.

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