Smarter Together – Building the future together: The EU Commission has chosen Munich, Lyon and Vienna to install and test trend-setting smart city solutions. In Munich, this is being done in the project area Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham, where about 30,000 residents live.

Under the Smarter Together umbrella, the City of Munich is cooperating with eleven partners in industry and the scientific community.
By 2021, the city will invest about EUR 20 million in this project, EUR 6.85 million of which will be funded by the EU.

The vision: To promote answers to future urban development questions by taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies and intelligent data processing.

Intelligent data solutions – smart data – are the backbone of any smart city strategy.

This “Transparency Dashboard” website is an optional, transparent service organised by Smarter Together Munich. It provides all residents with information about the project’s data collection and data usage.

More detailed information about the project is available at and

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In the context of Smarter Together, the popular “München” app will become the “München SmartCity” app: Info and download

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Project description

The goals of Smarter Together are to improve the quality of living for residents, to increase the energy efficiency of housing spaces and to initiate interconnected mobility offerings.

These innovations will be implemented – after test procedures in the project area – in additional urban districts in Munich as well as in other European cities.

All residents of the project area can directly influence the planned measures by taking part in co-creation processes. Suitable solutions that meet residents’ requirements and improve their quality of life are developed in collaborative workshops.

Besides delivering the energy refurbishment of housing areas, Smarter Together provides intelligent lamp posts, multi-modal mobility offerings, neighbourhood sharing boxes and its own SmartCity app, which intelligently combines all services offered in the urban district.

More information is available here.

Project Goals

The use of cutting-edge technology and intelligent data will help reduce consumption of fossil fuels in Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham and improve residents’ quality of life. The magic number for this district is “20”: In Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham, Smarter Together aims to decrease CO2-emissions by more than 20%, increase the use of renewable energy to more than 20% and improve energy efficiency by more than 20%. By 2050, Munich aims to give Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham a zero-carbon footprint.

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Besides mobility and technology, energy is one of the central spheres of activity of Smarter Together.

The project partners are striving to align the energy refurbishment of housing areas with the level of new buildings, always offering their specialist support to apartment owners. On top of this, the portion of renewable energy in the heat and electricity supply will increase.

Building owners receive comprehensive analysis and refurbishment recommendations covering structural and technical aspects, as well as details of the energy efficiency of their property.

These recommendations reference the latest technologies and innovative financing forms.
Drawing on existing subsidies, the plan is to upgrade 42,000 m2 of living space to a sophisticated energy standard.

“Smart home” elements are an additional option to obtain healthy and comfortable housing conditions. For registered users, an app provides helpful hints on how to save energy with no loss of comfort and at the same time create an agreeable “feelgood climate”.

Smarter Together has a strongly focus on renewable energy.

District heating deriving from the geothermal plant in Freiham will contribute to the heat supply in the project area.

Solar electricity will be provided by decentralised photovoltaic modules installed on top of the buildings.

Any surplus energy can be channelled into a storage battery, the so-called “virtual power station” run by Munich’s municipal energy supplier SWM.

The virtual power station enables many power plants to be joined up. It thus helps to stabilise supra-regional networks by applying “intelligent energy and load management”.

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Smarter Together Munich is committed to the goal of sustainability. In line with this philosophy, the city of Munich and its partners have initiated a range of e mobility projects.

Municipal utility SWM and public transport utility MVG coordinate the key activities.

During the project phase, eight e-mobility stations have been added to the city’s existing traffic-related infrastructure. In taking this step, the City of Munich sees huge potential to change existing mobility behaviour in the long run.

Residents can benefit from the following services on offer at the mobility stations:

– E-car sharing vehicles supplied by STATTAUTO München
– The public rent-a-bike service MVG Rad
– MVG e bikes (electric bicycles)
– MVG e trikes (utility e-trikes)
– A charging station infrastructure for e-vehicles
– Information pillars

The first four mobility stations were operational in summer 2018. The remaining mobility stations followed through January 2019.

Two of the mobility stations feature additional “shared district boxes”, with room temperature, refrigeration and deep-freeze compartments.

Shared distric boxes are best suited to retrieving online orders, storing items or sharing them with other locals. Neighbourhood sharing boxes are available 24/7.

An integrated identity and authorisation service ensures safe access. Payment transactions are processed by proven, secure operational methods.

More information is available here.

Mobility Stations

Neighbourhood Sharing Boxes

Smart Lampposts

Smart Lampposts

Lamp posts can do more than just provide light. Equipped with sensors, they are also able to collect data and supply a wireless LAN service (M-WLAN). The use of innovative sensors is being tested in the project area. In October 2017, the City of Munich launched the first of two planned innovation contests for startups and developer teams. This first “open call” concentrated on concepts dealing with innovative add-ons for the lamp posts. It focused on ideas to collect and use environmental data (climate data, environmental conditions, contaminants, irritants etc.).

Munich startup HawaDawa and Finnish company Vaisala won this open call.
The City of Munich is now working together with these two partners within the Smarter Together project.

In total, about 60 smart lamp posts have been installed along several streets in the project area Neuaubing-Westkreuz. Different functionalities are currently being tested. The lamp posts are in:

Limesstrasse, Bodenseestrasse, Wiesentfelserstrasse, Freiham Nord-Grünfinger (public park):

The sensors allow local air quality and environmental conditions to be measured. Free M-WLAN hotspots have also been installed on some dedicated lamp posts.

Installation and implementation of the above sensor-based solutions took place in the second quarter of 2018. Visualisation of the measurement data is incorporated in the Munich SmartCity app. By choosing an intelligent lamppost in the project area Neuaubing-Westkreuz on the digital map of the Munich SmartCity App, a visualisation of the measured values is possible.

The measurement data cannot be used for precise reference measurements based on the legal standards (39. BImSchV). All data collected and displayed in this project currently still have an unknown accurancy. Studies of the „State Office of Baden Württemberg“ (Landesamt Baden Württemberg) have shown that data of such non-certified sensors can show display-values that exceed the real values up to 5 times.

Both the accuracy of the sensor measurements and possible future operational purposes are being investigated in this project.

The measured values cannot be compared with the statutory treshold values described in 39. BlmSchV, e.g. the yearly average values of nitrogene dioxide. Those treshold values exclusively refer to average values based on long-term measurements, that base on very precise quality specifications. The currently used sensors do not meet these requirements.

More information is available here.

Climate and Environmental Data

Climate and Environmental Data

Traffic and Parking Detection

Traffic and Parking Detection



In the context of the Smarter Together project, the Transparency Dashboard shows any residents who are interested which data will be collected and how they will be processed.

As the name suggests, the Transparency Dashboard is a window on the Munich smart data platform. It demonstrates which data sources are integrated, which data privacy protection measures are implemented and for what purposes data will be used.

The Transparency Dashboard also shows:

– Which platform data are available as open data
– How data can be reused
– Whether and how data can be downloaded using a platform API

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Detailed classification of the individual data sets is discussed and agreed with each data provider. Within the Smarter Together project the following focal areas of data classification are used:

– Integrity and data privacy
– Data processing and data analysis
– Transfer and allocation of data
– Back-up and deletion of data.

Working within these categories, the data provider must provide detailed information on how their data are allowed to be processed on the smart data platform, always with due provision for current legislation (e.g. the General Data Protection Regulation).

Data Catalogue

This part of the Transparency Dashboard is currently under preparation.