E-Estonia – best example of connected smart cities

E-Estonia – best example of connected smart cities

Gemensamma sessioner

Estonia is renowned for having the most innovative e-governments in Europe. No other nation has equipped each of its citizens with a secure digital identity and no other nation has connected all public databases over the Internet, using a secure transport layer (the X-road). This allows free flow of data between all cities in Estonia which is very unique globally.

In the field of Smart City, the Government has announced the self-driving vechiles initiative in the beginning of 2017 and in previous programme has purchased more than 500 electric cars for social workers at its municipalities. The electric cars have significantly influenced the rental and carpooling market in Estonia. From the infrastructure side, Estonia is the first country in the world to be covered with the fast charging network. There are also numerous locally developed state-of-the-art solutions for Smart Houses and City light control.