Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza

Zaragoza City Council is the institution in charge of governing the municipality of Zaragoza (capital of Aragon, Spain). The city council is led by the mayor of Zaragoza , who has been democratically elected since 1979. The city is famous for its folklore, local cuisine, and landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljafería Palace. Together with La Seo and the Aljafería, several other buildings form part of the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fiestas del Pilar are among the most celebrated festivals in Spain. Zaragoza City Council is responsible for demonstrator 3. 

Demonstrator 3

Autonomous Monitoring of Massive Events In a City to Ensure Safety and Emergency Operation

Description

This demonstrator aims to manage the pedestrians’ mobility of massive events in the city centre. With the use of drones, we will be able to collect mobility information to improve future interventions. In parallel, this real-time information will support the prevention of avalanches in crowds of people as well as keep routes open for emergencies situations during mass events in restricted public spaces. This data collected will be released as open data and can be used by scientists, legislators, planners and managers.

Background

Zaragoza celebrates its most important festivities in the city centre streets (Easter, Fiestas del Pilar, Carnival, Christmas events, the parade of Giants (Gigantes) and Big Heads (Cabezudos), etc.). During those days, thousands of people from Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain and from all over the world gather in the city streets.

Results

  • Development of UTM regulation in the Zaragoza area and establishment of zones with special rights allowing BVLOS for UAVs
  • Decrease the time of door-to-door travel when emergency interventions occur
  • Less use of helicopters for mass event management and traffic control by saving fuel and flight hours
  • Collect valuable information for improved planning and managing the city's security
  • Prepare future door-to-door emergency urban air services for a centralised and crowded city centre, which makes transport with the current available transportation channels almost impossible

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