Smart street lighting controls combined with artificial intelligence help the highway authority improve energy efficiency, increase traffic safety, reduce CO2 emissions, and lower operation and maintenance costs

Olympia Odos selects Tvilight’s smart street lighting solution to offer ideal illumination and make the A8 Motorway safer and energy-efficient:

 

  • Nearly 7.500 and on-going street lights are already equipped with smart controllers (*January 2024)
  • Using Artificial Intelligence, street lights brighten, or dim based on predicted traffic and weather conditions
  • LED technology and AI-based adaptive street lighting save up to 75% energy and reduce carbon footprint by 25%
  • The project received the Golden Award in the “Energy Innovation” category
  • Project partners include Sielight for LED streetlights, Vinci Concessions for installation, and Olympia Odos Operations S.A. for operations

Customer Need

An adaptive street lighting system that produces satisfactory outcome

The A8 Motorway (Athens-Patras highway) is one of the most significant projects with strategic importance for the development of the Peloponnese, Western Greece, and Epirus. The motorway connects the three regions and the capital of the country with the most important gate of Greece to Europe, the port of Patras.

Conventional lighting usually results in high energy consumption and a massive carbon footprint. The illumination is also poor with such lighting, compromising road safety and fluidity of transportation system. Plus, the maintenance is always on a higher side. We were aware of these issues and wanted to avoid them altogether for the country’s most important highway,” explained by Olympia Odos S.A., a consortium of six companies responsible for the design, construction, financing, maintenance and operation of the motorway.

With the focus on sustainability, road safety, and environment and the knowledge of the drawbacks of conventional lighting in mind, Olympia Odos searched for an effective smart street lighting solution that could produce satisfactory outcome and decided to invest, above and beyond its contractual obligations, in it.

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Adaptive Street Lighting on A8 Motorway

AI Based Smart Adaptive Street Lighting

System Architecture

Solution

Cutting-edge IoT street light control system for motorways

Considering it is a motorway, where ideal visibility during different times at night is necessary, IoT-based smart street light control system was selected. It helps adjust the light intensity of LED luminaires to offer the right illumination for improved safety and fluid mobility. It also allows to cut energy waste and CO2 emissions. The openness and flexibility of the system proved to be very beneficial, allowing us to integrate artificial intelligence for adaptive lighting,” explains a spokesperson from Olympia Odos S.A.

Thanks to the easy integration of artificial intelligence in this project, over 6.000 street lights on the motorway brighten or dim based on the predicted traffic, expected weather, and other events on the road, delivering excellent energy savings without compromising road safety. For this unique project, partners include Sielight for LED street lights, Vinci Concessions for installation, Olympia Odos Operations S.A. for operations, and Tvilight for the innovative street light control system.

Currently, the adaptive smart street lighting solution reduces energy consumption by 75% and carbon footprint by 5000 tons annually.

Results & Benefits

Golden Award in Energy Innovation

The implementation of the smart street lighting system on the Olympia Odos A8 Motorway has yielded substantial benefits for both the environment and road users. The project has been recognized for its outstanding contribution to energy innovation, receiving the Golden Award in the “Energy Innovation” category at the Energy Mastering Awards.

Artificial Intelligence

Drives Energy Efficiency

The use of AI-driven adaptive street lighting has resulted in a significant reduction in energy consumption. By dynamically adjusting the brightness of the street lights based on real-time conditions, unnecessary energy waste has been minimized.

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Environmental Friendly - Smart Street Lights

Smart Lighting Control

Reduces Environmental Impact

The deployment of smart street lights has substantially reduced light pollution and carbon emissions. By utilizing energy-efficient LED luminaires and intelligent lighting control, the project has contributed to creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly motorway.

Adaptive Lighting

Delivers Enhanced Safety

The smart lighting system has greatly improved road safety by providing optimal illumination. Drivers benefit from increased visibility, enhancing their confidence and comfort during nighttime travel.

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Predictive Maintenance

Minimizes Operating Costs

The implementation of the smart street lighting system has also resulted in notable reductions in operating and maintenance costs. The remote monitoring and control capabilities of the light management platform enable efficient maintenance practices. Swift notifications in case of luminaire failure allow for prompt corrective actions, minimizing downtime and associated expenses.

Future Outlook

A promising solution for roadway projects

The success of the Olympia Odos A8 Motorway project sets an inspiring standard for the adoption of smart street lighting systems in Greece and beyond. The combination of energy efficiency, reduced environmental impact, enhanced safety, and cost savings positions smart LED street lights as a promising solution for future roadway infrastructure projects.

The integration of artificial intelligence in a street lighting solution is a remarkable step towards a sustainable future. The adaptive lighting ensures safety while also saving energy and reducing light pollution. It’s a win-win situation for our environment and our motorways. We really are proud to have been a part of this innovative project.

Alexandra PapantonopoulouCo-Founder, Sielight

At Tvilight, our commitment to innovation and creating smart solutions for Cities has reached a new milestone with the launch of our AI-powered adaptive lighting in Greece. We are proud to have played an important role in bringing this transformative technology to the motorways. Our vision for safer, more efficient urban environments has become a reality, and we look forward to continuing our journey of technological excellence.

Heide JeukenCEO, Tvilight

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About TVILIGHT

TVILIGHT PROJECTS B.V. is a European market leader specializing in motion sensors, wireless lighting controllers, and a complete portfolio of street light management software – to manage, monitor, operate and maintain citywide public lighting infrastructure. Our smart lighting platform and open API allow integration to city’s preferred software platform and thus constitute an open, reliable and future-proof base for Smart Cities and the Internet of Things. The company has installed over 800 projects globally across 20+ countries, including iconic cities and critical infrastructure around the world. Tvilight’s international projects include Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Dutch Railways, Port of Moerdijk, Seoul, Beijing, as well as some of the largest German cities such as Düren, Münster, Cologne, Dortmund, and Berlin. To discover more about us and our products, visit www.tvilight.com