--Originally published at conzmr.wordpress.com
Finally after four long months the end of the semester arrived, perfect time to become nostalgic and do a retrospective analysis.
First of all we had to understand a very important concept of the course: what is a smart city, “kp2” with the course name? A smart city is a designation given to a city that incorporates information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance the quality and performance of urban services such as energy, transportation and utilities in order to reduce resource consumption, wastage and overall costs. The overarching aim of a smart city is to enhance the quality of living for its citizens through smart technology.
They always put people first. In the approach to the Smart Cities Mission, the objective is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart‘ Solutions.
Once understanding this we could select a project (and a team hehehe) to perform throughout the course. And that’s how the super powerful girls were born: Constanza, Mark, Gabo y David whom throughout the semester developed a bike user application as an extension of a bike rebalancing predictive system for the Guadalajara Bike Sharing System (BSS) called “MIBICI”.
It was during this development that we realized how smart city projects are related with ethics. Our case was not nothing special, we simply had to find a way to explicitly ask our users to access their location and allow us to save a history of their travels. Recalling that according to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the consent must be informed, explicit and unambiguous.
Here was another important concept: transparency. Within the scope of ethical values, transparency is known as the ability of a human being for others to Continue reading "Diuan"