Traffic congestion and accidents cause cities to be the principal source of pollutant emissions. The TIMON project initiative aims at providing Real-Time (RT) information and cloud-based services through an open web-based platform and a mobile application to the main actors: drivers, vulnerable road users and businesses. TIMON establishes a cooperative ecosystem to connect people, vehicles, infrastructure and business and contributes to intelligent transport, IoT and Cloud computing. In the first part, this paper provides an overview of TIMON and how it contributes to increasing safety and reducing congestion and emissions. The TIMON ecosystem represents the perfect use case of distributed technologies, as it collects data from IoT sensors, open and closed data sources and user engagement data, processes it and provides useful information not only for road users, but also for scientists and technicians who need real systems to study the data, infrastructure and IT safety management. In the second part, the Cloud deployment of the TIMON system is described in detail and a new, more distributed design is proposed to exploit the potential of current emerging technologies of Fog and Edge computing.
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