What is a “Smart City”?
Self-driving cars and underground shuttles on magnetic lines running at 300-400 mph are theoretically possible in Smart Cities, but this is not actually what it sounds like.
Smart Cities represent urbanization because they improve connectivity, operational efficiency, and provide better services to citizens and the government alike.
A Smart City is a practical approach to comfortable living that brings sustainability to the community.
How do Smart Cities work?
Data collection, IoT, and wireless technology work as a pivot for Smart Cities. Data collected using sensors is converted into meaningful insights that decision-makers can use to improve, implement, or change existing services.
Smart Cities are powered by AI, Machine Learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT). With 5G technology, not only will IoT technology be empowered and advanced, but it will also pave the way for innovations and move people toward a more connected future.
With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, the demand for mobile, portable, and digitally secure living is on the rise.
According to a United Nations report, 66% of the global population will be urban by 2050.
Skyscrapers and high-rise buildings are present examples of urbanization; the sole purpose of these structures was to use less space and accommodate more people, either as offices or as residences.
Components of a Smart City
The true value of a Smart City is revealed when it is realized how technology can optimize everyday functions and how data collected can be used to make smarter decisions. Some important features of Smart City are:
Smart Parking – Enables drivers to locate available parking spaces and even make digital payments.
Smart Waste Management – Waste collection companies can use a digital fleet management system to streamline waste collection throughout the city. The data insights can also help in the implementation of eco-friendly and sustainable waste-reduction policies.
Smart Streetlights – This is a promising energy-saving solution. Automation and occupancy-based control for streetlights can help to reduce electricity waste.
Smart Traffic Management – Traffic flows throughout the city can be monitored in order to control traffic lights and reduce congestion. Ride-sharing services within the city can also be monitored by traffic authorities or individual organizations.
Smart Buildings and Smart Homes – The building blocks of a Smart City infrastructure. Real-time sensors in smart buildings and smart homes improve building/home management, resident safety, and space management.
Smart Grid – These grids reduce power waste while also regulating natural resource consumption. They can also help the government enact strict energy-saving policies.
Smart Transport – This concept is supported by Connected Cars technology. It enhances both driver safety and traffic management.
E-governance – Offering online government services reduces the cost associated with these services while increasing transparency. The general public can openly participate in providing feedback for these services.
RPMAnetworks Smart City solution is powered by modern IoT technology, 5G, AI, Machine Learning, and Big Data. It helps create a fully connected environment by merging the physical and digital devices within the city infrastructure. It covers everything, including Smart Parking, Smart Waste Management, Smart Building, Connected Cars, and so on.