Smart Cities

  More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas – a number that will possibly increase to over 60% in 2050. With more and more people moving into cities, new problems quickly come to the fore for city management. One such problem is traffic congestion, and it is deemed one of the worst ones that people face in big cities. It is not...

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   Intelligent urban mobility and smart parking are part of one and the same ecosystem - one cannot thrive without the other. Modern cities, overwhelmed by personal vehicles, are constantly suffering from a lack of available parking spots. The solution? An integrated transit and parking system that can help reduce traffic and provide automated management of parking spots so that drivers who need them can actually...

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  What if city lighting poles could serve not one but ten functions? What if a single lighting pole could incorporate connectivity modules, a charging station, air quality sensor, traffic management sensor, CCTV camera, information board, an emergency communications centre? It’s not a beautifully drawn utopia, it’s currently happening! With smart lighting poles already being incorporated across the globe and 5G on its way, cities will...

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Smart Solutions For A Simpler Life In The City

  Although smart solutions have already been implemented in many cities, it seems that not many people notice their existence. One might argue that this is the whole point - to improve life in an unobtrusive way. But since future developments often rely on public approval before they’re executed, it’s important to know and communicate the benefits of smart solutions to citizens. Especially if success is...

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Smart City Technologies: Bringing It All Together

  A simple definition of a smart city will go like this: a city that uses IoT (Internet of Things) sensors to gather information and then acts upon that information to manage city assets and resources more efficiently. This simple and straight-forward concept came to fruition as modern technology advanced in the past couple of decades. The dream of a modern city where crucial decisions concerning...

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Smart Solutions For Smart Cities: Where To Begin?

  The talk about smart cities is big right now - accelerated by the COVID-19 threat, it has reached far-flung corners of the Earth. Small and mid-sized cities are also beginning to consider the move towards smart technologies, while the rapidly growing urbanization is the driving force behind the digital transformation of larger cities. How does city management decide what technologies to implement first? What are...

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