Must-Have Smart City Technologies

CIO Review Europe | Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Smart sensors improve people's ability to observe and report on their surroundings. They work in practically every field to make life easier and better for people.

FREMONT, CA: Smart cities that use connected technology in all aspects of their operations receive a slew of advantages. Effective big data applications and methods can help a city identify and staff police in high-risk areas, estimate and plan for citywide population increase, and discover patterns in citizen interests, concerns, and needs, among other things. In a smart city, communication between the many systems and sensors is critical. In fact, without them, the smart city will be unable to redistribute resources and efficiently improve its residents' lives.

On the other hand, smart cities facilitate a different type of communication, one that is just as effective: communication between citizens and the city authority. This necessitates the implementation of a few technologies to improve management. A few types of smart city technologies that are a must-have for optimal functioning are discussed below.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI coupled with the Internet of Things (IoT) can handle significant concerns posed by an increasingly urban population, such as traffic management, energy crises, healthcare, and various other issues. It has the potential to improve the lives of inhabitants and companies in a smart city.

Smart traffic solutions can be implemented using AI and IoT to ensure that residents of a smart city go from one point to another as safely and efficiently as feasible. Los Angeles is one of the most congested cities globally, and it has implemented smart traffic technologies to manage traffic flow. It has put in road-surface sensors and closed-circuit television cameras that deliver real-time traffic flow statistics to a central traffic management system. The information from the cameras is evaluated, and users are notified of traffic congestion and traffic light problems.

Sensors                      

The majority of smart building sensors can provide both data and automation. The motion sensor may turn on the lights and keep track of how often they are turned on. The humidity sensor can offer real-time measurements and activate a dehumidifier if moisture content reaches a specific level. Smart sensors improve people's ability to observe and report on their surroundings. They work in practically every field to make life easier and better for people. Adjusting lights to match moods, turning on devices such as water heaters, guaranteeing security, and tracking devices are just a few examples.

On a larger scale, sensors provide for better insight into corporate processes and workflows and the identification of staff work habits and the determination of facility ambient conditions. As a result, enterprise management can use sensors to monitor, control, and optimize operational efficiency.

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