What is the future for Smart Cities?
The Internet of things (IoT) has resulted in a plethora of sensors and data collected in cities across the
planet. At the same time all major cities maintain significant IT infrastructure in order to operate services
for their citizens which is typically underutilised. In today’s world the majority of citizens will own either
browser enabled smartphones, tablets or PCs. By developing and deploying an application framework
to run on this IT infrastructure, appropriately certified developers can make IoT data available to 3rd
party developers in order to create innovative, city specific applications. City authorities will be able to
monetise the platform by licensing data usage to developers. Citizens will be able to make better use of
city services through the use of applications based on data derived from sources such as traffic, parking,
and facilities usage.
Ultimately cities may also opt to allow certain devices connected to the infrastructure, such as street
lighting, to be directly controlled. As standardised platforms are deployed across the globe it will become
possible to “port” applications between cities, as we look to further connect the world, providing
a number of benefits to all internet users.
- How Smart Cities can benefit citizens through evolved city services
- How Smart Cities are creating opportunities for business globally
- What new opportunities are available for IOT developers
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