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Smart Cities Gain Efficiencies from IoT Traffic Sensors and Data

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Smart transportation systems are one of the seven key categories of city infrastructure that can be made intelligent in smart cities. Yet what does it mean for a city to actually deploy an IoT sensor network and smart transportation system, especially for traffic management? And what kind of benefits will cities get if they do make such an IT investment? Internet of Things sensors for traffic management have a large impact on improving traffic flows and reducing congestion and pollution, all of which improve quality of life, resident safety and have the potential to boost economic activity and productivity. Such sensors can also improve pedestrian safety and save lives, as Portland, Ore., and many other cities hope to do.


Five Technologies that any Smart City Needs to Cater

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Gone are the days when the term'Smart City' was associated with the future. Smart cities are here and are gaining momentum and growth as we speak. The growth of smart cities is directly in correlation to the expansion of Internet of Things (IoT), which is profoundly impacting the services of public corporations all around the globe. The term became famous when it was coined by politicians, businesses, engineers, builders and even entrepreneurs all around the world. While there is a multitude of definitions making rounds, we try to help you understand the concept of smart cities in the simplest of ways.


Smart Cities: How They'll Make Us Healthier

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However, smart cities have another potential benefit: they can make residents healthier. Here are some of the ways the technologies powering smart cities can improve our health in the years to come. Although those who live in modern cities face far fewer outbreaks of disease than in the past, outbreaks of various diseases still happen on a regular basis. When it comes to stopping the spread of disease, nothing is more important than data about who is infected and where infections are spreading. Smart cities can provide better centralization of data and other resources, and offer experts the information they need to make informed decisions and mitigate harm.


Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

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As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive--and today we are seeing only a preview of what technology could eventually do in the urban environment. Until recently, city leaders thought of smart technologies primarily as tools for becoming more efficient behind the scenes. Now technology is being injected more directly into the lives of residents. Smartphones have become the keys to the city, putting instant information about transit, traffic, health services, safety alerts, and community news into millions of hands. After a decade of trial and error, municipal leaders are realizing that smart-city strategies start with people, not technology.


Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

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Until recently, city leaders thought of smart technologies primarily as tools for becoming more efficient behind the scenes. Now technology is being injected more directly into the lives of residents. Smartphones have become the keys to the city, putting instant information about transit, traffic, health services, safety alerts, and community news into millions of hands. After a decade of trial and error, municipal leaders are realizing that smart-city strategies start with people, not technology. "Smartness" is not just about installing digital interfaces in traditional infrastructure or streamlining city operations.