The emerging trends such as automation, machine learning (ML) and internet of Thing (IoT) drive the use of smart cities. Theoretically, any city management area can be incorporated into the smart city initiative. The classic example is smart parking meter that uses the app to help drivers find existing parking spaces without rotating the city’s long blocks. Smart meters also allow digital payments, so there is no risk to get short coins for meters.
Also in the transport arena, smart traffic management is used to monitor and analyze traffic flow to optimize street lights to prevent the road from becoming overly crowded based on time or busy timetables. Smart public transit is another aspect of the smart city, which is used to ensure public transport meets consumer demand. Smart transit companies can streamline the service and meet riders’ needs in real time, increasing the efficiency and satisfaction of the rider. Ride-Sharing and bike-sharing are also commonplace services in smart cities.
Conservation and energy efficiency are the main focus of smart cities. Using smart sensors, dimming street lights when there are no cars or pedestrians on the road. Smart grid technology can be used to improve operation, maintenance and planning, and to supply power on demand and monitor energy outages.
The smart city initiative is also intended to monitor and address environmental concerns such as climate change and air pollution. Sanitation can also be improved with smart technology, whether using Internet-related waste bins and IOT fleet management systems that enable collection and removal of waste, or use sensors to measure water parameters and ensure the quality of drinking water at the front of the system, with the removal of wastewater and proper drainage on the back end.
Smart city technology is increasingly being used to improve public safety, from high crime monitoring areas to increase emergency preparedness with sensors. For example, smart sensors can be critical components of early warning systems before droughts, floods, landslides or hurricanes.
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