The rapid pace of urbanization has mandated the need for smart city solutions. Indeed, cities are complex ecosystems reliant on transport and communication networks as well as interactive applications and software platforms.

Here are four ways your innovations in smart city solutions can improve the cities of tomorrow.

Collection of Data

Smart cities are full of sensors in the form of a variety of connected devices. Parking meters, drones, streetlights, cameras, motion sensors, and other devices are about to replace basic city services. Smart cities need technologies as they sense and collect data such as traffic statistics, energy use, occupancy rate and deviating behavior. The most important consideration to make is why, for what purpose, data are to be collected and also to ensure that all data collected is done within the framework of locally applied privacy legislation.

Easier Data Analysis

These large numbers of smart devices collect a great amount of data. Pulling all the relevant data into actionable information can help improve the current and future outlook of a smart city. By combining information from both public and private sources, predictions can be made based on historic data combined with realtime information. This to ensure e.g. sufficient staffing, public transportation capacity, and security awareness.

Delivery of Data

Once the relevant information is collected, smart devices can relay information to each other as well as a command center. Relevant information can be accessed and distributed on the fly according to predefined instructions – both as a commercial- and public service. This eliminates bureaucracy and backlogs in the provision of services.

Smart City Governance

A smart city can act on the information gathered to manage assets and optimize operations. Smart technologies provide credible data-driven solutions that empower and assists in the process of making plans to continuously improve and develop access to commercial- and public services, health facilities,
food, urban planning, energy-saving – improve the living standards of the citizens.

Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas – in developed countries the share is between 70 and 80%. By 2050 the global share is expected to increase to 68%. The implications of this will be a number of challenges regarding how to handle the cities expansion and adaption. If well implemented,
Smart city solutions can address the current and future needs a city will experience. Smart city solutions and related innovations are a rapidly growing business niche! Contact us today and learn more about smart city solutions.