An astonishing global revolution is underway that will dramatically change the way the world economy functions. A surprising list of pioneering cities are at the forefront of a ground breaking movement. Read here from hpematter.com about the big five IoT breakthrough cities of the future.
The smart cities of the future are being designed and built now—with dozens of urban centers around the world leveraging technology to rebuild themselves for the future.
Smart cities promise more efficient, safer, more livable urban areas despite the demands placed on them by increasing congestion and pressures on resources.
The notion behind them focuses on the rapidly evolving technologies of IoT, with connected cars, buildings and street lamps becoming the nervous system for cities of the future.
Singapore’s Smart Nation program has been described as the most ambitious data-collecting project in history. Sensors in buildings, homes and cars are poised to revolutionize everything in the city state from travel to healthcare
By 2020, Dubai may be the most technically advanced city in the world, bringing together data from dozens of government agencies and private commerce to improve the lives of both citizens and visitors.
London’s population is growing at its fastest rate in its 2,000-year history, with the population in inner London predicted to hit 10 million by 2030. This huge growth is going to mean extra demand for healthcare and energy, and an additional 600,000 daily passengers on London’s already stretched transport system.
Atlanta aims to upgrade into a smart city using a network of sensors linked by optical cables. The safety of residents is a high priority, its mayor Kasim Reed has said.
In an interview this year, Reed said, “Atlanta is at a key moment. We have been forward-leaning for a long time. If you’re going to have a city that’s smarter about the people coming into cities, you’re going to have to leverage technology.”
South Korea has been at the forefront of several technology booms, and a prototype smart-city scheme just north of the capital Seoul should ensure the country remains at the cutting edge.
Goyang, home to more than a million people, will pioneer several smart-city technologies in partnership with local network carrier LG Uplus. The process will be open, and in partnership with the government, so that each citizen can have some input.
IoT will be the lynchpin for this connected city. “We will develop IoT-based converged services and work to solve pending issues in urban areas by tapping into our open smart-city platform technologies,” LG Uplus IoT director Ahn Sung-joon has said.
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- The Internet of Things Will Revolutionize the World.
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