Intelligent cities are at the forefront of the next wave of the Internet of Things. The goals are to streamline communication and improve the lives of citizens. And save a little money along the way.
One of the next big targets of the digital age is the city. The combination of technology paired with physical infrastructure and services can simplify the lives of residents. That’s the promise of the “smart city.” Continue reading “Intelligent cities are at the forefront of the next wave of the Internet of Things”
“The UK capital performed well in the rankings due to its adoption rate for smart technologies, from street lighting to traffic management. But hooking up a few streets to intelligent systems does not make a smart city. As with all ambitious city-wide initiatives, security has a major, early stage role to play.” says James Hill electronic security sales manager, NG Bailey’s IT Services division. Continue reading “Integrators to Benefit from Smart City Security Needs”
Ready or not, the Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay and the data it generates will be the driving force for future innovation and efficiency. According to Frost & Sullivan, 40 percent of all IoT data generated by 2020 will come from connected sensors. This data has already begun to affect many industries, and as IoT gains popularity, the uses for this data will grow.
Three industries that already are seeing the importance of gathering sensor data include manufacturing, marketing, and smart cities. Continue reading “Smart Cities, Manufacturing, Marketing Are Top 3 Industries that Benefit from IoT Sensor Data”
On Monday, the Obama administration announced a $160 million, multi-department initiative to fund smart cities research nationwide, with the goal of using sensors and data networks to tackle problems from crime to traffic to environmental cleanup. Continue reading “US Government announces $160 million initiative to fund smart cities research nationwide”
The companies commit to deliver commercial offerings and provide their support to the establishment of an open source community around FIWARE. Continue reading “Smart Cities FIWARE platform backed by Telefonica, Orange, Engineering and Atos”
APIs are increasingly being released by city authorities around the world as a programmatic way for community organizations and businesses to interact with city open data. Cities are running hackathons or civic hacking events to encourage reuse of city datasets. Continue reading “How Smart Cities Are Promoting API Usage”
The number of people living in cities and urban areas worldwide rose from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014, according to best estimates from the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO). More than half of the global population now lives in urban areas, and WHO expects that will continue rising to reach 66 percent by 2050. Continue reading “DOE Develops Wireless ‘Smart City’ Platform”
Atif Shamim and Christian Claudel, KAUST Assistant Professors of Electrical Engineering, work together on creating wireless sensor networks for “smart cities.” It is technology Prof. Shamim describes as “game changing… Continue reading “Smart sensors for better and safer living”
At the SmartAmerica Expo, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini pegged the Internet of things as a tool that could dramatically change the way the government delivers services. Continue reading “The Internet of Government Things”
Enhanced services based on real-time information from interconnected systems and devices | Intelligent data capture and analysis to improve sustainability of cities and quality of life for citizens.
Deutsche Telekom and IBM announced today a collaboration to provide an integrated solutions portfolio that enables cities to make smarter use of their services through intelligent data capture and analysis. The Smarter Cities solutions will build on IBM’s expertise from thousands of smarter city engagements combined with Deutsche Telekom’s global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) capabilities, which include M2M solutions integration and advanced network connectivity.
The M2M communication technology facilitates the automated exchange of information between terminal equipment such as machines, vehicles and containers or with a central control center – creating an interconnectivity often referred to as the “Internet of Things.” By using sensors embedded in a wide array of systems serving the public — such as a traffic lights, public transport vehicles or parking spaces — M2M technology can report on the status of the system being monitored via the Internet in real-time. Combining this technology with IBM’s Smarter Cities expertise will enable intelligent, real-time decision-making allowing for services such as intelligent traffic management, route optimization, bus or train arrival prediction, and parking space management.
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Source: M2M World News