WHAT ARE SMART CITIES?
When the devices start becoming smarter, it inevitably leads to a smarter ecosystem of devices. The extension of such a development forms something that is called a ‘smart city’, A whole city that uses the latest technology electronics to keep the area running at high or peak efficiency.
Converting the existing infrastructure into “Smart Infrastructure” is the key to making these smart cities more efficient, more manageable, and ultimately, more livable for the citizens.
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The goal is to lessen human engagement in a specific task, thereby reducing costs as well as errors.
Sensors work 24/7, 365 days a week, monitoring, collecting data and communicating with another system to ensure that the resources of a city are used without losses, thus, bringing in more efficiency.
Smart cities utilize sensors that are capable of detecting anomalies in the readings of sensitive areas or resources of a city.
A Dataflog study found out that large cities can save up to $800 billion a year by introducing smart transportation features as well as utilizing the same for reducing congestion.