Smart City Definition
The Definition of Smart City: it is an urban area that uses the latest communication and information technologies in order to improve energy usage, traffic management, transportation, public security and reduce waste, consumption, air pollution. The ultimate aim of a Smart City is to improve the quality of life through smart connection.
Smart City – Examples of Singapore, Barcelona & London
1. Singapore Smart City
Singapore’s Smart City Program includes a increase in public cameras to collect data of traffic, pollution and public security in order to improve the quality of living. The software “Virtual Singapore” is a dynamic 3-D model of the city to “develop sophisticated tools and applications for test-bedding concepts and services”. Furthermore, Singapore has a strong developed transportation service with plenty of road sensors, phased traffic lights and smart parking. In addition, it has a 10-Gbps fiber broadband service that allows fast downloads.
2. Barcelona Smart City
The Spanish city in Catalonia has improved significantly it’s traffic by road sensors. It has installed smart parking technologies as well as smart streetlights and sensors for air quality and noise. And will also settle up Free WiFi in public. Barcelona’s strength is it’s sustainable energy – smart meters, reducing carbon emissions and smart LED lightning. In November will take place the EXPO of Smart Cities.
3. London Smart City
London is a very developed Smart City, it has an app built on open data that locates you indicates you the routes available (similar to Google Maps). London focuses on smart parking technologies and made huge investments in smart traffic technologies.
Smart City Expo 2018
From the 13-15th November 2018 will be take place the Smart City Expo in Barcelona for all interested that will learn more about the innovation of Smart Cities in enhance the living quality of the people.
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