As the world becomes increasingly more urban, with 60% of its population forecast to live in cities by 2050, cities are becoming more technologically advanced. This type of city is known as a smart city and the goal is to improve the quality of the lives of citizens through better communication and the services offered while reducing overall costs. ClearWorld is working to bring the most advanced technology to cities around the country. The applications are endless and the benefits substantial. To see how our applications can make your city a smart city, hover over each tooltip.
The goal is to improve the quality of the lives of citizens.
There is a range of definitions of a smart city, but the consensus is that smart cities utilize IoT sensors, actuators and technology to connect components across the city. This connects every layer of a city, from the air to the street to underground. It’s when you can derive data from everything that is connected and utilize it to improve the lives of citizens and improve communication between citizens and the government that a city becomes a smart city.
Who it affects.
This affects everyone, whether directly or indirectly. People who live in smart cities or who are visiting smart cities have the immediate benefit of being connected to the governing body for information and services. The quality of their lives can be improved with better traffic management, waste removal, snow removal and more. Those who don’t live or visit a smart city are affected simply because of the lack of connected services and communication available to them.
A smart city also benefits the environment. Water and energy usage are sustainability issues, and a common thread across all smart city projects is how a city reduces CO2 emissions.
Smart cities are part of the world of IoT, with everything from streetlights and parking spots digitally connected. ClearWorld is among those providing smart city solutions. Many cities first embark on becoming connected through streetlights because they offer a quick revenue return for municipalities with the use of LED reduced energy lighting.