How Do You Respond to Growing Urban Population Pressures?
By 2050, almost 70% of the world’s population is projected to live in cities.
Paired with the population boom and global climate change, this will create issues with managing resources, public transportation and overall quality of life for citizens.
How do city planners, politicians, engineers and public administrators face these challenges?
The solution isn’t simply building bigger roads. It isn’t providing services further away from where people live. And it certainly isn’t building bigger skyscrapers.
The solution is using internet of things (IoT) technology for smart cities.
Our cities will align smart technology solutions with our most pressing priorities.
Save on Unnecessary Energy Costs
Smart streetlights will save the world billions in unnecessary energy costs. Zoned lighting can drastically decrease demand on the energy grid.
IoT smart city solutions allow you to maintain your current infrastructure in one centralized system. You’ll use sensors to identify issues like leaks in water pipes, or the capacity of city bins. This reduces costs and can be applied to every area of physical urban maintenance.
These solutions are a fraction of the cost of a new water facility or highway because they capitalize on current infrastructure and make the most of what’s already there.
In fact, the city of Barcelona saved more than 75 million euros through its use of IoT-driven smart water and lighting in 2014.
Manage Public Transportation and Traffic More Effectively
Coordinate delivery of services like ride sharing urban road planning more efficiently. This will lead to more efficient use of public transport by citizens. Through transport apps like Waze, they’ll have better access to the right information that let them pick the best possible routes. In the end, everyone saves money and energy, and takes no unnecessary detours.
Maintain a Higher Quality of Life for Citizens
According to Intel, smart cities—and the components that comprise them—will save each citizen around 125 hours per year (15 working days). If time is money, that amounts to a significant sum: $5 trillion.
These components include internet-connected traffic systems, parking, and open data platforms so people can choose the least congested transportation services.
Our urban infrastructures will also leave less of a footprint on the environment, ensuring that we maintain the same quality of life for future citizens.
These benefits only happen through continued investment in IoT smart city solutions.
Learn How RAN Wireless Can Help You Achieve These Benefits and More Today.
Urban municipalities will become more aware of the possibilities of IoT data solutions for smart cities in the years ahead. If you want to join the group who’ll lead the charge in creating a more sustainable urban world, then reach out to RAN Wireless today.Request a quote today