A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate multiple information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in a secure fashion to manage a city's assets – the city's assets include, but are not limited to, local departments' information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, and other community services.
The goal of building a smart city is to improve quality of life by using urban informatics and technology to improve the efficiency of services and meet residents' needs. ICT allows city officials to interact directly with the community and the city infrastructure and to monitor what is happening in the city, how the city is evolving, and how to enable a better quality of life.
Smart Cities IoT Applications
Monitoring and managing parking spaces for efficient and sustainable urban parking
Structural Health Monitoring
Monitoring structural vibration responses and conditions in civil structures (buildings, bridges, etc.)
Urban Noise Maps
Real time sound monitoring in industrial areas, social centric zones and workplace environment to battle noise pollution
Detect iPhone and Android devices
Electromagnetic Field Levels (EMF)
Measurement of energy radiated by cell stations and Wi-Fi routers
Intelligent and weather adaptive LED street lights
Detect the exact level of waste in each waste containers to optimize trash collection routes and times
Monitoring movement of people, vehicles, bikes to reduce vehicle traffic and congestion
Warning messages and diversions according to climate conditions and unexpected events, e.g. accidents or traffic jams