IoT and the Future of Smart Cities

IoT and the Future of Smart Cities

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Monday, March 04, 2019

IoT has had tremendous impacts on several areas for home and commercial purposes. In smart cities, IoT relies on the idea that intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) are interconnected to interact with other IEDs or people. MQTT helps solve the connectivity problems of physical devices, sensors, actuators, and sensors to the installed software processing technologies.

Cities only scratch the surface of what can be done through technology with data and positive urban transformation opportunities. The global IoT for the public safety market could be categorized on the basis of the platform, services, component, verticals, and application. The market is going to be divided into consulting services, system integration services, and IoT- based support and maintenance services. Recently, Nokia launched a new initiative called IoT for smart cities to offer cities with most of the digital services. With this, operators and master systems integrators will be able to take advantage of unified smart city management alongside catching more revenue streams by rapidly launching smart city services to address city requirements.

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are currently regarded as the key emerging technology for improving road safety, traffic efficiency, and driving experience. IoT transforms the transport sector with ITS, which helps optimize logistics and fleet management, goods and services, and driver assistance in traffic management.  There are many times when a particular route is jammed; A few steps to control the traffic challenges include necessary automation of road repairs, providing alternative bridges, using the traffic lights only when necessary for pedestrians to cross, and allowing sharing facilities of transport for passengers going the same route.

The city planners will reap more benefits with the help of technologies such as IoT in infrastructure planning and construction. As cities expand continually, more devices are added to the infrastructure, thereby creating a large volume of data. To handle the complexities, it is necessary to have information management systems such as UnifiedInbox’s Unification Engine. Just collecting a large amount of data is not of use if there is no efficient system to analyze and aggregate it further. A well-organized messaging system can allow cities to have the advantage of emerging technologies and offer an enhanced and low-cost city life experience for residents and businesses.

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