A Smart City uses data and technologies to improve the lives of it’s citizens and businesses and the IOT (Internet of Things) is the key technology that underlies the smart city and provides the physical infrastructure.
The IoT is a network of physical connected device that enable these ‘things’ to connect and exchange data. If you have Google Home, Amazon Alexa or Apple Home, you have already experienced a personal IOT environment.
A city IOT network allows vehicles, waste disposal units and lights to react in real time. This convergence of both the physical and the digital worlds to synthesize – via data analytics – creates exceptional opportunities to improve the lives of its citizens, and drive sustainable economic benefits in both the public and private sectors.