Making Cities Smarter with the Internet of Things

Posted by Indrajeet on December 10th, 2019

The IoT technology (Internet of Things) is the key driver for the car, home, and office automation. Various organizations use IoT enabled RFID tags to track the movement of goods in transit. Data gathered through the smart IoT devices can be used by countries to manage traffic, reduce pollution, and make better use of the infrastructure. IoT app development companies are creating apps for controlling digital devices using smartphones, wearables, and other smart devices. 

  • According to IT Pro in 2018 near to 3.6 billion internet-connected were used for daily tasks. 
  • According to Market analysts, the number of connected devices will double from 2017 to 2020. 

Some of the popular IoT applications include smart homes, wearables, smart cities, smart grids, industrial internet, connected cars, connected health, smart retail, smart supply chain, and smart farming. 

Role of IoT In Making Cities Smarter

Densely populated cities like Tokyo( 37.4 million population), Jakarta(31million), and Delhi (26 million) are facing difficulties in conserving their resources, managing traffic, disposing of the garbage,  and reducing air pollution. Data collected through IoT devices can be used to prevent these capital cities from the effects of a growing population. Introducing IoT to these cities improves the quality of life and reduces the consumption of resources. 

Smart City Components and their Impact in the IoT Era:

1. Smart Infrastructure

  • Digital technologies play an effective role in the management of resources. Buildings and infrastructure must be integrated with IoT systems to minimize resources and achieve sustainability. 
  • Populated countries should maximize the use of electric cars and self-propelled vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions. 
  • Using intelligent technologies can enable cities to achieve energy-efficiency and enable environmental friendly infrastructure
  • IoT enabled occupancy sensors can reduce the daily consumption of electricity. Smart lighting options even set brightness levels to minimize the wastage of electricity.  

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