Many cities are challenged by aging infrastructure, increasing air pollution and traffic congestion, spiraling energy prices and scarcity of natural resources. Cities are becoming smarter, however, they need a structured approach to better manage existing resources and to make their activities on behalf of their citizens more efficient.
In the coming years, more and more cities around the world are going to embrace smart technology, as they seek to increase efficiency and reduce the costs of maintaining their infrastructure and systems. With all the benefits this revolution brings, there are multiple challenges that must be addressed.
It might surprise you but the concepts of connected refrigerators, telling you that you need to buy milk, the concept of what is now known as smart cities and the vision of an immersive shopping experience go back since before the term Internet of Things even existed.