Smart Cities and How will technology change the way we live
Cities are struggling to keep up with the unprecedented population growth and other challenges such as climate change, water shortage and air pollution. These challenges demand new and smarter solutions in infrastructure. The concept of smart cities entails building cities which can cater to the present needs as well as adapt to the uncertain future.
Advancement in Public Transport
McKinsey has forecasted that up to 15 percent of passenger vehicle sold globally in 2030 will be fully autonomous, while revenues in the automotive sector could nearly double to USD 6.7 trillion. This will mostly be a result of increase in the shared car services and e-hailing as well as connectivity services including apps and car software upgrades.
A smart building is any structure that uses automated processes to automatically control the building’s operations including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, security and other systems. A smart building uses sensors, actuators and microchip, in order to collect Data and manage it according to a business’ functions and services.
Through online portals and phone-based apps, government services can be provided to the Citizen electronically, from the comfort of their homes and phones.