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Smart Cities - Driving A Digital Economy



- Overview

Smart cities around the world are making strides in their smart city initiatives and adopting innovative smart technologies to make their home cities more sustainable and energy efficient, and to minimise carbon emissions.

Globally, an estimated 3 million people move into cities every week, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. The United Nations predicts that by 2050, 70% of the world's population will live in cities and urban areas, meaning emissions and energy use will increase every year. The need for smarter urban transport networks, environmentally friendly water treatment facilities and energy-efficient buildings is more important than ever. 

This is where smart city programs and initiatives come in. Incorporating smart technologies including the Internet of Things (IOT) – objects embedded with sensors for data exchange – in urban cities can improve not only the quality of life of citizens, but the overall quality of life. public safety.

As the digital economy develops and matures, the "smart city" movement is gaining momentum. The concept of a smart city can vary from city to city and country to country, depending on the level of development. But simply put, a smart city is an urban area that uses information and communication technology (ICT) to improve people's lives. It is a municipality that uses ICT to improve operational efficiency, share information with the public, improve the quality of government services and the welfare of citizens. 


- The Main Goal of A Smart City

The main purpose of a smart city is to create a society that can effectively and efficiently utilize urban infrastructure through artificial intelligence. It also focuses on optimizing city functions and driving economic growth, while using smart technologies and data analytics services, as well as IoT devices such as connected sensors, lights and meters, to collect and analyze data to improve the quality of life for citizens. Cities then use this data to improve infrastructure, utilities, services, and more. 

For many, it represents the promise of high-tech cities, with self-driving cars driving the streets, drones delivering food, and ubiquitous connected devices helping city dwellers with a variety of activities. However, this representation does not convey the complexity of the field, in which many issues (such as economics, social impact, environmental sustainability and democratic participation) are intertwined.


- Smart Economy and Smart City

Today, approximately 50% of the world's population lives in urban environments. By 2050, this number will increase to 70%. As a monument of modern life and community, a city full of digital technology (smart city) will obviously be affected by the economic infrastructure that underpins every aspect of it. 

Smart Economy and Smart City Retrospectively analyze the concept of smart city, identify the main features of smart city, such as smart economy (smart or 4.0 industry), smart population, smart government, smart transportation, smart environment, smart life, and smart infrastructure. 

The term "smart city" is defined as a new urbanization concept and model based on the fourth industrial revolution and the application of new generation technologies of Industry 4.0 (Internet of Things, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, big data and other technologies) for planning, construction, Management integration, industrialization, informatization, modernization and sustainable urban development. 

The new digital age has arrived. It opens up endless new possibilities for industries, governments and cities dreaming of a more agile, digital, resilient and sustainable future. 

Imagine being able to redesign your physical operations in real-time to optimize efficiency, productivity and safety, then bring it to life with the click of a button. If you can operate more efficiently and achieve your business and sustainability goals while maintaining operational continuity, what happens regardless of market changes or environmental conditions?



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- The Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and Smart City

The IoV is an indispensable infrastructure for smart cities. It is expected to have the fastest industrialization rate of any application market. In fact, this technology -- whether applied in intersection collision warning or life-saving emergency vehicle design -- can be tightly integrated into our daily lives.

Currently, the IoV is regarded as an important infrastructure for the development of smart cities and is expected to have the fastest industrialization speed among all application markets. The IoV includes five main elements: people, vehicles, roads, communication and service platforms. 

With the advent of the 5G era, the advantages of low latency and high bandwidth have greatly reduced communication time and improved load capacity among people, vehicles, roads, and service platforms involved in IoV services, allowing for a new level of intelligent operative collaboration among each IoV element.



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