Cities

By Devavrat Kulkarni on May 25, 2017

Lighting: India’s smart IoT solution

As street lighting continue to be operated and maintained manually by local municipalities in India, power consumption and transmission losses are getting too high to ignore. While some are making a shift to LED lights to save power, automation is the surest way to real savings The need for automation Different municipalities have different budgets […]

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By Devavrat Kulkarni on May 23, 2017

Parking in the smart city

Parking lots have largely been ignored when it comes to technological innovations and ideas. However, with the increasing number of cars on the street, along with the time taken to park them, the problem must now be effectively addressed. Devavrat Kulkarni, Senior Business Analyst at Maven Systems Pvt. Ltd., shares his insight on it as part of various […]

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By Hannah Merry on May 3, 2017

Population increase and the smart city

There are many factors which cause the global population to fluctuate, with the post world-war II baby boom causing the most significant increase. Although population growth comes with many positive factors, such as increased numbers of workers, expansion of tax bases and increased consumer spending at local businesses, it causes huge strain on resources and […]

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By Jacqi Levy on February 12, 2017

4 BIG ways the IoT is impacting design and construction

This is the first post in a four-part series on how the IoT is impacting buildings. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming every facet of the building – how we inhabit them, how we manage them, and even how we build them. There is a vast ecosystem around today’s buildings, and no part of […]

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By Jen Clark on January 25, 2017

Managing storm water with the Internet of Things

Storms are destructive beasts, especially to cities and built-up areas. Even your average bout of heavy rain can lead to overflowing rivers and flooding; damaging infrastructure, rendering roads impassible and halting transport until the damage is repaired. So can the Internet of Things help manage excess storm water, and even put it to good use? […]

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By Mary Goldspink on January 11, 2017

For tomorrow’s cities, IoT is the name of the game

Cities use up to 80% of the world’s resources, while occupying only 2% of its territory. That’s a pretty scary thought, right? Smart cities are now a necessary tool in the long term economic growth and well-being of citizens, as well as in our obligation to control climate change. Smart urbanization brings convenience and opportunity to its residents, and spreads way past […]

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By Mazlan Abbas on October 28, 2016

Building smart city solutions

The main theme of many Smart Cities conferences nowadays is people. The reason is that the millions of people who live in cities have different perspectives and priorities, meaning that offering new Smart City solutions to suit these diverse needs can be very tricky. A successful Smart City implementation in one country does not necessarily […]

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By Brendan Crotty on October 18, 2016

The forecast for scheduling is about to get brighter

IBM has launched Maximo Scheduler Plus, an advanced work management solution that gives businesses the tools they need to manage both their field workforce and complex projects like shutdowns, outages and turnarounds. Scheduler Plus can help you optimize work schedules using real-time weather forecast data, letting you schedule maintenance and service workers more efficiently. Schedulers […]

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By Victoria McClellan on October 14, 2016

Autonomous boats: self-driving in Amsterdam

Amsterdam: a quaint city overflowing with charm. After a recent visit, I fulfilled all of my dreams: riding bikes, visiting the Anne Frank house, and eating endless waffles. At the point when I had to slow down, I sat and watched the boats filled with locals and tourists roll by, and the question came to […]

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By Bill McCabe on June 3, 2016

Creating smart cities with IoT

Parking meters, information signs, CCTV, traffic signals – almost everywhere that you look in a modern city, there’s a microchip embedded device, connecting to the all-encompassing Internet of Things. Modern cities are run just like businesses. Cities compete for residents, investors, tourists, and even funding from central government. For cities to remain relevant, they have […]

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By Scott Stockwell on April 21, 2016

The IoT flips ‘garbage in, garbage out’

The adage ‘garbage in, garbage out’ may once have held true, particularly in the land of software programming where it originated, but in today’s connected world, the Internet of Things is flipping it into ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ – literally. A team from the National Taipei University of Technology’s Department of Electronic […]

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