The IoT has been a key catalyst in transforming all types of municipalities into “smart cities”. The IoT is accelerating the deployment of numerous initiatives such as enhanced traffic management, increased safety, reduced levels of pollution, low energy consumption, and better quality of life for inhabitants. With the ongoing acceptance of the IoT, the concept of building smart cities is becoming a reality now. The article that follows does an excellent job of detailing how each of these complex projects is being executed upon.
Every second, millions of new devices are connecting to the internet. The increase in the availability of the smartphone is contributing in no small measure to the development of smart cities.
Today, your smartphone can communicate, interact, and link with a vast range of smart devices and sensors that are present in our environment.
For example, in today’s world, with the help of a professional diagnostic tool on your phone, you can connect your phone to your car to scan and get diagnostic codes, which you can use to diagnose the check-engine light that appears on your dashboard.
This is just one of the numerous examples of smartphone interaction with devices enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT).
There are other examples, such as connecting your smartphone device to your washing machine to see water usage and electricity consumption.
All this points towards the creation of a smart city where computer systems can connect to IoT-enabled smart devices and sensors to get valuable information and data that can be used to manage cities efficiently.