Smart City Progress 2016
Cities achieved smart city progress in 2016 in transportation, water resources, energy, lighting and more. Many received smart transportation funding.
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By Charlie Osborne
Smart cities revolve around the idea of using new, connective technologies to make urban living more efficient, cost-effective and, in the cases of many, more environmentally friendly.
Everything from smart LED lighting systems which save power to expanding internet access and promoting renewable energy use through electric vehicle (EV) driving schemes are emerging worldwide, supported through the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, sensors, and big data analytics.
According to research firm Gartner, smart cities will house 9.7 billion IoT devices by 2020, with more vendors than ever exploring new business opportunities in smart city development, home security, and healthcare.
Read specifics about various 2016 smart city projects and 2016 smart transportation funding awards on EfficientGov:
Smart Water & Smart Air
Smart Transportation Grants