What is a Smart City
A ‘smart city’ uses advanced technologies and data analysis to improve the quality of life of its citizens, enhance sustainability, and increase efficiency in various areas such as:
- public safety
- environmental management
Smart cities leverage the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze vast amounts of data in real-time. This data is used to inform decision-making and optimize city operations, ultimately leading to more effective and efficient use of resources, reduced costs, and improved services to citizens.
Examples of typical smart city initiatives include
- intelligent traffic management systems that use real-time data to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow
- smart lighting systems that adjust to real-time pedestrian and vehicle traffic
- smart waste management systems that optimize collection routes and reduce waste
Since smart cities leverage web technologies, they are vulnerable to cyber security threats. In what ways?