Smart City investments are supported by technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics, that underpin the smart city model.
The Internet of Things is a major technology without which smart cities' activities cannot exist. Sensors, devices and applications collect data that provide effective technological solutions.
Smart cities use sensors to measure a number of values from traffic congestion to pollution levels, water quality, and energy use.
IoT examples in smart cities application include:
The integration of big data analysis and smart city solutions enables cities to enhance management in critical sectors, such as:
Smart cities make the best use of information technology to solve social, economic and environmental challenges, creating sustained economic development and high quality of life.
Bike-sharing systems can be the ideal part of a smart city as they can reduce carbon dioxide emissions and air pollution.
With the 3rd or 4th generation sharing system you can check the real-time availability using GPS tracking, collect detailed statistics about bike usage and use the smart card access.