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Jose Suarez
23 hours ago
Jose Suarez
Smart City Expert

Believe it or not, the parking industry is getting smarter. For cities hoping to integrate more smart technologies into their infrastructure, smart parking is a brilliant way to monitor, manage, and monetize parking. As automated vehicles go from vision to reality, smart parking will become increasingly more necessary.

One firm, IPS Group, has a solution. This smart parking firm has an all-in-one package solution for Smart Parking that tackles deployment from stem to stern. A comprehensive, fully-integrated Smart Parking platform that covers in-vehicle payment, parking enforcement management, permit management, mobile apps, metering, and data management to help cities better manage and understand its parking infrastructure.

Salud Ruiz
2 days ago
Salud Ruiz
Smart City Expert

HOP Ubiquitous among the 10 chosen in the worldwide tender Select4cities to design the Smart Cities in Helsinki, Copenhagen and Antwerp.

LABCITIES
2 days ago
LABCITIES
By Joan Torres

As the Internet of Things (IoT) gains traction and continues to expand, it is impacting every area of our lives and quickly turning “smart cities” from a futuristic idea into a reality. Across the globe, cities are becoming more connected, collecting data everywhere to help planners make smarter decisions and deliver new services.

A report by McKinsey estimates that by 2025, our planet’s urban population will grow by a staggering 65 million people per year. The pressure is on to meet the needs of this changing demographic, and smart cities are going to play a crucial role. The smart city industry is tipped to be worth $400 billion by 2020, with 600 cities across the globe generating 60% of the world’s GDP by 2025.

With 34 billion devices expected to be connected to the Internet within the next three years according to market analyst reports, applications are continuously being innovated to transform the way services are delivered. Approximately $6 trillion is being invested in ...

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Jürgen Schmidt
2 days ago
Jürgen Schmidt
Smart Consultant

Understanding the notions of Smart Mobility, Smart Energy and Smart Data in the context of the Smart Cities means to enter into a reality that already appears: that of the enormous challenges that represents for the cities the growing urbanization, without this supposing a loss of the Quality of life and poor management.

In the same way that urbanization is a problem, it poses great opportunities for the creation of Smart Cities, in which the binomial quality of life and efficient management are really possible.

This article is intended to introduce us briefly in these concepts, as well as to review their role in the framework of intelligent cities, created in the shadow of the revolutionary evolution that the new information technologies are having.

LABCITIES
3 days ago
LABCITIES
By Joan Torres

Smart cities are no longer the future. They are here and they are growing rapidly, keeping pace with the expansion of the Internet of Things and impacting municipal services all over the world. To improve city living, smart cities collaborate with developers, big data specialists, innovators and strategic thinkers. Large companies such as IBM and Cisco work together with civic planning authorities and universities, focusing on improving public transport, law enforcement, energy use and waste management by using data-driven systems. Think smart traffic light systems, useful apps, smart street lights and smart parking.

Here are some inspiring smart cities from all corners of the globe that are getting it right – in no particular order.

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