The best smart technologies work in the background seamlessly improving the day-to-day experiences of citizens.
When you think of smart cities, one of the first things that springs to mind is autonomous vehicles driving along a wide expanse of road – but what about the smaller, more subtle technology that allows cars to drive and park themselves without being preyed upon by parking enforcement officers.
There has been a lot of talk in the media around smart cities, with London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, announcing last month that he wanted the capital to become the world’s leading ‘Smart City’, calling on the tech community to help improve public services and solve social and environmental challenges faced. Yet sweeping statements such as this still leaves people confused as to what a ‘Smart City’ is.
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