Most growing metropolitan areas are struggling to improve quality of life as pollution and congestion issues are getting worse each year. There are however many recent, low-cost devices which could contribute to better city planning and in return to sustainability and efficiency.
A typical application of IoT is to install a large number of low-cost, long range devices throughout the city and from there all environmental readings are fed into a database through the cloud. Using these measurements a detailed map can be created showing a detailed distribution of noise, pollution, traffic, energy consumption, etc. This is valuable data for city planners and decision makers of future developments.
To name a few common smart city applications:
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