Over 320 participants joined the recent IEC Academy workshop on smart cities. Organized by IEC SyC Smart cities, the workshop brought together eight speakers who shared their expertise about the new technologies that are shaping smart cities.
Electricity is the backbone operating much of a modern city. It ensures safety through lighting and traffic signalling systems and enables communications with broadcasting, Internet and phone services. Medical equipment relies on electricity as do the electronic payments used in store
The concept of smart cities is widely touted, yet little consensus exists on its definition or implementation. Many technologies are available, yet no single solution has emerged that can be applied to all cities around the world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the disadvantages of city life. Dense populations, polluted air and a heavy reliance on public transportation are among the conditions allowing the current pandemic to spread.
Cities provide many services to its residents, from electricity and water to safety and public transportation. Data and technology can be used to enhance these services and improve the quality of life for its residents. This is the aim of smart cities.
During the XXX FIEE Smart Future exhibition and conference held in São Paulo, Brazil, Amaury Santos, head of the IEC Latin America Regional Centre (IEC-LARC), participated in the panel discussion on Energy Sustainability for Smart Cities.
Many cities have begun introducing ‘smart’ technologies to improve the quality of life of their residents. It is now possible to collect data easily and, using algorithms, to analyse the data in real-time so as to formulate an overall picture of what is going on in a given area –