The ambition is to transform cities and existing infrastructure to become smart cities which integrate multiple technologies and internet of things (IoT) solutions effectively and securely, to manage a city’s assets sustainably and make people’s lives easier and more efficient.
Here in Ireland, the Smart Docklands project in Dublin is a unique smart city testbed which brings together a wide range of partners to test and trial a variety of smart city solutions in areas such as waste, water, energy, mobility, crime prevention and flooding. In Limerick, smart city technologies are being deployed as part of the EU-funded +CityxChange project which is aimed at reducing the city’s carbon footprint. Similar initiatives are underway in other cities around the country.
+INFO: The Irish Times