Probably the term Smart City may sound new or a Little strange to you so… What defines them?
A Smart City is an urban center that, through technologic advances, makes their denizen’s day by day easier while improving their quality of life.
Recently it was announced that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia will build a 170-mile horizontal city in the desert. The Line, an eco-suffiecient and futuristic city.
In this article we’ll tell you the benefits of living in a smart city.
1. Time savings
Different achievements on mobility will allow the citizens to save time on daily aspects like commuting; for example: Smart elevators reduce waiting times and optimize travels.
Likewise, there are several electric means of transportation like electric bikes, scooters, or, in the case of Mexico City and many others around the world, the Metrobús.
Mobility-wise, Smart devices allow travels to be safer for the users by interconnectivity. A well-planned security system can reduce the crime rate.
3. Energy efficiency
Smart devices inform about the use and energy consumption of each and every single one, making it easier to adopt routines to generate an efficient use, meaning savings for their users.
Currently, all cities produce pollution that reduces the denizen’s quality of life. One of the Smart cities benefits is that they favor the population well-being through several measures like:
- Lower Greenhouse gas emissions by limiting the use of internal combustión vehicles.
- Sunlight utilization to generate electricity.
- Wind utilization to generate electricity.
- Improving population fitness with physical activities to commute.
- These cities have cleaner air through the usage of green walls.
Anyway, there are many benefits from living in a smart city. The question is, when will the first fully smart city arrive in our lives?