Your city is dumb. The potholed streets, coin-operated parking meters, and drafty brick buildings many of us interact with every day haven’t changed much in a century. But it’s finally happening.
From Oslo to San Diego, cities across the globe are installing technology to gather data in the hopes of saving money, becoming cleaner, reducing traffic, and improving urban life. In Digital Trends’ Smart Cities series, we’ll examine how smart cities deal with everything from energy management, to disaster preparedness, to public safety, and what it all means for you.
Across the globe, cities are installing sensors, smart meters, and other tech to gather data in the hopes of saving money, becoming cleaner, and reducing traffic. These are just a few of the goals of smart cities. From Oslo to San Diego, cities are partnering with technology companies to find solutions to modern problems. In this series, we’ll take a look at how smart cities deal with everything from energy management to disaster preparedness to public safety. And because with the internet of things comes privacy concerns, we’ll try to find out how secure these smart cities are.