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Smart Cities: A Reality With Big Data & Internet of Things

We have come across the word "Smart city" frequently in recent times and we will see it more frequently in coming years. What exactly is a Smart City and how is it created?  The idea of smart City is to embed the technologically advanced devices which are making the Internet of things a reality into our surroundings. Once the technology is hard wired with the infrastructure, we can interact with these devices using our smart phones or computers and also devices can interact among themselves. For example, a car will be guided to an empty parking space without any human intervention.

In order to realize these smart cities, software and hardware applications for the internet of things are being encouraged. Some of the applications planned for smart cities are intelligent street lighting systems to conserve energy, mapping energy use around the city to understand demand and mapping how people maximize use of bicycle and foot paths. People are also raising caution over this new technology as it will hurt privacy.Read more at:http://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2015/05/19/how-big-data-and-the-internet-of-things-create-smarter-cities/2/

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