The existing infrastructure in our cities is already inadequate to handle the large urban population. And with the numbers set to rise manifold in the coming years, it is headed for a near-collapse. To accommodate and manage the huge urban population, it is essential to create smart infrastructure by using I-T and AI-based technologies.
The urban population of the world is set to increase by more than double to what it is today by the year 2050, says a report by the United Nations. This massive burst in urban population is bound to put a stress on the existing infrastructure, which is already highly inadequate. To accommodate and manage such large numbers, the use of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be crucial.
Io T has the potential to change the day-to-day lives of people. India already lacks the infrastructure to sustain the pressure of rapidly- growing urban population. What it requires is smart infrastructure that can not only handle the growing population but also provide better standards of living for its people.
- What India requires is smart infrastructure that can not only handle the growing population but also provide better standards of living for its people.
- The IoT-based technology can be used in various fields, such as road traffic, public transport, water management, waste management, and environment as well as public safety.
- It has become essential for builders now, more than ever before, to go for smart constructions by making use of the latest IoT and AI-based technologies.
Applications of IoT in Smart Cities
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The IoT-based technology can be used in various fields, such as road traffic, public transport, water management, waste management, and environment as well as public safety. Smart devices based on IoT can monitor road traffic effectively without the need of human assistance and also provide necessary feedback to the traffic police. Similarly, smart sensors can monitor the water quality of a particular area and provide reports on the PH value and contamination level of water.
Besides, these devices have the potential to make our societies a safe and secure place to live in. With the help of IoT and AI, new constructions can be more energy-efficient, and capable of accommodating more people comfortably. A large number of buildings have been constructed in the recent past to accommodate the growing urban population. That way, they can provide a more comfortable experience to urban dwellers, whose number is constantly on the rise.