Today more than 50% of the world’s population live in cities, and this percentage is increasing with the expectation that by 2050 the figure will have risen to 75%
For many, cities are a place where things don’t work, and even when they do, they’re at capacity. Cities are a complex web of systems, and this project seeks to utilize information technology to make these systems work more efficiently, more effectively, more sustainably and in harmony with one another.
For transportation, as our cars are becoming smarter, so can our roads. Building new roads and new lanes often just isn’t possible any longer, but building intelligence into the roads and the cars – for instance with roadside sensors, radio frequency tags, and global positioning systems – certainly is.
For healthcare, 30% of the data stored on the world’s computers are medical images. The problem is, however, that all of that information is disconnected. Smarter systems can help those who treat our illnesses, heal our injuries and improve methods to battle diseases.
IBM’s Smarter City looks at concepts at both transportation and healthcare, as well as energy, development, education and public safety. So what’s happening close to your home, and far away.
Visit The Smarter City HERE or click the image below to watch the quick documentary.