The German state of Hesse is working with global tech powerhouse Siemens to build the first eHighway on a public highway in the country, with an overhead contact line for electric freight transport on the A5 autobahn. Expected to be completed at the end of 2018, this new highway will help solve the issue of climate-neutral freight transport by road in Frankfurt, cutting energy consumption in half and reducing local air pollution.
When city departments develop new applications or programs independently of each other rather than collaboratively we refer to it as a "siloed" approach. And it does cause problems, including a lack of interoperability between departments, unnecessary investments of time and money, and others. We explain in more detail in this section.
In a truly smart city, the services and operations that make it work are interconnected and interdependent. In this section of the Readiness Guide we briefly explain why a comprehensive approach is essential in planning for successful smart city transformations.
The city of Boston is intent on becoming one of the most technologically advanced cities in the country. And its primary mission? To provide better and more affordable digital services for residents and businesses.
As businesses, governments and other entities expand their enterprise networks to better meet their communications needs those networks are getting more complex. That worries IT and telecom professionals for several reasons. But according to a recent survey, they're most concerned about security issues.
A city's telecommunications infrastructure, in its many and varied forms, is an essential part of the smart city fabric.
A smart, resilient telecommunications network provides significant benefits for cities, well beyond the obvious ones. It can encourage local economic growth and a city's economic competitiveness.
We define a "connected city" as a city or community that has a network infrastructure that allows for the efficient exchange and collection of information (voice, data, video) on a variety of public and private devices.
A fundamental step in transforming a city into a smart city is to have the necessary telecommunications infrastructure. Bandwidth is the fuel of the emerging Gig-Economy and connectivity is the pipeline carrying this essential resource.
More than a tenth of Americans still don’t go online, a troubling figure that has the potential to widen the digital divide as cities invest more in digital services. From free tablets and small cells to tech education, here are some approaches cities are using to close the gap.