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Term Definition
Security Security in a computer science context is the ability to maintain the integrity of all data, software, hardware, and devices against unauthorized actors.
Sensors A sensor is an electronic component, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment.
Shared transportation Shared transportation is a term for describing a demand-driven vehicle-sharing arrangement in which travelers share a vehicle either on-demand or over time.
Siloed cities Siloed cities have poor integration between different city responsibilities, across departments, amongst communcation networks, and with other regional governments.
Situational awareness Situational awareness is the perception of environmental elements and events, the comprehension of their meaning, and the understanding of their status after some variable has changed
Smart city A smart city uses information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance livaiblity, workability, and sustainability.
Smart infrastructure Smart infrastructure refers to the integration of smart technologies into the fundamental facilities and systems serving a city, country, or other area including the services and facilities necessary for its economy to function.
Smart meters A smart meter is an electronic device that records consumption of electricity in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information back to the utility for monitoring and billing.
Smart parking Smart parking is a vehicle parking system that helps drivers find a vacant spot using sensors and communications networks.
Smart transportation Smart transportation aims to provide innovative services relating to different modes of transportation and traffic management and enable various users to be better informed and make safer, more coordinated, and better use of transportion networks.
Structured data Structured data follows an abstract model that organizes elements of data and standardizes how they relate to one another and to properties of associated real world entities.
Sustainability Sustainability within a given geographical context refers to maintaining and enhancing ecological, social, and economic health.
Switches Switches are electrical components that can "make" or "break" an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another.