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Term Definition
Reference architecture A reference architecture in the field of software architecture provides a template solution valid for a particular domain that can be used again and again.
Responsibilities City responsibilities are key domains within which city governments and their private sector partners provide important services to residents, visitors, and businesses.
RF mesh An RF mesh network is a wireless communications network made up of radio frequency nodes organized in a flexibile mesh topology driven by connections between neighboring nodes.
Ride Hailing Services Ride hailing services arrange one-time rides on very short notice, typically using a dedicated app.
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.

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