In an ambitious bid to promote sustainability, smart city architects are currently focusing on strategizing holistic plans rather than implementing every technology blindly. Consequently, smart projects are distributed among smart cities with a redefined emphasis on the needs of the myriad of socioeconomic communities.
With the waxing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) in the smart city projects, manufacturers are able to make headways toward a greener vehicle approach. To facilitate this, municipalities are increasing availability of EV charging outlets by offering incentives to firms and residents for installing EV charging equipment. In addition, 5G is expected to rule most of the conversation arena; constructors are stressing on enhanced connectivity as well as seamless operability for IoT devices. For instance, the high-speed service is being deployed for real-time display of activities through security cameras and improved efficiency of autonomous vehicles.
Considering the greater security factors in such scenarios, municipalities are looking to implement blockchain coupled with cybersecurity in the smart cities. Blockchain will equip businesses with smarter ways to process transactions and conduct billings and manage other facilities. To achieve all these advancements, municipalities are teaming up with each other to establish public-private partnerships (P3s) and pave the way for a state-of-the-art lifestyle.
While cutting-edge technology ensures a long-term growth for smart cities, it is an uphill task for municipalities and contractors to decide on one from the wide assemblage of solutions. To make this task easier, we have assessed the top providers that solve smart city challenges by implementing the current technological trends in the sector. A distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, Analysts and the editorial board of APAC CIO Outlook has selected a list of solution providers.
We present to you APAC CIO Outlook’s “Top 10 Smart City Solution Providers 2018.”