5G is the technology that will transform cities in the future

5G the technology of the cities in the future

According to the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), by the year 2050 there will be two billion more people inhabiting our planet. This represents a great challenge that leads to promoting the development of smart cities.

According to Smart Cities World (2019), a smart city is one that uses various types of technology to contribute to the well-being of its inhabitants. It does so in a wide spectrum: from efficient use of public resources to monitoring and reducing pollution.

Among the aspects of improvement that these technologies provide us with highlights assisted driving with real-time information, traffic analysis, smart parking, sustainable energy and sanitation systems, measurement of water and electricity consumption in real-time, public lighting that reduces in energy consumption, early location of incidents or issues such as eHealth and immersive experiences.

Thus, traffic management will be a key issue to the point that according to a study by Carnegie Mellon University, the implementation of systems that enable smart cities can produce a 40% decrease in traffic, a 21% decrease in emissions and achieve some 26% faster journeys.

The most successful cities are focusing on emerging technologies like AI

And the fact is that 5G technology is capable of managing a huge amount of data which, in the field of traffic, will allow ‘smart cars’ to be able, in addition to communicating with their users’ smartphones, to be able to contact others vehicles or with traffic lights distributed throughout the city to anticipate possible traffic collapses and avoid accidents.

In the same way, the 5G wireless network will allow monitoring the flow of traffic through sensors. Vehicle navigation systems will go one step further to avoid the driver on heavy traffic routes and inform the driver about free parking spaces in cities.

In public transport, these intelligent systems will allow monitoring the number of users who use the service, know the busiest routes to speed up their flow or manage the energy they use.

Also, as urbanization, industrialization and consumption grow, environmental pressures multiply. And is that, creating an intelligent environment is another of the concepts necessary for a city to be considered a Smart City. Caring for the environment and reducing pollution must be the foundation on which these cities of the future are built.

Applications such as building automation systems, dynamic electricity prices and some mobility applications could be combined to reduce emissions by 10-15 percent.

As they point out from the blogthinkbig website, it is considered that the increased connectivity of 5G will drive smart cities. The elements that make up the Internet of Things (IoT), which allow objects and environments to collect, produce and communicate information on the network, would have improved performance with 5G coverage.

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Covid-19 accelerates innovation

Although Covid-19 created significant obstacles for cities around the world, it also accelerated a wave of innovation that will continue after the crisis, as shown in the new study “Smart city solutions for a riskier world” by ESI ThoughtLab, sponsored by Oracle, Deloitte, Intel, and others.

Thus, 65% of city leaders pointed out that the biggest lesson learned during the pandemic was how crucial smart city programs were to their future. “We see that the most successful cities are focusing on emerging technologies that have a direct impact on service delivery, such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence and digital assistants,” said John Tuohy, director, Smart Cities strategy, at Oracle.

In this way, in the coming years the concept of “the city that never sleeps” will be more real than ever. Vibrant and vibrant cities that also claim to ‘take care’ of the people who live in them and be respectful of the environment.

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