102 The Smart City eBook

In the universe of the Internet of Things (IoT), one of the categories that has most potential to touch all of our lives is the Smart City... but what exactly is it?  In short, a Smart City is a complex IoT system operating in a populated area, involving a range of smaller IoT sub-systems that help a city function better.  As the world’s population continues to flock to urban areas, Smart Cities will use IoT technology in mindful ways to bring enhancements to quality of life, reduce traffic congestion, encourage transit ridership, and lower consumption of scarce energy resources.

This eBook, the second in our series on IoT, takes a closer look at the particular issues facing IoT and Smart Cities. Each city is a system of sub-systems, so each will require many levels of technology, many diverse groups of stakeholders, and no small amount of momentum to take full advantage of the potential of Smart City IoT. 

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Chordant, an InterDigital business, is part of a global company passionate about innovation and a standards-based approach that stimulates thriving global ecosystems. Solutions powered by the Chordant platform address the fundamental challenges in Smart City deployments. Like a perfect chord of musical notes, the Chordant platform brings harmony to diverse devices, data and services. We have created one of the largest Smart City deployments integrating hundreds of transport data sources into a transport data marketplace. Our Smart City solutions have also been recognized by leading analyst firms and organizations.

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