Picture the scene. You are sitting in your connected car, navigating your way through the rush hour traffic on your way home from work. There has been an accident on your usual route home, but your car, equipped with advanced sensors and the latest connectivity technology, communicates with smart traffic systems, and seamlessly re-routes you based on real-time data, getting you home with minimal stress or time lost.
As you pull up to your apartment block, your parking assist system automatically activates and guides you into a narrow parking space without fuss. You walk through your front door and your smart home system, prompted by your wearable device, has already adjusted the lighting and temperature to your preference, and your favorite playlist duly starts playing on your home’s smart speaker system. As you sit back on your couch, your smartphone pings with a notification from your smart meter app congratulating you for your below-average water consumption.
This is not science fiction – just an ordinary day in a smart city.