The challenges concerning transport in a smart city are to promote multimodal means of travel to citizens. Indeed, the major issue in the development of smart cities is to be able to offer different modes of transport on the territory in order to limit the use of the individual thermal car in the city. The main topic is to highlight “smart mobility” in the heart of cities for a more responsible and ecological circulation of users.
What are the mobility issues for the cities of tomorrow?
The creation of smart cities is part of an urban development that must improve the quality of life of the inhabitants. This smart mobility can only be achieved through the relevant use of data. A smart city must use new technologies, IoT and smart sensors to better meet the needs of its users.
Similarly, for this smart mobility to work, residents must get involved and become the actors of a cleaner urban life. It is therefore necessary to:
- improve traffic flow,
- solve parking problems,
- offer new modes of transport,
It is also about improving air quality, reducing the environmental impact of individual cars and reducing the carbon footprint of the territory.
Moreover, a smart city must allow users easy access to all types of transport: trams, bicycles / scooters / self-service cars, buses and carpooling. To achieve this, the city must develop public spaces, infrastructure and roads to create a safe and suitable environment for all residents.
Smart city: what is smart mobility?
Smart mobility is a concept that aims to promote soft mobility within the city such as through the use of bicycles. In other words, it is a question of proposing other types of travel to users, as an alternative to individual cars with combustion engines.
In the same spirit, smart city buildings call on innovation for better energy management. The main challenge is to make buildings smarter in order to reduce energy consumption, while maintaining pleasant indoor comfort for the inhabitants.
They themselves are actors of their environment, because they can opt for efficient and ecological materials to improve the thermal insulation of their home. Innovation lies in the combination of new building materials with new technologies.
Moreover, the environmental subject would not be complete without the issue of waste. Management of waste in the smart city generally favours the installation of smart systems to supervise its collection and treatment. The inhabitants are even helped by new technologies to sort their household waste.