With the growth of urbanization, a smart city must offer a multitude of mobility services. The objective is to avoid traffic saturation by implementing several travel solutions and adapted infrastructures for the citizens. These issues are essential for the development of smart cities. Indeed, they must explore all the intelligent ways to manage urban traffic.
Transport optimization, a major challenge for the smart city
With digitalization, a city that wants to care about mobility in the smart city must improve and optimize its transport solutions and offers. Public transport is no longer sufficient for users. The challenge is to offer more modes of transport, within the framework of a deployment on all the territories of the city via innovation.
New mobility services include:
- car sharing,
- electric cars,
- car sharing,
The multiplication of connected devices also allows users to use the new modes of transport more easily. They can more easily buy a bus ticket, quickly find nearby rental bikes with their smartphone or organize a car trip with dedicated apps. The transport offer of smart cities for citizens has become multimodal.
The same applies to smart city buildings. Thermal regulations require the development and construction of less polluting infrastructures and housing. The new homes use sustainable technologies that allow them to be energy self-sufficient. In this way, residents can benefit from more energy-efficient housing.
Waste management is also a key issue in everyday life. Management of waste in the smart city must improve the sorting, collection and recycling system. Inhabitants are also solicited in this approach so that they become the actors of a cleaner society. Especially since new technologies can help them sort their waste properly.
What could tomorrow’s transportation look like?
The territories of the city are being redesigned with digitalization and the latest innovations. In smart city territories, citizens move around more, but in a more ecological way.
The aim of the smart city is to effectively combine modernity and ecology. Life in the city could be even more pleasant and attractive. Hence the importance of founding a smart city with citizens to involve users in the life of the city.
To this end, the smart city focuses on the well-being of people and seeks to improve their daily lives by establishing itself as a more connected and inclusive city.