The City of the Future Through Smart, Connected Urban Transport Why cities should use open, not

Cities worldwide can use smart technologies to integrate transport systems, minimize costs and improve user experience. Photo by Mehmet Aktugan/Flickr. The concept of smart, connected transport is a hot topic among city leaders looking to ride the wave of innovation to more sustainable, prosperous cities. Despite this, building a truly smart and interconnected urban transport system is more than most cities can hope to do all at once. Three key elements of smart urban transport – communications, efficient operations, and integration – serve as important starting points and can yield significant social, environmental, and economic benefits. Using a “Smart City” approach to integrate services Transport involves a host of variables that lead to complex coordination problems. In today’s cities, these challenges have led to the creation of individual networks, each one trying t...

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