The Smart Cities initiative is an integrated environment of software, internet of things (IoT) and data communication technologies to coordinate and manage city assets and resources, enhance quality of life, reduce resource consumption, costs and provide associated benefits.
The integration of city services such as transportation, power, water, public safety and similar services that currently operate largely independent of each other is a key component of the strategy.
Additionally the smart city initiative integrates artificial intelligence (AI), sensors, monitoring devices, predictive algorithms, metrics and informatics to improve the efficiency of services and reduce costs.
Smart cities will operate independently as well as in conjunction with other smart cities via related networks, which will require the sharing of data based upon a common data architecture.
The smart cities data architecture will not be new. It is based on best practice power, water, waste management, transportation system data architectures combined, integrated and enhanced with new technologies such as IoT, 5G and AI.
Without best practice service data architectures you will not be able to create integrated applications that share data required by smart cities.
The smart city can’t be truly intelligent without information that is can apply to the problems.
Data is the fuel that will power the smart city.
Data design is the technology that enables it all to talk the same language.
The ADRM Software Smart Cities data architecture consists of a broad range of existing, proven, best-practice service models integrated with core infrastructure data models taken from a variety of industries to meet the precise requirements of the smart city.