Published on 01 Apr 2020. Written by Deepak Hedge
A smart city is a region that utilizes Information and Communication technologies to boost organizational efficacy, share information with the public and improve the quality of public services as well as the safety of residents. This uses different forms of IoT sensors to gather and then use information gained from that knowledge to effectively control properties, resources, and services.Read more..
Published on 21 Mar 2020. Written by Ria Singhal
Many times, technology has been successful in its very mission; to have introduced us with new standards, to have raised economic growth and to have promoted urbanisation in possibly many sectors. Today, whatever we find around us is an outcome of technology, be it transportation, roadways, electronics, infrastructure or any other field that you can think of. Which once seemed to be just an idea, has now taken place in reality and definitely now holds the credit for improving our lives. To begin with, let’s consider a small idea that brought an immense transformation in the world, the invention of mobile phones. Well, it may be as small as the size of a matchbox, but it is capable of performing some outstanding functions. Communication with people of outside nations when in those earlier times was a challenge is now a mere ‘click’ away. Similar has been the impact of several other technologies that are a boon for mankind today.
Development, as they all say, goes hand in hand with technology. More the technologies entering, higher is the development. Keeping in mind this fact, this article focuses on how using technology, a city grows and learns to expand in every dimension possible and thereby to provide services to its residents more efficiently. Concepts like smart city, its applications and capstone projects that you can build related to it will be discussed in this article.Read more..
Published on 07 Mar 2020. Written by Muskan Gupta
With the advent of the new century, technology has come through periods of a renaissance. With this advancement, everything is taking shape and every gap is now filled with innovation. The same applies to the burning topic of smart cities. The concept of smart cities includes building what is made to make life easier and faster for the people living in it. The basic building block of Smart Cities includes Innovation.
The universities and technological institutes hale and offer a lot many courses in the subjects of Internet of Things and Smart cities. The students are encouraged to take up senior design smart city projects under the same categories. The students either take up topics of their own or they sometimes surf the resources available online over various resources.
IoT application enables the Smart Cities initiatives worldwide. Various Smart Cities bloom due to the very seed of the IoT industries. The basic crux of Smart cities Includes remotely managing, monitoring and controlling the devices and creating new paths towards massive streams of real-time data.Read more..
Published on 11 Feb 2020. Written by Sangavi Kumar
Engineering is one of the important educational fields which is the sole reason for the transformed world that we are living in. Mostly, the positive and benefitted transformation! Whenever there is a dire need for a change in the world, the change happens with the advent of technology and education. This technology has taken us to this long way of an easier lifestyle. Still, the modern-day problems need modern-day solutions. One of the stakes that we put up for ourselves is the overgrown population. This increased population needs a smart solution to cope up for future development. Also, rapid urbanization requires a smart solution to accomplish the needs of the people in a much easier way possible. This is where the need for the making of 'smart city' comes in. Smart Cities should be equipped with the recent technologies that should make the life of the people easier. Engineers play one of the important roles in building up a perfect smart city. Smart city-based projects are developed by the engineers to meet the urban livelihood of the urban people. Let's dive in to know more about the smart city and the smart city projects for engineering students.Read more..
Published on 30 Oct 2019. Written by Mukta Manshi
Smart cities are defined as cities that incorporate the use of information and communication technologies in their infrastructure and utilities to provide improved services and thereby improve living standards of people. They are the future of the world and a very exciting domain to work in. If you wish to learn more about them, you could start by implementing projects. You can find thousand of smart city projects on the internet. Even if you’re a beginner you can start with some simple project without getting intimidated by the technology involved. You should familiarize yourself with the basic functioning of these systems to proceed with more complex projects in the future.Read more..
Published on 16 Oct 2019. Written by Joanna Tresa
The Amazon is charred in a fire, the Maldives is sinking, our oceans are turning into dump-spots, the ice caps are profusely melting, and we’re feeding and strangling our marine life with plastic, something we once found useful. Looks like we turned out to be more of problem creators and less of responsibility takers. And that is why we need to up-skill our minds and the minds of tomorrow. With the rise in population and drastic fall of resources, we ought to improvise our methods and adapt to changes in technology as well as the changes caused due to technology-a marvel finely invented by man that has made our lives so suitable that we are dwelling at ease now but are lacking the knack to deal with crucial circumstances in the coming future. In the next 50 years, around 10 billion people will lack resources for survival, the high rise in sea level and extreme radiations from the sun will majorly affect our ecosystem and its habitat.Read more..
Published on 03 Oct 2019. Written by Mukta Manshi
The idea of smart cities is spreading like a wildfire. It has already gained a lot of popularity among the people. Nowadays people use their phones or services like Amazon Alexa or Google Home to control the devices in their homes. Such devices automatically control the lights, fans, vacuum cleaners, etc as per the commands received from their user. This is just the beginning; with the increasing advancement in technology smart cities are going to bring a revolutionary change in the future. The best way to learn more about the working of such cities is by implementing projects on the technologies behind them. Some of the best smart city project kits are:
Published on 27 Sep 2019. Written by Mukta Manshi
India is one of the most populated countries in the world. With the growing rate of population, soon we might become the most populated country. With the increasing population, the consumption of resources is also increasing. It is important to build smart cities which can able to suffice the needs of such a huge population.
Smart Cities aims to get an advanced infrastructure based on recent technologies like IoT, wireless communication, etc. Such cities are expected to optimize the usage of resources and provide the most efficient solutions to the day to day problems. Since all the cities are eventually going to get converted into smart cities in the future, there is a huge scope in this field. Here are some of the smart city based mini-projects that you can learn and implement:
Published on 20 Sep 2019. Written by Athulya menon
Technology has helped us cross boundaries and do more with fewer resources. As weather patterns change, seasons undergo shifts, polar ice-caps melt and resources turn scarce, it is our job as engineers to find a solution for the problems that exist around us. Engineering isn’t just about building things or making drawings. It is about innovation and a quest for knowledge. It is only by thinking of new alternatives that we can solve the problems. One such solution thought of by engineers is the concept of smart cities that use little resources. Here’s a look at everything you need to know about smart cities and some cool final year project ideas based on the same. Following are the various projects we will be looking in this article:
Published on 25 Nov 2018. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar
The world’s population is expected to increase by another two and half billion from current 7.3 billion by 2055. This means we will have 10 billion humans needing food, shelter, water, electricity. We need to face these issues in addition to climate and environmental changes.
Alert! Tough times ahead :(
The result is more people fighting for space & resources and we will have no way of solving it.
However, one potential solution is implementing smart city projects. Even government organizations across the globe had already started to plan and execute smart city projects to tackle the problem.
So, how can you make a city smarter?
Here, ‘smart’ indicates optimizing the usage of resources. Better optimizing will result in better distribution of resources without increasing the production mechanisms.
IoT, Internet of Things is a unique technology that can help us optimize the usage. IoT technology offer insights about the resource consumption habits of residents and help us in streamlining them.Read more..