Technology-enabled Smart Cities are a reality now across the globe. Upcoming Deployments of IoT-enabled smart sensor wireless networks for various city-specific applications are further going to add to the growth of smart cities. One of the main reasons why the concept of Smart Cities is set to be successful now is because that there will be real-time field data being processed at cities command centers and getting converted & published into actionable intelligence for local administration/departments.  Further to this, the advent of technophile consumers will push for more adoption of technology in smart cities. With the advancement in Smart city initiatives and more focus on building sustainable measures to combat ecological problems one of the technologies that are set to gain momentum is IoT. Its usage is set to increase. In India specifically and in various other non-wired countries, the future of IoT is set to grow at an even accelerated rate than that of other technologies.

Increased focus on Smart Solutions in 2020: Disposition of various Smart solutions such as Traffic Management, Transport Management, Waste Waste management, Smart Parking, Smart Lighting solutions, environment monitoring & reporting solutions, Video analytics, and many others are to accelerate the further adoption and utilization of IoT.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT):  IoT has previously been involved in various sectors such as healthcare, public sector and utilities, and smart energy management, but the industrial adoption has been slower than expected.

Smart Cities are the new Future: We see an emphasis on the use of technology to harness its potential and create better societies for the common man. Digital Cities can generate $2.3 Trillion globally through 2024.  Since there has been a significant change in Urban Living, and people are being driven to adopt Smart Technologies, the factors that shape the future of Smart Cities such as technical implementation and resistance towards technology adoption, are being addressed more progressively and we hope to see a rise in the number of Digital Cities in the world as time advances.

Israeli-developed technologies in urban waste, water, and traffic management, from using the smartphone app Waze for navigating traffic to relying on local cybersecurity tools.  It’s exciting to see the amount of Israeli tech around smart cities, a start-up that helps aggregate and analyzes public feedback via artificial intelligence, leveraging infrastructure & security technology, installing sensors on streetlights – to turn them off when not in use – or collect garbage based on when the bin gets full.  Developing smart parking tools and devising the cybersecurity tools to protect the emerging municipal “Internet of Things”,  AI and machine learning to automatically analyze feedback, whether it be on social media or via email.

Relevant companies, interested to learn more about Israel’s innovative technology are invited to contact the Trade and Economic Department at the Israeli Consulate General in Bengaluru.

Contact: Ms. Kavitha S
Trade Officer -Trade and Economic Mission, Consulate General of Israel to South India (Bangalore). Tel: +91-80-49406515.