Smart Cities to save 4.2 billion man-hours annually
NEW DELHI: Juniper Research has found that smart traffic management and smart parking initiatives, will save some 4.2 billion man-hours annually by 2021 – equivalent to each city driver saving nearly an entire working day per year.
Juniper found that while the ‘smart city’ remains a relatively young concept, many cities are beginning to recognise the need to improve in terms of competitiveness and quality of life. Increasing urban populations are creating pressure on city resources, driving the need for new and efficient solutions. Indeed, Juniper notes that the smart city concept is now a global phenomenon.
Juniper’s study, Worldwide Smart Cities: Energy, Transport & Lighting 2016-2021 , found that traffic easing measures are at the forefront of many smart cities’ efforts. Key to those considerations are the establishment of viable public transport networks to replace private vehicle use.