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Internet of Lighting (IoL) for Smart Cities

As cities grow, a security infrastructure of sensors and cameras will decrease the risk of any threat, accidental or intentional. Such a system can run directly over the centrally managed street lighting grid, making the city a better place to live in.

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"ICT and Geospatial make urban sub-systems more intelligent and interconnected"

Founded in the year 1991, Cyient is a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, network and operations management services to global industry leaders. The company believes strongly in streamlining its efficiency with seamless operations that encourage innovation and excellence in execution. In a candid interview with Manali of BW SmartCities, John Renard, President- Utilities & Geospatial BU talks about the role of technologies like Geospatial mapping and IoT coupled with visualisation and analytics upping the smartness quotient of cities and his vision for India’s Smart City Mission.

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Businesses, real estate start feeling impact of automation, artificial intelligence

In a future with an increasingly mobile and flexible workforce, the way in which companies utilize their leased office space will change drastically

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Telematics can cut insurance cost for good drivers, says Irda

The technology was introduced in the UK and USA in 2000 and cost is gradually is falling due to smart phone technology combined with an easier and cheaper installation process.

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Karnal's public toilets to get feedback monitoring system

In the first phase, this Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based system will be installed by the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) outside 25 toilets in Karnal

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Virtual personal assistants may replace apps in future:Gartner

The emergence of virtual personal assistants (VPAs) will replace functions performed by applications and will diminish the importance of apps in delivering services , according to Gartner.

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Smart homes market may grow 30 pc year-on-year: Report

Security, convenience and energy efficiency will be the largest drivers for smart homes followed by comfort and prestige, according to a study conducted by Schneider Electric India

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Gartner predicts spurt in IoT usage by 2016

The smart cities planned by the government will use nearly 1.6 billion of connected things by 2016, an increase of 39 percent from 2015, says Gartner

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Self-driving vehicles popular in emerging markets: Report

According to results by the World Economic Forum, nearly 60 percent of consumers are willing to travel in a fully self-driving vehicle

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6.4 billion connected things will be in use in 2016: Gartner

Gartner predicts that by 2016, 6.4 billion devices will be connected to the internet and 5.5 million new things will join them each day

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