For governments, municipalities and their citizens, the Industrial Internet will help to drive down costs, reduce waste and improve transportation, public safety and service levels to its citizens. Today, citizens are using mobile devices to report potholes and request services. Smart buildings automatically adjust temperature and lighting according to who’s in the room, reducing the carbon footprint. In the future, connected devices will inform, predict, re-route and adjust situations before they become problematic.
Future scenarios will include:
- Sensor-embedded water pipes, sanitation services, traffic patterns, parking meters and more, that monitor and flag capacity issues and automatically make adjustments in traffic flow, pickup schedules and more.
- Improved public safety through more effective and strategic usage of policing resources for crime prevention and emergency responsiveness
- Improved safety for fire fighters through wearable sensors that can track their movements, ensuring that everyone gets out of dangerous situations
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