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Can smart cities really save us all 125 hours per year?

April 06, 2018 / James Bourne

Smart cities, and the components which comprise them, will save us all time – and a new study puts the total at 125 hours per citizen per year. The study, put together by Intel alongside Juniper Research, found that 125 hours, or 15 working days, will be claimed in four buckets. Mobility, such as smart traffic systems, smart parking, and ‘open data platforms’ – so users can pick the least congested bus and train services – will account for 60 hours. Greater public safety – predicting crime spots through machine learning – will account for 35, while healthcare comprises nine and productivity – digital services simplifying administrative processes – will account for 21.