This IDC Government Insights Perspective describes key European Smart City activities from October 2018 to December 2018. The report provides insight into major ICT contracts signed, projects and pilots launched, product announcements, and business developments. The report looks at major initiatives around five common strategic goals of cities, namely economic development and civic engagement, sustainable planning and administration, data-driven public safety, resilient energy and infrastructure, and intelligent transportation.
"We see growing interest in Smart City platforms that integrate data, applications, and urban services across operational domains for multiple stakeholders such as city planners, citizens, and businesses." — Senior Research Analyst Julia Neuschmid, IDC Government Insights
Air interface, Augmented and virtual reality, Big data analytics and discovery, Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Connected vehicle, Drones, Governance, risk and compliance infrastructure, Internet of things, Wearables