According to a recent research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore and London are top smart cities of the world. The study was conducted in ten major cities of the world, and Singapore was able to stand on the top of the hill.
Barcelona was considered among the top three but it was not given the position, as the analysis was still in progress across four continents. The report was created by considering infrastructures such as unmanned transport, smart buildings, healthcare, and infrastructure readiness among others.
Singapore was able to grab the first place with 64% of the total, followed by London (58%) and Shanghai (55%) taking second and third position respectively. Moscow and New York scored (53%), Toronto (52%), Tokyo (50%), Hong Kong and Sydney (47%).
When it comes to smart housing and appliances, digital economy, adaptive learning, and autonomous vehicles, Singapore even surpassed the most developed cities of the world. On the other hand, London came out on top of infrastructure, transport, and the ‘virtual city, which includes 3D printing of buildings and online construction monitoring in its definition.
Although London ranked second on the chart, the city’s unmanned transportation was marginal. Whereas, Moscow achieved a total of 30% unmanned ground transportation and aerial vehicles. As the report suggests, driverless care is just a portion of autonomous technology. PwS sights concepts such as drone deliveries, high-speed trains, and areas for cyclists and pedestrians to determine smart transportation technology.
According to Mark West of ByBox, “City planners and local governments need to know that should an essential part break down, it will be not only replaced quickly – but potentially ahead of the breakdown. Most people never think about the supply chain. Many never even see it. And yet when something goes wrong, its importance becomes paramount.”