Smart city technology can help cities operate more effectively while improving services to citizens and businesses. Energy efficiency, congestion, emergency response... Every breakthrough saves lives and improves the quality of living. Virtual reality helps communicate the impact of municipal decisions in a way that builds empathy and community engagement.
Major utility companies have algorithms that can detect downed wires with 97% accuracy. Unfortunately, this new sensor network has dramatically increased the surface of attack. Now, a single connected streetlight becomes a vector for cyber-attack on the entire grid. Real-time monitoring of city-scale networks may not be possible with traditional 2D tools, but it's absolutely critical to secure the infrastructure of tomorrow.