Smart Cities and Communities (SC&Cs) use advanced information and communications technologies to find new ways to solve age-old problems like potholes and pollution, traffic and parking, public health and safety, and equity and public engagement. SC&Cs create an intelligent, integrated information network by applying sensors and wireless communications technologies to infrastructure, vehicles, wearables, and any number of physical devices.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) conducted a thorough literature review, interviews with municipal officials, and a survey of more than 50 cities using SC&C concepts to assess the forward-thinking ways that communities are applying SC&C concepts as well as some of the benefits and challenges of SC&C technologies and key factors that drive their success.
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