In many cases, these solutions rely on new technologies, leading to the creation of what are known as “smart cities”. Connected technologies, smart, open data, the Internet of Things, smart grids, new materials and clean energy can thus be used to build and invent a positive future.
According to Rudolf Giffinger, an expert in the analytical research of urban and regional development at the Vienna University of Technology, these six criteria are:
Renault Group is working with public sector stakeholders to learn about and discuss their vision of the future of the city. As Europe’s leader in electric vehicles, and with its commitment to continue to invest in innovative technologies, Renault Group is making its contribution to the development of smart cities.
The re-invention of the cities and major metropolises as smart cities rests, according to the Netexplo Observatory, on six pillars: mobility, economy, habitat, governance, citizens and environment/energy.
In the near future, it is possible to imagine these three pillars merging to create a new urban ecosystem, in which shared mobility solutions will be integrated with the buildings.
Renault Group is convinced that the future will allow the car and all of the new uses – in terms of mobility and of consumption in general - to live side by side in harmony, in more peaceful, interconnected spaces.