Top 20 Smart City Companies - 2018
The integration of information communication technology (ICT) into smart city projects has significantly encouraged the ‘smart cities’ concept’s implementation aimed at improving the quality of life. From smart lighting to smart grids and parking lots, there is a lot to be done on this front collectively to execute a smart city plan. It’s crucial to create a master plan or a roadmap to build a smart city. While developing a smart city framework, an overall plan of the city is the critical step that covers every aspect from public safety to transportation to utilities. Focusing on smart utility systems, electric vehicles, and a lot more, businesses are coming up with innovative solutions that can aid these smart city initiatives. And, the concept of connected things facilitated by IoT along with technologies like blockchain seems to be aiding such initiatives.
Data analytics also has a significant role to play in this regard. Data shared via blockchain is considered more safe and impenetrable against any cyber threat and hence, blockchain remains a key technology to be used while developing smart cities. On the other hand, obtaining the right data for the right applications at the right time while also considering data protection regulations also remains crucial for building smart cities.
In the last few years, a lot has happened on this front with the smart city market expected to obtain massive growth in the coming years. At such a juncture, it’s crucial for governments and public sector entities to opt for efficient solutions. To ease this process, we have come up with a list of “20 Most Promising Smart City Solution Providers 2018.” These companies featured in this edition offer solution that can aid their vision of transforming cities and communities.
|Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise||A global provider of networking and communication products and technologies for government and enterprise businesses|
|Aligned Energy||An infrastructure technology company that offers colocation and built-toscale solutions to the cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers|
|Battelle||Conducts research and development, manages laboratories, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for multi-national corporations, small start-up organizations and government agencies|
|Black & Veatch Holding Company||Helps cities to expand connected services, enhance city system efficiency, and heighten quality of life for citizens|
|Blocpower||Offers a platform that uses machine learning and IoT to scale energy efficiency in American inner cities|
|Chordant||Provides an end-to-end platform-based solution for smart city deployments|
|CIMCON Lighting||Helps cities run smarter while reducing energy and maintenance costs|
|CISCO||Optimizes the city network and executes and computes the data from connected devices and shares across agencies|
|Cohda Wireless||Leads the way in CAV technology, with proven applications for connecting vehicles, infrastructure and pedestrians that will make our streets safer, smarter and greener|
|Hygiea||World's first solution for indoor and outdoor applications of waste management|
|MERGroup||MER's smart city expertise span across delivering Central Management Solution high-end communication infrastructures, cyber intelligence, tactical defense communications, emergency response management, and smart solutions|
|MetroQuest||MetroQuest is the leading solution for online public engagement optimized for citizen participation. Smart community engagement starts with MetroQuest|
|Mindteck||Offers a comprehensive suite of smart city solutions such as traffic management, energy efficiency to e-governance, intelligent lighting systems, home and building efficiency systems and smart healthcare|
|Q-Free||Brings a smart city ITS portfolio comprising five service lines with cuttingedge solutions for tolling, parking, inter-urban, urban, and infomobility|
|SecureWiFi Technologies||Offers solutions that streamline communication and improve citizens'lives, in addition to saving money|
|SEPP-Parking||Offer a simple parking mangement without investment and maintainence costs|
|SmartWAVE Technologies||Designs and develops wireless networks and IoT configurations for smart cities, campuses, communities, and social networks|
|TruWeather Solutions, LLC||Provides tailored and actionable weather risk communication that will improve the protection of personnel and equipment, reduce liability and improve productivity and operational results by 40 percent or more|
|Ubicquia||Offers municipalities, utilities, and broadband service providers a costeffective and expandable platform for deploying smart city services|
|Xaqt||Designs and develops wireless networks and IoT configurations for smart cities, campuses, communities, and social networks|