More than half of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities and by 2030 about 5 billion people will live in cities. To help mitigate the strain of expanding populations on infrastructures, cities, buildings and homes will have to become Smart. Urban environments as well as municipal, commercial and residential buildings will become increasingly connected – together and to the cloud – to use every possible means to optimize resources and improve the quality of life for their inhabitants.
Services such as street lighting and individual or collective heating and ventilation can provide great opportunities for energy savings while using smart technologies to manage services like public parking, waste collection and surveillance can help make our cities and the buildings and homes within it better places for living.
To help engineers conceive and design innovative products that can help make our cities and homes smarter, ST has the widest product offer including STM32 microcontrollers, MEMS motion and environmental sensors as well as a full range of high-efficient power and energy management ICs and wireless connectivity solutions.