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Smart city

Smart cities use advanced technologies and data analysis to improve the quality of life for their citizens through more livable, sustainable, and equitable urban environments.
One of the primary goals of smart cities is to enhance mobility services, such as public transportation and parking management, ride sharing, and bike sharing to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.
Smart cities also focus on energy management, including electricity, natural gas, water, and heating/cooling, using energy metering and data analytics to reduce energy consumption, costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Public safety deployment, with surveillance cameras and emergency response systems is already a major component of smart city infrastructure.
Many new technologies are also being deployed in smart cities, such as smart buildings to build energy-efficient buildings and to improve comfort and reduce maintenance costs, and digital health monitoring or telemedicine to improve healthcare services and wellness among citizens.

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Technical Challenges

Deploying smart cities also presents significant challenges. These include the need for extensive data collection and analysis, the integration and communication between disparate systems, and the need for robust cybersecurity measures to protect sensitive data.

ST Solutions

ST offers a broad range of products and solutions for smart city applications, including low power and secured STM32 microcontrollers and processors, wired ( KNX) and wireless connectivity solutions for short range connectivity such as KNX-RF, Bluetooth Low Energy ICs, LoRa and sub-GHz ICs, ZigBee, UWB, NFC, and RFID.
ST also provides a large portfolio of environmental sensors for temperature and climate control systems, complemented with advanced motion sensors for home and building automation systems, as well as Time-of-Flight, infrared (TMOS IR), and image sensors for presence detection.
Furthermore, ST power management ICs ensure the highest possible efficiency at various cost points for all connected devices.