To celebrate UN World Cities Day today, ABB has launched an interactive landscape showing some of the safe, smart and sustainable solutions that can contribute to the design of a comprehensive ‘smart city’.
The ‘Smart City’ online tool is dynamic in nature and will develop further as more innovations and solutions are introduced.
Launching the tool, Amina Hamidi, ABB Electrification’s chief technology officer said: “Half the world’s population now live in towns and cities, which are at the forefront of several global challenges, such as energy demand and carbon dioxide emissions. ABB Electrification’s products and solutions are enabling industries, public services and communities across the world to tackle these challenges.
“Our online tool breaks down the collective technical elements of smart buildings, e-mobility, energy management and data centers, all of which can contribute to the design of a comprehensive ‘smart city’.”
This year’s UN World Cities Day is themed: ‘Changing the world: innovations and a better life for future generations’ and the UN says that it “recognizes that smart technologies and digitalization provide opportunities to decarbonize cities”.
ABB Electrification says that its products and solutions “are enabling industries, public services and communities across the world to achieve this goal”.