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A city is smart when investments in (i) human and social capital, (ii) traditional infrastructure and (iii) disruptive technologies, fuel sustainable economic growth and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory governance.

Smart cities emerge from many intelligent solutions across all social sectors, fueled by disruptive technologies and social innovations, and combine changing human behavior with data and innovative technology.

With most of the world’s population living in cities in the future and an ever-growing migration to cities, public services need to adapt to their increased demand. Cities are poised to be the largest contributors to economic development and are being tasked with improving citizens’ quality of life. A smart city is an urban area whose public spaces are equipped with networked sensors in everything from roads to buildings. The data from these sensors help citizens, public officials, law enforcement, and service providers make the best use of resources and aid in future planning.

Smart ride-sharing and vehicle-sharing systems and real-time traffic routing can reduce congestion and pollution while increasing worker productivity. Businesses can more accurately track the arrival of people, supplies, and inventory and optimize delivery schedules. Governments can respond faster and more effectively to crises. Big Data analytics of crime patterns can improve public safety. Moreover, smart payments for government services can minimize fraud and increase revenue.
With increasing urbanization, mounting cost pressures, and demand for improved quality of life, there is now a global move towards infrastructure consolidation, upgrade, and continuous improvement.


There is now a greater need than ever for:

  • Seamless integration between systems, sites, people, and assets
  • Improved operational efficiency and reduced energy cost
  • Adherence to cybersecurity, safety, and regulatory compliance and
  • Exceeding expectations while delivering on service-level agreements.

Technology has been incorporated by cities for many years. However, the pace at which this adoption occurs is increasing rapidly as disruptive digital technologies can solve significant metropolitan challenges. As a consequence, urban areas transform into ‘smart cities.’

In this transformation, disruptive technology is only one of the drivers.

The second ingredient of smart cities is data, the lifeblood of intelligent solutions. The challenge is to use the power of data to create smart solutions that address the real needs of city users and are perceived as meaningful by them. Their intuitive design causes them to be adopted naturally, resulting in changes in behavior that are lasting. In the end, smart solutions are all about human behavior. Finally, the third cornerstone of smart cities is smart people. Focus on employability and winning the ‘war on talent’ is vital for sustainable economic growth.

What we offer

AIGC Smart City Engineering Services leverage digital technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, and analytics to help create smarter, more connected, and safer cities. Our services include:

AIGC helps smart cities to have a clear vision of what they want to be and an approach to realize this ambition. Each town has its own strengths, challenges, and opportunities. A smart city harnesses the power of technology and social innovations to increase existing strengths, to solve persistent challenges, and to create new successes by leveraging opportunities. Having a clear economic and social vision allows a city to focus its energy and resources on what brings value to the city most, not only in the short term but also in the long term.

A clear vision is the only effective counterweight to the technology push of vendors. Cities that lack such a concept are likely to become a living laboratory for vendor solutions with piecemeal successes. Successfully building a smart city requires a clear strategy and maturity in seven capability dimensions. These are:

  • Data
  • Technology
  • Skills and competencies
  • Openness for innovation and new ideas
  • Attractiveness for businesses and talent
  • Private-public ecosystems and
  • Projects & Solutions

Availability of state-of-the-art and open networks for energy and digital connectivity are smart cities’ foundational infrastructure. Energy grids need to be bi-directional, facilitating distributed electricity generation by many small-scale units close to consumers.

AIGC recommended networks for digital connectivity can be in four different forms:

  • Fixed broadband networks, facilitating gigabit connections. Fixed broadband networks provide internet access at a bandwidth of 100Mbs to 1Gbs and higher.
  • Mobile broadband networks, 4G, and 5G networks provide ubiquitous internet access to people using mobile devices. Mobile networks originated as networks for mobile telephony (voice) but evolved into systems that mainly provide broadband internet connectivity.
  • Internet of Things networks is characterized by long-range (several kilometers), low bandwidth, and shallow energy usage. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) communication have specific requirements, for which dedicated networks needs to be in place.
  • iBeacons. iBeacons are small, battery-operated devices that use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to transmit a unique identifier that can be picked up by mobile devices’ operating systems (e.g., smartphones). Standard beacons have a range of 50-70 meters. The iBeacon signal can be used to determine the mobile device’s accurate physical location and trigger a site-based action on the device.

If there is one ingredient that makes a city smart, it is data. AIGC helps combine various sources of adequate grain data that allows a municipality to develop real insight into societal challenges like sustainability, mobility, health, and security. This insight can be used to make better, smarter, data-based decisions. The ability to extract data from a wide array of sensors, in public spaces, in transportation systems, in energy grids, in all kinds of consumer devices provides real-time insight into transportation flows, energy flows, pollution, and human behavior. It is not sufficient to use these data sources to create islands of smartness in isolation. A real smart city emerges when data is combined from multiple sources that have traditionally not been used in combination.

The ability to combine real-time data and analyze it on demand and combine current and historical data with building uptrend or trajectory-based information means that maintenance and design teams can start to plan intelligently based on ‘what might happen’. AIGC offers scalable cloud-based analytics, enhanced with artificial intelligence/machine learning capabilities, that pave the way for powerful predictive modeling so that engineers can virtually ‘stress test’ their infrastructures and take pre-emptive measures to strengthen potential points of service weakness.

In addition to networks, smart cities require massive use of sensors. Increasingly, vendors of objects used in public space will equip their products with multi-purpose sensors. The disruption in sensors technology resulted in sound applications across smart city sectors. AIGC is spearheading others, capitalizing on these disruptive sensors and technologies, by offering the following applications:

  • Smart Transportation – Industry-leading end-to-end transportation solution for vehicle tracking, dispatching, monitoring, parking area management, passenger information display, optimal routing, drivers’ behavior analysis, and optimal fuel consumption
  • Smart Campus – Indoor navigation in three-dimensional immersive view to find places of interest, optimal routes, emergency exits, and aids to indoor parking
  • Smart Parking – Cost-effective parking solution using copper loops at the gate to detect entry/exit of vehicles, combined with gateways and IoT to provide real-time information to the command center
  • Smart Waste Management – Real-time tracking of waste dumpers, combined with a billing management system for accurate payment. Smart bins enabling automatic messaging for bin status and pick-up
  • Smart Building Management Systems – Integrated solution for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) as well as lighting, access control, and surveillance
  • Smart Lighting – Centralized command center to manage city lights.
  • Smart Water – Water distribution monitoring and control through IoT ecosystems and superior data analytics and visualization
  • Smart Energy – Our solution leverages SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems and IoT to collect, analyze, and disseminate energy and asset-related real-time data.
  • Smart Environment – Management solution to monitor pollution levels at specific points

AIGC design and configure a state-of-the-art digital twin that is essentially an integrated, centralized platform where diverse information about assets and associated services is combined, monitored, analyzed, and acted upon. It can be a critical facilitator of transformation – delivering benefits across all phases of the lifecycle of designing, running, and maintaining/improving local infrastructure, whether within a single organization or across an entire city.

The first priority in building a practical digital twin must be to standardize on a single, common platform. This needs to be able to support data integration from a diverse range of locations, systems, and protocols, so that real-time information about different aspects of the infrastructure and its performance can be combined, analyzed, and shared reliably and securely with any authorized users so they can do their jobs more effectively and efficiently.

AIGC can help you build a single central command and control center. This is fed by smart sensors and monitored 24/7 via geographical mapping (of all of the city’s services and assets) and big-screen dashboards – coordinates everything from utility management, real-time city surveillance, traffic monitoring, smart buildings, and lighting to intelligent transport. Sub-systems (for each utility and service) are integrated – enabling rapid, coordinated crisis and emergency management, with everyone working from a ‘single source of the truth.’

Case Studies

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Carson City Public Works, Nevada, USA

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Successful Move of Barcelona, Spain to be a Smart City

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