The surge in the number of people inhabiting urban centres gives rise to numerous challenges – in housing, infrastructure, transportation, energy, employment, healthcare and education. A deeper reliance on ICT is inevitable. Digital disruptions including the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Advanced Automation and Block Chain will revolutionise the way cities are built and governed.
Our solutions transform cities into meta-performing connected ecosystems – making life easy and efficient. We are equipping them with smart interconnected network systems, intelligent mobility systems, big data analytics, cloud, safety and security solutions.
IT AND COMMUNICATIONS
IT is the key to making resource-constrained cities engines of future growth. We believe in planning for a citywide architecture that delivers services to transcend departmental boundaries. We are well-positioned to manage end-to-end operations for a smart city – energy management, transportation, public safety, water and waste management – through UMAC (Unified Monitoring and Command Centre).
Increased penetration of smart phones and cloud-based data storage are catalysts for new-age computation. The ability to analyse meta data is crucial in servicing the needs of any postmillennial city. Our capabilities in this space include developing a state-of-the-art ‘data hub’which supports the acquisition and analytics of massive amounts of data ofan entire city. Data spans across energy and water consumption; transportation; satellite imagery; social and economic datasets; and crowd-sourced data from social media or specialised apps. In addition, we have also enabled 70 government agencies of a city to discover, share, and analyse more than 360 layers of geospatial data.
INTERNET OF THINGS
The ability to connect citizens to their devices, vehicles, and buildings leads to an explosion of opportunities in a newly integrated world. One key area is energy. Our Smart Energy Platform features a gateway to integrate devices and a smart meter to assimilate real-time data from all energy-consuming home appliances – empowering residents to manage their own energy consumption. In mobility, we are connecting vehicles to their owners through the technology of telematics – where commuters can remotely control their vehicles. In healthcare, we are making Remote Patient Monitoring, or ‘connected care’ a reality through the power of IoT.
The revolution of Block Chain allows data ledgers to be distributed and hosted across a network. Apart from being universally accessible, this also makes it unhackable and tamperproof, allowing for a robust reserve of any data records. Through block-chain technology, we are also enabling consumers to digitally purchase energy directly from local renewable energy producers – with no involvement of middlemen.
A smart central command centre has been set up at MWCJ with the features given below:
The smart solutions help Mahindra World City, Jaipur in numerous ways.
Milton Keynes will be the first city in the UK to host CAPE. It will lead to the following benefits:
MK Smart Data Hub has led to innovation in the areas of transport, energy and water management, tackling key demand issues. In addition to the technical solutions, the project also comprises education, business and community management activities.