IoT for Smart Cities Transforms Urban Areas

Cities are constantly striving to be sustainable, more responsive to events and changes, and safer and healthier for their residents. A smart city aims to achieve these goals using digital, connected technology while addressing challenges such as rapid urbanization, pollution, climate change, and resource constraints. To do so, city officials are examining all the functions they provide—from transportation, energy, healthcare, and street lighting to better educational and cultural spaces—and asking how the Internet of Things (IoT) can transform the urban environment.

Perspective

Strategically deployed IoT devices can help smart cities optimize resources, improve resiliency, increase mobility, and provide better health and safety benefits to residents. Transformative IoT technology is evolving operations across numerous industries that help provide such services.

Industrial

Arm technology and our strong ecosystem of partners support the critical functional safety and scalable, real-time performance requirements for modern industrial operations, from smart manufacturing and automation, to robotics and industrial IoT (IIoT). In often challenging environments, industrial users require low-power, high-performance silicon that can be easily implemented in to secure end-to-end solutions.

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Healthcare 

Advanced technologies, such as AI/ML, robotics and VR/AR will enhance healthcare in key areas from wearable medical devices and biosensors to surgical robotics and genomic sequencing. Arm technology enables the necessary security, performance and functional safety for all of us to reap the benefits.

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Smart Homes and Buildings

People spend 90 percent of their time indoors. At Arm, we believe that the buildings we inhabit can be made more sustainable, responsive, healthy, and secure for occupants—as well as more profitable for owners—by making them more intelligent. That intelligence is enabled by IoT.

 

Always-on IoT devices are becoming reality for buildings that adapt seamlessly around inhabitants. These new, enhanced and connected everyday objects, such as smoke detectors, TVs, refrigerators, smart lighting, and heating systems, are now using sensor technology to constantly gather data about the physical world around us. These devices can then use embedded compute, machine learning and signal processing capabilities to translate that data into usable information.

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Automotive

Autonomous driving is the next frontier for car manufacturers; it will be a revolution that changes the concept of mobility as we know it. Arm is playing a role in this transformation by providing high-performance compute platforms, meeting the power-efficient energy requirements that allow manufacturers to deploy autonomous vehicles at scale, and turn concepts into reality.

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