Living in the 21st century one realizes the impact of digital technology has had in our daily lives and how it reaches right into our homes with the Internet of Things and so forth and now this digitization has expanded into our neighborhoods.
Smart Neighborhood pilot projects and new initiatives are beginning to appear around the world.
Recently, Cisco Systems (CSCO) and YDreams Global Interactive Technologies Inc., (YD-TSX.V) created and built a new smart, digitally connected neighborhood in Rio De Janerio, Brazil.
In New York, “The Lower Manhattan Smart Neighborhood” pilot project will create an integrated, expandable sensor network to support the measurement, integration, and analysis of the local community utilizing the latest digital technology.
This new digital technology will monitor neighborhood conditions, social interactions and behavior, and sustainability metrics.
The pilot aims to impact and strengthen those who live and or work in lower Manhattan by providing real-time insight into urban challenges by using noise and air quality sensing, making sensor data publicly available to support entrepreneurs and innovation.
The pilot neighborhood is representative of a business district neighborhood, and can be combined along with other NYC smart neighborhood projects, such as Hudson Yards, to develop quantified communities that create opportunities at the intersection of data collection, integration, and analysis at the neighborhood scale.
Their goal is to create a model for future urban development and planning that provides a healthy, productive, and resilient environment.
In Brazil, Cisco Systems & YDreams Global Interactive are providing citizens and visitors with a series of new urban smart services and interactive attractions experiences, as well as free Wi-Fi , the Smart Guide App, and The Hear the City App.
It appears that this digitization into neighborhoods is aimed to improve the quality of life, sustainability and operational efficiencies with in these centers.
Companies like YDreams Global Interactive Technologies Inc., and giants like Cisco Systems are definitely in the for front of this new digitalization “Smart Neighborhood” trend.
About YDreams Global Interactive Inc. :
YDreams Global (TSXV: YD) (FSE: APY) is a high tech digital agency that combines Virtual Reality Technology, Design, and Intelligence along with a multidisciplinary team of graphic designers, industrial designers, interior designers, computer engineers, mechanical engineers, and electrical engineers who research and develop proprietary and patented technologies in areas such as image processing, augmented reality and gesture-based interfaces.
YDreams has developed over 700 projects for clients all over the world, clients such as Adidas, Vodafone, Nokia, TMN, Barclays, Coca-Cola, Santander, BBC, JCDecaux, IDEO and partnerships with Microsoft, Siemens, Geodan, Grupo Portucel Soporcel, Sonae Indústria, Corticeira Amorim, Bradesco.