Would you like to live with smart city technology? If so, what technology would you like to see implemented in your smart city?
Findings from our Smart Cities Consumer Research Study, conducted with SilverSpring Networks and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Advanced Grid Research, uncovered some surprising results, the most intriguing of which include:
- When educated about the benefits of smart cities, 75% of respondents think smart city technology would have a positive impact on their lives, with only 3% stating they believe smart city technology would have a negative impact.
- 65% of participants are interested in living with smart city technology.
- Positive sentiment for smart cities is highest among millennials (83%) vs. those in 65+ age group (60%).
- 50% of participants expect smart city technology to directly impact their daily life within the next 0 to 3 years.
- Smart street lights are the most well-known smart city application; public safety is considered the most important benefit of smart street lights.
- Reducing pollution and improvements to public safety were considered the top two benefits, respectively, of smart city technology.
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