Hype Cycle for Smart City Technologies and Solutions, 2012


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We chart the position of technologies that can be used to support the smart city concept, ranging from transportation and healthcare to energy management and cloud computing. These technologies will help facilitate additional social benefits to residents and greater economic growth.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
      • Working Definition
      • Vendor Initiatives
    • The Hype Cycle
      • Changes From Last Year
    • The Priority Matrix
    • On the Rise
      • Real-Time Parking
      • Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
      • Sustainability Consulting Services
      • Intelligent Lamppost
      • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
      • Hydrogen Economy
      • Sustainable Performance Management
      • Wi-Fi Positioning Systems
      • Information Semantic Services
      • Smart Governance Operating Framework
      • Internet of Things
      • Networking IT and OT
    • At the Peak
      • Consumer Smart Appliances
      • Home Energy Management/Consumer Energy Management
      • Smart Fabrics
      • Big Data Information Management for Government
      • Information Stewardship Applications
      • Sustainability Business Operations Consulting Services
      • Water Management
      • LBSs in Automotive
      • Vehicle Information Hub
      • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Electric Vehicles
      • Augmented Reality
      • Remote Health Monitoring
      • Thermal/Concentrating Solar Power
      • Distributed Generation
      • Microgrids
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Combined Heat and Power
      • Continua 2011
      • Integrated and Open Building Automation and Control Systems
      • NFC
      • Cloud Computing
      • Customer Gateways
      • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
      • Master Data Management
      • Mobile Health Monitoring
      • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
      • Car-to-Infrastructure Communications
      • Video Visits
      • Electric Vehicles
      • Home Health Monitoring
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Public Telematics
      • Photovoltaic Generation
      • Consumer Telematics
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Location-Aware Technology
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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