Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Smart City Technologies and Solutions, 2011

Published: 28 July 2011

ID: G00214112

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Alfonso Velosa , Axel Jacobs


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


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
    • Smart Governance Operating Framework
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
    • Information Semantic Services
    • Intelligent Lamppost
    • "Big Data" and Extreme Information Processing and Management
    • Hydrogen Economy
    • Sustainable Performance Management
    • Internet of Things
    • Smart Fabrics
  • At the Peak
    • Home Energy Management/Consumer Energy Management
    • Water Management
    • Data Stewardship Applications
    • Sustainability Business Operations Consulting Services
    • Web 2.0 for Utilities
    • Location-Based Services in Automotive
    • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Electric Vehicles
    • Vehicle Information Hub
    • Augmented Reality
    • Cloud Computing
    • Continua 2010
    • Microgrids
    • Thermal (or Concentrated) Solar Power
    • Distributed Generation
    • Integrated and Open Building Automation and Control Systems
    • Mobile Health Monitoring
    • Combined Heat and Power
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Master Data Management
    • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • Customer Gateways
    • Near Field Communication
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • Car-to-Infrastructure Communications
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Home Health Monitoring
    • Public Telematics
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Consumer Telematics
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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