Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Smart City Technologies and Solutions, 2014

Published: 22 July 2014

ID: G00263624

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


The smart city vision of improved citizen services and greater economic growth remains attractive, yet faces a complex path. While some elements are mature, many technologies and business and use models, ranging from transportation to energy management and IoT platforms, remain emergent.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
    • Evolution of the Smart City
    • Smart City Initiatives Focus on New Business and Funding Models That Include Private Sector
    • IoT Hype Has Not Yet Been Absorbed by Cities
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Changes From 2013
  • The Priority Matrix
    • Smart Cities Rely on Emerging Technologies
    • City Department Personnel Have an Opportunity to Plan and Build Critical Relationships
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Digital Security
    • Radio Frequency Radiation Management
    • Smart Workspace
    • Ambient Energy Harvesters for the Internet of Things
    • IoT Platform
    • Embedded Software and Systems Security
    • Vehicle-to-Grid
    • Decisions and Recommendations as a Service
    • Real-Time Parking
    • Agile Workplace Solutions
  • At the Peak
    • Smart City Framework
    • Sustainability Consulting Services
    • Internet of Things for Government
    • Information Semantic Services
    • Smart Transportation
    • Consumer Energy Storage
    • Home Energy Management/Consumer Energy Management
    • Information Stewardship Applications
    • Internet of Things
    • LBSs in Automotive
    • Car-Sharing Services
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Intelligent Lamppost
    • Sustainable Performance Management
    • Networking IT and OT
    • Vehicle Information Hub
    • Water Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Continua 2014
    • Combined Heat and Power
    • Microgrids
    • Intelligent Lighting
    • Distributed Generation
    • Integrated and Open Building Automation and Control Systems
    • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Electric Vehicles
    • Augmented Reality
    • Master Data Management
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • Customer Gateways
    • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • Mobile Health Monitoring
    • Cloud Computing
    • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications
    • Video Visits
    • Wi-Fi Positioning and Analytical Systems
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Home Health Monitoring
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Public Telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Location- and Condition-Sensing Technologies
    • Consumer Telematics
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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