Bristol Leads IoT
Bristol has overtaken London as the UK’s leading smart city.
20:00 13 November 2017
Bristol pushes past London as the UK’s leading smart city because of its approach to digital innovation and vision for a connected city. A report from Navigant Research found Bristol to be the leader when it comes to innovative projects that improve public safety and sustainability.
Eric Woods, research director with Navigant, said: "The way we have approached it in this report and its predecessor has always been to look at how cities are progressing on the journey to being a Smart City. So it wasn't an attempt to work out the city that has got the best transport or the city that has got the best healthcare or any of those metrics because that is a different type of assessment and tends to favor those that are already well established with good infrastructure,"
Explaining how Bristol landed the top spot, Woods said that it was because of its continued development of its program. "It is an ambitious program, and they have now not only got a strong IoT network test bed, but a city operations center where they are implementing some of the successful systems. They're starting to make an impact on broader city policy,"
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