If two decades ago one was to say that the world would be moving towards cities where public transportation moved at speeds of over 300 Km/h and fossil fuels were a thing of the past, we would have just laughed it off. You have to look no further than Elon Musk’s hyperloop to get an idea of how technology has evolved over the years. Electric Vehicles, another fruit of this technology, have taken the world’s imagination by storm and the right infrastructure is all that is needed to make them a reality. Smart cities are no longer a pipe dream, they are the only way to progress
What is a ‘Smart City’? Simply put, a smart city is one where information technology and communications engage with the everyday technological products(your phone, your room’s AC or fridge) to better manage our experience of living in a city. A Smart city stands for efficiency as it saves time and precious resources, for all its residents. Such a city can only be built through the endeavors of numerous partners from different industries, government bodies and citizens groups, cooperating and working in tandem with each other. . For a smart city to be a success, the government has to match its step with the newest technological trends.
Guest Writer: Neeraj Kumar Singal
The electric revolution is coming. We’ve all heard of the new age way to travel and how it is the future of transportation. From reducing travelling and maintenance costs to going easy on Mother Nature, there are a range of benefits for an electric car owner.
But the real question is, how this big shift to modular designed electric vehicles will disrupt the entire automotive value chain, from the bottom to the very top. You see, until now, manufacturing and assembling a car has been a very complicated affair. One that has only been executed perfectly by large conglomerate companies with deep pockets that have spent years perfecting and standardizing the manufacturing process through automation and innovation. For that reason, automobile manufacturing has been the forte of big brands.
China’s Dominion over the EV Market
The emergence of electric vehicles in the automobile industry has been much talked about since the time Tesla dominated the market with its brilliant lineup of electric vehicles, which range from sports cars to luxury sedans. In the United States itself, Tesla competed with the likes of Nissan and BMW in the EV industry.