Singapore, the smart city that never ceases to amaze Singapore is a pioneer in smart city innovation and sustainability projects. In fact, the city-state has always topped the smart cities index for years. The astonishing Southeast Asian city is following Singapore’s so-called Green 2030 Plan, which marks 60,000 electric vehicle charging points on its schedule by 2025 and a goal of ensuring that 80 percent of its buildings are green by 2030. This means that to create more sustainability and enhance the well-being and safety of its citizens, Singapore’s homes and commercial buildings will become increasingly electric and digital, and even more software-driven and sensor-connected. An example of this is the ecological city of Tengah, which will have a car-free urban center and will use autonomous vehicles in other parts of the city. Its streets will have at their disposal emerging technologies, such as smart lights in public areas that turn off when they detect that the space is unoccupied. The city’s five residential areas, with 42,000 homes, will be equipped with solar-cooled water pipe systems instead of regular air conditioning systems, generating CO2 reductions equivalent to taking 4,500 vehicles off the road annually. The homes will also have automated garbage collection through a pneumatic system. This system extracts the garbage and transports it to a central chamber where a garbage truck will collect it when the sensors indicate that it is full. Tengah will also feature various public gardens and other green spaces. They are looking for a city in which the pedestrian and the bicycle are the kings.
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