Report: Smart city tech can save every resident 125 hours a year

Smart city development has progressed over the past few years, with city leaders showing varying levels of interest -- and some hesitation because of the significant investments involved.

However, "2018 feels different," said Sameer Sharma, global GM of Intel's Smart Cities IoT group. "My forecast is that in 2018, you'll see some cities that will lead the pack by doing at-scale, real implementation."

With city leaders considering where and how to implement smart city technology, Intel and Juniper Research produced a report showing the measurable benefits citizens would see in their daily lives thanks to these investments.

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