Web Exclusive | March 2017
Smart cities closer than you think: Philips Lighting
Philips Lighting, has created a sneak preview of what urban life could be like in 2030, in a future-gazing virtual reality experience. At the 4th Sm@rt Urbanation Convention in New Delhi, Philips Lighting unveiled a picture of how connected lighting technology will play a key part in underpinning the smart cities we can expect to inhabit in just over a decade. “Technology is a big enabler in making cities more liveable and delivering new services to its inhabitants. Through our connected lighting systems and services, Philips Lighting is already putting in place today many of the building blocks enabling the smart cities of tomorrow.” said Harshavardhan Chitale, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips Lighting India. Philips Lighting’s look into the city of 2030 explores four scenarios which demonstrate how future lighting technology can deliver more sustainable, better-connected and more enjoyable cities. These are connected streets, interactive public spaces, sustainable city farming, and more personalized living.