02 Jul '17, 8am

What's stopping smart city initiatives from gaining ground in Singapore? #smartcities #Singapore

What's stopping smart city initiatives from gaining ground in Singapore? #smartcities #Singapore

Chaos and resistance toward the Smart Nation programme Singapore is aiming to be Southeast Asia’s first smart city. Prasit Rodphan/Shutterstock While a noble goal, building smart cities will require standardised communication protocols for seamless compatibility with varying smart systems. Singapore, which is pioneering smart home trials in three of its estates, is meeting this challenge head-on . “As we try and develop some of these smart towns, we are working to develop standards with the industry … so that all manufacturers will know that if you follow these standards, there’s inter-operability of all gadgets,” Housing and Development Board (HDB) chief Cheong Koon Hean said Wednesday. The sheer variety in standards and protocol right now for smart home systems in the city-state is “quite chaotic,” said Clement Teo, principal analyst at research firm Ovum. “[A common pro...

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