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Moscow – Europe’s Leading Smart City using IoT technology

Moscow – Europe’s Leading Smart City using IoT technology


Whenever someone speaks about powerhouses of Europe, Moscow is the last name that hits our heads.  However, their IoT and connected technology, for different industries, surpasses the offerings of most technically advanced European cities including London and Amsterdam.

Initially, the word “Smart City” was a far cry for the Moscow Department of IT which was established in 2011. Later, the community started to initialize their steps towards smart cities by looking into four main criteria: automation of municipal facilities, citizen engagement, city hardware infrastructure, and provision of digital services.

Smart City Lab created in 2016, is always hunting for innovations to make city life better in Moscow. The lab has already deployed few large-scale systems, which has improved the lifestyle of Moscow civilians. The first systems are primarily designed for decision-making, budget saving, and competency management. Over such a short span of time, Moscow has successfully integrated IoT systems, big data, machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality, and other smart technology in the fields of transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, and education.

Amongst all, we have listed out few achievements of Moscow in the field of IoT and connected technology.

  • Moscow has successfully integrated large-scale automation in municipal facilities including schools, clinics, nursing home, and more.
  • E-readiness is another fascinating IoT invention in Moscow; the city offers excellent Wi-Fi service and 4G coverage providing high-speed internet access to its residents.
  • Moscow offers an abundance of smart application including City App – to report problems related to city infrastructures, voting app, and electronic service app. All these applications and available in Android, iOS, and Windows.
  • Municipal vehicles are now connected to a single IoT platform, allowing improved supervision and control.
  • Public transportation facilities are equipped with IoT sensor, and mobile operator data is used to monitor its speed and location while optimizing schedules and routes.
  • Most buildings in Moscow feature automatic metering system. Most municipal buildings in Moscow feature automated power consumption and water billing system. And within 2020 every house in Moscow will have a smart metering facility.

Moscow is rapidly moving their steps towards IoT and connected technology. Moscow has more projects in its shelf, and soon it will transform itself into a leading smart city in the world. A spokesperson of Moscow City Lab stated – “We are not just spending our budget, we have successfully attracted investments from various regions of the globe. At this pace, we will become a leading example of a smart city.