How space technologies are driving the future of smart cities

Smart cities also share a need for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), in order to increase operational efficiency, improve the quality of such key public services as transport, and share goods and information with others. Significant progress in intelligent mobility is already leading to more competitive transportation services–all while minimising environmental and social impacts.

Behind many of these ICT solutions are space technologies, including a new generation of Global Satellite Navigation Systems (GNSS) such as Galileo. Thanks to its improved positioning accuracy, seamless confidence in urban and indoor environments and mitigation of location-based cyber-security threats, GNSS offers an agile and low-cost solution to many of the challenges that cities face today.