IoT for Smart Cities Transforms Urban Areas

Cities are constantly striving to be sustainable, more responsive to events and changes, and safer and healthier for their residents. A smart city aims to achieve these goals using digital, connected technology while addressing challenges such as rapid urbanization, pollution, climate change, and resource constraints. To do so, city officials are examining all the functions they provide—from transportation, energy, healthcare, and street lighting to better educational and cultural spaces—and asking how the Internet of Things (IoT) can transform the urban environment.

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IoT can help smart cities optimize resources, improve resiliency, increase mobility, and provide better health and safety benefits to residents. Transformative IoT technology is evolving operations across numerous industries that help provide such services.


As utilities businesses experience digital transformation and become connected, they rely heavily on data for activities, including dynamic pricing, managing supply, and the analysis of future needs. The integrity and security of that data are paramount for organizations managing the spectrum of critical infrastructure, including electricity, solar, gas, heat, and water.

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Supply chains are increasingly complex, and the need for effective logistics spans every industry. IoT will bring end-to-end visibility, revolutionizing the way businesses transport goods, control inventory and mobile assets, replenish stock, manage the retail experience, and plan and carry out maintenance.

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Smart Buildings

People spend 90 percent of their time indoors. At Arm, we believe that the buildings we inhabit can be made more sustainable, responsive, healthy, and secure for occupants—as well as more profitable for owners—by making them more intelligent. That intelligence is enabled by IoT. 

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Smart Homes

Always-on devices are becoming reality for IoT homes, where the home adapts seamlessly around the family living there. These new, enhanced and connected everyday objects, such as smoke detectors, TVs, refrigerators, smart lighting, and heating systems, are now using sensor technology to constantly gather data about the physical world around us. These devices can then use embedded compute, machine learning and signal processing capabilities to translate that data into usable information.

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Autonomous driving is the next frontier for car manufacturers; it will be a revolution that changes the concept of mobility as we know it. Arm is playing a role in this transformation by providing high-performance compute platforms, meeting the power-efficient energy requirements that allow manufacturers to deploy autonomous vehicles at scale, and turn concepts into reality.

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Smart Waste Management with Alphatronics

Belgian company Alphatronics developed power-efficient, secure, and smart waste bins using the Arm Mbed OS and the Pelion IoT Platform. Designed for IoT and offering a wide range of connectivity options as well as secure device and data management capabilities, the Arm solutions enabled Alphatronics to deliver smart waste collection bins that can be monitored and managed remotely. 

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Cortex-A Processor Series

The Cortex-A series of applications processors provide a range of solutions for devices undertaking complex compute tasks. The Cortex-A series powers intelligent solutions, from edge to cloud, for next-generation experiences.  

Pelion Device Management

Arm's Device Management product provides flexible, secure, and efficient IoT management capabilities for a range of device profiles, and can be deployed as a cloud solution, as an on-premises solution with cloud-like capabilities, or as a hybrid solution. 

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Mbed OS

The Arm Mbed OS open-source embedded operating system includes all the features you need to develop connected products, including security, connectivity, an RTOS, and drivers for sensors and I/O devices. Mbed simplifies and speeds up the creation and deployment of IoT devices based on Arm microcontrollers. 

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Smart Lighting as the Backbone for Intelligent Buildings

According to McKinsey, half of the opportunities for Internet of Things (IoT) vendors are expected to come from the built environment—homes, buildings, factories and cities. Why is smart lighting an effective pathway to IoT-enabled intelligent buildings? Learn more in this white paper.