THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATION
All cities are built on transportation and communication
Figure 1: The evolution of the cities
The efficiency of urban operation and services with competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social and environmental aspects.
Evolution of Sustainable Smart Cities
- A further purpose of the smart cities could also be to drive economic growth and area‐based development in order to build a clean and sustainable environment, enhance incomes for all, support disadvantaged persons, or to make the governance of the city more transparent.
- Urban transport planning systems play a critical role in fostering healthy and sustainable cities.
- By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in cities requiring a serious consideration of the role of transport and its impact on the liveability of people and planet.
- From a public health perspective, drastic increase of motorization leads to more traffic deaths and injuries, air and noise pollution leading to increased public health hazards
Transportation is evolving towards EV
- It is very well known that global climate deterioration is attributed to the burning and consumption of fossil fuels by the industrial and residential sectors across all economies of the world.
- The primary consumer of fossil fuels-judging by energy consumption by industry average, is the transportation sector, which accounts for more than 91% of petroleum energy
- By 2040, more than half of new cars sold in the world will be EVs, with 70% of market share in Europe, and over 50% in China.
- The United States of America, Canada, China, Britain, and most parts of the European Union are set to strategically phase out and ban the manufacturing and sales of petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030.
- The transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to zero-emission electric vehicles has already begun, with most global economies setting 2050 as the target year for net-zero emissions in the transportation sector.
- Norway appears to be one country that is taking the lead in this transition by setting 2025 as the target year to phase out ICE vehicle sales and manufacturing.
Communication is evolving towards 5G
- Electromagnetic field is an invisible form of energy and is referred to as radiation which is associated with use of electrical power and various other technologies including wireless devices. Its invisible but it is very real environmental pollutant.
- Wireless technology and devices are forever changed the way we communicate with our family and friends. A report says In India alone there are 744 million cell phones in use, globally this figure stands up to 15 billion and is expected to reach 22 billion by 2025.
- Prior to 1984 wireless tech was only used in military.
- In 1984 the first move to take what into the consumer environment cell phones at that time were excluded from any pre market testing so they came out to the market without any safety testing at all.
- When we evolved there was no more other than this infinitesimal amount and what we have added today is a billion times more.
Our bodies didn’t evolve with it and have no protection against it.
Purpose of Smart Sustainable Cities
- A Smart city should provide an urban environment that delivers a high quality of life to residents while also generating economic growth. This means delivering a suite of joined-up services to citizens with reduced infrastructure costs.
- In the light of the future population growth in urban areas , efficient use of infrastructure and assets has become increasingly important. Smart city services and applications will allow for these improvements which will lead to a higher quality of life for citizens.
- Smart city improvements also provide new value from existing infrastructure while creating new revenue streams and operational efficiencies to help save money for governments and citizens alike.
- Sustainabilityis an important aspect of smart cities as they seek to improve efficiencies in urban areas and improve citizen welfare.
- Cities offer many environmental advantages, such as smaller geographical footprints, but they also have some negative impacts, including the use of fossil fuels to power them. However, smart technologies could help alleviate these negative effects, such as through the implementation of an electric transport system to reduce emissions.
- Electric vehiclescould also help to regulate the frequency of the electric grid while not in use. Such sustainable transport options should also see a reduction in the number of cars in urban areas as autonomous vehicles are expected to reduce the need for car ownership amongst the population.
- Creating such sustainable solutions could deliver environmental and societal benefits.
What is 5G?
- 5G is the fifth generation of cellular networks. Up to 100 times faster than 4G, 5G is creating never-before-seen opportunities for people and businesses.
- Faster connectivity speeds, ultra-low latency and greater bandwidth is advancing societies, transforming industries and dramatically enhancing day-to-day experiences. Services that we used to see as futuristic, such as e-health, connected vehicles and traffic systems and advanced mobile cloud gaming have arrived.
- This raises the question as to whether there is a negative impact on human health and environment from higher frequencies and billions of additional connections, which according to research, will mean constant exposure for the whole population, including children.
- Accordingly, a section of the scientific community considers that more research on the potential negative biological effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) and 5G is needed, notably on the incidence of some serious human diseases.
- The EU’s current provisions on exposure to wireless signals, the Council Recommendation on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz), is now 20 years old, and thus does not take the specific technical characteristics of 5G into account.
- A further consideration is the need to bring together researchers from different disciplines, in particular medicine and physics or engineering, to conduct further research into the effects of 5G.
How to LiveSAFE with 5G?
- Keep your phone away from your body and head.
- Turn off your phone or turn on airplane mode at bedtime.
- Use headsets preferably and speaker phone.
- Don’t carry your cell phone in your shirt pocket or pant front pocket
- Especially if you are pregnant, remember with radiation, distance is your friend.
- Choose texting over voice calls.
- Use cords rather than Wi-Fi.
- Avoid using your laptop computer on your lap.
- Avoid buying ridiculous gadgets like teddy bears rigged with Wi-Fi, they lack adequate safety testing & standards.
- For kids download games to tablets and then turn on airplane mode or switch off Wi-Fi while they play.
What LiveSAFE™ offers
LiveSAFE™ offers you a series of products that may be used in your homes to help protect you and your loved ones from electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Choose the LiveSAFE™ way of life … your family deserves nothing less. LiveSAFE™ helps secure your home in three steps:
- Audit the Level of EMR: During the audit, our experts will consider the layout of your space, the readings will be taken at all strategic locations, we focus on the layout, utilization of devices, residents and their exposure tof EMR. Our experts consider exposure from internal and external sources during the audit. A detailed audit report is shared with the client and it is presented in two parts – an overview of the radiation sources and suggestive measures to reduce it.
- Install Safety Products: LiveSAFE™ recommends installation of its products only if the radiation levels are found to exceed recommended levels. Trained LiveSAFE™ technicians will install appropriate solutions from our range of proprietary products to reduce the levels of radiation, in a professional and responsible manner, with no change in aesthetics or impact on connectivity.
- Re-evaluate Radiation Levels: Another EMR audit is conducted post-installation to analyze their impact. It is conducted using the same meter, at the same location and you can see up to 80-100% reduction in radiation. LiveSAFE™ products safeguard your home and family from excessive radiation without affecting connectivity or the quality of cell reception.