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20, 40, 80 billions connected objects in the smart cities of the future by 2020 as foreseen by many large IT companies and consulting firms. But is our planet ready for as many billions Ion-lithium battery equiped objects ? What about the impact on our environment ? Hopefully, there are solutions to reduce the need of batteries in connected objets and energy harvesting is one important field of study. NFC, better known for contactless payment and transportation cards, is one technology that can be used to reduce the needs of batteries in connected objects, allowing a cleaner and greener environment, as this track will present.
Smart Cities and Countries Congress, Sept. 3, Paris