Smart services that Rio is especially working on compared to other cities are Emergency and Communications services. The key reason for this stems from the city’s history with high crime rates and natural disasters. The relevant departments are equipped with high-level fibre channels with shared data and information for prevention of crimes and proactively reacting to natural disasters. Information from publicly installed cameras are sent to the control centre in real-time where an advanced software analyses and projects data on potential day to day problems such as traffic jams to natural disasters flooding impact. This way, government entities are able to proactively prepare and plan logistics as needed to efficiently address the problems that arise.
Rio has also launched a social network project that presents a platform for citizens to discuss policies with municipal departments. By doing this the city has been able to create a cost-efficient way to improve the process of social duties by its people.
As the former capital of Brazil, the city’s economy has also been modernized with many of the metallurgy, engineering, and printing industries now being set-up with modern computer systems to drive efficiency. Rio is also the second most important industrial city in the country with heavy reliance in light industry, manufacturing, finance, trade, and commerce. Many companies are headquartered in Rio and the city is seeking to grow as one of the most efficient economical and operational cities in the country.