Some 96% of people are unaware of smart city initiatives being run by their local council, while one in four are unclear on any one main benefit.

Arquiva and YouGov’s research reveals in fact almost half of people still felt that smart cities were over five years away.

However, over a third (37%) of 18-24 year olds claim to be passionate about their nearest city becoming smart, with 33% of that age group also saying would consider moving to another city if it was smarter than their own.