UK Smart City Rolls Out with Glasgow 2013-01-26Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Glasgow, Money.
Tags: Award, Big Brother, city, Civil Liberties, Glasgow, Grant, Nanny State, Smart City, Technology
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The Technology Strategy Board has awarded Glasgow City the 24 million GBP “Future Cities Demonstrator” grant for projects that demonstrate how a city of the future might work.
This will include better services for Glaswegians; the city council will create an ‘app’ for reporting issues such as pot-holes and missing bin collections, and there will be real-time information about traffic, and ‘apps’ to check that buses and trains are on time. Plan include linking up the CCTV cameras across the city with its traffic management unit in order to identify traffic incidents faster.
It will use analytical software and security cameras to help identify and prevent crime in the city and monitor energy levels to find new ways of providing gas and electricity to poorer areas where fuel poverty is a big issue. (more…)