New York City As A Smart City
How will New York City function as a smart city? The city's chief technology officer provides a glimpse into a possible future.
Here's an example: Connected to the data streams of a truly smart city, your smartphone would let you know which meters would become available by your expected arrival time. If you wanted to park overnight, data feeds from the city would help you avoid a ticket by directing you to the side of the street that wasn't getting cleaned the next morning. "A truly connected experience," Gamiño added, "would provide you real-time information on the locations of city vehicles like garbage trucks that might obstruct your journey."
And another one:
"The trash can nearby is equipped with audio, and it hears breaking glass while you're away from your vehicle. The streetlight starts flashing and the police are notified. When they're on the scene, you get a text inviting you to come and check it out."
The technology to implement this future already exists but getting buy-in is difficult, according to this post's author. That is not surprising when you consider the implications of such data sharing to the city's ecosystem.
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