22 July 2013

Urban Informatics ~ BBC on Smarter Cities

BBC Click piece spotlights Why city transport is set to become 'smarter'...
"From apps and websites which tell us when the next bus, train or plane will arrive to those which help find a free parking space, the amount of transport data generated in cities is ever-growing. There’s a big problem with this information deluge, though. Often this information is not shared between systems, which means a city might not flow as freely as it could. For a city to get smarter, all this data needs to be drawn together. Click’s Spencer Kelly reports from Dublin, Ireland, which is taking part in a trial to gather all this information and help make travelling and transport "smarter".

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