Its innovations like this that make me really consider moving to the States. Why wouldn't we be interested in the advances that these "smart cities" are taking. Have a read of the article below and you will learn that there are possibilities that push the engagement levels beyond current thinking... Here at Rush we are always looking at opportunities to push smarter thinking and innovations not just for the commercial value but for society as a whole.
Cities across the country are clamoring for technological upgrades to transform themselves from cities of the past into “smart cities” of the future. Today, Sidewalk Labs says it will help over a dozen cities do just that. The Google smart city spinoff announced today that it will join forces with national advocacy group Transportation For America (T4A) to help 16 cities better prepare themselves for innovations like self-driving cars and ride-sharing apps, as well as share information with each other to find out what works and what doesn’t.