The IoT (Internet of Things) connecting physical devices, cyber and social sources promises to create the future smart cities, but the innovation requires data liberation and the policy that does not stifle the innovation. Can we meet these requirement to make smart cities? A panel discussion at Center for Data Innovation was addressing these issues and more.
For a smart police to reduce costs, some police department (e.g. Camden NJ Police Department) use a concept a "Force Multiplier" to use technology for fighting crimes. A real-time tactical operational intelligence center that pulls together data from an array of cameras, gunshot location devices and automated license plate readers. Real-time data is processed and is fed back to the cops, when they respond to incidents. Patrol car locations are tracked so officers can be deployed where they are most needed.
Internet of You: Users Become Part of the City-as-a-System: Integrating devices within city infrastructure will form a new kind of hybrid that is part individual, part systemic node — linking people to private and public infrastructures and the services that run through them.