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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:54 PM

Urban OS makes cities smarter
04 October 2011
But will they be safe too?

A recent project aims at developing dedicated operating systems for cities. With the help of sensors scattered across the future intelligent metropolis, the platform ? named Urban OS ? could better integrate systems and services, and improve resource management and consumption, while reducing expenditure on infrastructure development and maintenance.

It would probably also enhance urban dwellers? interaction with public services such as transportation, and increase population retention and quality and diversity of social life.

While a research firm considers that the necessary conditions for a city to effectively be intelligent are the smart economy, environment, governance, lifestyle, transportation and community, it is interesting to note the lack of any mention of a concept that is already a common practice among the majority of computer users? OS security.