In an effort to become the world’s first carbon neutral city by the year 2025, Copenhagen is working to implement a sophisticated system of sensory lighting that will make it a more efficient and safer place to travel, live, and work. Through a complex network of public outdoor lighting and sensors, drivers, city workers, pedestrians, and especially bikers would be able to better interact and move within their city.
Adjustments already in place have helped make Copenhagen one of the most cyclist-friendly and subsequently greenest cities in Europe.
“The system, still in its early stages, has put Copenhagen on the leading edge of a global race to use public outdoor lighting as the backbone of a vast sensory network capable of coordinating a raft of functions and services: whether easing traffic congestion, better predicting where to salt before a snowstorm or, to the alarm of privacy advocates, picking up on suspicious behavior on a busy street corner.”
What are your thoughts on this technology? Do you think more cities will start planning and implementing systems like this?