What global smart cities and vision zero initiatives are getting wrong
- Cities around the world are working hard to ensure that today’s high accident rates become a thing of the past.
- To truly be effective in creating a zero-fatality future, cities need the ability to proactively identify areas where accidents are likely to occur, so they can prevent accidents before they happen by adjusting speed limits, posting warning signage, or even rethinking and reconstructing the infrastructure in certain locations.
- Not only can tracking these behaviors give drivers the opportunity to learn from their mistakes and improve their driving over time, it can also give cities the kind of granular data they need to identify problematic intersections and act to improve them before accidents ever occur.
- Not only does this give drivers an incentive to adopt the app and practice safe driving, it also gives the city a potential source of advertising revenue to fund their app’s development and marketing.
- Of course, to be truly smart, cities of the future can’t just be zero-fatality – they’ll also need to run as efficiently as possible, in terms of commute length and environmental impact.
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