Over the next 15 years, the Dutch city of Eindhoven will solicit feedback from residents about how smart lighting should be deployed throughout the area. The goal of the program, Vision and Roadmap Urban Lighting Eindhoven 2030, is to develop a smart, sustainable city based on what’s important to citizens. The participatory planning process could lead to the use of lighting on demand at night or to guide first responders to an accident. Source: New Atlas
The number of American adults who are in a facial recognition database used by law enforcement. A report by Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology found that at least half of all U.S. adults have a driver’s license in one of the 26 states that allow police to search those photos to find potential matches.
Source: U.S. News & World Report
-- Tyler Folsom, an affiliate professor in computing and software systems at the University of Washington Bothell, where autonomous tricycles are being developed to improve safety and reduce road congestion.
Source: University of Washington Bothell
Elaine Pittman worked for Government Technology from 2008 to 2017.