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Trials at Jurong Lake District to offer glimpse of Singapore as smart nation

Published on Jun 17, 2014 9:40 AM
A view of the Jurong Lake and its vicinity. -- ST PHOTO: SAM CHIN

SINGAPORE -Using your smartphone to sense the bumpiness of a bus ride and sending the data back to the local authorities will soon be a click away. Similarly, drivers will not be able to get away with illegal parking when advanced cameras that automate the work of enforcement officers are turned on. These cameras can also detect people smoking in prohibited zones.

These are some of the 15 trials that will take place at Jurong Lake District from the third quarter of this year in Singapore's push to be a smart nation to improve citizens' quality of life.

"What would a smart nation look like? The upcoming Jurong Lake District, or JLD, would provide us with a glimpse into the future," said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim announcing the trials.

"We believe that a smart nation can become a reality if we successfully combine policy, people and technology in a concerted fashion," he said.

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