Smart lamp posts that recognise faces, catch speeding PMD users to go on trial

Track autonomous vehicles in real time; Collect temperature and rainfall data; Detect, report speeders on PMDs; Recognise faces and match to database

A security camera mounted on a lamp post along Braddell Road on Oct 3, 2016. There are plans to fit lamp posts with sensors and cameras that can collect a wide range of data. PHOTO: ST FILE
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"The trial aims to assess how we can make use of existing public infrastructure such as lamp posts to fit, connect and power various kinds of sensors that can help us improve the living environment," a GovTech spokesman said.

"GovTech will draw lessons and insights from the trial before deciding on plans to scale up implementation."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 08, 2018, with the headline Smart lamp posts that recognise faces, catch speeding PMD users to go on trial. Subscribe