Lights dimming on smart lamp post plan in Singapore?

A trial of the smart lamp post was delayed by more than a year due in part to the Covid-19 pandemic. PHOTO: GOVTECH
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SINGAPORE - Singapore's ambitious plan to turbo-charge its street lamps has lost a bit of polish over the years.

The tall fixtures were earmarked to house a host of interconnected sensors and cameras belonging to different government agencies for detecting everything from unruly crowds and speeding e-scooters to hazy weather.

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