Nearly a year after launching, Google’s urban-facing initiative has hired a team and is getting to work.
What is Google doing with the data I wonder? Meanwhile, the LinkNYC project is rolling forward. More than a dozen “links” are active along Manhattan’s Third Avenue, with another dozen coming soon. The plan is to expand to 7,500 within a few years. The kiosks don’t just spew WiFi like an open hydrant shoots water; they also gather intelligence on what’s happening around them—traffic patterns, noise levels, and air quality. “No static study will match that kind of tool,” Kaufman says. And cities around the world are interested in setting up similar networks.
Nice writeup on all the bells and whistles that these kiosks include.
See https://www.intersection.com/ for writeup on Alphabet endeavour.
With the encampments and people parking themselves next to the kiosk its become a bit of a scramble and an unforeseen outcome.
Problems with the LinkNYC kiosks.
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