Vietnamese City Looks to ‘Smart’ Future

April 05, 2016 03:19 AM
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What if a street lamp could alert the authorities when the bulb goes out so they could fix it? Or, what if a smartphone app could let drivers know which streets are flooded? Some cities are already rolling out such technology, which systematizes the way they manage everything from crime to health care to trash collection. Now, one local government in Vietnam is looking to hitch itself to this "smart cities" bandwagon.