Open data will let Hong Kong become cutting-edge smart city – China Daily



Navigation company TomTom says traffic congestion costs each Hong Kong passenger more than half an hour a day — 145 hours a year on average. No wonder the first issue the latest Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint addressed was Smart Mobility. The government has initiated a number of ways, from in-vehicle units to traffic detectors, to collect real-time traffic data but it is certain that aggregate location information from mobile telecom operators can provide comprehensive insights into commuters’ travel patterns. Few organizations possess more data than the telecom companies as the number of mobile-phone subscriptions in Hong Kong has long exceeded population size — by about 2.4:1 — based on the latest official statistics. 繼續閱讀