Why city transport is set to become 'smarter'

Connecting the wealth of data from apps and websites that monitor people's movements could make urban travel easier and more stress-free.

From apps and websites which tell us when the next bus, train or plane will arrive to those which help find a free parking space, the amount of transport data generated in cities is ever-growing.

There’s a big problem with this information deluge, though. Often this information is not shared between systems, which means a city might not flow as freely as it could.

For a city to get smarter, all this data needs to be drawn together. Click’s Spencer Kelly reports from Dublin, Ireland, which is taking part in a trial to gather all this information and help make travelling and transport "smarter". 

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