Hong Kong’s smart city blueprint starts to become reality

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In an alley behind the Hong Kong Productivity Council building in Kowloon, a dolly-driving worker tows a large four-wheeled machine that has two long articulated arms that gracefully put lights on top of pylons and then place the pylons on the road.

It’s a hypnotizing display that goes on for a few minutes, until rain starts falling and the prototype has to be driven back into its crate. It’s not rain-proof yet. But in the near future, the Hong Kong government plans to use this device in the back of a pickup truck to place pylons along working sites as construction is conducted on roads. The idea is that it would improve worker safety, as they wouldn’t be exposed before a construction area is clearly marked in live traffic. It’s also faster than a worker can place a number of pylons.

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