Glasgow wins future cities grant

The city of Glasgow has won a Future Cities Demonstrator grant from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), a body set up by the UK government in 2007 to stimulate technology-enabled innovation.
The grant, worth US$37.8 million, is intended to make Glasgow one of the UK’s first smart cities; the money will be used on projects to demonstrate how a city of the future might work.
Plans include better services for citizens, with real-time information about traffic and apps to check that buses and trains are on time. Other services promised include linking up the CCTV cameras across the city with its traffic management unit in order to identify traffic incidents faster.