Google wants to build its own futuristic, smart city

Sidewalk Labs, a division run under Google’s parent company Alphabet, is looking to buy large swaths of land in different cities to create its own high-tech, futuristic municipalities, the Wall Street Journal reported. The aim is to transform parts of economically struggling cities into a proving ground for cities of the future.
Google’s “Smart City” would provide an area to test everything from self-driving cars to a more efficient way to deliver water and electricity.