Larry Page, Google’s CEO announced in recent days that they are planning to launch sidewalk labs which will improve the technology of developed cities. According to Page, “this will help in developing and incubating urban technologies to address issues like cost of living, efficient transportation, and energy usage”.

For New York City, these labs will run by Dan Doctoroff. He is the former CEO of Bloomberg LP and he will helped by the “Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding”.

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The running website is sidewalkinc.com, which is entitled to volte-face for how they design cities. The city’s population is estimated to be double by 2050. So it is obvious that public health, socioeconomic & environmental problems will also increase with this growing population. If at the same time these advance technologies can be used to intend area then it will be more proficient, pliant and approachable.

According to a press that report about Sidewalk Labs is that these Labs will work on making transportation more resourceful which will help to subordinate the cost of living. It will also reduce the energy usage and to help government manoeuvre more efficiently. It also reports that it will develop new products, partnerships and platform to increase development in these localities. Further press reports says that it will also improves ubiquitous sharing & connectivity, things of internet, supple building & infrastructure, energetic resource management. It thinks that these technologies can help with city life.

Larry Page said that Google invest relatively modest. Even he didn’t disclose the actual amount. But he compared this Sidewalk Labs to Google’s research lab, Google X and Calico. Calico is the Google-funded company that is researching health and aging.

In a statement, Doctoroff said: “We are at the beginning of a historic transformation in cities. At a time when the concerns about urban equity, costs, health and the environment are intensifying, unprecedented technological change is going to enable cities to be more efficient, responsive, flexible and resilient.”

Sachin SaxenaGoogle ProductsLarry Page, Google’s CEO announced in recent days that they are planning to launch sidewalk labs which will improve the technology of developed cities. According to Page, 'this will help in developing and incubating urban technologies to address issues like cost of living, efficient transportation, and energy usage”. For New...The tech Mag