Underpinning The Line, and key to the city delivering on its promises, is an aggressive use of technology. The city will have its own operating system, called Neos, which will bring together various data points to run services as efficiently as possible. IoT devices will be sprinkled liberally across the communities to smarten up buildings and save energy. AI systems will balance the electricity grid to make sure that no power is wasted. Data analytics will be used to monitor the condition of various assets across the city, each of which will be assigned a “health indicator” to predict maintenance requirements with over a month’s anticipation.
Neos will know where residents are at all times, and it will monitor their health; the OS will react if someone falls down and stays on the ground for too long, sending in drones to take video footage while re-routing a proper vehicle if necessary to bring medical attention.
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