That’s “smart” as in “smart technology.” The city has announced plans to roll out 125 “smart” streetlights that automatically dim when no one is underneath them, as well as launch a free public Wi-Fi network covering 50 blocks of its downtown area, reports the Verge. Why is Kansas City doing all this? Because it hopes to win a federal “smart city” contest that offers up $40 million as the grand prize. And that money could come in handy, since the city—where Google Fiber was first introduced—is also working on a $100 million project that will bring streetcars back to its neighborhoods.MG
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