Smartphone Tracking Technology

Funded and completed before pandemic…

An example of how smartphone tracking technology has already been trialled to track ‘pedestrian and vehicle movement’ back in 2018/2019. This is most likely utilising the Bluetooth and wifi scanning that operates in the background on a conventional phone and cannot be disabled even when you think you are turning those antennas off.

Ditch the phone or get at least get a de-googled phone that disables and removes the Bluetooth and wifi scanning functionality.

Liverpool City Council

Liverpool, New South Wales

Project stage



Start date: 17 March 2018
End date: 29 March 2019

Project value

Australian Government funding:

Project summary

This project will use smart phone detection technology for real-time measurement of pedestrian and car movements. This real time data will benefit the community by enabling the council to make informed decisions about transport and urban planning, accommodating population growth impacts on mobility.

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