Re: I despair
"Why not use independent sensors that "see" what's really there?"
I guess you didn't get the memo - anything "connected" is cool. It doesn't matter if it actually works, what matters is the kudos and reflected glory the local officials get from having greenlit something similar idiots will consider cutting edge. Either than or they fell hook & line for some marketing BS by some company or uni spin off that had a product to flog.