Israel has launched a national technological project to reduce and prevent noise hazards in cities.
Small detectors will be installed in cities and provide the authorities with real-time alerts on deviations from permitted noise levels, including the location of the noise sources.
The project will also make it possible to create noise maps that will show residents the average noise levels in certain areas of the city.
The statement noted that noise nuisances harm not only the quality of life but also physical and mental health, cognitive abilities, and work productivity, adding that hundreds of thousands of noise nuisance complaints are received in Israel every year, most of them in urban areas.
In the first phase, the project will cover the cities of Rishon Lezion, Kfar Saba, Petah Tikva, and Lod, all located in central Israel.