The deployment of highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs) is expected to deliver substantial benefits: reduced traffic congestion, decreased emissions, lower-cost of mobility and safer travel. It is crucial for public officials to proactively plan for autonomous vehicles using a data-driven approach... read more
Four geographic corridors in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are set to undergo an urban redesign for resilience, courtesy of the winners of the Fourth Regional Plan Design Competition.
Meeting of 15 agencies is initial step in developing proposals No decisions have been made on funding or financing options President Donald Trump's administration will convene a meeting of at least 15 federal agencies Thursday as a first government-wide step toward crafting the president's $1... read more
Calling all those who have something to say about smart city development: The National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development is asking for public comment on its smart city model policy.
Shirley Gonzales made no secret of her views on transportation when she ran for the San Antonio City Council in 2013. She laid them out in her answer to a questionnaire: "pedestrians first, followed by cycling, public transportation and private automobiles, in that order."
The expectations over driverless cars are stratospherically high. For one, there's the fascination with the technology and the presumption of an easier commute: The self-driving car will take us to work while we surf the Internet, read files and review emails.
The new center, called Connected Cities for Smart Mobility toward Accessible and Resilient Transportation (C2SMART), aims to accelerate transportation opportunities arising from unprecedented recent advances in communication and smart technologies. In addition to research aimed at finding... read more
The smart city concept is not a new one.
Last summer, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the creation of the Build America Bureau. It was heralded as a one-stop shop to provide assistance to government entities in need of funding for transportation infrastructure projects.
Public safety and public services are key elements of a smart city. Whether a city is seeking smarter streetlights, more efficient waste removal, or gunshot detection, there are smart city products that stand out more than others.