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February 20, 2018
NVIDIA and AI developer AnyVision are partnering to provide CCTV cameras with automatic facial recognition for "smart city" deployment. NVIDIA Metropolis is a scalable system which can can detect, track, and identify individuals within a large crowd with 99 percent accuracy, AnyVision says, and has... read more
February 20, 2018
Nokia wants to give its carrier customers new ways to monetize their existing network infrastructure. The company's new portfolio of smart city solutions is about selling software and services that make mobile infrastructure more valuable to municipalities and thereby opening up new revenue... read more
February 19, 2018
When the public sector needs cutting-edge solutions, leaders in the private sector often have answers. A recent partnership in British Columbia exemplifies this dynamic. The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) joined forces to host... read more
February 16, 2018
The legislative branch is opening its doors to help those driving the smart city movement. Ryan Johnston Editorial Intern ... (Getty Images) On Thursday, two state legislators announced the Congressional Caucus on Smart Cities, which will explore solutions to bridge the technological divide between... read more
February 14, 2018
Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser established the Interagency AV Working Group this week to explore an autonomous vehicle (AV) program, make sure that AVs would benefit the public and prepare the district for AV technology. The administration, in cooperation with the city's Southwest Business... read more
February 13, 2018
The Smart Cities Council recently appointed Jennifer James as the new global director of its 
February 12, 2018
After months of speculation, the White House has released President Donald Trump’s official infrastructure plan. According the President, the bill would, if approved, generate $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure investments over the next ten years.
February 09, 2018
In cities across the country, street rights-of-way and curbs are getting a makeover as smart parking meters, electric vehicle charging ports and even bike-shares jockey for space. Which is why curbs and right-of-way areas - and how to accommodate the new needs landing in these spaces - will be the... read more
February 09, 2018
The City of Newport News, Virginia, recently hosted a Smart Cities Readiness Workshop to create a strategy to develop smart infrastructure to benefit the region.
February 09, 2018
Columbus, Ohio, is procuring the operating system that will collect, analyze and share data for its multiple smart city efforts. The Smart Columbus Operating System is seen as a vital part of achieving what the city promised when it won the Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge in... read more
February 07, 2018
Among the many possible uses of blockchain, techno-enthusiasts have long thought of property record tracking as a prime example of how government could use the technology. Now, a company is working with a Vermont city to test the concept. Since blockchain is still very much an emerging technology,... read more
February 05, 2018
After three years of deciding what a city-owned fiber-optic Internet network would look like, San Francisco's new Mayor, Mark Farrell, is spearheading the $2B project that planning is set to start for this week.
January 31, 2018
The ride-sharing service Uber is going to do some data-sharing with Cincinnati area public transit agencies and other local authorities in a partnership announced Tuesday. The San Francisco-based global company said it will partner with city and regional governments and organizations as well as... read more
January 31, 2018
With its international reach and scope, the Smart City Expo World Congress is one of the largest and most influential forums to discuss issues relating to urban innovation and governance. As befitting a platform of such influence, speakers at the conference represent the cutting edge of thought... read more
January 30, 2018
A new online portal aims to ease the innovative process and empower collaboration by creating a place for government to share projects and best practices in a format adapted for use by all. The government Digital Transformation Exchange (DTE), an online platform powered by ProudCity, went live on... read more
January 30, 2018
After Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico last September, the U.S. territory is partnering with the Smart Cities Council to rebuild a modern infrastructure.  The council, which provides resources for cities to develop emerging technologies, announced the partnership with Puerto Rico on Monday for... read more
January 26, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri is entering the second phase of its smart city program with greater appreciation for sensor-generated data and its ability to finetune algorithms to predict future behavior. The city deployed more than 325 public access Wi-Fi points and 128 smart streetlights across its 54-... read more
January 26, 2018
DemandTrans has offices in Illinois and California in the USA and has been instrumental in delivering advanced technology and software applications to solve challenging problems in the transit industry. From operations management, resource scheduling, predictive modeling, transportation... read more
January 25, 2018
As it builds a downtown fiber network, Cincinnati is laying the foundation for improved traffic management and other smart city initiatives, as well as offering the kind of communications infrastructure necessary to further grow the region's economic development efforts.
January 22, 2018
A document obtained on Monday has offered a glimpse at the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan.
January 19, 2018
Smart Cities are here. From the federal level on down, public sector leaders are, at least, aware of the Smart Cities movement and the potential that it brings. Many cities have taken the first steps toward realizing said potential, whether through the implementation smart lighting or metering –... read more
January 16, 2018
In 2016, Panasonic partnered with Denver, Colorado to build the world's second smart city. It's expected to be a decade-long project, but recent steps to apply tech to the city's road systems demonstrate that progress is being made.
January 15, 2017
After a three-decade career in government, New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications Commissioner Anne Roest is retiring. Taking her place is Samir Saini, who has been Atlanta's chief information officer for three years. The city swore in a new mayor at the beginning... read more
January 15, 2018
The smart city sector is one of the hot topics at CES 2018, with nearly every major technology provider looking to jump into the connected ecosystem. Likewise, major metropolitan areas across the country are eager to implement technology that could bring urban living into the digital age.
January 11, 2018
With an array of recent technological and economic developments, Sacramento has firmly positioned itself as a Smart City. To explore how the city's officials managed to put California's capital on the path toward innovation, Meeting of the Minds will be hositng a webinar presented by two of... read more
January 10, 2018
Ford and Silicon Valley-based Autonomic will work together to build a new open platform upon which cities can build out infrastructure communications, including connected traffic lights and parking spots, called the "Transportation Mobility Cloud." Ford CEO Jim Hackett announced the news on Monday... read more
January 09, 2018
Siemens, along with Brandmotion and Commsignia, is working with the City of Las Vegas to provide a turnkey vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) solution. Siemens said the solution will be deployed along Casino Center Boulevard between Bonneville and Clark avenues, which will... read more
January 09, 2018
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is teaming up with the popular navigation app Waze on a new initiative designed to make the nation's roads safer, the agency announced Monday. The DOT is launching two pilot projects that are aimed at integrating traditional crash data with crowd-sourced... read more
January 08, 2018
The state government's customers can now use its joint purchasing program to build Internet of Things platforms that support technologies for air quality monitoring, traffic management and public safety. Illinois state officials announced Thursday they have named vendors in a master smart street... read more
January 08, 2018
To recognize the considerable efforts that cities in the U.S. have made toward improving services and citizens wellbeing, IDC Government Insights has created the Smart City North America Awards (SCNAA). The idea behind these accolades is to both recognize the best projects that municipalities have... read more
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