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July 10, 2018
Recent news and events in the public transit space exhibit the power of advocacy in expanding access. With civic engagement an increasingly important component for transportation planners and smart city leaders, examples of municipalities answering the needs of their residents can be instructive in... read more
July 02, 2018
The world’s largest and fastest-growing free-floating carsharing service is coming to the Windy City. In bringing its pioneering mobility offering to Chicago, car2go will be the first and only free-floating carsharing service in Chicago, as of its July 25 launch. Chicagoans will have access to 400... read more
July 02, 2018
With the City Council’s official approval at its June 26 meeting, San Jose, California has confirmed agreements representing the largest small cell deployment in any U.S. city. Through separate agreements with Verizon, AT&T and Mobilitie, small cells will be installed on approximately 4,000... read more
June 27, 2018
A discussion with Kansas City’s Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) uncovered interesting insight into the city’s efforts to expand its globally-recognized and award-winning Smart City Program. Just weeks ago, on June 6, the City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Comprehensive Smart City... read more
June 21, 2018
Utilized correctly, technology can enable businesses and cities alike to become more efficient and effective entities. Invest in tech without support or a clear plan, however, and one could be left with an expensive boondoggle. As the world grows more connected and technology continues to reach new... read more
June 26, 2018
The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) has released its latest report identifying the cities with the worst and best connectivity. The NDIA rankings included all 186 U.S. cities with more than 50,000 households by the total percentage of each city’s household lacking fixed broadband... read more
June 25, 2018
In issuing its latest research, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) shared insights gained from assessing 60 smart city applications and 50 smart cities worldwide.
June 21, 2018
More than 250 of the nation’s mayors met for United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 86th Annual Meeting, held June 8-11 in Boston. Mayors discussed a wide variety of priorities that contribute to the overall health of America’s cities, and adopted 90 policy resolutions that guide the... read more
June 18, 2018
A new initiative led by the Georgia Institute of Technology, with support from 10 private and public entities across the state, the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge, announced the program’s first winning communities. The projects selected will tackle housing, shared autonomous vehicles, sea... read more
June 14, 2018
Technology has always been integral to the evolution of cities. As today’s cutting-edge solutions bring gains across the private sector, urban leaders must be sure to pay attention to the innovations technology sector.
June 15, 2018
The struggle is very real for cities when it comes to data, from deciding what’s needed, to making decisions on how to manage and protect it, according to Seattle, Washington’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO).
June 26, 2018
A telematics and smart city solutions provider, Geotab, Inc. launched its new website today. The global IoT and connected transportation firm said the site was developed to empower smart city organizations and municipalities. To that end, it grants public access to intelligent datasets which... read more
June 04, 2018
An association of global cybersecurity experts, government officials and planners, ISACA (isaca.org), has released results of a survey that identifies new security vulnerabilities posed by smart cities.
June 13, 2018
HERE Mobility, the mobility unit of HERE Technologies, today opened their Mobility Marketplace in London, merging London's transportation services onto one platform, with live schedule updates, pricing comparisons, and booking options.
June 11, 2018
Without reliable and efficient modes of transportation, cities could not exist. As urban populations continue to grow, cities and companies alike must work together to ensure that transit infrastructure evolves in tandem.
June 13, 2018
Drone use is becoming increasingly popular by state, county and local governments, with applications covering a broad range across the country. In its latest report, issued in May, the Bard College Center for the Study of the Drone reported an 82 percent increase of drones use by public safety... read more
June 07, 2018
Cadillac’s Super Cruise is coming to all of its models, according to news released during the Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) Annual Conference in Detroit. The world’s first true hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeway, Cadillac’s Super Cruise, will be available on all... read more
June 05, 2018
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) and Terbine have announced a partnership to offer a “first-of-its-kind” exchange for transportation and logistics Internet of Things (IoT) data, which will enable users to seamlessly share information from multiple sources and... read more
June 12, 2018
In its latest report, the Bard College Center for the Study of the Drone issued an updated database of public safety agencies with using drones. Among its findings, the report, issued May 28, 2018, estimated that at least 910 state and local police, sheriff, fire, and emergency services agencies in... read more
June 04, 2018
Michael R. Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action and co-chair of America’s Pledge, announced the $70 million American Cities Climate Challenge, a major new effort to expedite progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while growing local... read more
June 05, 2018
One of the nation’s first fully-planned communities, Coral Gables, Florida is making news by making good on its founders’ mission. When George Merrick created the south Florida city in 1925, he envisioned a city that would offer every amenity to its residents, while at the same time would become a... read more
June 04, 2018
From California to Texas, and Louisiana to Washington, D.C., temperatures and tensions are rising about the latest smart city transportation mode that is electric scooters. In just the past week, e-scooters have rolled their way onto the scene and into headlines in multiple cities.
June 01, 2018
Bestmile, the leading mobility services platform used to operate, manage, and optimize highly automated vehicle fleets, announced that it has joined mobility operating system (OS) maker Renovo's AWare Ecosystem.
May 30, 2018
For transit to become more sustainable, giants in the private sector will need to evolve and innovate. In this spirit, tire manufacturer Michelin announced two major ambitions for the future. By 2048, all of the company’s tires will be made from 80 percent sustainable material. Additionally, the... read more
May 29, 2018
The world is evolving and technological advancements are the major reasons that it is evolving fast. We could zero in on the many popular and somewhat disruptive innovations and how much impact they’ll have. But one of the most important technological advances of the present is blockchain... read more
June 01, 2018
Being on the cutting edge of innovative technology is something the City of Olathe, Kansas values, according to Public Works Director Mary Jaeger. In its ongoing efforts to get smart, the city recently announced it is working with Audi of America and Traffic Technology Services, Inc. (TTS) to... read more
May 25, 2018
Uber is shutting down its self-driving car tests in Arizona, where one of the cars was involved in a fatal crash with a pedestrian in March, the company said Wednesday.
May 23, 2018
Technology and services company Itron, Inc., announced that it has signed a contract with Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for a nationwide smart grid deployment. JPS, which serves more than 600,000 customers, will extend its existing Itron Gen 5 network to be able to support up to 670,000... read more
May 22, 2018
Movin' On, the World Summit on Sustainable Mobility, has announced its full programming, which includes more than 90 influencers in the transport industry and inventors shaping the mobility world, as well as government representatives and opinion leaders. These leaders will take the stage at the... read more
May 18, 2018
As cities look into implementing smart solutions, the Internet of Things (IoT) is an obvious asset. The ability to derive data from a network of sensors embedded into existing infrastructure is a tool that brings huge potential to communities of all sizes. From air quality to congestion to spending... read more
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