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October 17, 2018

In a variation on the civic engagement theme, America’s 6th largest city is investing in employee involvement to tap encourage creative solutions to common challenges.

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September 10, 2018

Two transportation-related mobile apps are combining to make life safer and easier for Windy City drivers. The concept: enhanced navigation connectivity. The goal: reduce crashes and improve traffic flow.

dockless scooter rules

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September 06, 2018

Three California cities are serving as municipal mobility mentors when it comes to regulating dockless, electric scooters and e-bikes. On September 4, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved rules for scooters and bikes.

politics of crime fighting software
August 02, 2018

Call it machine learningArtificial Intelligence, or simply computational intelligence: countries are rushing to apply new technologies to combat crimes, but how they do so — and even what counts as crime — varies among them, and says much about their... read more

uber lime bike
July 12, 2018

As first reported by Bloomberg, then widely-reported across the business pages this week, Uber has announced it will invest in Lime to expand availability of electric scooters across the globe. Uber Technologies Inc.

Electric Scooters in smart cities shedding light on need for regulations
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.

May 03, 2018 | Richard Zak

As a member of the fire service, I know the pressure fire departments are under to do more in less time with fewer resources. So, it’s exciting to see how our partners are developing new solutions to help save first responders time and empower them in their life saving mission.

February 07, 2018 | Jackie Roberson

Autonomous cars could be the solution to so many road-related conundrums. Now that several driverless vehicle fleets have been deployed in cities around the world, there is plenty of data to show that robots are much better than people at piloting two-ton machines at high speeds.

January 29, 2018 | Anne Vernez Moudon and Mingyu Kang

Data on traffic collisions involving pedestrians are now routinely available, which, combined with detailed data on road and street networks, facilitate the estimation of models that explain the conditions and circumstances leading to collisions.

the future of telemedicine
January 22, 2018 | Darya Bertosh - Business Development Manager

Telemedicine (“medicine at a distance” from the Greek “tele” – far, far) was formed at the junction of several areas – medicine, telecommunications and information technology. This is a method of providing medical care services when distance is a critical factor.

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