Sidewalk Labs Debuts a New Transportation Data Tool

Plus, Texas hires Deloitte to manage digital services, AI assistant project, Salt Lake City, New York City take on wireless tech research and more.

by / May 1, 2018

TOP NEWS

Sidewalk Labs Debuts a New Transportation Data Tool The new product, which will make its U.S. debut in Kansas City and Chicago, aims to pull a lot of very specific data from smartphone locations that might otherwise be pretty hard to work with. How do they do it? By doing a lot of very educated guessing.


Texas Hires Deloitte to Manage Digital Services, AI Assistant Project The state has chosen the consulting and technology giant to help it deliver digital services, including developing an AI assistant to help citizens use Texas.gov.

Salt Lake City, New York City Take on Wireless Tech Research The cities are the first to receive money from the National Science Foundation aimed at promoting wireless communications tech to enable next-generation tools like IoT, self-driving vehicles virtual reality and more.

ShotSpotter Loses a Customer because of Inaccuracy Concerns Fall River, Mass., is severing ties with ShotSpotter when the gunshot-detection system registered accuracy rates far below what the company reports is typical.

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

Which States are Fighting for Net Neutrality? The FCC's decision to end net neutrality has officially gone into effect, but several states have moved to come up with workarounds either pushing or requiring Internet service providers to stick to the old rules anyway. Here's which states are doing it.

WATCHLIST

GovTech company on our radar this week:

PolicyInsights: A very early-stage venture aimed at promoting evidence- and data-based policymaking in government.
 
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Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.