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State and local governments are accelerating technology modernization, and embracing cloud as a vital part of those efforts. In this Q&A, Celeste O’Dea, Oracle senior managing director of strategic programs for government and education, and William Sanders, Oracle director of strategic programs for government and education, discuss the ways in which a cloud platform can provide a solid foundation for enterprise adoption.
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Zoox, the maker of a bidirectional autonomous taxi backed by the Internet retailer Amazon, unveiled the latest iteration of its driverless taxi earlier this week in Foster City, Calif.
The leading industry advocate for automakers selling vehicles in the United States called Tuesday for policymakers to help the industry capitalize on what they frame as a pivotal moment in technological history.
Highways and bus routes. Weather and car crashes. Counties and cities. What happens when all that data comes together in one place? A look inside a major transportation initiative shaping up in Columbus, Ohio.
An updated air-quality monitoring app covering large swaths of Southern California is combining data streams from both government and crowd-sourced sensors to give readings at the neighborhood level.
A new report by the Urban Institute urges an additional $17 billion in annual federal spending for transit nationwide, which could bring many bus systems up to a level currently seen in major cities like Chicago.
Artificial intelligence, a term for technologies that make gadgets and software smart, is expected to become a bigger part of lives thanks to advances in computing power, data storage and high-speed networks such as 5G.
A modular building and a recharging station that is located in Springfield, Ohio, will boost progress toward viable electric flying cars — and a new industry soon to be built around those vehicles.
For the first time in state history, a hybrid-electric plane has taken flight between Maui's Kahului Airport to Hana and back on a single charge. The Nov. 22 flight was conducted by Los Angeles-based Ampaire Inc.
The novel charging technology allows power to be drawn from vehicles for use within the North Boulder Recreation Center during the day when demand is highest, and charges vehicles overnight.
As of Nov. 16, the Greenville Police Department had received 587 alerts from the license plate scanning system, resulting in 11 warrants, and found 52 stolen vehicles based on those alerts.
Ticketing and trip-planning across some half dozen transit providers in San Joaquin County, Calif., has been brought under one app, allowing for an easy jump for riders moving from one system to another.
As Ford Motor Co. enters the early stages of its transition to electric vehicles, it faces a decision that could shape the success of its electric-vehicle strategy: whether to make the battery cells that power EVs.
A study conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University earlier this year found that cybersecurity protocols and general concern about cyberthreats were inadequate across many agencies.
Among the recommendations contained in a 295-page Transit Development Plan given to the Eau Claire City Council is the idea of using a smartphone app and smaller vehicles to replace a bus serving the north side.
Marin County Search and Rescue have been using e-bikes for the past year to extend the range and speed of rescue missions. The first pair of donated bikes were introduced in 2019 and the fleet has since been expanded.
IndyGo announces plans to improve the city's busiest bus stops in downtown bus stops. The upgrades will include ticketing machines, real-time information screens, and security cameras.
The Yakima Air Terminal and others have been chosen as a beta test sites for the aircraft, according to the state’s Department of Transportation. The announcement comes after two years of study with industry stakeholders.
The agency will use a $5.7 million grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to buy seven of the 15 electric buses it plans to use for the Bus Rapid Transit system between Oakland and Downtown Pittsburgh.
Public sector transit agencies are expected to continue their transition away from fossil fuel burning fleets, expanding the use of electric buses, despite setbacks by the COVID-19 crisis.
During 2018, the Montana Highway Patrol started using drones and photogrammetry software to examine crash scenes. Officers say the tech has dramatically increased efficiency, safety and accuracy.