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The small town of Hood River, Ore., has decided that it will participate in a new pilot project that will launch a plug-in electric car-share program, which is a relatively unusual thing for rural jurisdictions.
Las Vegas plans to expand a traffic analysis project across downtown to gather data related to drivers heading the wrong direction on one-way streets, among other findings.
Only 16 percent of Americans say they are likely to purchase an electric vehicle, according to the report. Most drivers cite concerns about the lack of charging stations as a prime reason they won't buy one.
Some 1,500 of the attendees at this year's Internet of Things World conference come from the public sector.
A new high-tech radar system called SkyVision, developed by Ohio's Department of Transportation and the Air Force Research Laboratory, will allow drones to fly beyond the visual line of sight.
Columbus, Ohio, wants to boldly change how cities integrate communities and transportation with Smart Mobility Hubs in what could be a new way forward for multimodal travel.
Advances in sensor technology and analytics can improve how cities use their parking spaces, which can reduce congestion, enhance air quality and boost revenue.
It’s essential that Congress find the right balance between promoting innovation and addressing legitimate safety issues.
When faced with large amounts of regional commuter traffic on neighborhood streets, traffic officials in Fremont, Calif. turned to Waze for help.
As cities grow smarter and more connected, what implications does that have for cybersecurity?
Jennifer James will oversee Smart City Council Readiness Programs in the United States, Australia, Europe and India.
In 2040, IHS Markit forecasts only 25% of global auto sales will be totally autonomous vehicles with no driver controls.
With officials reviewing state regulations regarding autonomous vehicles, the pressure is on to get them right.
The nation's capital has become a test bed for the next-generation bike-sharing program, in which riders can find a bike to rent using an app and have it powered by an electric motor.
Predictions for their widespread adoption and the impacts they will have vary wildly. It will be up to government to sort out the issues.
For the revolution to succeed, smart regulators and thoughtful entrepreneurs will need to work together.
To preserve their communities' economic and social well-being, leaders will need to manage an endless cycle of technological disruption.
Because the climate is changing, even fundamental infrastructure elements like airports and key economic sectors like air transportation may need to be redesigned and reengineered.
Thanks to computers, we can generate large volumes of data in support of any given future we wish to promote. Some of this guesswork is harmless, but some of it can lead us to questionable public policy choices.