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A three-month pilot project to test small, electric autonomous shuttles in North Carolina launched at the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills. The project will inform other driverless initiatives in the state.

Sonoma County, Calif., is implementing artificial intelligence technology to help emergency management workers detect wildfires before they spread out of control. Could this be the blueprint for other at-risk counties?
The City Council in Cheyenne authorized the creation of a group to bring technology experts into the government’s decision-making process to promote a technology-driven environment for businesses.
Local governments found themselves with pressing needs during the pandemic, and pilot programs testing automated shuttles stepped up to help — for example, by delivering COVID-19 tests and meals.
AI-powered software is helping match jobseekers to positions and evaluate candidates, but the proprietary nature of these algorithms makes it challenging to assess whether they’re treating all applicants fairly.
The next generation of quantum technology is emerging from research labs and into commercialization, with the Denver and Boulder area attracting early leaders in the space such as Honeywell Quantum Solutions.
On the second day of the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, private- and public-sector tech officials discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic shifted smart city efforts and initiatives and positioned them for the future.
Deuce Drone, an unmanned aerial delivery startup, has plans to begin making deliveries for local retailers in the Legacy Village shopping center. The drone technology relies on coded mats to pinpoint landing zones.
Even unintentional racial bias can have long-lasting impact, particularly when making decisions about kids in the foster care system. Training via virtual reality can help eliminate those biases in the field.
The installation of so-called electronic noses is part of the city’s plan to require more than 330 industrial facilities inside its boundaries to submit odor control plans that identify sources and mitigation measures.
Republican politicians and privacy advocates are bristling over so-called vaccination passports, with some states moving to restrict their use. Critics say they create different classes of citizens.
Starting July 1, a statewide ban on facial recognition technology will go into effect as part of House Bill 2031. Law enforcement agencies will need legislative approval prior to using the controversial technology.
Travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are now able to order food from vendors using their phones or laptops. Their orders are supposed to be delivered by rolling droid within 15 to 30 minutes.
One is a giant, publicly-traded company. The other is a two-year-old startup. Together, they're putting out a solution that seeks to help local government speed up bus systems by keeping dedicated lanes clear.
More than 60 law enforcement agencies in North Carolina have been named in a report centered on the use of a controversial facial recognition tool that relies on facial images scraped from social media profiles.
Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said the unmanned aircraft system will be useful when it comes to searching for missing children, hunters and elderly people and other law enforcement activities.
Scooter companies like Lime and Bird are introducing new products to the micromobility landscape in a number of cities. Meanwhile, New York City is introducing its first scooter pilot project.
The legislation from Sen. Pat Spearman, D-North Las Vegas, would charge the task force with attracting businesses to the state and identifying regulatory barriers in areas like blockchain technology, robotics and artificial intelligence.
VIA Metropolitan, the transit operator in San Antonio, Texas, has partnered with Spain-based startup NaviLens to pilot a wayfinding smartphone application for blind or low-vision transit riders.
Though the idea of vaccine passports has attracted criticism, the state of New York has taken the plunge as the first state in the U.S. to create one, saying it will help facilitate economic activity. Here's how it works.