When police overuse DNA databases and facial recognition, they violate rights, often disproportionately. Policy should limit use of DNA databases and facial recognition to cases involving significant danger to society.
The federal government has turned to a startup to expand on its work during the pandemic by implementing a national testing program meant to find COVID-19 outbreaks before in-person testing can reveal them.
The Utah Department of Transportation is partnering with Blyncsy to provide dashcam imagery showing road conditions in and around Salt Lake City. The cameras will be mounted on ride-share vehicles, among others.
NASA has asked industry leaders to send ideas for lunar rovers and for a new lunar terrain vehicle, which is working to get astronauts back on the moon. Companies expect a request for proposals to come later this year.
Springfield, Ill., police are looking to install about 80 of the cameras, which cost $2,500 per year, throughout the city to hopefully have “a positive impact on reduction of crime,” police officials have said.
When cars can operate themselves, the central question will be whether accidents are the manufacturer’s responsibility or whether the fault would lie with the driver and be covered by personal auto insurance.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the organization responsible for public transportation in New York City, will buy 60 electric buses this year. The move will give MTA 85 total electric buses by the end of 2021.
An investigation revealed that more than 40 law enforcement agencies in Minnesota used facial recognition tech from Clearview AI. Experts have raised questions about the legality and reliability of this tech.
Transit agencies in Maryland and Massachusetts have turned to renewable energy microgrid projects to better manage the needs of their bus fleets. The move will also help meet aggressive sustainability goals.
A legislative proposal sponsored by Rep. Grayson Lookner, D-Portland, would allow for the use of the digital technology in the investigation of only the most serious crimes, including rape and murder.
Drones have captured images of bridges, mansions, lighthouses and other historic structures across Wisconsin and the Midwest in recent years, gathering data before the sites are razed and gone.
The Virginia Smart Community Testbed in Stafford County will test emerging technologies in real-world settings. The project is a partnership between the county and the Center for Innovative Technology.
In an effort to increase transparency about emerging tech in police work, a new Minnesota law requires law enforcement agencies to submit annual reports about how they utilize and how much they spend on drones.
The plan is to use smart city infrastructure to offer ubiquitous connectivity — physical and wireless — between homes, businesses, educational institutions, public safety, community services and modern vehicles.
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is experimenting with autonomous technology from ThorDrive in its vehicles carrying luggage between the terminal and aircraft.
Drones, robots and self-driving cars were all buzzing through downtown Westminster, Md., on Thursday for the ribbon-cutting of the first phase of MAGIC's autonomous corridor project in the region.
This week, local leaders approved an ordinance that would limit where communications companies could place the increasingly popular antennas.
An ACLU test of Amazon’s Rekognition platform led to 28 lawmakers being mismatched to police mugshots.
A Johnson C. Smith University project will give individuals a view into the destruction of historical Black neighborhoods of Charlotte, N.C., through virtual reality tech. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.
Physically distanced from many of the supports and connections that define childhood and school in a year of unprecedented stressors, “the kids are not OK,” as Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said in February.
New Orleans recently collected smart city proposals to achieve broadband equity in the city. However, it’s unclear how the city will ensure data privacy as it unfolds the broad urban tech initiative.