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The smart city-focused startup accelerator, now in its fourth year, will have an “East” and “West” division this year, as well as a paid pilot program with a Florida city. The prize money will total $150,000.
Tech leaders from the public sector gathered for the virtual NVIDIA conference to discuss how automation and other technologies are being used to improve roadway safety and traffic efficiencies.
Snowplows in Syracuse, N.Y., have been equipped with fleet management technology from Samsara to improve snow removal operations and give residents a real-time picture of the city’s street conditions.
Houston, Texas, has started deploying digital kiosks throughout the city. In addition to offering wayfinding services and municipal resources to residents and visitors, they also serve as Internet connectivity hubs.
State transportation departments are increasingly using road-based sensor technology to alert drivers of closures, detect crashes and notify emergency responders, and curb fatal truck accidents.
With the help of video game software developer Unity, the Orlando Economic Partnership is creating an interactive 3D map of the entire Orlando, Fla., region to show to companies who may want to locate in the area.
Waze, a navigation app owned by Google, has partnered with Norfolk, Va., to pilot an app that will allow drivers to get real-time information about flooded roads. The alert system was set up Monday.
At a recent Urbanism Next panel discussion, city officials from Boston and Minneapolis discussed mobility hub pilot projects, underscoring how hub locations can also serve as crucial community gathering spots.
The Nebraska city will partner with Automotus to set up the smart loading zones, which will use video and other technologies to better manage the curbs serving on-demand deliveries, drop-offs and other parking needs.
The new infrastructure bill has transportation and transit agencies thinking about which projects to prioritize to advance cleaner and more efficient transportation systems for the next several decades.
The federal grants program that funded the Smart City Challenge is set to grow to $500 million under the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, vastly expanding transportation innovation opportunities.
A report finds that only 71% of residents in Joplin, Mo., have a broadband connection, a number well below the national average of 87%. Joplin knows it can't become a smart city with this kind of gap.
Multibillion-dollar economic development investments in the Memphis area have city and economic leaders reimagining the region’s next chapter as a place for urban tech innovation and smart technologies.
The Privacy Principles for Mobility Data include seven guiding ideas for the public and private sectors as micromobility options like bikes and scooters become more ubiquitous across U.S. cities.
Electrification, congestion pricing and how streets are used could all greatly influence the future of transportation in cities, say speakers at the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo.