This report from 2016 is worth a read if you are interested in the intersection of smart and connected technologies and global development. It was shared with me again today and I thought it was worth posting. - Zack Huhn, Venture Smarter
This report explores the current use and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in tackling global development challenges, highlighting a number of specific instances where IoT interventions are helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. It presents summary conclusions on what is required for the IoT to reach billions of people living in the developing world, and also to accelerate income growth and social development as a result.
Cities, regional councils of government and government agencies can now compete in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, announced Thursday at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC. Technology and strategy firm Venture Smarter hosted the event, part of its Regional Smart Cities Initiative.
NEW CAUCUS ALERT — The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus is set to launch in early March, with Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) taking the lead, per a release from smart cities firm Venture Smarter, which hosted policy makers in Washington on Thursday.
What makes Hudson Yards a neighborhood to watch is that it’s a testing bed for future smart cities. The 18-million-square-foot site will run on a microgrid powered by one cogeneration plant and its own system of sensors to monitor its air, temperature, traffic, pedestrian flow and environment.
An agreement has been signed meaning Auto-ISAC can access cyber-information when a threat is detected, enabling them to protect connected vehicles…
But in the 21st century, infrastructure is more than concrete and metal. Equally important is the digital infrastructure that underlies America’s economy and governments. In an era when goods, services and ideas are increasingly transported via the internet, the strands of fiber, routers, servers and seemingly endless lines of code that compose our digital highways and hubs are quickly becoming the backbone of U.S. infrastructure -- and it too is crumbling.
Today, the Missouri Hyperloop Coalition announced an agreement between Virgin Hyperloop One, the University of Missouri System, and the global engineering firm Black & Veatch to move forward with an in-depth feasibility study for an ultra high-speed hyperloop route along the I-70 corridor between St. Louis and Kansas City.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WVNY/WFFF) – High speed internet access will be available for all of New York State in less than a year.
With help from the Smart Cities Council, the island will soon develop a roadmap that includes emerging technologies like street-level sensors and connected vehicles.
Smart Columbus is looking to build a web-based information system that will collect and share data, allowing vehicles, roads and streetlights to communicate.
Three finalists have been announced for the NYCx Governors Island Connectivity Challenge, focused on boosting high-speed, low-cost wireless service in 2018.