Venture Smarter is working with city and business leaders to bring smart city solutions to everyone. Here is our Daily Roundup for Smart City news.
World's first robocop starts work in Dubai
The world has witnessed the launch of the first operational ‘Robocop’ in Dubai today, which will be patrolling streets beginning tomorrow. This is a significant milestone in smart technology and a step forward for Dubai, a city aiming to be a global leader in smart cities.
Internet of Things World 2017 Recap – 8 Takeaways
Leaders in the world of Internet of Things (IoT) discussed the current and future state of IoT and how it may impact smart cities. From customer value concentration to edge/fog computing, the Internet of Things World 2017 conference inspired 8 important takeaways.
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India launches 3 GSAT satellites in 18 months to boost internet speeds
The Indian Space Research Station (ISRO), at a new age of high-speed internet in India, will be launching three communications satellites in the next 18 months. These satellites will be driving the future of smart cities through faster and smoother internet connectivity at cheaper rates.
Smart cities market: Three factors to think about before going to town
Smart city initiatives look promising for all members involved including governments, IT service providers, and residents. However, companies have three factors to consider before investing in smart cities: Multiple stakeholders, Overarching objectives, and Sustainability.
Citizens and Smart Cities
Many people have heard something about ‘smart’ cities, but perhaps are not entirely sure what a Smart City means? The University of Stirling is shifting perspectives and using “cutting-edge” research to view smart cities from the lens of citizens.
USDA is awarding 72 grants totaling $23.6 million through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. This program invests in equipment that uses broadband to help rural communities connect to educational and health care services. These vital services are part of the foundation of a high quality of life and enable communities to overcome the effects of remoteness and low population density by connecting them to the rest of the world through high-speed internet.
Public Safety is an important facet of smart planning. Today, we have the capability to create and adapt technology in a way that can not only provide us with tools for a safer response to emergency situations but also provide us with tools for smarter preparation.
It is exciting to hear Secretary Elaine Chao open the Detroit Auto Show by discussing how America can lead in technology and innovation by safely deploying Connected and Autonomous vehicles...
The Federal Government is beginning the process to develop policies on the evolution of autonomous transportation beyond self-driving cars to autonomous trucks, buses and additional ground-based vehicles.
This month the Venture Smarter community passed the 20,000 users benchmark, and the beta portal captured great insights on the state of smart cities happenings. But more importantly, it's 2018 and we are continuing our mission to democratize smart city planning, providing even small and medium sized communities the tools for smart city success stories that reach beyond big city limits.
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño, Jr. today announced members of the NYCx Technology Leadership Advisory Council, a diverse group of technology and community leaders who will increase engagement and visibility of the NYCx program to the broader tech community.
Smart planning helps to alleviate otherwise strained municipal budgets by helping governments cut costs, generate new revenues, and create better experiences for residents and guests. Cost savings and revenue generation is enabled by optimizing or altogether replacing outdated systems and infrastructure.
As we talk about Smart Regions and connected infrastructure, it is imperative that we focus on connecting people to technology and access beyond our urban and suburban cores, but in our agricultural areas as well where more than 46 million Americans call home. This USDA task force is focused on just that.
At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, attendees will join leaders from top Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Councils of Government, elected and public officials, and industry experts from around the nation as we explore the opportunities and challenges presented by building smart cities and regions that use advanced technologies and the Internet of Things to optimize or altogether replace outdated systems and infrastructure.
Rhonda Binda, will be participating as a panelist at the Potomac Coalition Retreat. A big part of the discussion centers around Wealth Building for Urban Americans. Among other officials and experts, Rhonda will focus on Housing and Tax Policies.