Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/26

Venture Smarter supports stakeholders on both sides of the emerging marketplace with proprietary tools and resources to support the planning of smart cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities. Here is our final Daily Roundup for the week.

MOBILITY

Connected and autonomous vehicles: the transition period

Future cities will have much different transportation and mobility models than today. Cars of tomorrow will be intelligent, connected and autonomous. Yet, a great challenge will lie in the transition period when both CAVs and non-CAVs must coexist and share the same road space.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

Want a resilient city? Ask for microgrids with these 7 features

Microgrids may be essential to the success of two smart city goals: resiliency in the face of natural and man-made disturbances–and a gradual transition to the use of distributed (local) renewables. Pieces are coming together for piloted microgrids, due to these 7 features.

 

SMART REAL ESTATE

How Will Smart Cities Impact Real Estate?

Smart cities will have a cascade of effects on real estate in the future. Transforming the way our houses look and function, creating jobs and therefore attracting professionals, and freeing up budgets for real estate projects–there are many reasons that housing demand will increase.
 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Today’s number is about… smart cities

“Cities in Motion” is an annual report by IESE, a business college in northern Spain, which analyzes different aspects of 180 major cities in 80 countries to determine how smart they are. Topping the ranking is New York City, then followed by London and Paris.

 

INFINITI LAB ANNOUNCES NINE STARTUPS JOINING ITS SMART CITY-FOCUSED ACCELERATOR

Infiniti Lab, a month long IoT and smart city accelerator launched by Infiniti Motors, has announced the nine companies that will be joining the first cohort of its Toronto lab. Of the nine, company platform include a parking service, sensor technology, mapping, and AI.