Venture Smarter is using proprietary tools to align and support stakeholders around available resources and addressable opportunity areas for Smart Cities. Here is our Daily Roundup of smart city related news.
More security gaps plague connected cars
There are numerous motivations for bad actors to compromise connected vehicle components. Research and Markets noted the connected car market will reach 37.7 million units by 2022, highlighting the need for security measures to be considered and accounted for at all levels.
SMART CITY FINANCING
'New funding models required' for smart cities
A study by Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights states that city governments should support or launch finance models such as fiscal incentives (including tax abatements), PPPs, and qualified infrastructure bonds specifically focused on smart city requirements.
Home Automation: The Rising Star Of Tech World
Smart Homes offer a wholesome experience for owners by automating segments such as lighting, audio/video, heating-ventilating-air conditioning (HVAC) and security. Home automation can make mundane tasks easy for residents while also heightening security.
Smart cities — Australia must regulate without killing innovation
Smart Cities need data. And where there is data, regulation follows. Governments need to step carefully–the wrong regulations, or too many of them, could hinder smart city growth. This should be a particular concern for Australia where data regulation currently has a high profile.
Unique Insights on Role of Internet of Things for Smart Cities
“If the entire population of our planet was moved to the Republic of South Africa, the population density would still be significantly lower than it is in Tokyo today.” The role smart cities will play in today’s rapid urbanization is absolutely critical.
The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus provides a place where Members of Congress can convene with stakeholders from all different backgrounds, including but not limited to: industry stakeholders, state and local governments, and local community leaders. Join me exploring ways we can bridge the technological divide between urban and rural American communities by expanding smart infrastructure nationwide.
Here is a list of 'Smart Cities' events that we will be watching, hosting, and/or participating in this February...
RSCI has announced speakers and forum leaders for the Smart Regions Congress event in Washington DC on February 15th. The interdisciplinary group of leaders will explore and discuss the challenges and successes that arise when building smart regions that put people first.
Smart cities and regions use technology as a tool to create better places to live, work, and visit. But efforts towards smart planning and development don't happen on their own, and they cannot take place in silos. Smart solutions require regional collaborations and interoperable solutions that improve people's lives, increase public service delivery, and alleviate strained municipal budgets.
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.