Let's Talk Smart Cities - Daily Roundup - 5/4
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How Will The Internet Of Things Change Government And Democracy?
Increase in Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) related devices have given governments access to massive amounts of data. The amount of information yielded by political leaders offers an important question: What role will the government and democracy play?
The Internet of Things Needs a Code of Ethics
Once again, technology has outpaced policy and regulation with the dawn of IoT. Computer infrastructure expert Francine Berman discusses the implications of smart technology and the need for a code of ethics and regulation.
Six ways that IoT is reshaping today’s insurance proposition
Despite technology significantly changing the insurance industry in recent decades, the basic structure of insurance has been constant. This, however, is about to change. From sophisticated insurance offerings to real-time risk-based billing, smart technology is reshaping insurance conventions.
New high-tech transit kiosk in Miami offers directions, free WiFi — and selfies
A pair of interactive smart kiosks–under the brand name Connector305–were recently installed at a transit station in Miami-Dade, Florida. These kiosks are an example of the benefits of smart technology as they offer free Wi-Fi, personalized bus routes, wayfinding, and phone charging.
MOBILITYnuTonomy teams with Groupe PSA to test autonomous cars in Singapore
nuTonomy, a developer of software for self-driving cars, will be testing full autonomous vehicles in Singapore after recently signing a deal with the French automobile Groupe PSA. This will greatly expand the nuTonomy fleet, which is scheduled to launch in September 2017.
Venture Smarter has been instrumental in guiding strategic efforts for government agencies, research institutions, and enterprise partners by adding a 'filter' or 'lens' to add smart and connected considerations to ongoing and emerging efforts.
Venture Smarter is leading P2874, which will aggregate existing and emerging protocols to streaming smart city planning efforts with a focus on interoperability and resilience. Venture Smarter and IEEE Smart Cities are collaborating with hundreds of industry partners, municipal agencies, and technology experts from groups including IoT Impact Labs, Smart Cities Council, and more.
We are two weeks away from the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase at BB&T Arena just minutes outside of Cincinnati, OH. On Wednesday, October 25th government, industry, academic, and community leaders will join forces at the largest smart cities leadership gathering in the Midwest.
Venture Smarter announced today a collaboration with industry leaders across sectors to launch the CMR Index to help map smart city success stories and opportunity areas focused on three core themes: connectivity, mobility, and resilience. Expected to launch in early 2018, the CMR Index will score and compare spaces and places, and is set to include support resources and guides for low scoring cities, states, and regions.
The impact the government has on its constituents from leveraging big data and actionable analytics should only get more desirable as more information, people places, and things are connected. (VARTECH Solution Session "Government: Opportunities in Smart Cities and IoT")
Rhonda Binda is VP Policy for Venture Smarter and is now the Director of their Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. She has a distinguished history of public service, as Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Intergovernmental Affairs Division, and in the West Wing of the White House, under two administrations respectively. In between her government tours she practiced technology law with Alston & Bird.
The OPEN Government Data Act will require a government-wide policy for all federal agencies to publish their information online, using non-proprietary, machine-readable data formats.
Ann Arbor, MI - The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. This is the latest guidance for automated driving systems to industry and States.