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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.
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.