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DARPA Announces Next Phase of Electronics Resurgence Initiative

Expanded program portfolio seeks to increase access to DoD-specific electronics manufacturing capabilities, enhance hardware security, and ensure ERI investments translate to DoD applications

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Rise of the Robots: A discussion overview from the Ohio Conference on Freight

The panel session on autonomous transportation systems at the Ohio Conference on Freight - aptly labeled "Rise of the Robots" - considered current and expected impacts of technology on “human” employment and future workforce needs.

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Demystifying Hyperloop: A topic recap from the Ohio Conference on Freight

This past week Venture Smarter was joined by representatives from Drive Ohio, the University of Cincinnati (UC), the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) for the Ohio Conference on Freight hosted by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI).

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ODOT seeking technology partners for AV Shuttle Service

Smart Columbus has partnered with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and DriveOhio to seek proposals from technology partners to deploy, operate, and maintain an automated vehicle (AV) shuttle service under a one-year agreement with ODOT.

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Opportunities to Improve Public Safety — Venture Smarter

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.

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Mandatory Energy Benchmarking Ordinances: What You Need to Know

Driven by an understanding of the environmental consequences and the opportunity for significant cost savings, a growing number of regional government and advocacy groups have launched initiatives to encourage and enforce mandatory energy benchmarking ordinances.

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Where Physical and Digital Meet: Smart City Works Infrastructure Week

The road to rebuilding America’s Infrastructure is long and winding, and despite promises from the current President, the US Congress and Senate, the World Economic Forum ranks the United States 10th internationally in terms of quality of overall infrastructure.

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Sky high transportation: Gondola project proposed in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced that is has received an unsolicited proposal to build an aerial tram — also known as a gondola — between Union Station and Dodger Stadium, home of MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Pentagon preps $8 billion cloud contract that’s not JEDI

The Department of Defense’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud acquisition has captivated the federal IT contracting community of late. Meanwhile, another multibillion-dollar Pentagon cloud contract has sneaked in under the radar. The DOD wants to bring its enterprise communication, collaboration and productivity applications into the 21st century with a proposed cloud acquisition worth up to $8 billion.

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Miami-Dade County seeks private partner for transit expansion

Numerous rounds of inconclusive heated discussions about how to expand Miami-Dade County's troubled Metrorail system has led leaders to instead seek proposals from private partners, according to the Miami Herald

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Penny Thurnau of Powernet Recognized as One of CRN's 2018 Women of the Channel

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

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Putting the ‘smart’ in smart city: Getting data management right to build the city of the future

Improving the connectivity within British cities is not just an abstract pursuit driven by an obligation to follow a larger trend of digitization. Building smarter cities has tangible benefits for residents and businesses alike. By integrating data from organisations across the private, public and non-profit sectors, we can collectively build solutions that improve the reality of living the city life; from optimizing public transport routes to creating incentives for people to recycle by tracking citizens’ litter habits.

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G7 enters into a joint venture with GLP and NIO Capital to develop autonomous trucks

Built on G7’s massive real-time data and fleet management capabilities, GLP’s open logistics ecosystem and NIO Capital’s extensive automotive industry partnership, the JV aims to create the next generation of smart vehicles for logistics and transportation through cross-industry collaboration. The JV’s immediate objectives are to develop industry-leading, autonomous driven electric heavy-duty trucks that are highly efficient, safe and easy to manage and to build innovation in ‘asset-as-a-service’ for the logistics and transportation industry via artificial intelligence.

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OHIO SENATE BILL MANDATES ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR ALL WATER SYSTEMS

Did you know the state of Ohio has enacted new legislation mandating each water system that serves the public be required to have an asset management plan in place by October 1, 2018? Is your community ready for this?The plan will require all water systems to demonstrate the managerial, technical, and financial capability to operate a water system.

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Ohio and OSU Invest in $45 Million SMART Center

The state of Ohio and The Ohio State University are investing $45 million to build the first phase of the Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center, located at the Transportation Research Center. This one-of-a-kind facility will be used to test autonomous and connected vehicles in real-world environments. 

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How Technology is Streamlining the Pre-Construction Process

Contractors used to have to swim through a sea of paperwork to perform any number of preconstruction tasks, including quantity takeoffs, collecting bids from subcontractors, checking vendor qualifications, communicating with the owner, and clarifying design issues with the architect and engineer.

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Waymo CEO On Uber Crash: Our Self-Driving Car Would Have Avoided Pedestrian

Just what went wrong with a self-driving Uber car that failed to avoid fatally hitting a pedestrian crossing a dark Tempe, Arizona, street isn’t yet known. But the head of Waymo is confident of this: His autonomous vehicles would have stopped in time.

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A Smart Mobility Incubator ‘On Steroids’

The City of Marysville will donate land inside the Innovation Park to create an Automotive and Mobility Innovation Center. The center would serve as a business incubator as well as educational and testing facility for the smart mobility industry. Officials said are two possible sites for the center within the Innovation Park — one on Industrial Parkway and the other on U.S. 33.

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Report: Smart surfaces save cities billions through increased resilience

Applying smart surface techniques throughout a city could even the playing field and create greater equity while greatly improving health and quality of life for low-income residents.Smart surfaces can have an effect on surrounding areas and not just the city that integrates them, the report says. Reducing urban heat and smog does not just happen within a city's borders, so entire regions could benefit from a city investing in smart surfaces.

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Quanergy and Cisco collaborating on lidar-based ITS for smart city projects

Quanergy, a leading provider of solid state lidar sensors and smart sensing systems, is collaborating with Cisco to create IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for smart transportation.

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