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Greater Philadelphia Smart Controls — 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Building off of the DVRPC Regional Streetlight Procurement Program model, the Greater Philadelphia Smart Controls Project will develop and implement a regional effort that enables all municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania to effectively design, procure, and install wireless network controls.

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The Role of Utilities in Advancing Smart Cities

Explosive population growth along with economic competition, rapidly advancing technologies and environmental concerns are challenging cities across the country to become more efficient, adapt to new expectations and be better stewards of the planet. The electric utilities serving those communities are confronted with a changing marketplace they must adapt to while driving solutions at the same time.

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Union Point Site-Wide Integrated Controls for Operations and Utilities — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

This Union Point project seeks to pursue an integrated operational controls system for the development which will play a central role in achieving both smart city and sustainability goals as well as differentiating the development on a global level.

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Discover 25 smart and connected projects from around the country

The first 25 teams to submit their initial response for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge are receiving support from Venture Smarter to prepare presentations, match with teaming partners, and explore the opportunities and challenges presented by smart - or IoT enabled - infrastructure and development.

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The smart infrastructure that will save us from our dumb cities | WIRED UK

Together, innovative technologies have the power to shape the nature of our built environments. But how smart are they as standalone innovations? Arguably, not very. A truly smart city thrives on connectivity. Piecemeal solutions won't deliver city-wide intelligent networks, but if they're embedded into the existing urban infrastructure, it's a different story.

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IoT lighting is advantageous for the shifting retail landscape

Lighting manufacturers and technology firms are creating new use cases for a lighting system that addresses customer pain points. One area where retail is expressing interest is lighting-based indoor positioning systems, which provide the means to address these issues and help retailers in their goal of creating an omni-channel approach.

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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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Mobilizing data for the future of urban transport

Data is transforming the way we move around cities, from family car journeys to the daily commute. Gone are the days when traveling from A to B meant remembering your map and having to ask for directions at regular intervals.

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Up to $50 million up for grabs in smart infrastructure contest

Technology consulting company Venture Smarter is working with the Department of Homeland Security and a group of venture capital firms to find promising ideas that could ultimately receive billions of dollars in support.

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Venture Smarter Unveils $50M Project-Funding Prize for Smart City Innovators

Those applying to Venture Smarter‘s 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge now have an extra incentive to participate: a $50 million prize pot for project financing and funding, with up to $3 billion available “for the right projects,” which the group unveiled Thursday at the Smart Cincy Summit.

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USDOT Unveils Ambitious Multimodal Automation Initiative, Automated Vehicles 3.0

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao touted the benefits of automation highlighting the potential for AVs to reduce the 94 percent of traffic collisions caused by human error, increase efficient use of roadways, and expand access to transportation for the elderly and people with disabilities. “It’s an exciting time for the future of our nation’s transportation,” she said. “Autonomous technology – including automated cars, trucks, and drones – has the potential to revolutionize the way we travel, transport goods, and connect with one another.”

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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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AAA Finds Safety and Reliability of Autonomous Vehicle Technology Remain Top Concerns of Ohio Drivers

As the development and testing of autonomous vehicle technology continues to progress rapidly, drivers report that their greatest concerns about the introduction of autonomous vehicle technology are safety and reliability, a new consumer survey from AAA reveals.

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Bridging the American Infrastructure Gap - The 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Crumbling infrastructure and depleted government budgets are putting a strain on municipalities, states, and communities across the country. At the same time, advances in technology are creating new opportunities to solve our most pressing needs that can help to alleviate these stresses for agencies and communities.

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Smart City Market 2018 Global Size, Competitors Strategy, Regional Analysis, Industry Profits and Growth by Forecast to 2022

According to a recent study report published by the Market Research Future, the global market of Smart City is booming and expected to gain importance over the forecast period. The market is projected to demonstrate a spectacular growth by 2022, surpassing its previous growth records in terms of value with a striking CAGR during the anticipated period (2016 – 2022). 

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‘Smart’ Traffic Signals Coming to Port Orange, Fla.

The problem that frustrates many motorists who pack the east-to-west corridor stems from outdated technology. Conventional traffic lights — the standard in Volusia, everywhere in Flagler County and 90 percent of intersections throughout the country — operate based on signal timings that could have been set years ago and don't adapt to rush hour, economic growth along a roadway or traffic lulls. 

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Drive Ohio focuses on partnerships for Smart Mobility

Many public and private organizations across Ohio are engaged in the research, development and testing of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies. DriveOhio connects all of these entities together under one umbrella, creating a more comprehensive and collaborative environment that makes it easier for them to drive advancements in smart mobility. Here are just a few:

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