Knight Foundation to Invest Millions in Community AV Projects

The Knight Foundation is stepping directly into the smart cities and transportation arena with the award of more than $5 million to five cities.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is awarding $5.25 million to Detroit; Long Beach and San Jose, Calif.; Miami; and Pittsburgh. The funding is to be used by each city to develop pilot projects designed to engage residents around self-driving car technologies.

Details are still being worked out, but it's anticipated that the grant will be divided equally among all five cities, said Lilian Coral, director of National Strategy and Technology Innovation at the Knight Foundation.

“We envision projects driven by residents — where the design, planning and delivery, and execution of the project, moves beyond typical in-person ‘town-hall’ meetings or resident surveys,” Coral said.

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