Posts tagged Boston
Prioritizing integrated research to build smart cities and regions — Smart Regions

There are not yet hundreds and thousands of use cases to prove best-practices in smart cities. As we continue integrating new tech and policies into our government systems and infrastructure, we MUST prioritize an integrated and applied research agenda in order to make smart cities scientific.

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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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Union Point CityScope — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Union Point is seeking to implement a visualization tool - CityScope, developed by MIT Media Lab - that projects data about the city onto a large tangible model, essentially helping multiple stakeholders explore possible futures.

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Union Point Autonomous Drone Technology — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

By leveraging Autonomous Drones for delivery of pharmaceuticals and pick up of diagnostics, this Union Point project will explore a hybrid system that uses a modified vehicle as a drone-port to solve both range and payload challenges.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $225 Million in Funding for Boston Green Line Extension | US Department of Transportation

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined by state and local officials today to announce the release of a $225 million federal grant agreement for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) light rail project.

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Snapshot: DHS Accelerates Data Solutions to Uncover Biothreats | Homeland Security

Biothreats are hard to immediately identify, but with new technologies and data sources, such as the wealth of open data generated by “smarter” cities, emergency managers may be able to detect and respond to an emerging problem more quickly.

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Keys to the smart cities of tomorrow: Technology partnerships and the Internet of Things

One in six Americans now own a smart speaker — up 128 percent in since January 2017. The rise of voice-enabled digital assistants (and the products that can be used with them) highlights how an easily accessible technology platform allows companies to work together to create new services for consumers. It also shows how consumers are finding it easier to manage the underlying artificial intelligence that is changing how people interact with technology.

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New research reveals which cities can benefit most from IoT

Boston, Chicago and Atlanta top a list of 50 cities expected to make the most of emerging smart city and Internet of Things technologies. This map illustrates the cities expected to benefit most from smart city technology.

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Boston OKs autonomous Optimus cars

A second self-driving car company will start carrying passengers in Boston soon and could eventually use its autonomous vehicles to help employees of Seaport companies get to work. Optimus Ride, based in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in South Boston, was approved by city officials to carry passengers in its autonomous vehicles last week.

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New research shows these ten cities poised for greatest ROI in Smart City technologies

Compass Intelligence, a global consulting and analytics firm, has released its Smart City Benefits Index to put a spotlight on the 50 U.S. cities with the most potential to benefit from the Internet of Things and other smart city technologies.

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