Posts tagged Public Safety
Building Community Resilience during Hurricane Season (Capitol Hill Event, 9/25/18)

With increased amounts of data to improve decision-making, communities have new tools to plan and respond to natural disasters, like hurricanes. The Department of Homeland Security and Congressional Smart Cities Caucus want to work with you to develop and integrate cutting-edge technologies to build resilience capacity for your hometown. 

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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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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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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Half A Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Investments to 41 Projects in 43 States

“TIGER grants are targeted investments for our local communities that will increase safety, create jobs and modernize our country’s infrastructure,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.More than 64% of this round of TIGER funding was awarded to rural projects, a historic number that demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to supporting the country’s rural communities.

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Lynbrook school officials awaiting funds for safety initiatives

Paul Lynch, Lynbrook’s assistant superintendent of finance, operations and information systems, presented the district’s smart bond proposal in December 2016. Superintendent Dr. Melissa Burak, wrote a letter to the State Education Department last month after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., because the nearly $893,000 plan — which focuses on school safety initiatives — has yet to be approved.

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Report: Smart city tech can save every resident 125 hours a year

Anticipating that 2018 will be a breakthrough year for smart cities, Intel produced a report showing how these investments impact citizens' lives.

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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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Louisville seeks FAA approval for pilot program to fly automated drones to gunshot sites

The administration of Mayor Greg Fischer recently submitted an application for the Federal Aviation Administration’s new pilot program for drone innovation, which — if approved — would allow Louisville to become the first city in the country to fly automated drones to locations where a gunshot is detected by its new ShotSpotter technology.

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Las Vegas AI Pilot Improves Highway Patrol Response Times

A six-month pilot of a cloud-based platform from Israeli company Waycare is already yielding results for public safety agencies, including the Nevada Highway Patrol.

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Jaguar Land Rover Uses CES to Unveil Innovative Connected Technology - Tires & Parts News

Jaguar Land Rover used the CES event to unveil several products related to ultra-fast connectivity including a highly advanced Qualcomm SnapdragonM 820Am Automotive platform. Thanks to this platform, all models from Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will offer ultra-quick and efficient connectivity, limitless in-car entertainment and over-the-air downloads.

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A massive seawall for Southeast Texas could save money. But so far, there's none to spend

But Texas A&M researchers found that if the government builds a 17-foot barrier about 60 miles long from Galveston Island to Bolivar Peninsula, the potential residential destruction from a storm surge would drop to about $6 billion – a reduction of more than 80 percent.

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AT&T Expands Smart Cities Offerings with New Structure Monitoring Solution for U.S. Railways and

AT&T is resolved to continue developing and delivering Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to help make our cities and communities smarter, safer and more efficient. We're currently testing a new structure monitoring solution that will help improve the safety of our roadways and railways.

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Autonomous Cars Are Driving on Our Streets. Welcome to 2018.

While the SELF DRIVE act has passed the House, it is yet to pass the Senate — although the Senate has given its approval to other legislation that will influence the access autonomous vehicles have to our road networks. Still, various companies are gearing up to start testing their autonomous vehicles in coming years.

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How can truck-driver jobs fit into a driverless economy?

Driverless trucks and cars are likely coming soon. They are envisioned to save time and money and help the environment – but they may also throw millions out of work.In a society that largely identifies worth through what one does, the economic shock may be matched by the social one.

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New York City completing design phase of its Connected Vehicle Pilot project | Traffic Technology Today

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) is currently in the design stage of its groundbreaking Connected Vehicle Pilot project, which will become the largest deployment of connected vehicles (CV) in the USA, once it is underway.

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Data Exploration: Neighborhood Crime and Local Business - The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth

Mastercard’s insights and analytical expertise can provide community organizations, residents and urban planners with insights to better promote inclusive growth in American cities. The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth leveraged proprietary aggregated and anonymized transaction insights in tandem with public data on commercial robberies to better understand if there are any relationships between such criminal activity and business closings.

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