Posts tagged policy
Copenhagen shares takeaways from its City Data Exchange

Copenhagen has one of the most advanced data-sharing programs in the world. It has released a report of findings from its City Data Exchange on how to improve data infrastructure in Denmark and beyond.

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Modernizing infrastructure policies to advance public-private partnerships

In an era of political tribalism, infrastructure investment is one of the few areas of American public policy that polls well among everyone. Which makes sense; who doesn’t like the idea of filling potholes, new airport terminals, and water systems that don’t burst?

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Cisco to Smart City Planners: Get Started — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

TJ Costello of Cisco expresses allignment with Venture Smarter's priority to address security in connectivity, as well as the critical requirements of data governance policy to position regions for success.  He spoke at the Smart Regions Congress, including the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" leadership forum.

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FCC Commissioner Clyburn talks connectivity, infrastructure, and impact at the Smart Regions Congress — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, FCC Commissioner Clyburn discussed the importance of broadband deployment and adoption, and how we must increase access to connectivity for economically disenfranchised communities.

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Elon Musk wants to whisk you from NYC to DC in 30 minutes with a new Hyperloop

The founder of SpaceX and Tesla is accustomed to flashy enterprises and larger-than-life dreams (that all seem to be coming to fruition), and now, he’s turning his attention to a simple problem that plagues all of us: Traffic. Because why shouldn’t it take us 29 minutes to get from New York to D.C.?

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Tennessee announces $10 million in broadband accessibility grants

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced $9.844 million in broadband accessibility grants that will help build new broadband infrastructure in parts of 13 Tennessee counties.

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Autonomous vehicle lanes included in Colorado's big transportation proposal

In an effort to accommodate a growing number of drivers, Colorado is considering a plan for a designated lane for autonomous vehicles.The lane is part of set of proposals — valued at $1 billion to $2 billion — drafted by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

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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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Gov. Kashic Launches DriveOhio with Executive Order

Gov. Kasich Launches DriveOhio with Executive Order, establishing it as a one-stop shop for researchers, developers and manufacturers to collaborate on autonomous and connected vehicle initiatives in Ohio.

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When Cities and Private Mobility Companies Vie For Data - The Atlantic

How, exactly, should policymakers respond to the rapid rise of new private mobility services such as ride-hailing, dockless shared bicycles, and microtransit?  City leaders will need accurate and detailed information about all urban trips—however the traveler chose to get from one place to another.

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Microsoft forms rural broadband advocacy group called Connect Americans Now | VentureBeat

Microsoft announced today that it will be launching a coalition called Connect Americans Now (CAN) to advocate for the FCC to eliminate regulatory hurdles that the group says are standing in the way of more widespread rural broadband deployment.

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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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The New Kid on the Block(chain) - Part 1

With so many twists and turns in the plot over the last year, here are a few notable highlights of blockchain adoption for smart development, collaboration, and potential threats, as we watch the drama continuing to unfold.

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3 ways local governments can make their state or city more startup-friendly in 2018 | VentureBeat

Contrary to popular belief, government bureaucrats aren’t trying to thwart entrepreneurs at every turn. The state and local government officials I meet with in my role as a vice president for an economic development organization in St. Charles, Missouri, increasingly see startups as important to the future of their economy. They understand that encouraging entrepreneurship is key to maintaining a strong employer base.

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Peloton shows platooning in MI; commercial release in 2018

The demonstration featured a pair of Peloton-equipped Volvo VNL670 class 8 trucks platooning at approximately 65 feet, and allowed participants to experience how semi-automated and connected vehicle technology, including Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications, assists drivers in a real-world setting.

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Australia launches database for smart cities framework

Australia: The Australian government has launched its first smart city database, which is called the National Cities Performance Framework and is meant to track productivity and progress of the 21 largest cities in the nation.

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