Cities such as Cincinnati are embracing these technologies to improve public transportation, said Zack Huhn, president of Venture Smarter. He envisions autonomous public shuttles being introduced first to places such as the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport or even UC’s campuses.
“We’re really talking about integrating intelligent transportation solutions into our infrastructure and our public transit systems,” he said.
Huhn said UC will play an important role in helping to prove the feasibility, safety and long-term cost-effectiveness of these integrated systems.
“UC is deeply involved in making these things happen. It’s great for the region that this research lives here,” he said.
Albany, Chamblee, Chatham County and Gwinnett County won the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge, a Georgia Tech-led initiative that brings together industry and public agencies to help local governments implement smart development
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.
Today, Mayor G.T. Bynum unveiled Resilient Tulsa, a new approach to address the city’s most pressing and interconnected challenges. The result of extensive consultation with stakeholders from across the city, and developed with financial and technical backing from 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), the Resilience Strategy puts forth a framework for creating an equitable city and center of opportunity for Tulsans new and old.
The World Bank estimates that $2 trillion will be spent annually over the next 15 years on urban infrastructure. The way to build stronger, more adaptable cities is to leverage those resources to produce multiple benefits, where a single intervention done right can address various challenges.
Have you ever heard about smart cities where traffic, public services and document circulation are fully automated? The smart city concept integrates big data and the internet of things (IoT) to optimize the efficiency of urban processes and services and connect to residents. One example of this innovation could be light sensors that save electricity and road surveillance costs.
Fishers, IN Mayor explains his approach to smart city innovation.
As research and testing of autonomous vehicles and smart mobility programs in the state ramp up, we could see driverless vehicles on the streets of Cincinnati, in coordination with the ongoing Smart Cincy initiative.
For a small, developing country, Costa Rica is really putting the world's powerhouses to shame with its commitment to clean energy.
A blockchain is a database that is shared across a network of computers. Once a record has been added to the chain it is very difficult to change. To ensure all the copies of the database are the same, the network makes constant checks. Blockchains have been used to underpin cyber-currencies like bitcoin, but many otherpossible uses are emerging.