Posts in Sensors and IoT Devices
USDOT Unveils Ambitious Multimodal Automation Initiative, Automated Vehicles 3.0

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao touted the benefits of automation highlighting the potential for AVs to reduce the 94 percent of traffic collisions caused by human error, increase efficient use of roadways, and expand access to transportation for the elderly and people with disabilities. “It’s an exciting time for the future of our nation’s transportation,” she said. “Autonomous technology – including automated cars, trucks, and drones – has the potential to revolutionize the way we travel, transport goods, and connect with one another.”

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Challenge Issued: $50 million for Smart Cities Projects Revealed at Smart Cincy Summit

Venture Smarter and RSCI reveal new collaborators and financing partners for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge to give communities of all sizes access to public and private support

CINCINNATI, Ohio — April 26, 2018 — Working in concert with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Congressional Smart Cities Caucus and private investment firms, Cincinnati-based Venture Smarter is transforming the smart cities conversation into action.

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Cisco Survey Reveals Close to Three-Fourths of IoT Projects Are Failing

Cisco released the findings at IoT World Forum (IoTWF), an event where Cisco convenes the industry’s best, brightest and most passionate leaders with the goal of accelerating IoT.

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G7 enters into a joint venture with GLP and NIO Capital to develop autonomous trucks

Built on G7’s massive real-time data and fleet management capabilities, GLP’s open logistics ecosystem and NIO Capital’s extensive automotive industry partnership, the JV aims to create the next generation of smart vehicles for logistics and transportation through cross-industry collaboration. The JV’s immediate objectives are to develop industry-leading, autonomous driven electric heavy-duty trucks that are highly efficient, safe and easy to manage and to build innovation in ‘asset-as-a-service’ for the logistics and transportation industry via artificial intelligence.

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Ohio and OSU Invest in $45 Million SMART Center

The state of Ohio and The Ohio State University are investing $45 million to build the first phase of the Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center, located at the Transportation Research Center. This one-of-a-kind facility will be used to test autonomous and connected vehicles in real-world environments. 

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How Local Governments Can Prevent Cyberattacks

Local governments of all sizes and locations now own and operate a wide and growing array of internet-connected technology systems: employee-issued laptops, motion sensors on light poles and under pavement, mapping and informational systems inside police cars, online citizen-engagement tools and much more.

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America’s cities are under cyberattack. That’s bad news for IoT and Smart Cities

A week after Atlanta was crippled by the worst ransomware attack yet launched against a major American city, the city was still reeling. There are big implications for IoT and Smart Cities.    

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Bridging the American Infrastructure Gap - The 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Crumbling infrastructure and depleted government budgets are putting a strain on municipalities, states, and communities across the country. At the same time, advances in technology are creating new opportunities to solve our most pressing needs that can help to alleviate these stresses for agencies and communities.

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Smart City Market 2018 Global Size, Competitors Strategy, Regional Analysis, Industry Profits and Growth by Forecast to 2022

According to a recent study report published by the Market Research Future, the global market of Smart City is booming and expected to gain importance over the forecast period. The market is projected to demonstrate a spectacular growth by 2022, surpassing its previous growth records in terms of value with a striking CAGR during the anticipated period (2016 – 2022). 

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Did you know which are the top 3 smart cities in the world?

A city is characterized as smart city “when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action.”

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Waymo CEO On Uber Crash: Our Self-Driving Car Would Have Avoided Pedestrian

Just what went wrong with a self-driving Uber car that failed to avoid fatally hitting a pedestrian crossing a dark Tempe, Arizona, street isn’t yet known. But the head of Waymo is confident of this: His autonomous vehicles would have stopped in time.

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Quanergy and Cisco collaborating on lidar-based ITS for smart city projects

Quanergy, a leading provider of solid state lidar sensors and smart sensing systems, is collaborating with Cisco to create IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for smart transportation.

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The Computer Commuter, University of Cincinnati

UC engineering professor Jiaqi Ma envisions smart cars navigating traffic in synchronicity with the road and each other. Autonomous technology is likely to be deployed in stages, which means driverless cars will share the road with human drivers.

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Ohio shines at the Smart Regions Congress

Recently, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus have all been ramping up efforts around smart technology and policy planning and development. At the state level, leaders have recently formed Drive Ohio, and have been actively investing in growing tech-based and tech-enabled economies.

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Why Resilience in Smart City Projects Directly Impacts Funding — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

On the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" panel, Chris Rezendes from Context Labs weighed in alongside TJ Costello, André Hentz, Bob Bennett and Tom Synan to discuss cyber-physical security and mitigating risk.

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Department of Homeland Security agrees to share vehicle cyber-threat info

An agreement has been signed meaning Auto-ISAC can access cyber-information when a threat is detected, enabling them to protect connected vehicles…

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‘Smart’ Traffic Signals Coming to Port Orange, Fla.

The problem that frustrates many motorists who pack the east-to-west corridor stems from outdated technology. Conventional traffic lights — the standard in Volusia, everywhere in Flagler County and 90 percent of intersections throughout the country — operate based on signal timings that could have been set years ago and don't adapt to rush hour, economic growth along a roadway or traffic lulls. 

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Illinois announces master contracts for smart street lighting initiative | Smart Cities Dive

Illinois leaders announced that they have chosen vendors for the statewide smart street light program. The contract was awarded to Johnson Controls, Globetrotters Engineering and TEN Connected Solutions, according to Government Technology and others.

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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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