Sensors

December 1, 2015, 1pm PST
It is now next to impossible to reside anonymously in a modern city. Why? Because data anonymization itself is almost impossible without using advanced cryptography. Our every transaction leaves a digital marker that can be mined by anyone...
Cities of the Future
July 11, 2015, 7am PDT
In the ongoing quest to better measure the use of streets by all modes—a new tool could be a game changer for transportation engineers, planners, and advocates alike.
Streetsblog USA
March 19, 2015, 10am PDT
The navigational software of successful driverless cars will make Google Maps seem like child's play. But can such a system replace or improve upon human instinct and adaptability?
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
June 15, 2014, 7am PDT
Ben Schiller reports on two new air quality sensors that show you pollution comparisons of the air you are breathing right now.
FastCompany Exist
Feature
March 24, 2014, 5am PDT
Neil Roberts shares details of Melbourne's Yarra Trams, which has exceeded its service delivery and punctuality goals by the use of intelligent transit technology like sensors, the tramTRACKER app, and mobile work stations for employees.
Neil Roberts
March 6, 2014, 8am PST
The extent to which cities will build data collection systems into the infrastructure—or how much we’ll voluntarily gather and share information from our smartphones—has yet to be determined. Here is a survey of what some cities have launched so far.
Woodhouse
March 15, 2013, 11am PDT
While experts opine on what the city of the future will look like, Santander "has surged to the forefront of those aspiring to be smart." With 10,000 sensors collecting data and a custom app serving residents, the city is showing how smart is done.
Spiegel Online
June 20, 2012, 8am PDT
Boyd Cohen reports on iPavement, an invention out of Spain that may be ominous or promising, depending on whether you see a benefit in every surface of a city becoming "intelligent."
Fast Company Co.Exist