Internet of Things

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How Smart Cities Influence Real Estate Investment

By integrating technology and infrastructure, smart cities are attracting investors with their potential for improved quality of life, efficient resource management, and innovative urban development projects.

December 14, 2023 - Devin Partida

Toyota Future City

Toyota Working on the Smartest City Yet, Built From Scratch

Checking in with Toyota's plans for an interconnected smart "city of the future" means considering how their approach might differ from other attempts at similar projects.

November 8, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Autonomous Vehicle

Report Details the Impact of Emerging Transportation Technologies

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program has released a report that looks at the effects of new transportation-related technologies on public agencies .

February 16, 2020 - TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Property Tech

How Proptech Could Change Planning and Development in the U.S.

Proptech (a portmanteau of property and technology) promises to change the world of development and planning.

December 17, 2019 - Kayla Matthews

Smart City Apps and Intelligent Lighting Controls from Current by GE

San Diego Adding 4,200 IoT Sensors to City Streets

Details emerged this week of a massive "Internet of Things" (IoT) project in San Diego, California.

November 17, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

Amazon Smart Home

Amazon's First Forays Into Homebuilding Are Worth Watching

A new player with a very familiar name has entered into the residential homebuilding market.

October 4, 2018 - Yahoo Finance

Greenfield Bridge

AT&T System Lets Bridges Monitor Their Own Structural Integrity

The Internet of Things faces down crumbling infrastructure with an offering from AT&T designed to reduce the cost of manual inspections.

February 10, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

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Bikes That Talk in a World of Self-Driving Cars

The question of whether self-driving cars will make streets and roads a safer place for humans depends on whether technology can protect the most vulnerable users.

July 25, 2017 - National Public Radio

Autonomous Vehicle

Southeast Michigan Testing the Cutting Edge of Connected Car Technology

The Internet of Things is quickly taking over roads, even before cars start driving themselves en masse around the world.

June 26, 2017 - The Detroit News


Internet of Things Brings More Surveillance and Vulnerabilities to Cities

Too often, smart city technology is described as an innocuous tool, but Adam Greenfield argues the technology acquiring this data will be used to distribute city resources, an inherently political act.

June 10, 2017 - The Guardian

Pedestrian Crosswalk

Thinking Beyond the (Autonomous) Vehicle: The Promise of Saved Lives

While car companies and federal regulators concentrate on the mechanisms of automated vehicles, they're still overlooking the ability for the car to connect with the outside world. The benefit of such a focus could come in lives saved.

December 13, 2016 - William Riggs

San Francisco STreetcar

San Francisco Muni Hack Could Have Been a Catastrophe

The Internet of Things will continue to be a concern for cities, the ransomeware that struck the San Francisco transit system could have been much worse. A future attack will be.

December 11, 2016 - Wired

Parking Lot

App Detects Open Parking Spaces with 99% Accuracy

Technology startup Parkifi seeks to use the Internet of Things to address the long-lamented problem of congestion created by drivers seeking parking.

December 5, 2016 - The Denver Post

Control Room

Smart Cities: High Costs, High Potential

Over the next two decades, bold estimates have local governments around the world spending over $41 trillion on "smart cities." But what are smart cities, and how do we measure return on investment?

November 27, 2016 - CNBC

The New Danger to the Internet: the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things—that network enabled collection of objects designed to make our lives easier through automation and user experience—has created a massive new collections of targets for hackers.

October 23, 2016 - Associated Press via SFGate

D.C.'s New Digital Kiosks an Innovation in the Urban 'Internet of Things'

Thirty new digital kiosks will soon be found on the streets of downtown Washington, D.C. The information flowing through those kiosks will be a two-way street.

September 16, 2016 - The Architect's Newspaper

Control Room

Planning After Big Data and the Internet of Things

The exact moment when new digital and Internet technologies fundamentally changed the practice of planning is debatable, but that the profession has been irrevocably altered is not debatable.

June 9, 2016 - IoTHUB


Sidewalk Labs and Transportation For America to Develop Connected Streets

Sidewalk Labs has teamed up with Transportation for America in the hopes of better connecting transportation technology with desired transportation outcomes.

June 2, 2016 - Next City

Why Some Smart Home Gadgets Are Dumb

An article in Quartz laments the underwhelming results of a generation of gadgets intended to make houses technologically enabled.

April 6, 2016 - Quartz

GPS Tech Breakthrough Has Big Implications for the Future of Transportation

It's easy to think of GPS technology as a personal navigation device, but the potential for a faster, cheaper GPS technology extends deep into the emerging Internet of Things.

March 1, 2016 - CityLab

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