Tech & Data

  • ChargePoint, Stem strike EV charging and battery storage deal for highway corridor fast-charging networks

    Combining charging, battery storage and AI-driven energy management will save money for EV site operators, the companies say.

    By Stephen Singer • Feb. 1, 2023
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    10 US cities ready for a ‘smart city future’

    Tomorrow’s smart cities will have robust technology and green infrastructure, along with strong tech job markets, according to a report from real estate technology company ProptechOS.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    DC launches public shared micromobility dashboard

    The District of Columbia also announced that VeoRide would operate shared electric scooters and bikes in the city, but Helbiz and Bird will not.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    7 projects to watch in 2023

    From an NFL stadium to a major airport expansion and a massive manufacturing plant, these high-profile, high-impact projects are expected to hit significant milestones this year.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Jan. 30, 2023
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    Oakland, California, aims to improve curb management with smart loading zones

    The city is working with tech company Populus to allow commercial fleet operators to automatically pay for curb use by the minute to address growing deliveries and crowded curbs.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Chicago may test parking enforcement tech to cut traffic deaths

    Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the technology could help the city address its rising traffic fatalities, which climbed over 50% between 2019 and 2021.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Electric vehicles near ‘tipping point’ in 2023

    Key developments for EV adoption this year include implementing federal incentives, developing a national charging network and addressing utility issues, according to transportation, energy and real estate professionals.

    By Robert Walton • Jan. 20, 2023
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    NYC says vehicles equipped with speed limit tech reduced unsafe driving

    Intelligent speed assistance technology installed in 50 fleet vehicles since August has resulted in near-universal compliance with local speed limits and a 36% reduction of hard-braking events, New York City officials announced.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    CES 2023

    Las Vegas invests in connected vehicle technology

    Cameras and sensors transmit traffic safety information to emergency response and autonomous vehicles.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Why drone delivery hasn’t taken flight in the US

    The Federal Aviation Administration this year will propose new regulations, including changes to visual line of sight requirements to support greater drone use, a federal official said.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    4 trends that could shape smart cities in 2023

    These overarching trends affect the decisions communities are making around transportation design, street space, housing and revitalizing downtowns that have struggled with fewer office workers.

    By Smart Cities Dive Team • Jan. 13, 2023
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    5G may soon deliver on its smart city promises, CES panelists say

    As 5G matures alongside other innovations like artificial intelligence, technology companies and others are starting to develop new uses for it.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    Chattanooga building out ‘smart intersection network’

    Working with local academic researchers and technology providers, the Tennessee city will add dozens of tech-integrated intersections downtown with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    SEPTA’s AI gun detection pilot aims to reduce gun violence, address staffing concerns

    Through the six-month pilot, Pennsylvania-based ZeroEyes will use the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s existing camera system to spot any object in the shape of a gun, but critics say greater surveillance creates risk of misidentification.

    By Stephenie Overman • Jan. 5, 2023
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    13 predictions about the trends that will shape smart cities in 2023

    Cities will get smarter about transportation infrastructure needs, continue to rethink the use of downtown spaces and look at where data can help inform various operations, readers said.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    CES 2023 spotlights EV, AV, air taxi technology

    Major companies including BMW, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Panasonic and Stellantis will showcase technologies for electric, autonomous and connected vehicles. Air mobility news is also expected.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    10 conversations in 2022 on the future of mobility, high-speed rail, resilience and more

    Smart Cities Dive caught up with executives from businesses including GM and Replica; officials from Austin, Oakland and other cities; and leaders from the U.S. Congress and Ukraine.

    Jan. 3, 2023
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    Remote work, quality of life lure tech workers away from traditional hubs

    Digital transformation means a more dispersed workforce and the rise of burgeoning tech hubs.

    By Matt Ashare • Dec. 16, 2022
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    Uber Eats, Cartken debut autonomous robot delivery in Miami area

    This partnership builds on Uber Eats’ existing relationships with delivery robot providers, including Motional, Serve Robotics and Nuro. 

    By Julie Littman • Dec. 15, 2022
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    Smart Futures Lab launches in Denver

    The smart cities accelerator and incubator program will kick off in March, with applications due Jan. 20. Virtual information sessions are taking place this week.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Interactive ​​​​​​​NYC tree map aims to help residents care for urban forest

    The new and improved resource adds park trees to previously tracked street trees in what NYC Parks describes as “the most comprehensive and up-to-date living tree map in the world.”

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Sponsored by GM Future Roads

    Bridging the road safety divide with connected car data.

    Whether in a motor vehicle, on a bike or motorcycle or as a pedestrian, road and traffic safety remains a serious problem.

    By Harnit Anand, Manager, Global Innovation, Future Roads & Smart City Incubation • Dec. 12, 2022
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    Uber, Motional to launch robotaxi service in Las Vegas

    It will be the first time that the public can hail a ride in a Motional autonomous vehicle on Uber’s network, according to a press release.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    Uber, Chicago reach $10 million settlement after an investigation into food delivery practices

    The city had launched an investigation into whether the company listed local restaurants on its Uber Eats and Postmates platforms without consent from businesses, the city announced.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
  • Close-up under the hood of a future Honda vehicle, with a large gray component marked "Fuel Cell."
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    3 technologies that could make EVs go farther

    Greater range could spur more EV adoption, with implications for charging infrastructure.

    By Dec. 5, 2022