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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 Maria Rachal • 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 Danielle McLean • 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 Maria Rachal • 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 Danielle McLean • Dec. 6, 2022
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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
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    Smart cities in 2022 - what you need to know

    Rail expansion, emerging technologies such as digital twins and air taxis and new approaches to transit and housing have driven the news this year. Catch up with highlights from Smart Cities Dive.

    By Danielle McLean • Dec. 2, 2022
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    The tech worker shortage

    Hidden assets: With reskilling programs, cities are turning existing employees into tech workers

    City employees’ eagerness to learn technology skills and take on new roles has far exceeded expectations, say tech managers that have offered reskilling programs.

    By Adina Solomon • Dec. 1, 2022
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    9 startups to join AWS’ Sustainable Cities Accelerator for Infrastructure

    Each accelerator participant aims to address infrastructure-related sustainability challenges by offering products and services targeting power, utility, transportation and other systems.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    How Shreveport, Louisiana, used blockchain technology to build a low-cost public WiFi network

    The city has spent about $500,000 on its public WiFi network, a cost that would have ballooned had it partnered with a traditional internet service provider, said the city’s chief technology officer.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Charlotte phone app warns drivers of behavior that puts pedestrians, others at risk

    As part of the North Carolina city’s ongoing Vision Zero campaign, drivers using the TravelSafely app will be alerted when they are driving too fast in certain areas or approaching pedestrians in crosswalks. 

    By Danielle McLean • Nov. 23, 2022
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    Cities adapt hiring, work practices to address tech worker shortage

    Local governments aim to hire smarter, provide the right benefits, and build a pipeline of talent both internally and externally to support their technology worker needs.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Want to electrify your bus fleet? A new FTA-funded research center can help.

    Battery and hydrogen fuel-cell electric buses are “fundamentally different technologies” cities and transit agencies will have to learn, said a researcher from The Ohio State University's Center for Automotive Research.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Miami Gardens metaverse aims to encourage virtual exploration of city amenities

    Users can virtually visit and interact with 3D recreations of City Hall, universities, the stadium, a casino and more.

    By Kalena Thomhave • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Drone-based advertising poses opportunities, challenges for cities

    After hundreds of drones lit up the New York City skyline with an ad for an online game earlier this month, cities' role in regulating such displays is in question.  

    By Gaby Galvin • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Sponsored by Blue Systems

    Avoiding the horns: Explosion of EV charging infrastructure

    Funding is available after the passing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) to create a network of charge points across major motorways.

    Nov. 21, 2022