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    California’s Senate passes bill to restrict driverless trucks

    The measure could require an operator onboard heavy autonomous vehicles for years. Supporters and opponents both argued that the matter relates to safety.

    By David Taube • Sept. 14, 2023
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    Ignoring AI is not a viable option for transportation officials: report

    Artificial intelligence can create safer, more convenient and more equitable transportation systems, says an Eno Center for Transportation report.

    By Sept. 6, 2023
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    Smart Cities Technology and Data

    Local governments are increasingly turning to predictive analytics and other technologies to solve real-world problems like homelessness and preparing for an AI-driven future.

    By Smart Cities Dive staff
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    Tech company unveils AI-powered platform to determine ideal EV charging sites

    Freewire Technologies’ tool aims to help the businesses and c-store retailers using its chargers determine optimal locations to place them.

    By Jessica Loder • Aug. 31, 2023
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    StreetLight Data and TomTom to partner on transportation data

    The companies will develop an analytic platform to help cities and transit agencies plan transportation and infrastructure projects.

    By Aug. 25, 2023
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    After a leadership shakeup, Bird will focus on ‘key markets,’ scooter deployment and repair

    The micromobility company plans additional layoffs in Q3 as part of ongoing efforts to achieve profitability, according to SEC filings and its Q2 earnings call.

    By Kalena Thomhave • Aug. 25, 2023
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    4 communities to build anti-racist data ecosystems with $5M from foundations

    Pittsburgh will use the grant to include Black communities “at the point where data is first discussed, before, sometimes, even the point of data collection,” said the city’s chief data officer.

    By Aug. 23, 2023
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    Air taxi developers Archer, Joby report progress toward commercial flights

    Both U.S. eVTOL companies received Federal Aviation Administration approval to begin test flights. A U.K. competitor’s aircraft crashed during testing this month.

    By Aug. 23, 2023
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    Robotaxi collisions crimp Cruise expansion plans in San Francisco

    Cruise's driverless ride-hailing vehicle fleet in the city will shrink 50% while the state Department of Motor Vehicles investigates crashes and erratic behavior.

    By Aug. 21, 2023
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    Sponsored by Rubicon

    How Rubicon helped cities like Houston, Denver and Columbus achieve sustainable waste management

    Learn more about how Rubicon can help your city maximize resources, optimize routes and become more proactive

    Aug. 14, 2023
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    New York’s first cyber strategy gives local governments a security road map

    The statewide strategy follows previous steps to enhance local cybersecurity and protect critical infrastructure across New York.

    By David Jones • Aug. 11, 2023
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    More GM electric vehicles will be able to charge homes in coming years

    The bidirectional charging technology uses a GM vehicle’s battery as a backup power source in the event of a power outage.

    By Eric Walz • Aug. 10, 2023
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    Cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure are growing, New York state official warns

    Governments at all levels and the private sector must work collaboratively to combat increasingly sophisticated threat activity, New York Cyber Lead Colin Ahern said.

    By David Jones • July 26, 2023
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    Keeping customers happy: How cities are using technology to put residents first

    Read how four cities are embracing technology to improve their waste management processes.

    July 24, 2023
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    Cities turn to cameras to cut traffic deaths

    Cameras and other sensors that detect speeding and red-light running are helping to cut deaths and injuries, but the technology comes with a checkered past and concerns about privacy and equity.

    By July 18, 2023
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    Two new U.S. cities, 14 returners recognized for data-driven governance

    Carlsbad, California, and Charleston, South Carolina, were newly certified, while seven cities moved up a tier.

    By Gaby Galvin • July 17, 2023
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    The 5 smart-city priorities in San Antonio’s new road map

    The smart cities team used a lengthy process of community input to identify the priorities for innovative applications of data and technology. Creating community buy-in is essential, the team leaders say.

    By Joan Mooney • July 14, 2023
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    4 key challenges facing public sector cybersecurity

    The third annual Government Security Solutions Forum will be addressing current concerns on how best to counter today’s threats and build a more robust security program for tomorrow.

    June 20, 2023
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    Q&A

    Houston made city finance data available to everyone. Here’s what happened next.

    Taxpayers have a right to know how their dollars are spent, and citizens are using the data to better participate in budget workshops, said Will Jones, Houston’s chief business officer and director of finance.

    By Michael Brady • June 14, 2023
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    Dallas in the homestretch of ransomware attack recovery

    Security operations and tools are also getting a refresh as city officials rebuild impacted systems and make upgrades across multiple departments.

    By Matt Kapko • June 8, 2023
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    California autonomous vehicle bill advances as legislators worry about heavy-duty truck safety

    If the proposed law passes, a human operator could need to be onboard heavy-duty, autonomous trucks in the Golden State until at least Jan. 1, 2029.

    By David Taube • June 7, 2023
  • Overhead view of highway with cars and trucks with lines drawn among them implying connected vehicles using intelligent transportation systems.
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    How Panasonic is working on connected-vehicle technology in three states

    The Panasonic Smart Mobility office's goal for these real-world projects is to demonstrate the use of vehicle-to-everything technologies at scale and help prepare cities and states for the rollout of connected vehicles.

    By June 5, 2023
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    Wildfire ‘smelling sensors’ could help first responders protect at-risk communities

    A new initiative in Oakland, California, is part of a larger Homeland Security Department effort to understand the potential of environmental sensors.

    By June 1, 2023
  • A woman and child are about to enter a white self-driving, ride-hailing vehicle with large sensors on the roof in San Francisco.
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    Robotaxi companies are expanding existing operations — and coming soon to new cities

    Despite pushback from the city of San Francisco, two companies received approval to operate driverless ride-hailing vehicles for paying passengers anywhere in the city at any time. 

    By June 1, 2023
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    Ransomware group messes with Texas

    A trio of ransomware attacks targeting the Dallas metro area have the hallmarks of a targeted campaign. They also underscore a very real problem: society is becoming desensitized to disruption.

    By Matt Kapko • May 30, 2023
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    How AI can advance, harm transportation equity

    “Responsible AI” is critical because “AI has the potential to either exacerbate or alleviate existing biases and discrimination in transportation,” one researcher said during a Transportation Research Board webinar.

    By Kalena Thomhave • May 29, 2023