Philadelphia held a SmartCityPHL Readiness Workshop to focus on smart city strategies that would foster innovation, investment and inclusion. Cybersecurity and privacy, as well as funding for initiatives, were key topics addressed.
Smart initiatives in Amaravati, India, will transform the city into a "highly futuristic city," says development agency Commissioner Sreedhar Cherukuri. The biggest initiatives will include deploying drones to identify new slums that can be cleared, plus mobile apps and payment systems to prevent residents from avoiding property tax and utility payments.
Many smart cities today are focusing their sights on autonomous and connected vehicles, but opportunities are also available through other forms of transportation, such as connected bikes, analyst Jack Gold writes. GPS and analytics used by companies such as Mobike let the company track bikes and usage while providing a convenient mode of transportation for city residents.
An augmented reality test using Apple's ARKit last month turned up problems with the device and viewing, issues that will be addressed with Parle Innovation's introduction of eyeQ. These binoculars -- which were made available this week for preorder -- are designed to use AR to enhance viewing, provide stats and improve the sports experience.
Ohio's turnpike commission has voted to move forward with a $1.46 million contract with Logicalis to enhance the Ohio Turnpike with Cisco equipment and software. Alerts will be made available on connected vehicles, and if the project is a success, it may be expanded to encompass the 241 miles of roadway.
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