Philadelphia discusses smart strategy at SmartCityPHL Readiness Workshop | India's transformation will begin with Amaravati | Nova Scotia Power to begin smart meter installation in 2018
October 20, 2017
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Philadelphia discusses smart strategy at SmartCityPHL Readiness Workshop
Philadelphia discusses smart strategy at SmartCityPHL Readiness Workshop
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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.
Government Technology online (10/19) 
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India's transformation will begin with Amaravati
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.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (10/18) 
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Tech Leadership
Why cities should look beyond cars when improving transport systems
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.
FierceWireless (10/17) 
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EyeQ enhances sports events with augmented reality
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.
ReadWrite (10/17) 
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Commission greenlights Ohio Turnpike smart initiative
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.
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (10/16) 
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