Microsoft joins Baidu's self-driving project | Indiana city to open IoT lab this fall | Ga. city announces plans for smart parking, Wi-Fi at new development
August 18, 2017
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Microsoft joins Baidu's self-driving project
Microsoft joins Baidu's self-driving project
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Microsoft will be teaming up with Baidu to power the company's open-source, self-driving project with Azure cloud infrastructure. Microsoft's resources will be used in the Apollo project outside of China, where Baidu has primarily been building its self-driving software.
ReadWrite (8/11) 
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Indiana city to open IoT lab this fall
Fishers, Ind., will be launching the state's first internet of things lab this fall and has plans to continue its focus on technology and innovation to completely transform the city. The lab is expected to have a soft launch in October and a grand opening early next year.
Government Technology (8/2017) 
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Tech Leadership
The tech that's making cities even smarter
The best technology for cities allows them to work smarter, not harder, Jeff Desjardins says. The smartest cities in the world are focusing on tech for smart buildings, lighting, roads, grids and waste management, he writes.
Visual Capitalist (8/15) 
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Fitbit announces dedicated app store, SDK for smartwatch
Fitbit announces dedicated app store, SDK for smartwatch
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Fitbit will launch a dedicated app store for users of its forthcoming smartwatch. The company also will release a software development kit so developers can create custom apps for the wearables.
ReadWrite (8/13) 
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Policy Insights
Commentary: Key considerations for autonomous policies
As autonomous vehicles grow closer to adoption, politicians and policymakers need to consider five key points before creating legislation, Totem Power CEO Brian Lakamp writes. These considerations include focusing on infrastructure, streamlining 5G networks, expanding sensor networks, building electric charging infrastructure and looking beyond just autonomous vehicles.
ReadWrite (8/11) 
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Multifaceted approach necessary to secure smart cities
In the race to become smarter, cities shouldn't overlook the importance of security and should implement a multifaceted approach to keep their cities secure, Bob Violino says. Cities should leverage technologies like machine learning, analytics and robotics to tackle the sophisticated attacks of today, he writes.
ZDNet (8/16) 
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