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Tag Archives: Technology

January 8, 2017
January 4, 2017
Israel’s Flying Car Moves Closer to Delivery

After 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020.

December 21, 2016
Italy’s Regional Policy for Innovation
Regional Studies (abstract)

This paper studies a policy tool implemented in Italy in the last decade to foster local innovation activity called technology districts.

December 20, 2016
December 19, 2016
Google Wants Driverless Cars, but Do We?
New York Times

In the glorious future, we are assured that driverless cars will save lives, reduce accidents, ease congestion, curb energy consumption and lower harmful emissions. These purported benefits contain elements of truth. But the data is nowhere near complete.

Elon Musk’s Idea for Fixing Traffic Has One Big Problem

On Saturday, Elon Musk — the restless billionaire behind Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity — was stuck in annoying traffic and mused that one solution would be to drill more tunnels. All he’d need, really, is a giant machine…

Technology Is Neutral, Technology Development Isn’t
Paste Magazine

We live in a world of increased automation, with devices which greatly affect both our lives and politics. We adjust to these changes without thinking much about them. But although our tools are neutral, its development is the result of choices made by the powerful.

December 15, 2016
How Smart Tech Can Get Us Better Infrastructure
The Hill

We have the opportunity to create a 21st-century national infrastructure that will benefit all Americans. The 21st-century national infrastructure will only be fully realized by investing now in smart infrastructure technology.

December 14, 2016
December 13, 2016
How Blockchain Will Transform Our Cities
The Conversation

Can technology be used to bypass the third party and allow direct peer-to-peer collaboration within a distributed governance structure? What could a “peer-owned” and “peer-run” sharing economy look like? Blockchain technology could just be the answer.

December 11, 2016
USDOT Seeks Applicants for Beyond Traffic Innovation Centers
Equipment World

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking applicants to create a network of “centers” using academic activities and programs focused on providing solutions to transportation issues outlined in the “Beyond Traffic” draft report.

Traffic Light Countdown is Step Toward Smarter Cities

Audi is showcasing a car that knows when a light is about to turn green, thanks to Las Vegas sharing data with the vehicle. At the server level the technology is a bit complex, but as far as drivers are concerned, all they have to do is drive.

Bugs Spotlight Rocky Government/Tech Relationship
San Francisco Chronicle

A rash of technological woes hobbling key governmental services in the Bay Area and beyond has laid bare the often rocky relationship that municipalities have with the critical digital systems that play an ever-deepening role in civic life.

December 8, 2016
December 7, 2016
Meet the High-Tech Buses of Tomorrow

They’re zero-emissions. They drive themselves. And they’re longer than a blue whale. Can the humble city bus get a modern makeover?

December 5, 2016
Volkswagen Launches Standalone Mobility Company
Tech Crunch

Volkswagen Group is making a significant bet on future mobility services with Moia, a new separate company that will exist under the VW umbrella of brands focused specifically on providing mobility solutions.

December 1, 2016
Security Planning for Urban Areas, Simplified

At the BAU 2017 trade fair the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI from Freiburg will present VITRUV, a software that enables the integration of security issues directly into the process of city planning.

Are Knowledge Flows Alike?
Regional Studies (abstract)

The paper investigates the impact of distance, contiguity and technological proximity on cross-regional knowledge flows by comparing the evidence concerning co-inventorship, applicant–inventor relationships and citation flows.

November 30, 2016
Reimagining Cities From The Internet Up
Sidewalk Talk

Over the past year, Sidewalk Labs conducted a detailed thought experiment on the future of cities. Here’s what we learned, and how we hope to accelerate urban innovation.

Innovation District Coming to Miami’s Little Haiti
Miami Herald

The Magic City will get a namesake innovation district with art, entertainment, technology and sustainability at its core, if the vision of a group of real estate developers, investors and entrepreneurs comes to fruition. In Brickell? Downtown? Wynwood? Nope. Little Haiti.

November 29, 2016
Intel Creates Autonomous Driving Tech Group
Tech Crunch

Intel is following up on news early Tuesday about its partnership with Mobileye and Delphi on self-driving tech with more autonomous vehicle news: it’s creating a whole group dedicated to pursuit of self-driving solution development, called the Automated Driving Group.

November 28, 2016
Interview: Flying Cars Are Closer Than You Think
The Verge

During a year when the public’s attention was often focused on international conflict, mass shootings, and a bitter election, the co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has insistently pointed toward progress. Marc Andressen remains cautiously optimistic.


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