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Tag Archives: Technology

February 20, 2017
Where Flying Cars Might Take Us
Bloomberg Quint

If flying cars can solve our transportation problems, why don’t we have more heli-commuters? The answer might have something to do with this.

February 16, 2017
New AI Helps Autonomous Vehicles Map Themselves
Phys.org

Three NYU professors are developing a deep learning system that will allow self-driving cars to navigate, maneuver, and respond to changing road conditions by mating data from onboard sensors to information on HERE HD Live Map, a cloud-based service for automated driving.

February 15, 2017
February 13, 2017
February 12, 2017
The Local Revolution Could Start on Your Computer
Strong Towns

The simple practice of using Facebook groups to encourage hyper-local connections and commerce is taking off in dozens of cities around the world. And it’s about far more than pet-sitting.

February 9, 2017
Transforming Cities Into Large-Scale Innovation Labs
greatreporter.com

European businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to 800,000 million euros each for the research and development of an innovative Internet-of-Everything platform.

Are Neighborhoods the Next Silicon Valleys?
Papers in Regional Science (abstract)

A growing literature highlights the emergence of central techno neighbourhoods; however, does this mean that suburban techno districts are designed to decline?

February 8, 2017
Using Machine Learning to Predict Parking Difficulty
Google Research Blog

With products like Google Maps and Waze, it is our long-standing goal to help people navigate the roads easily and efficiently. But until now, there wasn’t a tool to address the all-too-common parking woes.

Why Silicon Valley Wouldn’t Work Without Immigrants
New York Times

To understand why people in tech see something cataclysmic in Mr. Trump’s executive order, and in the other immigration crackdowns waiting in the wings, you must see these as the end of America’s standing as a beacon for the world’s best inventors.

February 7, 2017
February 2, 2017
Is Bike Sharing Contagious?
Transportist

The research reported here presents new evidence about the role of bikeshare systems in travel behavior on the basis of diffusion of innovation theory.

February 1, 2017
January 30, 2017
3 Startups That May Benefit from the Tesla PowerWall
Forbes

In October, serial entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the Tesla PowerWall 2, an update on the home mounted battery system launched in 2015 designed to wean our independence on fossil fuels and shift our power grid to a combination of renewable energy sources.

January 26, 2017
Tech Sector Is Fueling a New U.S. Housing Boom
Washington Post

Silicon Valley isn’t the only place a tech boom is fueling rising home prices. From Nashville to Raleigh, N.C., Austin to Cambridge, Mass., thousands of high-paying technology jobs are lifting home prices and fueling a boom in construction.

January 25, 2017
January 24, 2017
How Tech Is Making Urban Planning More Inclusive
The Guardian

Having a say in what your city or neighborhood should be like is often complicated, time-consuming and full of confusing jargon. A new wave of digital tools are trying to make the process transparent and interactive.

January 23, 2017
Innovative Devices Get Commuters Through the Last Mile
USA Today

As trains, buses and subways unload across America, some commuters emerge carrying a variety of odd contraptions to speed them to the workplace, from folding electric bikes to self-balancing one-wheelers.

Hyperloop One Plans to Link Up With Self-Driving Cars
Inverse

Hyperloop, the vacuum-sealed train of the future, has the potential to completely change how we travel between cities — and once we get there, integrated self-driving vehicles will take us the extra mile.

January 22, 2017

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