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Category: Smart Cities


Smart City Era Promises Big Improvements for Urban Ecosystems

Connected technology is ushering in a new era of “Smart Cities,” which promises to improve the quality of life for billions of people around the world. Smart cities—which are using technology to make urban areas safer, more efficient, and more livable—represent the transformative power of the Internet of Things (IoT). Now, as the new 5G […]

The Chattanooga Flavor of Smart Cities

Chattanooga, Tennessee was proclaimed on the national evening news as the “dirtiest city in America” by Walter Cronkite in 1969. Since then, the city has forged a path of renovation and re-creation and is now celebrated as one of the nation’s great success stories. Much of that is a result of revisioning Chattanooga as a […]

Paving the Way for Mobility Technology

It feels strange to stand in the middle of a fully-functional intersection and not worry about traffic, but you can do it at the connected and automated vehicle test facility at the University of Michigan’s Mcity. At first glance, the McityTest Facility looks like a small, abandoned town complete with a roundabout, building facades, red […]

What is at the Heart of a Smart City?

Some say connectivity is the heart of a Smart City; others say government and many point to technology as the heart of a Smart City. The very wise say that citizens are the heart of a Smart City. I agree with the latter, but if I think about the first thing a Smart City would […]

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Maintaining the Human Touch in ITS

I edit several newsletters about transportation, including the AASHTO Daily Transportation Update and the Transportation Communications Newsletter. Each day these publications are filled with news items about technology and how automation is giving us new and exciting...

The ITS Customer Experience Lab: Your Strategic Weapon

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” As the pace of technology innovation increases in the Intelligent Transportation space, chances are you may be finding it harder and harder to keep up. As a leader in your...

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