Why building smart cities in 2017 will begin with transportation infrastructure

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The smart city concept is not a new one. The main attraction at the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair was the General Motors Pavilion’s Futurama ride that ferried visitors past incredibly detailed models, accompanied by the narrator’s welcome “and now, we have arrived at this wonder world of 1960.” Of course, because GM was the sponsor, the focus was on transportation. But if the entries to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2016 Smart Cities Challenge...

By Laetitia Gazel Anthoine, 10 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

How brands can leverage the IoT and connected tech to become public servants

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As we all know, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds great promise to connect the physical and digital worlds, bringing previously inaccessible data to the city and returning pertinent information to the citizen.  Thus far, IoT has been predominantly deployed in private applications for specific purposes. But more and more smart city initiatives are sprouting up where cities and private industry are working together to forge public private partnerships (P3), in order to solve...

By Laetitia Gazel Anthoine, 08 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities.