Many of the early hotspot cities were also at the forefront of innovation, prompting questions over how well connected cities would respond to the pandemic.
Researchers are developing a dynamic feedback traffic signal control system that reduces corridor-level fuel consumption by 20% while maintaining a safe and efficient transportation environment.
A new smart city ranking measuring health and safety, mobility, activities, opportunities and governance, puts New York 10th and Washington, D.C., 12th among 109 global cities.
Smart cities are modernization projects that include digital technology as well as physical and social infrastructure, experts say.
Columbus, Ohio, is driving its Smart City Challenge transportation projects forward, and transit officials in Nashville, Tenn., and across Arizona are integrating and analyzing traffic data, advancing connected vehicle infrastructure and supporting needs of local residents.
The smart base testbed will leverage Marine Corps Air Station Miramar’s investments in both autonomous vehicles testing and microgrid technology.
To avoid the perils of individual-level monitoring systems, cities must focus on how to leverage technology that enables the collection, analysis and reporting of data while protecting privacy.
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used artificial intelligence to design a computer vision system that helps keep traffic moving efficiently through intersections and has the added benefit of minimizing fuel consumption.
By engaging in productive conversations with all technologists, government agencies and community stakeholders, governments will make smarter investment decisions and products will enter the market with less fear of regulatory or consumer backlash.
A test of the Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture demonstrated that technology that any common operating picture technology must simple and operation-ready for responders to seriously consider it.
The potent combination of artificial intelligence-enabled edge computing and 5G networks will drive deployment of smart city use cases and services.
While big cities represent nearly 30% of the investment, most of the growth will come from midsize and small cities spending $1 million or less on projects, according to IDC.