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Crowdsourced mapping for flood tracking, prediction

In Norfolk, Va., researchers use drone video on YouTube, a mobile app and GIS software to analyze regional flooding.

FirstNet preps for new network with test lab

FirstNet preps for new network with test lab

The Innovation and Test Lab will perform technology validation and automated testing in addition to providing a space for collaboration, knowledge sharing and training opportunities.

DOT floats guidance for in-vehicle mobile devices

DOT floats guidance for in-vehicle mobile devices

The voluntary guidelines are intended to help designers of mobile technology build products that keep drivers' attention on the road rather than on their phones.

How connected devices, weather data will improve road safety

How connected devices, weather data will improve road safety

The Department of Transportation is wrapping up a multiyear pilot that uses sensors on state maintenance vehicle fleets to better predict traffic and weather conditions.

Progressive web apps: The mobile future?

Progressive web apps: The mobile future?

Progressive web apps work across multiple devices, are easy to develop and deploy and deliver web content to users faster, even over low-quality networks.

Drones get sightline tracking, facial recognition tech

Drones get sightline tracking, facial recognition tech

Privacy-protected video and geopositioning data from multiple drones can be live-streamed between field agents and command centers.

App delivers last-mile options for NC train travelers

App delivers last-mile options for NC train travelers

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is testing an app that integrates public transit information with Uber data to make rail commuting easier.

Using data to build a safer city

Using data to build a safer city

Urban planners soon may be able create safer cities based on a combination of cellphone data, Google Street View images and machine learning.

Simpler sign-on for police officers

Simpler sign-on for police officers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for a better way for secure laptops in patrol cars.

How telematics help fleet managers reduce greenhouse gas emissions

How telematics help fleet managers reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Besides helping agencies track vehicle performance, telematics can help fleet managers meet federal mandates that require greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 15 percent by 2020.

Keys to the smart city: How to make initiatives successful

Keys to the smart city: How to make initiatives successful

City leaders need real-time visibility across their entire project portfolio to help them better plan, build and operate their smart city.

NYC looks to tech to improve pedestrian safety

NYC looks to tech to improve pedestrian safety

As part of its goal to eventually eliminate pedestrian fatalities in its streets, New York City is considering smartphones or wearable devices to help visually impaired pedestrians safely cross streets.