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AT&T joins the Smart City Challenge

The mayors from the seven finalist cities in the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge delivered their city’s pitch to Secretary Anthony Foxx in hopes of securing more than $40 million in funding to build and develop new technologies -- self-driving cars, connected vehicles and smart sensors -- for a next-generation transportation network.

Before the pitches were made, Foxx announced that AT&T is joining the ranks of private-sector underwriters with $1 million in hardware, products and services to help the winning city  develop and deploy its smart city transportation solutions.

AT&T will provide the winning city with cellular, Wi-Fi and wireline services and a variety of products and services such as Internet of Things security consulting and big data analytics for traffic modeling and forecasting. AT&T joins Vulcan Inc., Sidewalk Labs, Mobileye, Autodesk, Amazon Web Services and NXP as sponsors of the challenge; all are donating money, technology and expertise to turn the winning city into a transportation hub of the next generation.

For the six cities that do not win the challenge, AT&T will help develop strategies and methods to move forward and see their vision come to fruition.

Transportation officials have been working to connect each finalist city to private, public and non-profit resources for technical assistance for their final proposals.

“The finalist cities have proposed incredibly bold vision for the future of their transportation systems,” Foxx said. I’m confident that with the aid of the cutting-edge technologies and tools being offered by our partners, each city will be successful in bringing their inspiring plan to life.”

Posted by Derek Major on Jun 13, 2016 at 1:34 PM


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