Although there is no clear definition of a smart city, the goal is to collect immediate data on everything from traffic patterns to home water use, analyze it and use that information to make the city work better.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is putting together an international working group to bring standards and interoperability into smart city architecture.
The Federal Highway Administration will award $60 million in grants to help design congestion management technologies.
The Department of Transportation announced finalists for its Smart City Challenge from the nearly 80 submissions it received.
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has called for the creation of a City Web – a collaborative platform to speed innovation.
The winner of the Smart City Challenge will also receive Mobileye's Shield+ collision avoidance technology for every bus.
The city is looking to leverage smart city technologies to support energy sustainability, health care services and community engagement.