Emerging Tech

Surveillance that spots suspicious behavior

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for technology that uses drones, sensors and algorithms to spot human behaviors that indicate hostile intent.

CBP fields new handheld drug detectors

To fight the rising tide of illegal drugs flowing into the country, Customs and Border Patrol agents are using lighter handheld, non-intrusive detection technology.

LoRa networks for transmitting sensor data

A low-power wide-area network is providing internet connectivity to environmental sensors near Washington, D.C.

State & Local

Virginia Beach puts big data to work as it plans for sea level rise

Tracking rising water levels in Virginia's coastal areas involves IoT, layered technologies and local partnerships.

State & Local

Technology is turning wrong-way drivers around

A spate of wrong-way crashes across the country in the past five years has pushed state officials to test how technology can prevent the crashes and save lives.

Data & Analytics

Esri puts live transit-sensor data on the map

Data from Mobileye's collision detection system will feed into ArcGIS mapping platform, providing a citywide view of pedestrian and cyclist safety to traffic and fleet managers.

State & Local

Schenectady looks to sensors for efficiency

After two successful pilots, the city is looking to make big investments in sensor technology.

State & Local

Can IoT protect communities when the next floods come?

With low-cost flood sensors, the Lower Colorado River Authority hopes to collect enough data that it can improve the accuracy of its flood predictions and geo-target alerts.

Collecting data on the downpour

Agencies are collecting data on Hurricane Harvey and making it available to emergency response teams.

DARPA wants 'living sensors' for surveillance

The military's research arm wants to replace common sensor elements with marine plants and animals that provide data about their environment through natural behaviors.

Data & Analytics

Rat problems? In D.C., data could help

Washington, D.C., has created the Lab @ DC help make policy decisions driven by what’s in the numbers. Rodent abatement is one initiative.

Data & Analytics

NOAA casts a net for emerging tech

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants new observing capabilities and applications that process environmental data.

State & Local

Getting smart on trash collection

Pittsburgh plans to add fill-sensor technology to its trash-collection workflow.

Data & Analytics

Lafayette taps IoT for air quality data

City government, industry and university partners are building an interactive smart city platform for Lafayette, La.

Emerging Tech

Design and resilience key for smart city sensors

The success of Chicago's Array of Things sensor net depends not only on the resilience of the hardware but the look of the nodes, according to the project’s lead.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Cities explore environmental sensor networks

Baltimore and Lafayette, La., won $40,000 in seed money from the EPA for their plans to build systems to measure and manage environmental sensor data.

Data & Analytics

Ohio builds out its smart road

Ohio’s open road laboratory features high-capacity fiber-optic cables and sensors to communicate with autonomous and connected vehicles.

Emerging Tech

Sensor-equipped cockroaches to the rescue

Biobots can be dispatched into damaged buildings or other hazardous environments to collect data.

Data & Analytics

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

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