Emerging Tech

‘Living Bridge’ pioneers smart infrastructure

Lights and sensors monitoring the structure and environmental conditions around New Hampshire’s Memorial Bridge are powered by underwater turbines.

Data & Analytics

Smart inhalers help monitor air pollution

The AIR Louisville program uses smart connected inhalers that track when, where and how often asthma patients use their devices.

State & Local

SF’s legacy tech undercounted public transit riders

As a result of measurement errors, San Francisco’s transit agency inaccurately reported ridership declines from fiscal year 2014 to 2015.

Data & Analytics

EPA opens its Smart City Air Challenge

The challenge will award $40,000 in seed money to two communities that demonstrate the best air quality data collection and sharing strategies.

Data & Analytics

Faster and more accurate flood prediction

StormSense, a new flood forecasting project, will give emergency managers in coastal towns flood predictions so accurate that residents can be notified if they need to move their car one street over.

Emerging Tech

Cities must adapt to autonomous vehicles

The design of sidewalks, streets, buildings and even traffic lights could change once computers are in the driver’s seat.

Emerging Tech

Drone collects El Niño data

The data collected by the NASA Global Hawk will help scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration better understand El Niño's influence on weather in the United States.

Can smart shirts keep first responders safer?

A biometric clothing company and an IoT data management firm demonstrated how data from sensor-laden clothing can improve situational awareness in an emergency.

State & Local

DOT sweetens Smart City Challenge prize with bus safety tech

The winner of the Smart City Challenge will also receive Mobileye's Shield+ collision avoidance technology for every bus.

Data & Analytics

Government trainers take a page from the NFL playbook

A real-time performance intelligence system gives military and law enforcement trainers unprecedented insight into trainee performance.

Data & Analytics

States go high-tech to battle snow and ice

As state transportation officials prepare for this season’s onslaught of winter blizzards and ice storms, many of them will be using technology in new ways to help clear the roads and make them safer for drivers.

State & Local

Smart irrigation saves Caltrans water and money

The California Department of Transportation installed smart irrigation technology to deliver only as much water as it needs to keep the highway’s plants and soil healthy.

Emerging Tech

Building a better network for connected cars

To expand the number of connected cars, researchers are developing middleware that uses Wi-Fi and LTE cellular services to enable vehicle communications.

Emerging Tech

NYC tests two systems to keep city buses out of accidents

The MTA is testing collision-avoidance and turn-warning systems to see if citywide deployment makes sense.

State & Local

Pittsburgh expanding test of traffic management system

The city approved a traffic modeling study of Surtrac -- a system that has shown promise for reducing both traffic and vehicle emissions.

Data & Analytics

Gartner: The 2016 digital mesh is bigger, smarter, everywhere.

The technology research firm’s top 10 tech trends for 2016 lean heavily on the performance, flexibility and agility required to organize the information ecosystem.

Army consolidates sensing platforms into single display

Soldiers can now check a single touchscreen display to monitor their vehicle’s sensor, weapons and communications systems.

State & Local

Red light cameras up for debate

While red light camera systems promise a revenue stream and safer intersections, some cities are not so sure.

Emerging Tech

NOAA drones drop in on hurricanes

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be upgrading its Coyote drones for storm research and climate data collection.

Data & Analytics

USPS plans for the Internet of mailed things

A Postal Service RFI outlines interest in a sensor-based mail tracking system.

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