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GM to Test Fleet of Self-Driving Cars in New York

GM to Test Fleet of Self-Driving Cars in New York

An article written by the Wall Street Journal reports that General Motors Co. plans to become the first company to test self-driving cars in New York City, a move aimed at asserting leadership in the race to develop autonomous cars and a potentially important step toward commercializing the technology.

Testing Connected Autonomous Cars’ Communication Skills

Testing Connected Autonomous Cars’ Communication Skills

With China recently having made “intelligent connected cars” a key direction of its 2025 roadmap to manufacturing upgrades the project is vital to the Chinese Auto Industry. And this project called “a nice city” is set to take off in Jiading District, home to nearly 70 percent of the city’s car manufacturers, and 80 percent of all automotive research and development. Receive a copy in your inbox by emailing gabbie.dixon@iqpc.com

Smart Cities Bill Would Provide $220 Million Annually

Smart Cities Bill Would Provide $220 Million Annually

An interesting article written by Kate Roddy and published by StateScoop discusses the potential for a smart cities bill. Federal legislation introduced a proposal for an increase in funding for local governments on the path to becoming smart cities. The Smart Cities and Communities Act of 2017, written by Senator Maria Cantwell, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and Congressman Ben Ray Luján — would set aside $220 million per year to replace outdated infrastructure with smart technologies like connected roadway infrastructure, environmental sensors and data analytics. Receive a copy in your inbox by emailing gabbie.dixon@iqpc.com

Even Smart Cities Have a Big Transportation Gap, Study Shows

Even Smart Cities Have a Big Transportation Gap, Study Shows

An informative article written by Jason Shueh and published by StateScoop goes in depth on the economic forces that have created a death of intercity travel options,even in leading smart cities like Columbus, Ohio. Receive a copy in your inbox by emailing gabbie.dixon@iqpc.com

Small City Gone Smart: Redesigning Traffic Lights in the GIS Capital

Small City Gone Smart: Redesigning Traffic Lights in the GIS Capital

An article written by Kjeld Lindsted for StateScoop gives a perspective smaller cities like Redlands and how they often struggle to compete on technology initiatives when stacked against the likes of Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New York or Detroit. In small cities, leaders are closer to the staff. This provides an opportunity to build momentum behind a smart city initiative. They see their small size as a big advantage and they want to leverage it for all it’s worth. Redlands doesn’t have a large budget, but their ability to drive innovation is a direct result of how they support their staff. Receive a copy in your inbox by emailing gabbie.dixon@iqpc.com

Pushing for Open Data That Makes a Difference, Sunlight Foundation Publishes Tactical Guide

Pushing for Open Data That Makes a Difference, Sunlight Foundation Publishes Tactical Guide

 An article written by Colin Wood for StateScoop discusses how the government has increasingly taken in recent years to publishing its public data, but often without a clearly defined strategy. To change that, the Sunlight Foundation published a four-step guide Tuesday to help data professionals maximize the "social impact" and efficacy of those efforts. Receive a copy in your inbox by emailing gabbie.dixon@iqpc.com

The Postal Service is Working Toward Autonomous Mail Delivery

The Postal Service is Working Toward Autonomous Mail Delivery

An article by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier for Fedscoop, summarizes the U.S. Postal Service report detailing interest in possibly implementing self-driving vehicles. The paper, released in early October, looks at how autonomous trucks, cars and vans could be used within USPS as such vehicles become widely available. The the agency’s inspector general envisions five core ways in which self-driving vehicles could help with mail delivery. In one scenario, an autonomous postal truck would drive the route itself, leaving the postal worker on hand free to sort mail or carry out other administrative tasks. The Postal Service is actually already working toward this vision — the agency has partnered with the University of Michigan to build a prototype it hopes to pilot on 10 rural routes in 2019. Receive a copy in your inbox by emailing gabbie.dixon@iqpc.com

5G Opens Up New Potential For Processing Big Data

5G Opens Up New Potential For Processing Big Data

It’s not just the increasing use of smart devices driving the development of the next generation of wireless technology; 5G is also needed to support a wide range of Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Amongst these are services and applications that will support connected vehicles. Industry interest in V2V (vehicle to vehicle) and V2I (vehicle to infrastructure) connectivity is largely being driven by the key role it will play in enabling driverless vehicles. This increased connectivity will see the amount of data being created and subsequently sent to the cloud increasing exponentially as new devices, including cars, find innovative ways to leverage the IoT.