SCC's 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant winners have similar goals in their quest to become smart cities, although their approaches to achieving them aren't necessarily the same. Read on to learn how they're planning safe, sustainable and livable places that benefit all of their citizens.
Mass transit can do a lot to help cities serve vulnerable and underserved populations, reduce traffic congestion and pollution and much more. But what does it take to provide an inclusive, affordable transit system people want to use? It's one of the critical topics participants at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley worked on this week.
We don't know exactly what the future of mobility will look like, but the trends building momentum now make it clear integration will be a major 'theme' — integrated transportation options and the integrated operating systems that make them possible.
Electric scooters are flooding the sidewalks of some cities as the companies that rent them are racing to establish market share. The cities are now struggling in a race they didn’t enter. See how they’re coping and how they’re approaching regulations.
A multi-community information technology collaboration on street lighting, traffic management and public safety is expected to yield numerous benefits for citizens and reduce operating costs for their local governments. Watch the video to learn how.
As cities across Europe from Paris to London are starting to announce car bans in an effort to tackle urban pollution, electric vehicles are stepping into the spotlight as a smart solution. But this is only one solution in terms of sustainability. Towns such as Birmingham are investing in more progressive projects like sustainable railways, while Hamburg and Lisbon are working with the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to develop sustainable transportation solutions.
Telecom companies are busy preparing to roll out their 5G networks that promise significantly faster download speeds, the ability to move massive amounts of data with less time delay, improved reliability and more. The benefits for smart cities are expected to be significant, too.
Electric vehicles are a small percentage of vehicle sales, but their numbers are expected to grow over the next several years. And that's good because it's becoming increasingly clear that EVs can contribute to the stability and reliability of city electric grids.
Mass transit ridership in most of the major U.S. transit markets and elsewhere has dropped notably in recent years, and for sometimes complex reasons that can vary from city to city. There are promising solutions, but we need to better understand why fewer people are taking the bus before we decide what the fixes should be.
Did you know that traffic engineers can spend three-quarters of their days crunching data and preparing reports? Learn how a comprehensive analytics strategy can put them to work developing real solutions to your traffic troubles.