Smart City Articles

First Responders, Situational Awareness, and the Future of Shared Utility Data

When a major storm hits an urban area, the result can be a loss of power to large parts of the city. First responders depend on the quick restoration of electricity to support their numerous relief efforts. Electric companies now have the capability to share utility...

Technology is Not the Driving Force Behind Smart Cities

Much has been made about the technology supporting the growth of smart cities, but more needs to be said for the people, leaders, and organizations channeling that innovation to fit their city’s specific needs. As cities around the world contend with growing...

What Cities Can Do To Prepare for Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are coming, and cities had better prepare — but how exactly? The answer lies in applications built to deliver situational awareness. No matter how city government officials feel about autonomous vehicles, they will likely show up on streets sooner...

How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change America’s Cities

Urban environments often evolve rapidly in response to new technology — but autonomous vehicles may spur the fastest, most profound transformation yet. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are coming for America’s cities. From privately-owned self-driving cars to fleets of...