The U.S. Department of Transportation is asking cities for proposals to test automated vehicles through the new Automation Proving Ground Pilot Program.

Though some areas of the country have become famous for high-tech innovation–such as Silicon Valley, Austin, Texas, and Seattle–all congressional districts in the U.S. have both investments and contributions in the high-tech space and should be treated as such, according to a recent report by the Information Technology Innovation Foundation.






Newark, N.J., recently launched its first smart city initiative. The city has partnered with New Jersey Institute of Technology, the New Jersey Innovation Institute and private business to start MetroLab@Newark.






Florida has awarded a $700 million contract to Harris Corp. to provide a statewide communications network. This network will connect 4,000 sites, bringing together public safety, law enforcement, public schools, and other state and local government agencies.






As urban populations are increasing across the country, cities are investing in “smart” technology to improve city services, reduce traffic, and increase quality of life for residents. The U.S. Postal Service said that with its vast physical network that it is well suited to collect data needed for smart city initiatives.






The Illinois Department of Information and Technology has partnered with the State of Telangana, India, to advance their smart state initiatives.






The city of Atlanta is one of 60 partners joining the Department of Energy’s Better Communities Alliance and is committed to delivering energy efficient and sustainable solutions.






George Washington University’s (GW) Research and Technology Services division is deploying 90 smart streetlights along Pennsylvania Avenue. The streetlights are equipped with cameras, offer free Wi-Fi, and operate on low amounts of energy. Alongside the streetlights, kiosks will offer information on local sights. These smart city technologies are part of GW’s PA 2040 project, a […]

U.S. cities with higher populations are more likely to rank smart city initiatives as a high or medium priority, according to a survey recently released by the International City/County Management Association and the Smart Cities Council.






Smart cities need to ensure that their technology is accessible to people in all socio-economic groups, according to Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.






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