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.
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.
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 […]