Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Smart Cities

House Committee Overhauls Autonomous Vehicle Bill 12 Hours Before Markup

July 27, 2017 | 9:00am Late last night, the House Energy & Commerce Committee (E&C) released the text of the self-driving vehicle legislation that will be marked up by the full committee at 10:00am today. This follows the unanimous approva… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.

Three Things to Know About the Other Smart Cities

To discuss the progress among the finalist cities after the Smart City Challenge, Eno convened a panel of representatives from three of these cities at its recent Capital Convergence: Portland, OR; Kansas City, MO; and Washington, DC, as well as a representative from the technology consultancy Cubic. Three main ideas emerged from the panel on how cities would go about implementing a Smart City.

Mapping the Digital City

While GPS mapping was groundbreaking, auto manufacturers and tech companies are now rushing to create sophisticated, ultra-precise maps of cities and every possible inch of road throughout the United States. The primary objective is to build functional and thorough digital representations of urban environments that autonomous vehicles, drones, and other automated technologies can use to safely navigate to any destination.

Competition for Federal Grants Breeds Transportation Innovation

At a time when the market for new ideas and approaches in transportation is hot, discretionary transportation grant programs matter because they naturally allow for competition and, in turn, a crowdsourcing of solutions. This new type of delivery channel fosters and utilizes the creativity of states and localities, allowing them to craft and execute personalized solutions to their transportation or infrastructure needs.

A Brief History of Big Data (in Federal Transportation)

Big Data can seem complicated because it means many things to many people. But it is not new. At its core, Big Data is still the collection, analysis, and communication of information. What has changed over time is the size, speed, and variety of data which is collected and communicated.

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