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.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Smart Cities
Data issues are the biggest challenge facing smart cities of today and tomorrow. By examining the USDOT Smart City Challenge Dataset, out of the 50 different challenges identified, the top two were data challenges.
March 23, 2017 – Across the coming years, U.S.
March 17, 2017 – A House hearing week examined how communities are implementing emerging technology and sophisticated data collection methods across the United States.
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.
November 4, 2016 – A startup company led by a renowned hacker canceled plans to sell aftermarket driver assistance devices after receiving a “slow down” letter from NHTSA.
October 6, 2016 – The mayor of Pittsburgh, PA was in town last week to talk about the self-driving car deployment going on in his 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.
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.
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.