Smart cities tech will boost jobs in analytics, cybersecurity and more, CompTIA says Federal aid package calls for $220 million a year for smart cities By Matt Hamblen The smart cities movement has garnered major backing from heavy hitters in the tech field, including the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) based in Washington. The group […]Read more "Smart cities will need tech workers"
By Matt Hamblen A big theme of the Smart Cities Week in early October was finding ways to serve poor communities in cities and counties with new technologies, especially with transportation needs. One idea came from startup LimeBike which now offers solar-powered 3G and GPS smart bikes in 20 communities, including in Washington, D.C., the site […]Read more "Dockless bikesharing for all"
By Matt Hamblen Smart Cities Week, a conference held in early October in Washington, D.C., hit many broad themes for coping with coming technologies: autonomous vehicles and sensors and wireless networks used to monitor traffic, pollution and noise. An especially challenging subject was how cities will create equities between have-nots and haves, especially with […]Read more "The smart city difference between equal and equitable"
West Virginia has been in the news for tragic flooding last year and this summer, with rivers swelling their banks and taking human lives. One stark problem still persists in some areas of the state: lack of cellular wireless access to make emergency calls. For example, in a region along the Coal River and its […]Read more "West Virginia’s lesson on digital access"
Moscow didn’t win top billing as the 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year, but that doesn’t mean it has somehow fallen very short. The top honor given June 8 by the Intelligent Community Forum went instead to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Melbourne is vastly different, and smaller, than Moscow, of course, but both cities were finalists […]Read more "Moscow still rates as a smart city"
Google Lens, unveiled by Google CEO Sundar Pichai on May 17, offers potential as a super sensor. At the very least, it offers insights for more research into single, general-purpose sensors. Google Lens and related products might someday evolve into something that proves valuable for cities, utilities, manufacturers and other companies seeking to reduce the […]Read more "How Google Lens could matter to smart cities"
Greetings! I’m covering all the fascinating topics involved with smart cities. That includes tech, like sensors and data aggregation and security and privacy. But it also involves a social aspect: how city folk feel about privacy with sensors that monitor their movements and more. I hope this can be an instructive blog with the smartcityscout.com […]Read more "The Hat’s blog (Matt Hamblen)"