Sidewalk Labs executives were full of ambition two years ago when they pitched their parent company, Alphabet, more than 600 pages of plans for building a city neighborhood from scratch.

The 2016 proposal, which Sidewalk described as preliminary, was designed to stretch...

February 26, 2018

Self-driving cars need painfully detailed data on every inch of street. Can automakers solve the problem without the reigning superpower of maps?

On any given day, there could be a half dozen autonomous cars mapping the same street corner in Silicon Valley. These cars,...

Automakers and tech firms want high-definition maps to help robo-cars drive, but the best way to build them remains unclear. So says a new report from Bloomberg.

Two approaches: “One aims to create complete high-definition maps that will let the driverles...

Digital future meets design hotspot: Light + Building addresses the themes of tomorrow. From 18 to 23 March more than 2,600 exhibitors will be presenting their innovative products in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering as well as home and building automation...

December 23, 2017

13 Nov 2017 | Posted by Stephen Lee Davis | 2 Comments | fix-it-first, funding, infrastructure plan, infrastructure principles, policy platform, President Trump, principles, TIGER 

As we continue to await either broad principles or specifics of the Trump’s administratio...

December 22, 2017

When Greg Rogers left his gig as a Washington, DC, lobbyist in 2015, he did what any savvy, mid-20s kid with a car and a light wallet might: He signed up to drive for a couple of ridehailing services. “Living the millennial dream means quitting your job, driving for Ub...

Officials around the world are gathering all types of data — on traffic flow, air quality levels, and energy consumption — to make their cities safer, healthier, and more efficient. The scope and definition of a smart city has recently broadened to include environmenta...

November 4, 2017

The potential for AI to infuse business and value chains across various industries is greater than ever before—but where should executives start?

Typically understood as being all about robots and whiz-bang machines, artificial intelligence (AI) can be tough for executi...

October 30, 2017

At least that’s what some scientists think the government should do. Utility Dive reports that during a Senate committee meeting last week, Richard Raines from Oak Ridge, one of the Department of Energy’s national laboratories, urged lawmakers to direct funding into a...

October 29, 2017

Urban planners talk about two visions of the future city: heaven and hell. Hell, in case it's not clear, is bad—cities built for technologies, big companies, and vehicles instead of the humans who actually live in them. And hell, in some ways, is here. Today's US citie...

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