How cities are starting to see the light about smart streetlights

Thu, 2017-08-17 12:01 -- Doug Peeples

Smart streetlights are a typical first step for smart city upgrades. They're an ideal showcase to familiarize citizens with smart technologies, plus the payoff in energy savings is immediate. And city leaders are realizing that smart streetlights can do a lot more to enhance a city's livability than simply light up their streets.

How and why connected cars and IoT will drive massive cybersecurity spending

Thu, 2017-07-27 11:25 -- Doug Peeples

Accelerated spending on cybersecurity is widely anticipated in all forms of transportation as they become increasingly connected — and vulnerable. So now would be the ideal time for cities preparing for connected and driverless cars to consider their cybersecurity readiness if they haven't done it already.

Learn from Pune and improve revenue by 4-5%

Thu, 2017-07-27 00:56 -- SCC India Staff

Citizen mobility is one of the key issues in a city like Pune. The city relies solely on buses for public transportation, but the average number of buses per lakh population is only 37! Additionally, buses in Pune have issues with availability (about 25 per cent fleet off-road most of the time) and reliability (about 84 per cent routes have a waiting time of more than 20 minutes). As a result, the public transport trip share is a mere 18 per cent.

Cycle sharing project to solve Bengaluru’s air pollution problem

Tue, 2017-07-11 00:29 -- SCC India Staff

In coming months, Bengaluru will witness a massive public bicycle sharing (PBS) project proposed by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT). The project, with around 4,000 cycle and 350 docking points, is touted to be India’s largest cycle-sharing project.

Update: Are we really making progress on self-driving cars?

Wed, 2017-06-28 16:55 -- Doug Peeples

There are some tough questions that need answers as states, cities and regions decide how (and how much) they're going to accommodate autonomous vehicles – self-driving cars, trucks and more. Some jurisdictions are moving forward quickly while others are holding back. Our story explains some of the reasons why.

Is your city stuck in traffic? Maybe you should try Louisville's approach

Wed, 2017-06-14 14:28 -- Doug Peeples

Louisville, Kentucky isn't a major metropolis but it has big city traffic problems. It's ranked as one of the top 50 in the country for traffic congestion. So the city's turning to technology solutions for help – and planning to tackle traffic snarls in a way that might appeal to other cities with similar headaches.