Last week I attended my fourth Smart Cities Expo World Congress (SCEWC). This year conference had a bold theme: “Cities Made of Dreams”. But for the first time, the conference was less about the art-of-the-possible from a technology standpoint and more about achieving better outcomes in terms of safety and security, mobility, environmental sustainability, health […]
I was in London attending a conference, today. I was trying to figure out at what time I should leave the ExCeL center to get to Gatwick in time to catch my flight. What I cared about is whether the subway was working regularly, or whether there were delays because of the protests that were […]
Last week technology vendors were very forthcoming about their sustainability efforts: Google announced its plans to increase the amount of electricity it uses from renewable energies, Amazon ordered 100,000 electric trucks for its delivery fleet, and Salesforce unveiled a new pollution tracking tool. This, of course, came during the same week that climate change demonstrations […]
Intelligent transportation constitutes the arteries of smart cities. If mobility in the city is congested, unsafe, polluted, and costly, citizens are unhappy.