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Smart Cities Appear Closer Too -- NXP And US DOT Extend Partnership For Smart City Challenge

In addition to the BlueBox autonomous vehicle platform announced yesterday, NXP (NASDAQ: NXPI) announced additional efforts to build smart cities. NXP and the US Department of Transportation announced the use of NXP’s long-range, secure private RFID tagging for automatic vehicle identification and …

Making Our Cities Smarter

It’s fairly uncommon for a single methodology to be consistently useful, but one that has endured over the past few decades has been the Gartner technology hype cycle, which suggests that new technologies are heralded by a deluge of hype, after which people become disillusioned with the poor …

San Francisco's Smart City Challenge submission is a networked transit utopia

Now that the US Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge announced its list of seven finalists, each city still in the running has a chance to submit a full, proper pitch for how it would turn a $50 million grant into a city that reflects the future of transportation. San Francisco …

Samsung's building the first national network dedicated to smart cities

LoRaWAN hits the big time in Korea<p>Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom just announced plans to build a nationwide network in South Korea to connect the intelligent devices required for the smart cities of the future. It’s hailing the new LoRaWAN-based network as the world’s first for commercial use …

Smart Cities

The Future of Smart City Technology, From an MIT Professor

Carlo Ratti’s The City of Tomorrow examines how tech will shift and reshape the urban landscape<p>On the long list of seemingly futuristic concepts that seem to be rapidly coming to fruition, the idea of a smart, tech-enabled city is one that seemingly can’t arrive soon enough. With cities worldwide …

Volkswagen Brand CEO Talks New Electric Platforms

MEB is just the beginning of VW's shift toward electrification.<p>Since the emissions scandal kicked off, the VW Group has embarked on a fast-track program to get full-electric cars on the road.<p>An all-new platform called MEB (modular electric kit) will be introduced to make all-electric compact cars. …

This could be the technology that will finally replace Bluetooth

Bluetooth has proven to be an incredibly useful innovation that has enabled wireless connections between devices over short distances with minimal …

The Digital Era Is Crippling The Five Year Strategic Plan

Each year, strategic planning teams at multinational companies review competitor revenues, read through press releases, compare their own company’s performance to their peer set and then work with their management teams to create annual strategic plans for the next year and reiterate a five year …