patrick lauziere

5,685 Added | 2 Magazines | 263 Likes | 14 Following | 89 Followers | @PLauziere | Entrepreneur, engineer and technology enthusiast, my goal is to change the life of millions of people living in cities by sharing best practices and helping to create smarter infrastructures.

CTRL-Labs' EMG wristbands may spell the end for keyboards and mice

From the earliest days of punch cards, interacting with computers has always been a pain. Whether it's a keyboard and mouse, joystick or controller, getting the thoughts out of our heads and into the machine requires numerous, unintuitive processes. But until we start implanting USB ports into our …

Virtual Reality

Google says it’s close to owning enough downtown San Jose properties for ‘viable’ development

SAN JOSE — Google is nearing ownership of enough downtown San Jose properties and parcels to create a “viable” transit-oriented development near the …

Urban Design

London's Congestion Charge Is Showing Its Age

After 15 years of existence, London’s method of congestion charging is dated. It needs to be bigger, longer, and greedier.<p>London’s congestion charge turned 15 in February and it is showing its age. When the charge was introduced, no one foresaw the rapid proliferation of private hire vehicles like …

Transportation

The Myth That Everyone Naturally Prefers Trains to Buses

When you focus on what really matters—service—much of the difference actually disappears.<p>Take a look at the image above. This rendering represents modern bus rapid transit service. The BRT vehicle travels in its own separate lane, free from the constraints of traffic congestion or traffic lights. …

Transportation

GeoOrbital Wheel used by Custom ebike Builder for something truly different

Known for his crazy ebike, electric bike, electric kickscooter builds Instagrammer gets his hands on GeoOrbital wheel and a piece of metal. What do …

Electric Bikes

Why the transportation sector needs data scientists

The transportation industry is ripe for advancement. With the addition of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, the industry might not be recognizable in 10 or 20 years. More connectivity means fully optimized operations and manufacturing, decreased downtime and accidents, and — what everyone is …

Internet of Things

Why You Should Treat Your Business Like a Robot-Car: 4 Keys to Surviving Radical Change

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The internet of things is becoming a vital part of how we live and work. And automobiles are on the leading edge of this transformation.<p>Not so coincidentally, there are lessons all industries can learn from how the automotive industry is …

Internet of Things

Under a millimeter wide and powered by light, these tiny cameras could hide almost anywhere

As if there weren’t already cameras enough in this world, researchers created a new type that is both microscopic and self-powered, making it possible to embed just about anywhere and have it work perpetually. It’s undoubtedly cool technology, but it’s probably also going to cause a spike in …

University of Michigan

NFC is the underdog tech set to explode in the next five years

In the tantalizing world of technology today, there are endless buzzwords and acronyms for emerging tech you need to know. From AI to the ‘Uber of’ dog walking and everything in-between, maybe you think you’ve heard it all. But before you hop on the hype train and leave the station, take note — an …

Apple Pay

The world's first 3D-printed steel bridge looks like it came from another planet

Dutch technology company MX3D just officially unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed stainless steel bridge. It took four robots, nearly 10,000 pounds …

3D Printing

The Five AI Basics Every Business Executive Needs To Understand Right Now

AI may be taking the business community by storm, but key decision makers are still trying to understand the revolutionizing new technology. Here are 5 important things every business executive needs to know right now.<p><b>Data comes before AI: Understand the difference between training and …

Machine Learning

Melbourne considers car-free 'superblocks' as council looks to overhaul transport, public spaces

Parts of Melbourne's inner city could become car-free "superblocks" that prioritise pedestrians and public spaces, as the council proposes ways to …

Australia

City Council program lets you choose what public projects to fund in your neighborhood

New Yorkers voted on how to spend over $40 million on public projects in 2016.

City Politics

Could pay-per-mile lead to the state automating speeding tickets?

The state government spying on you in the car, keeping record of every time you go a mile over the speed limit — it may sound like an Orwellian …

Seattle

Metro Transit to overhaul public transportation services, routes in St. Louis region

Metro Transit plans to offer more frequent bus service, altered bus routes, text and email notification services and small vehicles along lesser-used …

Urban Design

Smart Cities are Complicated and Costly: Here's How to Build Them

When governments take on a smart city project, it's often the private sector that's left to execute the vision—sometimes at the expense of good …

Smart Cities

5 Amazing New Products NVIDIA Introduced at 2018 GTC

The AI player unveiled new initiatives related to medical imaging, driverless cars, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more.<p>Graphics chip specialist</b> …

Machine Learning

Microsoft invests $5 billion in the Internet of Things

Microsoft wants to prove it is dedicated to the success of the Internet of Things with a new $5 billion investment and updates to its IoT portfolio. …

Internet of Things

Mississauga Launching Brand New Traffic Control System

In the last few municipal election cycles, local politicians have frequently campaigned on the need to end the ‘war on the car,’ saying that …

China unveils plans for hypersonic jet that can fly anywhere in the world in three hours

A new hypersonic aircraft could ferry passengers anywhere in the world in under three hours.<p>Travelling at up to 3,800 miles an hour, more than six times the speed of a typical commercial jet and twice as fast as a supersonic aircraft, it has been developed for the Chinese military, but could be …

Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers were making headlines with rudimentary machines that housed less than a dozen qubits -- the quantum version of a classical computer's binary …

Futurologist Predicts Human Immortality Might Be Closer Than You Think

If someone told you that the human race is very close to living forever, what would you say? According to futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson, by 2050 we'll have the capability to become “immortal.” Pearson, a former sound engineer and inventor, claims to have “85% accuracy when looking 10-15 years …

Top 10 Elon Musk Productivity Secrets for Insane Success

<i>Want more productivity hacks? Here’s a special gift for you — </i><i>access to my new biweekly invite-only productivity hacks for free!</i><p>I read Elon Musk: …

Blockchain: Digital Transformation’s Cinderella Steps Out

Blockchain technology is not widely understood, but its implementation as part of digital transformation could have far reaching benefits for people, …

Blockchain

To Join the Tech Revolution, Cities Need a New Operating System

The data usage that’s become business as usual in corporate America is still revolutionary in local government. Here are five suggestions for how …

Nokia unveils smart cities portfolio - Mobile World Live

Nokia announced a number of services intended to “solve challenges of urbanisation”, including a “sensing-as-a-service” option enabling operators to …

We Need To Stop Looking For Silver Bullets To Solve Our Problems

All generalizations are false, including this one<p>In Eric Ries bestselling book, <i>The Startup Way</i>, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur explains how he helped lead General Electric's transformation from a stodgy industrial era dinosaur into a lean, entrepreneurial enterprise. Yet strangely, as Steve Blank …

Innovation

When Density Isn't Greener

A new study challenges some widely held assumptions about urban and suburban development.<p>Sprawl is not sustainable. That’s the basic assumption shaping high-rises, infill developments, and master plans in cities around the world—not to mention a guiding principle of this publication.<p>But a new …

Virginia’s $40 tolls stir debate on equity impacts

<b>Virginia recently introduced new rush-hour tolls on I-66 inside the Washington Beltway on lanes previously reserved for high-occupancy vehicles,</b> …

Urban Design

One city in China has more electric buses than all of America’s biggest cities have buses

China is racing into what it calls its “new energy” future, the country’s term for electric-powered vehicles, and last week Shenzhen completed its transition to all-electric buses. The city’s electric fleet now dwarfs the number of buses, both conventional or electric, in top US metropolitan areas, …