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On the Road Again: AI & IoT Making Public Transit Smarter and More Secure

A look at how digital technologies are transforming today's transportation providers.

3 Smart City Lessons from Sidewalk and Toronto Tomorrow

The article provides a 3:2:1 on Sidewalk Labs: Toronto Tomorrow - 3 innovation lessons in terms of mobility, sustainability and affordable housing - 2 quotes about Smart City Toronto (from de CEO of Sidewalk Labs and from the Mayor of Toronto) - 1 opinion on the proposal regarding its impact and used technologies

Is Paris the City of the Future?

Paris has historically stood as a popular tourist destination and icon for romance, fashion, art, culture, and history. As city planners continue to integrate technology into Paris' urban infrastructure, city officials are challenged with incorporating smart city technology while preserving and maintaining Paris' cultural identity as the "City of Lights."

Building a Blockchain Bodycam Proof of Concept for $25

This is a two part article. In the first part I demonstrate how an IoT device can incorporate a light weight blockchain on a camera device. In the second part I describe the need for open-source bodycams with law enforcement.
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How IoT-Based Devices Are Helping Cities Grow Smarter

The modern world points towards the creation of a smart city where computer systems can connect to IoT-enabled devices and sensors to get valuable information and data that can be used to manage cities efficiently.
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How Smart Cities Use IoT-Based Parking Solutions

The increasing number of vehicles on the road, along with the mismanagement of available parking space, leads to parking-related problems; thankfully, smart parking systems offer solutions.
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Smart Streetlights to Save Cities on Utility Costs

Smart technology provides remote lighting control that can more accurately adjust, modify and monitor the amount of time the lights are turned on and to what extent.
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7 Technological Advancements That Make Singapore a Smart City

Singapore seems to live in 2119. This smart nation is the one to look to for a sneak peek into the future.

Smart Technology and the Threat to Privacy

Many governing bodies within cities are effectively implementing smart tech. Smart city solutions help to improve our human environment needs, making life more comfortable for all.
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Privacy Concerns in Smart Cities

Mo Connections, Mo Vulnerabilities. The more connected IoT devices a smart city employs, the greater the risk to individual privacy. This blog explores one example of a company working on smart city technology and the security challenges it exemplifies - Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. and one of the leading organizations in the field.

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