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IoT-based system aims to prevent manhole explosions

IoT-based system aims to prevent manhole explosions

The system uses cloud-based analytics to identify and predict conditions that may result in an incident so that preventative actions can be taken to avoid a potential disaster.

Annual $1m prize launched for NYC's ‘boldest visionaries’

Annual $1m prize launched for NYC's ‘boldest visionaries’

The David Prize will award $200,000 to five “trailblazing individuals” who contribute to the social, environmental, economic, and cultural fabric of the city.

New York City announces cybersecurity challenge finalists

New York City announces cybersecurity challenge finalists

Seven finalists will receive an award of $10,000 from NYC to test their proposals in the city, and be given the opportunity to partner to deliver solutions to local small businesses.

New York's MTA tests high-tech solutions for subway and buses

New York's MTA tests high-tech solutions for subway and buses

The goal of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Transit Tech Lab accelerator programme is to establish the city as the centre of innovation for mobility and public transit.

New York City considers banning the sale of mobile location data

New York City considers banning the sale of mobile location data

With a lack of federal law to specifically protect consumers, a local bill proposes banning the practice of selling mobile users’ location data.

Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

The latest IDC smart cities spending guide highlights priority areas as resilient energy and infrastructure projects followed by data-driven public safety and intelligent transportation.
Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

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Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.