20. March 2016 · Comments Off on Orlando nearly wins in Smart City Challenge · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Seeking a grant of $50 million for smart transportation, Orlando was one of nearly 80 cities from Anchorage to Miami that applied for the prize, made the top 10 but missed out on the lucrative cut for the final seven.Still, the city’s application for the U.S. Department of Transportation grant lays out a vision the city wants to pursue.

Source: Orlando nearly wins in Smart City Challenge – Orlando Sentinel

15. March 2016 · Comments Off on U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Seven Finalist Cities for Smart City Challenge · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, joined by Barbara Bennett, President and COO of Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and Rick Clemmer CEO of NXP Semiconductors, today announced seven finalists for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Smart City Challenge.  The USDOT has pledged up to $40 million (funding subject to future appropriations) to one city to help it define what it means to be a “Smart City “and become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving

Source: U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Seven Finalist Cities for Smart City Challenge | Department of Transportation

08. March 2016 · Comments Off on DOT’s Smart City Challenge Announces a New Partnership With Autodesk  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Given all the advances being made in driverless cars, America’s cities have been startlingly slow to incorporate the technology into their plans. A recent analysis found that, as of mid-2013, just one of the 25 largest U.S. metropolitan planning organizations bothered to mention autonomous vehicles in its long-term outlook—that single nod coming in a brief sidebar. But dangle up to $50 million out there for a futuristic transport vision and it’s amazing how quickly things change.The U.S. Department of Transportation did just that in December when it announced the Smart City Challenge, an urban innovation contest that asked midsized metros to draw up ideas for improving safety and mobility with driverless cars, intelligent infrastructure, street sensors, and the like. Since then 78 cities have applied, with DOT set to narrow the field to five finalists this Saturday at South by Southwest. The winner will be named in June.

Source: DOT’s Smart City Challenge Announces a New Partnership With Autodesk – CityLab

10. December 2015 · Comments Off on U.S. Department of Transportation Smart Cities Challenge Funding Opportunity  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Yesterday, the Department of Transportation announced a $40 million funding opportunity entitled Beyond Traffic: The Smart City Challenge. This award will be given to one mid-sized city that puts forward bold, data-driven ideas to improve transportation through safety, reliability, and integration. The Department of Transportation is encouraging cities to present creative approaches for innovatively addressing the challenges they are facing. The vision of the Smart City Challenge is to award and encourage integrated approaches to improving surface transportation performance within a city and integrating these approaches with other smart city domains such as public safety, public services, and energy.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation Smart Cities Challenge Funding Opportunity | Stay Informed | K&L Gates