Has the smart city hype cycle finally run its course?
Is the smart city hype cycle over? Have concerns about cost, security and public skepticism finally won out over the benefits of efficiency, sustainability and public safety? It is fair to consider whether the futuristic visions of hyper- connectivity and advanced livability, enabled by accessibility to vast streams of data, can withstand the very real concerns that municipalities cannot afford the technologies behind smart city projects.
JACKSON, MI - A chunk of downtown Jackson will become a statewide hub for energy innovation, according to Consumers Energy, which plans to create its second energy district in Michigan there.
The Jackson Smart Energy District will incorporate future technologies including solar panels, electric vehicle charging, high performance buildings and battery storage units, Consumers President and CEO Patti Poppe said.
Introducing new technologies in to help increase earnings and build more sustainable livelihoods for miners
Terah DeJong, country director of the Tetra Tech-implemented U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD II) Project, discusses the introduction of new technology in the diamond mining areas of Cote d’Ivoire, and how technology has increased the volume of stones that enter the legal chain of custody, leading to increased earnings and more sustainable livelihoods for miners. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.
Company to enhance opportunities for local startups
Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), and Station Houston, Houston’s hub for technology and innovation, announced today the launch of a corporate partnership to connect local startups with industry experts. The partnership will focus on enhancing opportunities for local entrepreneurs through mentoring and engagement in solving EPC industry challenges.
Utilities need to start thinking about how to scale up power infrastructure to meet demand
Last year marked a monumental turning point for the future of electric vehicles (EVs), with several auto companies such as Volkswagen AG, General Motors and Volvo announcing significant electrification plans. Bolstered by improved battery technology, longer battery range, greater variety and lower prices, consumer confidence in EVs is at an all-time high. According to Forbes, light-duty EV sales in the United States rose 37 percent in 2016.
Asif Ansari, Manager of Environmental Compliance and Risk Management, explains how the United States Postal Service evaluated its unique software requirements, and selected a path to best meet its needs.
Expanded delivery of vehicles signifies commitment to support the launch of the world’s first driverless ride-hailing service
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., January 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - FCA US LLC announced an agreement to supply thousands of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo to support the launch of the world’s first driverless ride-hailing service. Vehicle delivery begins in late 2018 with Pacifica H
SynTao, a leading CSR professional body in Mainland China hosts discussions on sustainability as the engine of future business
January 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - SynTao, Mainland China and Hong Kong’s Global Exchange local authority and a leading CSR professional body today hosted the 2018 CRO Global Summit – Sustainability, the Engine of Future Business in Shanghai. The Summit includes discussions around the approaches of the future of business driven by sustainability and the implementation of the SDGs in the Chinese market. Four topics are part of the agenda: