Big Data + Built Environment = Smart City

Big Data + Built Environment = Technology Experts & City Counterparts Working Together in Building and City Planning, Design, Construction, and Management. Yes, that’s the formula. And developing big data applications that collect data, analyze it and provide scenarios for cities is key. Recently we published a post about “That IT Guy” and this is […]

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to make your daily commute less crummy

The subdivision of Google’s parent company looks to revolutionize the transportation landscape.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.cnet.com

It looks like Uber is going to be subsidized by Alphabet’s subsidiary, Sidewalk Labs. The pilot, and yes I’m going to call it a pilot as it is happening because of the DOT’s Smart City Challenge, will be implemented as part of the Columbus, Ohio project.

 

Flow, as Sidewalk Labs named it, is the platform whereby they’ll improve traffic flow, change how drivers find parking, and offer (through Uber) ride-sharing for low-income people.