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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:46 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:Smart City update: Living Lab set to launch, TV show may highlight KC innovation
http://www.startlandnews.com/2017/07/sm ... nnovation/


This will be an interesting test to see if KC really has any clout in Smart City space, that is if the 'living lab' draws outsiders setting up base here or not. Not sure how many would be considered a success/failure but if a dozen in a year or so that would be great. A bunch of local startups would be great too but it will be outsider attraction as a good litmus test to KC's clout in industry as a whole.

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:33 am

Another article profiles KC's efforts, Digital Trends...
https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/kans ... echnology/

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:35 am

one of the two staff members in KCMO's office of innovation is leaving this week to be the smart city coordinator for the city of seattle.

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby hartliss » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:42 am

DaveKCMO wrote:one of the two staff members in KCMO's office of innovation is leaving this week to be the smart city coordinator for the city of seattle.


I saw that, bummer. I assume Seattle was a better deal for many reasons....innovation, urban living, etc.

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:07 pm

Smart City conference going on right now in KC...
http://www.govtech.com/fs/Smart-City-Te ... ummit.html

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:28 pm

Three top North American Smart Cities...
http://enterpriseiotinsights.com/201708 ... ag23-tag99

Nothing of new substance other than more recognition for KC as a top player.

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:08 pm

KCs Living Lab has launched. Will be interesting to see if it gets media buzz in smart city circles next few weeks...

http://www.startlandnews.com/2017/08/sm ... ling-city/

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:50 pm

it's like a year late. :roll:

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:10 am

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Board of Commissioners has approved the installation of 66 Smart City kiosks, similar to what you see along the downtown streetcar line.


http://ridekc.org/blog/kcata-board-appr ... ity-kiosks

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:22 am

Good update on KC's smart city happenings..
https://www.citylab.com/solutions/2017/ ... gy/538563/

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:20 am

Wonder if the official Living Lab launch has drawn any players from the outside?

KC seems to be doing pretty well with smart city 'hype' in the media. This isn't exactly a legit measurement but searching Google News on "smart city" "kansas city" compared to other cities shows KC is still getting a lot of attention in media.

Google News search for "kansas city" "smart city" comes up with over 11,000 articles as of today...
https://www.google.com/search?num=40&bi ... btNspo3EEQ

Other cities considered 'smart city' players...
Seattle 9500
Austin 12,300
Columbus 9950
Chicago 19,100
Dallas 7200
Pittsburgh 3750
Denver 17,600
Portland 4300

KC not tops but still getting good amount of attention.

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:24 am

KC hits top 10 in this Smart City index of cities that will benefit from the industry..
https://globenewswire.com/news-release/ ... -Tech.html

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:30 am

Avis selects KC to test connected cars. Could lead to self-driving cars...
A “connected car” is linked wirelessly to the internet, other vehicles and, in Avis’ case, to a centralized network, which the company said will enable it to automate many processes that are currently performed manually.

Connected cars allow Avis customers to manage their entire rental through an app, including locking and unlocking car doors via smartphone or honking the vehicle’s horn when they cannot locate their car.

In June, Waymo, [Google] Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit, signed a multi-year agreement for Avis to manage its growing autonomous vehicle fleet.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-avis ... SKBN1DU0IE


edit: The press release implies Avis has opened a Mobility Lab office in KC...
“Our Mobility Lab in the greater Kansas City area extends our next-generation mobility initiatives,” said Larry De Shon, president and chief executive officer, Avis Budget Group. “The steps we’re taking with connected car and smart technologies will increase customer satisfaction as well as reduce operational costs in the near term, while also preparing us to meet the evolving needs of consumers, entrepreneurs, corporations and governments, like the City of Kansas City, a recognized global leader for its Smart City advancements.”

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/ ... -City.html

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Re: Smart City Project

Postby earthling » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:36 pm

Smart City Pioneers: Where Are They Now?
Smart city projects in Atlanta, Chicago and Kansas City, Mo., were early efforts at the Internet of Things, analytics and other connected tech. Here's what they're up to today.

Kansas City, Mo., was at the forefront of smart city tech in 2015, embracing expanded broadband access, smart streetcars with video sensors capable of finding badly parked cars, traffic lights to keep streets moving, and digital kiosks serving as city guides.

Expansion also continues with the city’s smart streetlight plan, which is set to grow to 7,200 units. Other growth has taken place with public Wi-Fi and traffic cameras, which now collect data from all main thoroughfares connecting highways to city streets. The city is also using sensors to direct water during storms, and, like Atlanta, to predict potholes. Bennett said results have been fantastic for government efficiency, even if the average Kansas City resident is unaware.


It was mentioned a while back that KC would be adding more kiosks as they are profitable. I think some are along new Prospect MAX line. Anywhere else?

http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/GT-D ... y-Now.html


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