Nike Swimming Against the Tide with Smart Traffic Sneakers

Nike started a concerted effort in 2018 to patent smart traffic sneakers, sneakers that alert vehicles to the wearer’s presence.  With 10 applications, Nike is almost alone in the field. Nike followed in Nokia and Continental’s footsteps,…

Velodyne & NVIDIA Partner in Austin, Better Watch Out for Intel

Velodyne is bringing its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution to Austin, where NVIDIA is launching the Metropolis program, a Smart City partnership. Velodyne’s LiDAR and AI software will be running on the edge on NVIDIA’s Jetson AGX Xavier…

NoTraffic Raises $17.5m With One Patent. Is There an Alternative Investment?

NoTraffic, an AI-based traffic management platform, has just raised $17.5 million in a Series A that it will use to support its rapid deployments into dozens of U.S. cities during the second half of this year and, hopefully, into European…

TomTom’s Got a Treasure Map

Will TomTom be directing traffic by the end of the decade? Cities with smart traffic control will look more "turn-of-the-century." 19th-Century, that is. Before automobiles, when there were only horses who averaged about 5 miles per hour,…

Inrix – Developing Smart City DOS?

Inrix, a Microsoft spin-out based in Kirkland, Washington, now offers IQ, a SaaS for one-stop transportation data analysis, visualization, and insights. IQ allows transportation officials to digitize infrastructure down to a parking-space…

Cubic lands SF Transit System

Cubic Transportation Systems, headquartered in San Diego, has been awarded a contract to supply a real-time passenger information system for San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's light rail and bus network. Cubic's additions will…

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