Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of this Midwest metropolis, spoke of opening parks and libraries and renovating playgrounds. Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, boasted that he monitored Hollywood parking spaces in real time on his iPhone.
March 6, 2014
February 26, 2014
The development of the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s made the car the preferred individual mode of ground transportation. This upended residential patterns, creating suburbs and exurbs, and relegated rail to the background.
February 24, 2014
Cisco says the Internet of Everything (IoE) represents a US$4.6 trillion opportunity in cost savings, new revenues, employee productivity and enhanced citizen experience to public-sector organizations over the next 10 years. Last week I moderated a TweetChat on behalf of Cisco Systems of Canada about the public sector value at stake (at #WhyIoE). So, like the hashtag says, why IoE?
February 20, 2014
Do you remember the last time you struggled for what seemed like an eternity to find a parking spot? One way streets. No right turn signs. If only there was a better way to find a parking spot. Well, Streetline believes they have the answer. Streetline uses sensors to deliver parking availability data to their app, informing users not only about the location but also the cost of available sensor-enabled parking spots.
February 12, 2014
Imagine waking up on a Monday morning in the year 2025 to the sweet voice of your digital assistant called Leyla. Leyla already woke you up 10 minutes early as she just learned from the Google Connected living home black box that syncs her with the outside world and all the devices at home that the M25 (the orbital ring road in London that some also call the city’s largest car park) is slow on junctions 10 and 11 due to an accident.
February 5, 2014
How much easier would your life be if you never had to look for a parking space? Zia Yusuf is disrupting an industry that has not changed in over 60 years. Learn how his technological advances are not only making cities smarter, but residents’ lives easier too.
January 29, 2014
If you want to build your own Internet of Things, try the toy monkey hack. Digi International, a company that makes software and hardware systems for the Internet of Things (IoT) has a step-by-step guide to create an alert device using its postage stamp-size XBee wireless radio.
January 21, 2014
Parking is one of the few pains that people and cities share. When you need a space, you can’t find it. Or if you do find one, it’s too far away. Or it costs too much and you’re running out of time. All the while, you’re burning gasoline and boosting your carbon footprint. Meanwhile, municipal planners take the heat when businesses want more parking to attract shoppers. And developers throw their hands up when zoning officials claim they don’t see enough parking in a plan.
January 11, 2014
Mobile applications (apps) have the possibility to enhance public participation in local governance and planning, as well as the ability to improve efficiency and data collection for planners.We annually survey a cross-section of planners to understand their app use habits, and in doing so developed a comprehensive list of the most effective mobile apps for planners. During December of 2013 we surveyed planners on their use of mobile apps in the planning profession.
January 6, 2014
The fictional writings of HG Wells, Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov are coming true in so many spheres. The submarines that Verne envisaged and video conferencing that Asimov spoke about are reality today. HG Wells’ Time machine may take a while, perhaps. But there is plenty of geeky stuff happening that makes the present look like the future they talked about in science fiction stories. And the year 2014 seems to be very, very special: it may go down in history as the year when the “Internet of Things” evolved from a buzzword to reality.
December 26, 2013
First it was our phones, then it was our homes, gadgets and cars. Now, it’s our cities. I’m talking about the transforming from “dumb” to smart. Smart cities are following the lead of connecting to the Internet to enable more productivity, features and efficiency in our everyday lives. Cities need to get smarter to keep up with the growth of the world’s urban population (predicted to double by 2050), and the demands for high-speed connectivity and access.
December 20, 2013
Car design cycles move at predictable four-to-five year intervals, but the world of mobile electronics is rapidly gaining speed as automakers strive to keep up with consumer demand and ever-evolving technology. At the recent LA Auto Show and affiliated Connected Car Expo, I had the opportunity to meet representatives from many high-tech companies, each introducing their next “big thing” and talking about what’s around the corner.
December 18, 2013
The idea of the Smart City focuses on creating an urban competitive advantage by developing a sustainable, integrated economic plan for each city, while addressing key challenges in the areas of economic development; water, energy and environment; health and social services; transportation; and public safety, as well as improving municipal services.
December 16, 2013
And next here tonight, our real money team is back, if you’re doing holiday shopping this weekend, or driving to the airport, you’ll be in that amazing race for a parking spot. The average American family spends almost $1300 a year on parking, more to park our cars than insurance and maintenance. ABC’s Paula Faris shows you how to keep the money in your pockets.
December 11, 2013
On December 11, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted an event on the impact of the mobile revolution on changing models of service delivery as part of the Mobile Economy Project. Panels of experts discussed the sociological, governmental and economic effects of mobile technology’s rapid expansion in the United States and around the world.
December 11, 2013
Nobody enjoys sluggishly searching for an open parking spot in the busiest parts of Boston, as drivers stuck behind them lay on the horn in frustration. City officials hate it, too. Mostly because it causes traffic congestion and brings things to a standstill. To eliminate the annoyance of drivers cruising city streets looking for a place to park their vehicles, Boston’s Department of Transportation rolled out a new app that is triggered by a ping sent from spots where parking is available, so motorists can keep a steady pace as they prey on available spaces.
December 11, 2013
December 10, 2013
Back in October BostInno reported that the City of Boston would bestow upon the Innovation District the means in which to curtail traffic through real-time ‘Time to Destination’ signs and parking availability updates. And now, in respect to the season of giving pressing ever forward, the Boston Transportation Department is proud to announce that these initiatives are complete, to be fully utilized on Wednesday, December 11. Come at me, traffic.
December 9, 2013
There’s no American family name more associated with the automobile than Ford. In a wide-ranging interview, Bill Ford — Henry’s great-grandson and executive chairman of Ford Motor Company — says car companies need to be more like tech companies.
December 4, 2013
In 2005 an article in Conservation Biology caused Deb Niemeier to reevaluate the goals of her research. Until that time the professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Davis, had presented her research through the typical academic channels: she had attended conferences, published articles in academic journals, and discussed her work mainly with other researchers. But her research rarely found a more public audience.
November 20, 2013
City dwellers know that searching for a parking spot is a major pain point, and it’s an issue that’s poised to worsen as more people flock to urban areas. Circling for a spot consumes time and gas, and it’s a major cause of gridlock in cities. In fact, approximately one-third of moving cars in cities are searching for parking.
November 19, 2013
The concept of a “smart city” that connects city street lights, parking spots, power and water meters, municipal transit services and other such nodes into a networked whole is a fascinating concept. But do city governments really want to take on the role of paying for the technology to make it happen and keeping it running for the next few decades?
November 15, 2013
Driving downtown and frustrated? City officials heard your woes and Thursday, unveiled a new parking app that is expected to help Downtown drivers. The app is called “Streetline Parker Mobile” and can be downloaded to any smartphone. The purpose of the app is to identify those open meter parking spaces and parking lot spaces so drivers can easily get to them.
November 13, 2013
M2M For Cities: What it Means, and Why City Leaders Will Have the Biggest Impacts They’ve Had in History
When you hear the phrase M2M (Machine to Machine), what do you think of? If you’re like me, the first time you hear it you might picture a complex futuristic-like factory with machines interacting and connecting with one another. And although M2M is about the communication between machines, it’s so much more than the name suggests. With the name M2M, you have to read between the lines (or in this case, the machines): the power behind M2M is the data that enables insightful, actionable information. And, perhaps the most life-changing M2M impact is that of our cities speaking to us.
November 11, 2013
Cities are epicenters of creativity, innovation, adventures, energy, and life. They’re moving, breathing, and living. Cities have a heart, personality, and looks. But a city lacks one thing: a voice. Every inch of a city has a story to tell. It hosts a park, a sidewalk, a café, a dark alley, a parking meter. It hosts a baby to be born, a streetlight to burn out, a traffic jam, a farmer’s market, a crime about to happen.
October 29, 2013
How can technology that is being developed today provide us with new opportunities to connect to the places where we live, work and play? On Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, Chicago Ideas Week brought together six thought leaders who understand that the solutions we need for our cities moving forward should be focused on efficiency and convenience, and address our engagement and interaction with the environments we move through each day.
October 24, 2013
Dan Hofmann has been working for years to make parking about more than just painted lines, structures, and tickets. From city government positions to parking operations management at Harvard University to his current role as director of parking and transportation services at Clemson University (Ga.), he has been a champion for parking efficiencies. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say he makes parking cool. He still didn’t expect the applause. At Clemson, Hofmann’s work incorporating “smart” technologies into parking earned kudos from campus stakeholders and provided him, for the first time, the opportunity to present to the university’s Board of Trustees. He spoke about this goal: To align sustainable, cost-effective parking and transportation management solutions through technology with Clemson’s sustainability goals.
October 20, 2013
Los Angeles County has over 7.4 million registered cars, but only a fraction of that number of parking spaces. Streetline, Inc. has developed a solution: technology that helps people find parking spaces with a free app. But cities need funding to make it practical to adopt. Streetlines idea was so innovative, Citi collaborated with them, creating a cash infusion that reduces up-front cost. As a result, Streetline is expanding to cities around the globe.
October 20, 2013
[Expanded, 2 minute version of Citi: Streetline - Remaining Parking Commercial] Los Angeles County has over 7.4 million registered cars, but only a fraction of that number of parking spaces. Streetline, Inc. has developed a solution: technology that helps people find parking spaces with a free app. But cities need funding to make it practical to adopt. Streetline’s idea was so innovative, Citi collaborated with them, creating a cash infusion that reduces up-front cost. As a result, Streetline is expanding to cities around the globe.
October 10, 2013
This is the fifth year of the Global Cleantech 100. The changes we see each year, and even more markedly between the 2009 and the 2013 editions, capture well the shifts we are seeing at the innovation end of clean technology. What is working, what is not, what is hot, what has cooled, which companies are progressing, which are stalling, which have outright failed and which have graduated on to the next stage of their journey, either as a public company or as a subsidiary of a larger company.
October 8, 2013
In my keynote today at the National Parking Association Convention (NPA) in Chicago, I addressed the traffic problems caused by those looking for parking. Today, 30% of all traffic congestion in urban areas is caused by drivers circling to find a parking spot. Cisco believes that the Internet of Everything will solve this problem through the use of a connected parking solution.
October 8, 2013
Take a ride in Downtown San Carlos, California along with City Planner Lisa Costa Sanders to learn how the City has partnered with Streetline and Cisco to deliver smart parking solutions to motorists, merchants, and the City – and how one day this network may allow for additional sensing devices to detect when issues in San Carlos before they become a problem to dispatch crews out to repair things like sewer or traffic light outages.
October 1, 2013
Praveen Chandrasekar, Program Manager, Neelam Barua, Industry Analyst and Zia Yusuf, CEO innovative parking management company Streetline, Inc. talk about key trends, current happenings and market size of Vehicle Parking Management systems.
September 27, 2013
Smart parking is rapidly emerging as a popular term for applying new technology to an old problem: the urban parking crunch. Virtually all city drivers have suffered through the truly miserable experience of circling downtown blocks over and over in search of an open spot.
September 27, 2013
Cisco has big hopes for its Smart+Connected Communities program. It envisions municipal mesh Wi-Fi networks supporting innovative services and applications ranging from smart cars to smart trash cans. When it came to piloting programs for the new platform, “parking, we thought, could be the first use case,” said Hardik Bhatt, director of business development for the program.
September 26, 2013
Take a read at what’s on the verge of game changing possibilities from thought leaders including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Cisco CEO John Chambers, SF 49ers CEO Jed York, to our very own Zia and more innovators in Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s fascinating Game Changers 2014 booklet.
September 25, 2013
The Silicon Valley city of San Carlos has wired about 250 downtown parking spaces with sensors connected to a municipal mesh Wi-Fi network to support a mobile application that gives motorists up-to-the-minute information about available parking. The immediate goal of the one-year pilot is to see if access to information can ease congestion for downtown businesses and their patrons, improve parking enforcement and maybe spur economic development in the city of 28,400.
September 16, 2013
Cities are epicenters of creativity, innovation, adventures, energy, and life. They’re moving, breathing, and living. Cities have a heart, personality, and looks. But a city lacks one thing: a voice. Every inch of a city has a story to tell. It hosts a park; a sidewalk; a café; a dark alley; a parking meter. It hosts a baby to be born; a streetlight to burn out; a traffic jam; a farmer’s market; a crime about to happen.
September 12, 2013
If you thought auto technology was all about new smartphone-powered entertainment systems and fancy in-car apps, think again. A meeting of car tech minds in Silicon Valley this week revealed automakers, industry suppliers and startups in the field have a much broader view of the new ways people will soon drive and shop for their cars.
September 8, 2013
As I’ve worked with cities over the past two years developing their “Smarter City” strategies and programmes to deliver them, I’ve frequently written articles on this blog exploring the main challenges they’ve faced: establishing a cross-city consensus to act; securing funding; and finding the common ground between the institutional and organic natures of city ecosystems.
September 6, 2013
Molly Wood, executive editor of the tech news site CNET, has filmed an episode of her video series “Always On” about apps that help users find parking on city streets. Wood focuses on Streetline, a company that embeds sensors in parking spots and sends data to users, via smartphone, showing them where a spot might be available at any given moment.
September 3, 2013
CNET Always On – Park and pay with your smartphone to eliminate stress, traffic, and help the economy
New high-tech parking innovations help eliminate stress, traffic congestion, and even help the economy.
September 3, 2013
If you live and drive in the city, you’ve probably suffered at least one of the many perils of parking. But the tech world is approaching the perennial parking problem full force. Molly Wood, executive editor at CNET, says there is plenty of innovation happening in that sphere – from doing away with parking meters that require change to apps that locate parking spots in real time.
September 2, 2013
Application programming interfaces (APIs), were once the domain of IT departments and developers who relied on them to share data. Just like the human body, which uses veins and arteries to transport blood, APIs hid beneath the surface of every business, transporting streams of information vital to the health of the organization.
August 29, 2013
More free parking is coming to Ellicott City, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Wednesday morning. All 234 spaces in Lot D, located off of Main Street next to the tourism center, are now free, effective immediately, officials said. Previously, 58 of the parking spots had been metered. Lot D is the largest of Ellicott City’s six parking lots.
August 21, 2013
Detroit automakers General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co, trying to shake off decades of insularity, are looking to California’s Silicon Valley and beyond for innovative ideas and technology that could disrupt and even transform the car business. Yet neither company appears to know what such a transformation would look like, nor are they close to commercializing a new product or process that longtime Valley venture capitalists would consider game-changing.
August 19, 2013
An engaging, thoughtful, and honest interview as Zia reflects on past positions at Goldmann Sachs, the World Bank, SAP, to why and how he chose Streetline. Zia also reveals the true definition of what it means to be an entrepreneur; the non-tangible values from working at a startup; how important a good team and manager are; how to produce the optimum value given limited resources; and overall great career insight and advice.
August 6, 2013
Latest predictions suggest there will be 24,000,000,000 connected devices by 2020. According to recent research, carried out on behalf of SAP, mobile, big data and the cloud are enabling the emergence of more effective information and data management through Machine to Machine (M2M) integration. That means pretty much every device can be connected so it works together.
August 5, 2013
Looking for the best industry for launching a business? You may want to keep an eye on smart sensors. These devices don’t just collect data; they curate and filter it. For example, the Nest thermostat will learn your preferences and adjust its settings accordingly. Colorado Micro Devices Inc. has developed a sensor that tells you if you locked your door, and Streetline’s Parker is using such sensors to let users in 35 cities know when street parking spots become available.
August 4, 2013
In February, six students on snowshoes battled as much as 12 feet of snow to penetrate into the heart of the American River basin. The American River, or Río de los Americanos in California. Moving through dense forests and meadows, they mounted 90 iPhone-sized machines, designed to measure everything from soil moisture to temperature and relative humidity, onto 16-foot poles that beam data to researchers like Steven Glaser, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
July 27, 2013
Almost exactly six years ago, Apple launched the first iPhone. It was a small device that many dismissed as a toy. In reality Steve put a supercomputer in our pocket — we just didn’t know it. And like super computers before, it came with immense capabilities and brought about an opportunity to rethink, reimagine and reinvent how we live, work, create and consume.
July 24, 2013
Tired of looking for a parking space in your street for hours? Your smartphone will soon be a valuable ally. The smart car will save time for motorists by showing real-time parking seat availability and the information back to your smartphone via a dedicated app, Parker by Streetline. The operator Orange in collaboration with the U.S. startup Streetline, wants to develop this service in the main cities of France. How does this service work? Will it really work? Answers are in this report.
July 22, 2013
Driving just got a whole lot easier! Not really, but the cellphone in your pocket wants to help make it easier to get from Point A to Point B. The idea is make sure you arrive safely, not lost, full of gas and good food. Here are some apps that may simplify your driving life.
July 19, 2013
Though we’re still years away from having fully autonomous cars on the streets, that doesn’t mean that companies aren’t working on ways to make the act of driving cars as technologically advanced as possible. Pimping a car is no longer just about spinning rims, lush interiors and a flashy paint job. Now, it’s all about connecting to the cloud, and other ingenuities that allow your car to do more than just get from point A to B.
July 9, 2013
French telecoms incumbent Orange has unveiled a five-point program for addressing the smart-cities opportunity and announced a new partnership with US-based Streetline that will aid its push into the smart-parking market. The operator claims the smart cities program supports growth ambitions outlined in its Conquests 2015 plan and says it is working alongside local authorities in France to help transform cities through the use of digital technology.
July 8, 2013
Streetline CEO Zia Yusuf speaks about the Orange Business Services, a global leading telecommunications operator, and Streetline relationship to help cities in France reduce one of their top concerns: parking. French subtitles are provided as well.
July 4, 2013
In 1983, Clark W. Griswold and his family embarked on an epic road trip across the country, encountering numerous obstacles on their way to Wally World. The film, National Lampoon’s Vacation, was released during a time when the family road trip was an American staple and exaggeratedly illustrated some of driving’s biggest pain points. From getting lost in not-so-pleasant areas and running out of gas in the middle of the desert, to finally reaching your destination only to find it closed, it is easy to imagine how in today’s world of constant connectivity, these problems could be easily avoided.
July 1, 2013
Listen to Streetline CEO Zia Yusuf on BBC 5 Live’s Up All Night radio interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival. To hear the full radio show, including an interview with Annie Lenox, who was also at the Aspen Ideas Festival, around AIDS please visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0368pvn
June 28, 2013
People who drive in the city know that even if you make it to the restaurant on time, it can take another two or three circles around the block to find a parking spot. Streetline, a maker of smart parking solutions, wants to make that process easier. The company has just announced a free version of its ParkerData API with access to basic data on parking lots and garages in your area.
June 26, 2013
A common problem for all urbanites is finding a parking space, if you happen to be driving. The frustration of trying to find a parking spot has led many individuals to ditch their cars and use public transportation. If you’re still a diehard and you have to have a car, parking technology is coming to the rescue by combining machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and mobile technology to give you a heads-up whenever there is an empty parking space.
June 20, 2013
Hosted by editor Andrew Tuck, The Urbanist is the show about the people making city life better, from dedicated mayors to hi-tech businesses. In this episode, you’ll hear from three entrepreneurs – including Streetline CEO Zia Yusuf - who were at the New Cities Summit in São Paulo and are changing the way cities work. This episode also takes you to the annual conference of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, and on a special interview with documentary filmmaker Carlos Rossini. To listen to Zia, move your dial to minute 37.
June 19, 2013
The City of Redwood City is testing a new parking app that can help people find parking spots in downtown with their smart phone, starting today. The app is called “Parker.” It uses sensors embedded in street parking spaces to detect whether a vehicle is parked there or if the spot is available. That data is synced with the app, which shows where spots are available, how many there are, as well as how much it will cost per hour to park there — in real time.
June 18, 2013
Intelligent cars are a hot topic in Silicon Valley. Around here, rather than ogle at celebrities, we ogle at Google’s self-driving cars. And it’s not Google. Many car companies, including Toyota, BMW, and Honda, are actually working on self-driving cars, and the future looks to be playing out faster than anyone imagined. Most of the connected-car news over the past couple weeks has focused on Google’s buy-up of social driving app Waze, but here are a few other innovations worth keeping an eye on.
June 17, 2013
On Thursday, June 6, 2013, Google hosted “How green is the internet?” The one-day, invitation-only summit brought together 100 experts from industry, academia, government, and NGOs to explore emerging questions around the environmental impacts and benefits of the internet.
June 12, 2013
Los Angeles drivers competing over limited parking spaces are no longer paying the same rate for every space. With the help of a $15 million federal grant, the city rolled out LA Express Park in May 2012 – a program that utilizes sensor technology in parking spaces to determine which parking spaces are the most in demand. By analyzing data culled from wireless sensor technology in the spaces, the city was able to deploy an algorithm-based “supply and demand” pricing model.
June 10, 2013
Deborah Magid is IBM’s eye on software startups, working in its venture unit since shortly after it was founded in 2000. But she and IBM make no direct investments.
June 6, 2013
If you want to save energy, get rid of your servers, says Urs Hoelzle, senior vice president of technical infrastructure at Google. Server and data center under-utilization is one of the primary sources of waste and inefficiency in computing, argued Hoelzle, who served as the master of ceremonies at the “How Green is the Internet?” symposium that took place at Google headquarters in Mountain View this week.
May 29, 2013
A recent study by the International Parking Institute suggested that 30% of folks driving through downtown areas at any given time are on the hunt for parking. In the process, they’re wasting gas and polluting the air. To fix that problem, technology needs to go one step further. In fact, two steps. Oh heck, let’s make it three.
May 23, 2013
After years of imagining, the Internet of Things (IoT) is finally here. The Internet is no longer limited to your laptop or smartphone. It’s connected to your body, regular household items, car and so forth. Wish you could turn on your lights remotely? Done. Wouldn’t it be great to warm up your house on your way home? Got it. And devices like FitBit that are aimed at improving health by monitoring key activities are on the rise, as well.
May 20, 2013
The Global Business Travel Association says that business travelers will spend $268.5 billion making their way around the U.S. this year. That’s great news for hotels, airlines and cab companies. But all that travel can be hard on the individual who is always in need of directions or who is constantly booking another flight to yet another city.
May 19, 2013
Relatively mundane city-management issues, from parking to water use, are going high-tech as cities seek to use analytics and information to improve their operations. Companies are pushing this kind of work, arguing that it can improve city services and operations while in many cases lowering costs or even producing new revenue.
May 19, 2013
Come Fall, The 2014 Chevrolet SS Sedan Will Do Most Of The Work For You. In The Meantime, Check Out These Parking Apps.
It’s impossible to live life uninterrupted when you’re circling the block for the 17th time looking for a place to park. Chevrolet is here to help you out: The 2014 SS Sedan will practically park itself. Using Park Assist technology, the car will assess spaces to make sure you have enough room to get in and out; take over the steering wheel once you’ve found The One; and guide you into the vacant spot.
May 18, 2013
Imagine you’re getting into your car and you want to continue a hands-free conference call with people at work. Your kids in the backseat are engaged with their Facebook accounts, watching videos, or gaming online. And, you’re in a rush to get from wherever you are to where you really need to be.
May 17, 2013
Our industry is changing so fast, it can sometimes be hard to keep track of developments and just who is doing what in what segment of the industry. For example, Lowell McAdam, our CEO, has spoken often about the future impact and importance of “machine-to-machine” connections (sensors or small computers connected via our networks that help manage distribution systems like gas pipelines or home electrical systems).
May 14, 2013
Parking at Mississippi State University is now more user-friendly with the addition of a new parking guidance program on campus utilizing the award-winning motorist guidance application, Parker™ by Streetline, and parking publishing platform, ParkEdge™.
May 14, 2013
Your skill in understanding and playing organizational politics predicts multiple measures of your career success, according to author Gerald Ferris (Political Skill at Work) and other researchers. Streetline CEO and former SAP senior executive Zia Yusuf has also argued that business success requires both substantive knowledge and the ability to master organizational dynamics.
May 11, 2013
Just as SaaS has emerged as a dominant new force in enterprise software, mobile apps will offer innovative new capabilities and business models – and disrupt many old ones.
April 20, 2013
Imagine never having to look for a parking space ever again. Imagine that from here on out, this problem is solved. Fast-forward to 2025. You’re driving from Brooklyn to Manhattan…because driving in New York City, and everywhere else, has become much simpler a task than it was a decade or so before.
April 20, 2013
Trends on our Radar: Self-Healing Materials, Internet of Things, Education, Personal Manufacturing, and Civilian Drones
We get to see a lot of exciting companies across a range of technology areas, so this month our Open Innovation team have picked out of five emerging innovation areas and some of the most exciting companies in each. The presentation below highlights some of the top innovative companies in Self-Healing Materials, Internet of Things, Education, Personal Manufacturing, and Civilian Drones.
April 19, 2013
The college parking blues: Lauren Bracco of Wayne knew them well during her four years at Montclair State University. “Parking was really difficult,” said the 2012 grad. “They even built a new lot my senior year, and it was still always packed.”
April 15, 2013
As advanced as we are as a society, one thing remains constant: The act of parking an automobile in a congested area is one of the most frustrating things to endure — both as a passenger (who has to listen to whatever verbal abuse is being unleashed) and as a driver (i.e., the whiplash you get as you scan for a spot).
April 15, 2013
There’s no need to dig through purses or pockets for change to feed the meters in an 18-block section of the Bronx. New York City has launched a pilot program that allows drivers to pay for parking by smartphone. The free app and payment processing service are being provided by PayByPhone, a company that has already installed the technology in cities like Miami, San Francisco, London, Ottawa and Vancouver.
April 9, 2013
Watch as New York City Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan unveil a new program to find parking, as well as pay for parking meters remotely via smartphone apps PayByPhone and Parker.
April 2, 2013
Planning a night out at the ballet usually involves travel considerations. Is it a Bank Holiday/will there be engineering works/how late do the trains run on a Sunday/will there be any point in taking the car ? The answer to the last question, in most major cities, would be no. Trying to find a parking space could take you as long as the journey itself, and it’s extremely stressful when you know you’re working to a curtain-up deadline that is immovable, rather like the traffic.
April 1, 2013
Learn how Streetline works with cities to place sensors in parking spaces and uses data to help drivers find an open spot with our app, Parker™, alongside our CEO, Zia Yusuf.
March 31, 2013
If you have driven into a town centre on a Saturday afternoon, you know the drill: head to your favourite back street looking for a parking space; then, when you discover the bays are full, join the holding pattern of other cars as they circle, waiting for someone to move. Unless you pay a premium for a multistorey car park, or steer clear of town centres altogether, joining a convoy of cars patrolling jam-packed streets in the hunt for a free space is all but inevitable. But this inconvenience could soon become a thing of the past, banished, with other driving annoyances such as wind-up windows, by technology.
March 27, 2013
Your site is a place where potential customers find out all the information you can provide about your business. This includes products, services, pricing, and a little bit about you. If your establishment is in a busy city, perhaps that’s not the only information you should display on your site. According to a report by the Auto Blog, 90% of the average car’s lifespan is spent in a parking lot.
March 26, 2013
After years of imagining, the Internet of Things (IoT) is finally here. The Internet is no longer limited to your laptop or smartphone. It’s connected to your body, regular household items, car, and so forth. Wish you could turn on your lights remotely? Done. Wouldn’t it be great to warm up your house on your way home? Got it. And devices like FitBit that are aimed at improving health by monitoring key activities are on the rise, as well.
March 21, 2013
Tired of struggling to find a parking space? Now an app can tell you where to find the nearest empty parking space – and even direct you there
Smart parking spaces that can automatically alert drivers when they become free are set to be trialled in the UK for the first time. Manchester City Council is testing the new technology, used in American cities, with electronic sensors placed in 200 parking bays. For six months the system will be free to use and will not cost the council a penny either as a trial. Experts behind the scheme said the app is voice controlled, so it can be used at the wheel, and it also works as a sat nav, directing motorists to the nearest available space.
March 21, 2013
Oregon State University takes you on campus and then through a tutorial in this informational video. First, OSU explains how they’re using smart parking technology and Parker™ to help students locate ADA spaces in real-time in various places throughout campus. After, they walk students through a step-by-step guide on how to use Parker.
March 20, 2013
Venture capitalists are backing away from expensive bets on clean-technology plays such as solar power and biofuels. Increasingly, they’re turning to an emerging category called cleanweb, which requires relatively small investments because it uses existing technologies like smartphones and the Internet to help consumers and industry conserve energy.
March 20, 2013
New technologies like big data, sensors, mobile, smart grids are changing the way cities operate. Cities want to help you find parking spaces, avoid traffic jams, get instant help when emergencies happen. Some cities are really leading the charge with super cool projects that show just how wonderful city life can be.
March 18, 2013
A much-trumpeted ribbon cutting hosted by Washington Mayor Vincent Grey in July 2011 drew out the media in droves and launched a flood of news stories that continued for more than a year. But the ceremony wasn’t for a new government building, museum or bridge. It was for a parking meter.
March 14, 2013
Cisco Systems is gearing up for what it claims could be $14 trillion opportunity with the Internet of Things. Top technical executives shared plans for the networking giant to embrace IoT as well as efforts to extend to key partners its internal process of evaluating new technologies.
March 14, 2013
The so-called ‘Internet of Everything’ – which brings together people, processes, data, and things – will create $14.4 trillion (£9.6tr) of value for companies and industries over the next 10 years, representing 21 percent aggregate growth in the profits of all the companies in the world, according to Cisco.