May 17, 2020

Portland launches Sidewalk Labs’ Replica software

Portland
Oregon
US
Smart city
Sophie Chapman
1 min
Portland trials Replica software from Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs
Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation firm and Alphabet subsidiary, has introduced its Replica software to the streets of Portland, Oregon.

The location...

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation firm and Alphabet subsidiary, has introduced its Replica software to the streets of Portland, Oregon.

The location tracking software is being piloted in the city after months of preparation, GeekWire reported.

The pilot will take place over a year, and is set to cost almost US$500,000.

Through the project, the city will gain access to a dataset that showcases how the Portland’s citizens move around.

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The areas of transportation the software will target include commuting, the impact Uber and Lyft on traffic, and cyclists.

Replica uses deidentified mobile location data to track movement around the city – opposed to surveillance cameras or sensors – with the data sourced from mobile app publishers, mobile location data aggregators, and telcos. 

Portland’s Metro, TriMet, and the Bureau of Transportation are all funding the smart city pilot.

“We’ll be looking to Replica to explore a number of questions about major issues in our region like equity, safety, and congestion,” commented Eliot Rose, Technology Strategist at Metro.

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May 17, 2020

Curiosity Lab announces strategic partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta

Curiosity Lab
Smart City Expo
Atlanta
US
Sophie Chapman
2 min
Curiosity Lab to launch 5G autonomous lab
Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners has announced its partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta (SCATL).

SCATL, which is the only US edition of the Smart...

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners has announced its partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta (SCATL).

SCATL, which is the only US edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress, has partnered with the lab to promote Atlanta’s autonomous mobility ecosystem.

“Startups and mature companies around the world are interested in using the Lab’s test track to better understand how their technology operates in a suburban community with people working and living around them,” stated Brian Johnson, City Manager for Peachtree Corners.

“Our partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta offers companies the opportunity to demonstrate their technology firsthand and jumpstart the Expo.”

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“It will also provide citizens and conference attendees a glimpse of what the future test site will look like.”

Curiosity Lab also revealed the grand opening of its 5G enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory.

“As the Southeast’s largest and most advanced technology hub, Atlanta is a natural location for the development of IoT, mobility, and smart city technology,” remarked Aarti Tandon, Co-Founder and CEO of Smart City Expo Atlanta.

“Our partnership with Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a transformative way to exhibit real-world IoT technology in action, and will help conference attendees visualize the future of their communities. We are thrilled to be working together on this cutting-edge demonstration.”

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