New IEEE Smart Cities MOOC:
Big Data for Smart Cities
This computer science course from the IEEE Smart Cities initiative and the University of Trento will help students understand and use Big Data technologies to help improve life in smart cities. This self-paced, introductory-level course begins 17 May 2016.
How to Reduce City Traffic: Self-Driving Vehicles or Car-Free Cities?
U.S. commuters sat in traffic for 6.9 billion hours in 2014. While self-driving cars are expected to help ease packed roadways and substantially reduce the number of accidents, a few cities are looking to do away with cars altogether. Some analysts suggest municipalities should ban cars entirely and instead upgrade their public transportation systems with self-driving trains and buses.
[IEEE Xplore] Readings on Smart Cities: Traffic Control & Management Systems in Smart Cities
As the number of vehicles on the roads increases with population, traffic control and management strategies should be revamped so as to meet contemporary and future mobility demand. In this issue of Readings on Smart Cities, we have selected three articles that give a renovated view to traffic control and management issues from the urban smartification perspective.