IEEE ISC2-2016 Proceedings Now Available
The conference proceedings from the 2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2016), held 12-15 September 2016 in Trento, Italy, are now available in IEEE Xplore.
ISC2 is the flagship event of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative. The theme of ISC2-2016 was "Improving the citizens' quality of life".
The Connected City: Trends and Developments Driving Smart City Innovation
The technological components of a “smart city,” including everything from smart grids and driverless cars to automated buildings and advanced sensors, can be complicated. But the core question behind the purpose of a smart city is quite simple: does it make human lives better? That’s the key theme explored in the webcast “The Connected City: Trends and Developments Driving Smart City Innovation,” produced by MIT Technology Review and IEEE Collabratec. Three influential subject matter experts with different backgrounds in developing smart cities delve into how these cities influence their human populations.
Pittsburgh's AI Traffic Signals Will Make Driving Less Boring
New smart artificial-intelligence-fueled traffic signals that adapt to changing traffic conditions on the fly are being put to the test in Pittsburgh with impressive results. Not only has it reduced travel time by 25 percent and idling time by over 40 percent, but researchers estimate that the system cuts emissions by 21 percent and could also save cities the cost of road widening or eliminating street parking by boosting traffic throughput.