Boston: Lighting the Way

Boston: Lighting the Way as a New Kind of Tech Town

Boston has long been associated with beacons and lanterns, and even today the reputation holds. Only now Boston is lighting the way for a new community: tech. Never content to live in the shadows of more significant tech enclaves like Silicon Valley and New York, Boston has returned to its “founding fathers” roots. Today the […]

Lyft and nuTonomy announce self-driving R&D partnership

Uber rival Lyft and self-driving startup nuTonomy have announced on Tuesday a R&D partnership focused on the “end-to-end experience” of riders in autonomous vehicles. nuTonomy will work on the performance of the self-driving system and how it interacts with the rider, while Lyft will focus on the routing and booking of rides. In a press […]

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City of Boston calls for IoT projects grounded in reality

The City of Boston is calling all Internet of Things (IoT) developers to submit ideas on how to improve the quality of life for citizens. A request for information (RFI) published earlier this month calls on IoT developers to skip the “glossy presentation” and actual identify areas where improvements can be made. See Also: India […]

nuTonomy comes home for self-driving car tests in Boston

nuTonomy announced on Monday that it would expand its self-driving tests to Boston, Massachusetts, after trialing the platform in Singapore for the past year. The startup, which originated as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) spinoff, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Boston and Massachusetts Department of Transportation to test its self-driving […]

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Boston seaport becoming a testbed for autonomous vehicles

Private parties owning lots in Boston’s Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park have been enabling autonomous vehicle testing on their property for the past year. The land was paved, yet undeveloped. This made it a perfect testbed for autonomous vehicles. This enabled companies working to perfect autonomous car technologies to test their creations in a controlled environment […]

Meet the new C-level executives born of smart cities

Startup-land is populated with vaguely named denizens like “data ninjas”, “digital sherpas” and “chief evangelists.” However, the fast-growing smart cities space is adding new C-suite roles to the executive roster that actually have meaning. Network World discussed some of the new smart city specialists that are appearing as advisors for governments that are leading the smart cities charge. […]