Chicago gets smart cities boost with CIVIQ Wi-Fi project

Chicago will be the site of another smart city initiative as CIVIQ Smartscapes announced plans to launch a new Wi-Fi powered pilot project. Milford, Ma.-based CIVIQ will install interactive devices in downtown Chicago that offer high-speed public Wi-Fi. On top of wireless connectivity, the Waypoint devices will also provide such digital services as wayfinding, safety […]

AT&T pilots smart city projects around Chicago

AT&T and the City of Chicago are deepening their smart city partnership with a pilot project for smart kiosks and bus shelters. The telecoms giant is expanding its smart cities work in the city with the new structures that will provide free Wi-Fi. The announcement of the project, which will roll the technology out within […]

Chicago takes aim at driverless cars in proposed legislation

If you envision the Chicago of the future, complete with sprawling skyscrapers, delivery drones, and automated cars cruising down brightly-lit streets, you probably aren’t imagining the same city as some of Chicago’s government officials. In recently-proposed legislation, the city of Chicago may well ban automated vehicles entirely. Aldermen Ed Burke and Anthony Beale proposed the ordinance […]