November 7, 2011 • 4:50 pm 0
A Media Lab group that has done groundbreaking work using cellphones to gauge human social interactions releases its technology to the public.
Now, the group is making its phone-based data-collection system available as a free, open-source download so that other researchers, and people interested in the burgeoning phenomenon of “self-tracking,” can not only use it but also help expand it, incorporating it into other applications or providing it with new features and functions.
More at MIT Media Lab
October 7, 2011 • 1:04 am 0
Designed to help IBM and municipal leaders better define requirements for more inclusive Smarter Cities, Access My N.Y.C. brings together geo-location and mapping technologies, transportation data, and publicly available accessibility information to help N.Y.C. residents and visitors:
More at IBM
October 5, 2011 • 1:57 pm 0
The on-demand, location specific features of these traffic apps also mean you don’t have to wait to for a generic traffic report on the radio. Besides your usual cup of java, one of these traffic apps could be your new favorite companion on your morning commute.
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September 25, 2011 • 3:53 pm 0
Siemens Intelligent Traffic Solutions is developing intelligent transportation technology for the fast and orderly evacuation of citizens. In this project, traffic light timing systems estimate the number of vehicles by registering Bluetooth signals emitted by the drivers’ cell phones and adjust the phases of red and green light accordingly.
More at Green Car Congress
September 15, 2011 • 6:07 pm 0
A research project provides personalized directions that adapt to weather, traffic conditions, and your own driving habits.
More at Technology Review