Smart Cities

NTT Data Opens North American Innovation Center in Plano

NTT Data is expanding its Plano presence with the opening of a new North American Innovation Center, where it will focus on customer-facing tech including areas like 5G, smart city planning, and “digital humans”—virtual models of the human body for medical research. The new center will coordinate with five other NTT Data innovation centers in Japan, Italy, Germany, China, and India.
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TravelSafely App Alerts Arlington Drivers to Potential Road Hazards
by | Dec 7, 2021
Arlington's Cooper Street Smart Mobility Corridor uses "connected vehicle-to-everything" technologies to alert drivers to traffic light changes, nearby pedestrians and cyclists, approaching fire trucks, and more.
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North Texas Innovation Alliance Teams Up to Supersize New Smart City Partnership
by | Oct 5, 2021
The NTXIA is a founding member of the new National Smart Coalitions Partnership, now one of the largest smart cities networks in the country. The organization unites more than 100 governments across seven regional smart cities consortiums. The goal? To accelerate sustainability and resilience in communities.
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‘Best Minds’: North Texas Smart City Consortium Launches with 21 Founding Members
The nonprofit North Texas Innovation Alliance—the largest of its kind in the U.S.—brings together cities, counties, municipalities, and agencies to tackle pressing challenges with innovative solutions. First up, the group will look at the effects of COVID-19. With the launch, NTXIA joins Mastercard's City Possible network that advances inclusive and sustainable development
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The Luminary: New Office Building Boosts West End as Center for Innovation

by | Jun 28, 2019
From 15 feet below the earth to 109 feet in the sky, The Luminary has overcome hurdles to bring a new look to a historic district.
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The Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator Announces its Inaugural Cohort of Companies
by | May 21, 2019
The DEC's Innov8te incubator aims to be a driving force in the region's smart city technology research and development. Meet the startups chosen to participate in the six-month program kicking off next month.
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Mapping, Crowd-Sourced Data Key Elements in City of Richardson’s Smart City Game Plan
by | May 20, 2019
From bobcat sightings to blocked lanes and bike trails to public art, the City of Richardson is collecting and taming data to keep folks informed.
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Summit: Experts Talk Balancing Realities With ‘Gee-Whiz Tech’ for Smarter Cities
by | Sep 22, 2018
At the North Texas Smart Cities Summit, IT specialists, engineers, public officials, and civil servants pondered the possibilities and perils of smart city technology that's ever closer to becoming commonplace. Dave Moore has the takeaway.
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‘High-tech Park’ from NY High Line Designer Coming to Dallas’ West End

by | Aug 16, 2018
The West End Plaza at Market and Corbin streets is part of the ongoing developments in the neighborhood where the Dallas Innovation Alliance is piloting smart cities tech.
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Dallas to Test Smart, Pedestrian-Friendly Streets Within a Year
by | Apr 25, 2018
The City of Dallas’ Department of Transportation is currently identifying five parts of town where workers will weave smart city technology into street rehab projects.
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Society Honors Frisco’s 4 Traffic Data Programs
by | Jan 29, 2018
The Texas Chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America recently honored Frisco for its traffic data programs.
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Pitch Perfect: North Texas Events Boosting Entrepreneurial Ideas
From formalized accelerator pitch days for startups to events encouraging social innovation, here are the notable events helping bring ideas to reality in North Texas.
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AT&T Smart Cities Moves Into Infrastructure Safety With New Monitoring System

by | Jan 11, 2018
Selected infrastructure around the country will be equipped with AT&T LTE-enabled sensors to remotely monitor their structural integrity.
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Smarter, Stronger, Savvier:
5 Companies Pushing Innovation Boundaries
by | Jan 10, 2018
From Dallas to Plano, large corporations are using technology to change how they serve customers and outplay competition.
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Richardson To Host Another Smart Cities App Challenge
by | Dec 6, 2017
Two app developers will have the chance to win up to $10,000 each for their solutions developed to address the community issue posed during the Dec. 14 program event.
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Fort Worth Lays Foundation for its Smart City Future
by | Aug 23, 2017
Cities like Fort Worth are realizing that while they’re cash-lean, they’re data-rich. Leveraged properly, the information can make living in the city easier.
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