Posts Tagged ‘Smart Cities’

Summit: Experts Talk Balancing Realities With ‘Gee-Whiz Tech’ for Smarter Cities

Posted by Dave Moore

Sensors that detect customers, buildings that self-regulate and cars that drive themselves are here.

Flying car-sharing, the common use of electric vehicles and nearly speed-of-sound travel aren’t far behind.

With any new gadgets come downsides.

Who’s to blame if an …

A Walk in the Parks: Study Notes Dallas’ Efforts to Improve its Existing Greenspace

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Even before Dallas builds a smart park in the West End, improvements to the city’s existing parks have garnered national attention from The Trust for Public Land.

The study released Wednesday shows that 60 percent of Dallas residents live within

‘High-tech Park’ from NY High Line Designer Coming to Dallas’ West End

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

An old asphalt parking lot will become a high-tech park.

And, just a block away, Sam’s Club is opening a 45,000-square-foot new tech office that will house 100 employees, The Dallas Morning News reports. Blue Cross Blue Shield already has …

Dallas to Test Smart, Pedestrian-Friendly Streets Within a Year

Posted by Dave Moore

smart citiesOne day, Dallas streets will be lit with diodes and loaded with sensors that detect pedestrians and cyclists, allow buses to bypass stoplights, and might even be able to charge electric vehicles as they whisk by.

That day might …

Society Honors Frisco’s 4 Traffic Data Programs

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Anyone who has been in North Texas for a while knows that the city of Frisco has grown by leaps and bounds in a very short amount of time. 

After all, Frisco is the home of the so-called $5 Billion …

Pitch Perfect: North Texas Events Boosting Entrepreneurial Ideas

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Here’s a list of some of the notable pitch events last year. Check for upcoming dates for 2018.


CodeLaunch is the seed accelerator and startup expo in Dallas-Fort Worth at which individuals pitch their app ideas to investors, …

South Dallas Project With Toyota, New Smart Tech in West End on Tap for DIA in 2018

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesToyota’s philanthropic arm will shift its focus to mobility issues in south Dallas as the next phase of Dallas Innovation Alliance’s smart cities initiative begins.

The car company, which just opened its North American headquarters in Plano last year, is …

AT&T Smart Cities Moves Into Infrastructure Safety With New Monitoring System

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based AT&T Inc. is ready to deliver Smarts Cities technology that can remotely monitor structural and environmental factors affecting the safety of roadways and infrastructure that are aging or in disrepair.

“Safety is a top concern of citizens and cities …

Smarter, Stronger, Savvier:
5 Companies Pushing Innovation Boundaries

Posted by Sheryl Jean

It seems straight out of a sci-fi flick: Engineers and designers researching and testing inventions in sleek, high-tech labs.

It’s real. More corporations in North Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest metro area, are designating special dens, and devoting teams to accelerate …

Richardson To Host Another Smart Cities App Challenge

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

The Richardson Economic Development Partnership and University of Texas at Dallas are kicking off another Smart Gigabit Cities Application Challenge next week. 

Two app developers will have the chance to win up to $10,000 each for their solutions developed to …

Fort Worth Lays Foundation for its Smart City Future

Posted by Dave Moore

smart citiesCities are data machines.

Every phone call into dispatch centers generates a digital record.

Same for each water main break, every gallon of sewage treated, and dozens of other events and activities.

What if those terabytes were harnessed to make …

Entegra Joins Dallas Smart City Effort Focusing on Cybersecurity

Posted by Lance Murray

smart citiesThe effort to execute and design the smart city strategy in Dallas got a boost this week with the announcement that entegra technologies inc. will be joining the Dallas Innovation Alliance.

DIA is a public-private partnership leading the smart city …

Allen Taps Scientel Solutions for Smart City Network

Posted by Lance Murray

smart citiesThe city of Allen has awarded Scientel Solutions LLC a contract to deploy a Smart City Network Platform in the city, with an expected completion date in October.

Scientel is a Plano-based universal system integrator. It will partner with Allen …

Connecting the Unconnected: Cities and Cars are Getting “Smarter” Every Day

Posted by Ed Christmas

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a Dallas Innovates is Silver SponsorThe connected world has given us smart phones, smart homes, smart buildings, smart TVs, and the emergence of smart cars. Soon these will be components of a “smart city.” After connecting the world with video, voice, and data, the next …

Smart Cities Tech on Mayors’ Canada Trip Agenda

Posted by Lance Murray

The mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth will be leading a trade mission to Canada next week that will include discussions on smart cities technology, urban planning, and sustainable mobility in growing markets.

The team led by mayors Mike Rawlings …

Winners Named in Richardson Smart Cities Reverse Pitch

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesA smart parking system that uses cameras could revolutionize parking at the University of Texas at Dallas. And medical students could soon be using augmented reality to improve their bedside manner.

Both application ideas won a $5,000 prize in the …

Summit: The Long Drive Toward
Scoring a Smart Cities TD

Posted by Dave Moore

smart citiesIf the race to become a smart city were an offensive drive in a football game, how close to the end zone is the Dallas region?

That question — raised at Tuesday’s North Texas Smart Cities Summit at the University …

Mexican Tech Company Sets Up Headquarters in Addison

Posted by Heather Noel

North Texas has gained yet another corporate headquarters.

Mexico-based IT company, Softtek has moved its U.S. and Canada headquarters from Miami into a 14,000-square-foot space in Addison, according to D CEO‘s Danielle Abril. 

Softtek offers technology solutions for automation, …

Smart Cities Summit: The World as We Will Come to Know it

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesFlying cars, self-sustained electric grids, and autonomous cars aren’t just fantasies — they could all transform the world in the next eight years.

These bold predictions were the focus of the 2025 Visionaries Roundtable discussion Tuesday during the North Texas …

What is a Smart City? Experts to Discuss Impact and Opportunities at Summit

Posted by Dave Moore

smart citiesSmart cities experts from across the country and the region are gathering at the University of Texas at Dallas May 16 for the North Texas Smart Cities Summit. 

During the full-day event, experts will talk about the promises and challenges …