Smart City RSS Feed by ARC Advisory Group https://www.arcweb.com/smart-city-viewpoints/rss.xml en Saudi Arabia’s New Economic Cities https://www.arcweb.com/blog/saudi-arabias-new-economic-cities <span class="field-wrapper">Saudi Arabia’s New Economic Cities</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:48</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/saudi-arabias-new-economic-cities" rel="tag" title="Saudi Arabia’s New Economic Cities" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Saudi Arabia’s New Economic Cities</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/saudi-arabias-new-economic-cities%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="field-wrapper body field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Economic Cities are a strategic project for the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia.  ‘Vision 2030’ is driving the efforts to diversify and modernize its economy. </div> </div> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:48:07 +0000 Steve Clouther 87761 at https://www.arcweb.com ARC-IEEE Webinar Series: Smart City Planning https://www.arcweb.com/blog/arc-ieee-webinar-series-smart-city-planning <span class="field-wrapper">ARC-IEEE Webinar Series: Smart City Planning</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:55</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/arc-ieee-webinar-series-smart-city-planning" rel="tag" title="ARC-IEEE Webinar Series: Smart City Planning" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about ARC-IEEE Webinar Series: Smart City Planning</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/arc-ieee-webinar-series-smart-city-planning%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="field-wrapper body field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> The smart cities team at ARC will be conducting a series of webinars with the IEEE exploring various topics related to smart cities, buildings, and infrastructure.  The first of these is coming up soon, Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 11 AM Eastern Time and will feature the head of our smart cities practice, Jim Fazer.  Jim will talk about the process of building smart cities with the IEEE Smart City Planning and Technology Standard P2784.  Upcoming sessions focus on energy, cybersecurity, electric vehicles, lighting, software platforms, and much more </div> </div> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 21:55:02 +0000 Larry O'Brien 87231 at https://www.arcweb.com Building Smart Cities - Solving the Implementation Paradox https://www.arcweb.com/blog/building-smart-cities-solving-implementation-paradox <span class="field-wrapper">Building Smart Cities - Solving the Implementation Paradox</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/82621" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jim Frazer</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:37</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/building-smart-cities-solving-implementation-paradox" rel="tag" title="Building Smart Cities - Solving the Implementation Paradox" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Building Smart Cities - Solving the Implementation Paradox</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/building-smart-cities-solving-implementation-paradox%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="field-wrapper body field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> The Smart City Implementation Paradox describes the situation that the Smart City ecosystem finds in widely divergent situations worldwide. In short, while there is a plethora of very compelling applications, many with very short financial paybacks – the adoption rate of these solutions has been increasing however at a rate that is far below even the most conservative forecasts. One approach to surmount this obstacle is to have a much better, very comprehensive understanding of the communities that drive the decision-making – or decision-delaying, along with their underlying user needs. </div> </div> Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:37:46 +0000 Jim Frazer 87011 at https://www.arcweb.com Diesel Price Volatility Drives Fleet Electrification https://www.arcweb.com/blog/diesel-price-volatility-drives-fleet-electrification <span class="field-wrapper">Diesel Price Volatility Drives Fleet Electrification</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Tue, 08/13/2019 - 09:33</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/diesel-price-volatility-drives-fleet-electrification" rel="tag" title="Diesel Price Volatility Drives Fleet Electrification" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Diesel Price Volatility Drives Fleet Electrification</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/diesel-price-volatility-drives-fleet-electrification%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="field-wrapper body field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> ARC Advisory Group has been writing about the compelling case for fleet electrification over the last year including here, here, and here. In short, companies are starting to turn to electric powertrains to avoid the various pitfalls of diesel (and gasoline for lighter-duty vehicles) </div> </div> Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:33:39 +0000 Larry O'Brien 86916 at https://www.arcweb.com Vehicle Autonomy, an Automation Technology that will be Changing the Way Packages and People are Transported  https://www.arcweb.com/blog/vehicle-autonomy-automation-technology-will-be-changing-way-packages-people-transported <span class="field-wrapper">Vehicle Autonomy, an Automation Technology that will be Changing the Way Packages and People are Transported </span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Tue, 07/30/2019 - 17:09</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/vehicle-autonomy-automation-technology-will-be-changing-way-packages-people-transported" rel="tag" title="Vehicle Autonomy, an Automation Technology that will be Changing the Way Packages and People are Transported " hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Vehicle Autonomy, an Automation Technology that will be Changing the Way Packages and People are Transported </span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/vehicle-autonomy-automation-technology-will-be-changing-way-packages-people-transported%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="field-wrapper body field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Vehicle Autonomy has some parallels with industrial control and safety systems, but also some big differences. </div> </div> Tue, 30 Jul 2019 21:09:41 +0000 Steve Clouther 86401 at https://www.arcweb.com Developing Effective Smart Building Cybersecurity https://www.arcweb.com/blog/developing-effective-smart-building-cybersecurity <span class="field-wrapper">Developing Effective Smart Building Cybersecurity</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Thu, 07/25/2019 - 12:40</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/developing-effective-smart-building-cybersecurity" rel="tag" title="Developing Effective Smart Building Cybersecurity" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Developing Effective Smart Building Cybersecurity</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/developing-effective-smart-building-cybersecurity%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="field-wrapper body field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Smart cities and critical infrastructure both face major cybersecurity-related challenges.  Today’s rapid adoption of IoT technologies, the convergence of IT and OT environments, drive toward ubiquitous connectivity, and resource constraints are all major challenges when it comes to implementing a good cybersecurity program for smart cities and infrastructure.  The 2019 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida featured a dedicated track on smart cities and infrastructure.  Here, end-users shared their experiences in justifying and implementing smart building cybersecurity.     </div> </div> Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:40:57 +0000 Larry O'Brien 86186 at https://www.arcweb.com The Promising Potential of Community Solar https://www.arcweb.com/blog/promising-potential-community-solar <span class="field-wrapper">The Promising Potential of Community Solar</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:40</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/promising-potential-community-solar" rel="tag" title="The Promising Potential of Community Solar" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about The Promising Potential of Community Solar</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/promising-potential-community-solar%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="field-wrapper body field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> To meet climate goals, nations will need to reduce power gen emissions by both increasing energy efficiency and developing renewable energy resources.  Community solar technology can help get us closer to this goal.   </div> </div> Wed, 24 Jul 2019 14:40:45 +0000 Larry O'Brien 86121 at https://www.arcweb.com Railway Express: RFID in Rail Transport https://www.arcweb.com/blog/railway-express-rfid-rail-transport <span class="field-wrapper">Railway Express: RFID in Rail Transport</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:58</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/railway-express-rfid-rail-transport" rel="tag" title="Railway Express: RFID in Rail Transport" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Railway Express: RFID in Rail Transport</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/railway-express-rfid-rail-transport%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="field-wrapper body field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Radio frequency identification (RFID) is an effective technology for automatic equipment identification that can greatly enhance information visibility and availability. It is the leading automatic identification technology used in the transportation industry.  </div> </div> Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:58:49 +0000 Larry O'Brien 85821 at https://www.arcweb.com Street Lighting Network Type is an Important Decision for Smart Cities https://www.arcweb.com/blog/street-lighting-network-type-important-decision-smart-cities <span class="field-wrapper">Street Lighting Network Type is an Important Decision for Smart Cities</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Fri, 07/12/2019 - 12:17</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/street-lighting-network-type-important-decision-smart-cities" rel="tag" title="Street Lighting Network Type is an Important Decision for Smart Cities" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Street Lighting Network Type is an Important Decision for Smart Cities</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/street-lighting-network-type-important-decision-smart-cities%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="field-wrapper body field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> When selecting a street lighting network, smart cities should weigh affordability with current and future needs when selecting a network type. </div> </div> Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:17:19 +0000 Larry O'Brien 85726 at https://www.arcweb.com Smart Parking Systems at the 2019 ARC Industry & City Forum https://www.arcweb.com/blog/smart-parking-systems-2019-arc-industry-city-forum <span class="field-wrapper">Smart Parking Systems at the 2019 ARC Industry &amp; City Forum</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 07/10/2019 - 17:05</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/smart-parking-systems-2019-arc-industry-city-forum" rel="tag" title="Smart Parking Systems at the 2019 ARC Industry &amp; City Forum" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Smart Parking Systems at the 2019 ARC Industry &amp; City Forum</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/smart-parking-systems-2019-arc-industry-city-forum%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="field-wrapper body field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> At the 2019 ARC Industry &amp; City Forum in Orlando, I chaired an illuminating session on the future of the parking industry. I was joined by leaders from SP+, CloudParc, and Walker Consultants to discuss trends and trajectories in the space. Speakers shared their perspectives and experiences in the industry and joined a panel discussion, which concluded with audience questions. </div> </div> Wed, 10 Jul 2019 21:05:46 +0000 Larry O'Brien 85616 at https://www.arcweb.com