Smart Cities

Sharing the Road with Driverless Cars

Published May 12, 2014 BY JOSIE GARTHWAITE Driverless vehicles are coming as surely as winter is coming to the House of Stark. Automakers, technologists, and academics alike say it’s only a matter of time until self-driving cars hit the roads. Indeed, many autonomous features, such as lane switching warnings and adaptive cruise control are already

Smart Citizens, Armed With Sensors

Published May 29, 2014 BY AMY WESTERVELT On an average day in 1998, statistician David Fairley was walking up a busy San Francisco street to pick up his son from preschool. Traffic was heavy, and halfway to the school, he started to feel weak and dazed. “Actually, a homeless guy saw me and helped me