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SXSW Interactive 2016

Smart Cars, Smarter Cities: New Transit Tech

What does a smart road look like? Or a sharable car? Or a fully sensorized city? Mobile connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT) offer city planners new ways to address urban inefficiencies, such as congested city arteries, insufficient parking and overburdened energy grids. Welcome to the era of “smart” cities. This session will explore the physical architecture of smart, connected, shareable cities - what they look like; how transportation and logistics will be disrupted by IoT; how the sharing economy is reshaping urban living; and how real-time use of data will help us move people and things more efficiently.

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  1. How will the physical architecture of cities evolve as IoT takes root? Will smarter cities be greener cities?
  2. How are sharing economy services like Uber, Airbnb and RelayRides changing mainstay city business models like taxis, hotels and car rental services?
  3. How can government support smart cities? What policies do we need for IoT to flourish?



Rachel Horn, Sr Mgr Strategic Communications, Consumer Electronics Association

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