The U.S. Department of Transportation has pledged up to $40 million to one city to help it define what it means to be a "Smart City" and become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies like self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors into its transportation network. The seven finalist cities include:
- Kansas City
- San Francisco
Autodesk is one of the "underwriters" (a.k.a. sponsors) of this challenge.
Here are San Francisco's goals:
Here is an example of San Francisco's plans:
Here's hoping San Francisco comes out on top. Learn more at www.smartcitysf.com.
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