Inside Unmanned Systems

JUN-JUL 2016

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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32 unmanned systems inside June/July 2016 LAND INFRASTRUCTURE THE SMART CITY CHALLENGE Through the Smart City Challenge, the U.S. Department of Transportation has pledged up to $40 million to help one city def ne what it means to be a "Smart City," INTEGRATING SELF- DRIVING CARS, CONNECTED VEHICLES AND SMART SENSORS into their transportation network. Out of 78 applicants, seven f nalists were selected—AUSTIN, PORTLAND, COLUMBUS, DENVER, SAN FRANCISCO, PITTSBURGH and KANSAS CITY, said Mark Dowd, deputy assistant secretary for research and technology for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The f nalists submitted more detailed proposals of their challenges and the solutions they'd like to implement. The winner is expected to be announced at the end of June. "Each city has different problems and a different mix of things they're trying to work through," Dowd said. "We're looking at a cross functional approach to solve these problems. Every city will have an automated piece. Over the next three years, the winner will take the money and partners that provide the resources and try to determine what works and what doesn't, and how it all works together." Photos courtesy of (Top) U.S. Department of Transportation and (Bottom Two) Continental Continental successfully completed comprehensive tests of automated driving on public roads. Close-to-production technologies were used to monitor the car's surroundings and to control it. Continental has since completed further testing in Japan.

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