6 Pilots the Detroit Mobility Innovation Initiative May Deploy

The public-private partnership wants one up and running in the next six months.

The Army Will Help Uber Get Flying Taxis Off the Ground

The joint venture aims for quieter, more efficient propellers for stealth or urban flights.

Houston Region Tests Driverless Shuttles on College Kids

The small shuttles, called “university circulators,” will be limited to a mile-long campus pathway at Texas Southern University and will run at average speeds ranging from 8 to 12 miles per hour.

Chicago Is 1st Major City to Make Bike Shares Lock to Something

The ‘lock to’ requirement will be phased in as part of a six-month pilot in the city’s South Side.

Solar Designation Program Taps 200th U.S. Community

SolSmart’s 200 designees are located in 35 states and the District of Columbia, encompassing more than 59 million Americans.

Scooters, Resisted Elsewhere, Face Less Skepticism in the South

Electric scooters have received pushback in some cities, but they’ve gotten a warm welcome in the South, where hot weather and often hilly terrain have made it tough for bike-share programs.

Rhode Island Seeks Private Partner on Autonomous Transit Project

The state DOT is eyeing a targeted pilot in an underserved part of its capital that’s ripe for AVs.

Instantaneously Linking 3-1-1 Callers to Translators

With its Language Access Plan, Pittsburgh’s goal is “to assist all residents and to provide access to all resources.”

Coming Soon to Ann Arbor: Driverless Bus Shuttles on Campus

The University of Michigan believes it’s the first to deploy AVs on a college campus.

Pittsburgh Airport Partnership Will Create Testing Ground for New Technology

Artificial intelligence could soon make its way into the aviation space through a collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University.

What Cities Need to Know About Chatbots and Data Security

Chatbots make city services more efficient, but are they safe to use?

San Francisco’s 100,000 Light Bulb Giveaway

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mississippi governor orders county-owned bridges closed … Kentucky’s new pension law … mapping Alaska’s thawing permafrost … and N.Y.C., Salt Lake City selected for wireless research testing.

Americans Say They’re Ready for Robots to Deliver the Mail

A survey conducted by the Postal Service inspector general polled citizens on how they would feel if a robot delivered the mail with—or instead of—a human.

The Limits of Earthquake Early-Warning Alerts

Last week’s quake near L.A. shows the promise of the West Coast seismic notification system under development. But its effectiveness will depend on those using the technology.

There Is Science (and Power) Behind Effective Citizen Communication

Scottsdale, Arizona’s assistant city manager discusses how boosting engagement with residents can be more than just a marketing gimmick.

Mitigating Traffic at Intersections With AI and Video Detection

The city of Maricopa, Arizona doesn’t have a traffic engineer, and now it doesn’t need one.

Miss Our ‘City in Beta’ Tech Roadshow Event in San Jose?

If so, be sure to register and watch the digital edition on April 11.

The Most Important Self-Driving Car Announcement Yet

Autonomous vehicles will transform urban life by 2020, if Waymo’s timeline is correct.

North Carolina’s Cities Want Their Broadband Authority Clarified by State Government

Doing so could open the door for more local governments to fund and install infrastructure for private retail networks that reach underserved neighborhoods.