Autodesk and the US DOT Smart City Challenge

The idea of the Smart City is to connect people to places and information while also optimizing the operation of their assets into the future. Autodesk is proud to be partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation on the Smart City Challenge. The initiative aims to “to create a fully integrated, first-of-its-kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.” The U.S. DOT is serious about the effort and has committed $40 million to the winner of the challenge.


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You may be thinking, “What does Autodesk have to do with Smart Cities?” From an Autodesk perspective the concept of a “Smart City” is not only about using the internet of things to communicate information to city residents or optimize the services provided to them, but it is a construct in which to frame local government transformation. Cities need to transform in order to develop sustainably, improve resilience, meet citizens’ rising expectations, and…

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