Sidewalk Labs won the Quayside project through an RFP (request for proposal) in October 2017. Or, to be more specific -- the company won the right to develop a Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) that will be debated and voted on by the public and Canadian government. The Alphabet subsidiary has some bold ideas that include timber buildings, a flexible thermal grid … [Read more...] about Canada is being sued over Sidewalk Labs’ smart city project
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The draft version of the MIDP is yet to materialize. And for many, it's been an agonizing wait. Waterfront Toronto, a public steward created by the Canadian government, announced its search for an innovation and funding partner back in March 2017. Sidewalk Labs put its name forward with a beautiful "vision" document that suggested, among other head-turning ideas, buildings made … [Read more...] about Sidewalk Labs is under pressure to explain its smart city dream
Raincoats designed for buildings. Hexagonal, heated pavement. Object-classifying cameras. That’s just a sampling of the prototypes Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs today detailed at an event in Toronto — ideas it says it’s been exploring for the Toronto urban redevelopment project announced last year. “The weather plays a big role in determining how … [Read more...] about Sidewalk Labs shows off light-up pavement, building raincoats, and more for its Toronto smart city project
Britain's smartest city might be about to get a surprising new champion following a deal signed between Huawei and Milton Keynes.The Buckinghamshire city, famed for its roundabouts and cow sculptures, has teamed up with the Chinese technology titan to partner on smart city concepts in several main areas of everyday life.Going forward, this could include items such as street … [Read more...] about Milton Keynes signs Huawei deal in bid to become UK’s smartest city
It is touted as a unique opportunity to build a smart city within a major city, literally from the ground up. Environmental remediation, new infrastructure, digital electrification plans, new-age mobility options — the whole shebang. If only people would stop complaining about privacy issues. Up in Toronto, Canada’s largest city, there’s been much ado about … [Read more...] about Where Toronto sees smart sidewalks, residents see ‘1984.’ So what now?