Articles tagged “sidewalk labs”

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Calls Off Toronto Smart City Project Over Coronavirus Uncertainty

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Calls Off Toronto Smart City Project Over Coronavirus Uncertainty

Moira Warburton, Reuters

The tech-focused smart city component of Toronto's Quayside neighborhood may be called off, but, depending on who you ask, it may be more to the detriment of Google parent Alphabet than Toronto itself.

2 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2020: The Future of Travel Will Be Driven by Urban Living Innovations

Travel Megatrends 2020: The Future of Travel Will Be Driven by Urban Living Innovations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cities have always been incubators for innovation, but with two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, developments being rolled out today to accommodate that new density will serve the travel industry in positive ways.

6 months ago

Google Smart City Vision in Toronto Poses Privacy Concerns

Google Smart City Vision in Toronto Poses Privacy Concerns

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It doesn't seem like a good idea to build a business, let alone make your home, in a surveillance experiment controlled by Alphabet. As data security and privacy become more important, the vision for the modern smart city will have to shift.

1 year ago