Washington DC has been awarded a global award for its outstanding leadership in energy, sustainability and environmental design. The US capital achieved its sustainability targets under the 'Smarter DC' program - and it now becomes the first ever recipient of the LEED Cities Platinum award.
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The smart city sector continues to expand exponentially and analysts have projected that it will hit $775 billion by 2021, following the announcement that more than 600 cities are set to go 'smart' in the next few years.
Tech firms including IBM and Red Hat were among many companies in attendance at a two-day presentation about US President Donald Trump's plan to build a digital system that uses data mining to implement "extreme vetting" to screen immigrants arriving in the United States.
Cities all over the world are currently implementing strategies and initiatives aimed at making their city 'smarter'. The topic of smart cities is a constant theme at ICT events on a global basis, and the implementation of 'smart city' policies continues to accelerate and gain momentum. A perfect illustration of a city reinventing itself to become 'smarter' is the US city of Austin.
A US House of Representatives panel has vetoed a proposal which will enable car manufacturers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules.
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