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Mayor Duggan Launches Improve Detroit App Powered by Socrata and Esri

April 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors

From potholes, to water main breaks to illegal dumping, residents can use their smart phone to get problems fixed. Detroiters now have the ability to report a pothole, missing traffic sign or a dozen other issues to City Hall from their smartphone. As part…

FMCSA Announces New Smartphone App Providing Safety Data on Interstate Commercial Truck and Bus Companies

March 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Modeling, Transportation

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2015—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a new Smartphone…

Smartphone App Could Enhance Urban Infrastructure

September 15, 2014 - in Planning, Transportation

While Strava was originally designed by its creators as a convenient means for urban athletes to record the particulars of their journeys on either…

Turning Regular Smartphone Cameras into 3D Depth Sensors

August 12, 2014 - in Modeling

Just about everybody carries a camera nowadays by virtue of owning a cell phone, but few of these devices capture the three-dimensional contours of objects like a depth camera can. Depth cameras are quickly gaining prominence for their potential in pocket-sized…

Heads-Up Driving Display Aims to Make Driving With Your Smartphone Safer

August 6, 2014 - in Transportation

The latest heads-up display to offer hands-free details from your smartphone is Navdy, a portable device that works with both iPhone and Android handsets. The display mounts on your car's dashboard and allows you to view navigation instructions and communicate…

UCLA Team Develops Smartphone-based Sensor for Detecting and Mapping Mercury

February 5, 2014 - in Projects, Sensors, Water

A team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a smartphone attachment and application to test water for the presence of mercury, a toxic heavy metal. The new platform could significantly reduce the…

Hong Kong Provides Real-time Pollution Levels via an App

December 8, 2013 - in Environment, Sensors

Smartphone users will soon be able to find out how bad the air is where they are living, using an app to be launched at the end of the month. The app will offer users real-time alerts on air quality in their vicinity and in other districts across the city,…

Noise Pollution Maps from Smartphone Data

October 24, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors

Noise pollution is one of the banes of modern life. Its effects are broad and insidious, ranging from sleep and work disruption to hearing impairment and psychological damage. So in recent years, a number of countries, such as Germany and the U.K., have begun…

ikeGPS Brings Laser Measurement to the Smartphone

October 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Products, Sensors

ikeGPS, makers of field measurement technology and solutions for utilities, has unveiled a new product that attaches to a smartphone in order to take laser measurements. The specifications and background about the new Spike device has been posted as a Kickstarter…

Renew’s Smartphone Data Capture Offers Real-time Insight

August 12, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors

The results provided a concise breakdown (to the 50th of a second) of the movement, type, direction, and speed of unique devices that the Renew Network gather across Renew ORB test sites, and help identify peak footfall times from key hotspots in the City…