Sidewalk Labs is taking its LinkNYC show on the road.
In a conference call Monday, CEO Dan Doctoroff announced that the Alphabet-owned company will be installing more than 100 Wi-Fi-enabled kiosks in the city that wins the Smart City Challenge, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Transportation. A winner will be announced in June.
The program, for medium-size cities with populations of up to 850,000, will award up to $40 million for building a smart transportation system that ultimately includes connected vehicles and self-driving cars.
The kiosks, modeled after the LinkNYC network that is currently replacing New York City's old pay-phone infrastructure, will take up approximately 25 city blocks. They will be part of a transportation data and analytics platform called Flow, Doctoroff said on the call along with Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.Read Complete Article