By leveraging connectivity and big data and analytics, cities are pushing the boundaries of smart mobility to reduce congestion and travel time, lower transportation-related emissions and promote walkability technology.
While technology’s play in transportation has resulted in significant strides that have transformed the industry, there is still a long road ahead to solve mobility challenges in some of the most heavily populated cities across the U.S. and on a global scale. How do commuters, residents and visitors alike get from point A to point B in the most convenient, consistent, safe and environmentally sound way? The answer is, with the appropriate combination of technology, innovation, collaboration, investment and adoption. ... more »
There, later this year, an autonomous (self-driving) vehicle is to provide a link between the light rail line at 57th and Pena and a bus stop located four blocks away at 61st and Tower Road.
It’s called the first-mile, last-mile problem of mass transit, and it has vexed transportation planners forever during the automotive era. Until you make it easy to get to and from light rail and other public transit, they will remain underused. ... more »
Many of the innovative technologies that visitors spot at this year’s event could wind up inside your own home. Actual solar energy is, after all, just one-tenth of the global competition.
In 2007, students building a house in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon hung a touchscreen monitor on the wall and connected it to the internet through a desktop computer. They developed software so people could touch the screen to turn the lights on or off, monitor energy use and control the security system. ... more »
Jennifer Hermes has an article on Environmental Leader regarding large companies that having an impact through innovative technologies.
It seems to be an accepted fact that technology in this arena will continue to evolve and investments in the resulting products to rise. Businesses know that they must deal with the physical reality of a changing climate by ‘building infrastructure solutions’ and ‘sourcing cheaper and cleaner sources of electricity,’ wrote David W. Richardson, managing director of Impax Asset Management, on CNBC earlier this year. ... more »
Panasonic set up plan to attract different entrepreneurs to set up a power system relying mainly on solar energy, a king-sized lithium-ion battery and various energy efficiency schemes in Devner, Colorado.
Panasonic set up plan to attract different entrepreneurs to set up a power system relying mainly on solar energy, a king-sized lithium-ion battery and various energy efficiency schemes in Devner, Colorado. The city, called Peña Station Next, is located in Denver, Colorado, next to a 400-acre vacant plot of land near this city's International Airport. ... more »
Peña Station Next, a transit-oriented mixed-use development, stretches across 382 acres near Denver International Airport. The futuristic community showcases smart, sustainable, and connected technologies.
Peña Station Next, a transit-oriented mixed-use development, stretches across 382 acres near Denver International Airport. The futuristic community created in partnership with Panasonic Enterprise Solutions showcases smart, sustainable, and connected technologies. In September 2016, Panasonic Corporation of North American consolidated its operations hub for Panasonic Enterprises in Denver and become the anchor tenant. ... more »
The plan for Peña Station NEXT, a 400-acre "transit-oriented" smart city development on the train route connecting Denver to its international airport, emerged several years ago.
The plan for Peña Station NEXT, a 400-acre "transit-oriented" smart city development on the train route connecting Denver to its international airport, emerged several years ago after a key division of technology champion Panasonic picked up and relocated its headquarters there. ... more »
Denver’s Peña Station NEXT offers an energy planner’s dream: 382 acres where engineers can start from scratch in creating a clean energy community.
No legacy power plants to accommodate, no wires and poles and substations to navigate — the open landscape near Denver International Airport is a rare find in a nation with near ubiquitous electric infrastructure. Located near a transit station by the same name, the smart energy community is being planned by a powerhouse team that includes technology giant Panasonic, local utility Xcel Energy, the city of Denver and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. ... more »
Four years since launching in Ballston and creating its first display of real-time public transit options, TransitScreen is an international company with nearly 1,000 screens in 33 different cities
Four years since launching in Ballston and creating its first display of real-time public transit options, TransitScreen is an international company with nearly 1,000 screens in 33 different cities that are seen by an estimated 15 million people each month. With a major new partnership to launch in smart cities and with three new products in development, TransitScreen's co-founders say it is just in the second inning of its growth. ... more »
Your city is dumb. The potholed streets, coin-operated parking meters, and drafty brick buildings many of us interact with every day haven’t changed much in a century. But it’s finally happening. From Oslo to San Diego, cities across the globe are installing technology to gather data in the hopes of saving money, becoming cleaner, reducing traffic, and improving urban life. In Digital Trends’ Smart Cities series, we’ll examine how smart cities deal with everything from energy management, to disaster preparedness, to public safety, and what it all means for you. ... more »
There's nothing else like this - Department Of Energy Solar Competition
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition made up of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. ... more »
Colorado Real Estate Journal posted and article "Panasonic Ups Investment in Pena Station TOD".
Colorado Real Estate Journal posted and article "Panasonic Ups Investment in Pena Station TOD". ... more »
Panasonic today announced it has made a strategic investment in Rail Stop LLC, the development company creating the first phase of Peña Station NEXT in Denver, Colorado.
Panasonic today announced it has made a strategic investment in Rail Stop LLC, the development company creating the first phase of Peña Station NEXT in Denver, Colorado. Peña Station NEXT is a 400-acre, transit-oriented development destined to become America’s next great smart, sustainable mixed-use community. It is located near 61st & Peña Station along the new University of Colorado A Line train route connecting downtown Denver with Denver International Airport (DIA). The Rail Stop land comprises 154 acres of Peña Station NEXT and includes the newly constructed and recently opened operations hub of Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. The Panasonic investment is a joint venture with LC Fulenwider, Inc., the master developer of Peña Station NEXT. ... more »
Today, Cal Fulenwider, III, President, and a five-member Board of Directors lead the company. He continues to hold Colorado Real Estate License #1, which originally belonged to his grandfather.
Building on his experience in farming and irrigation, the entrepreneurial L. C. Fulenwider, Sr. and his brother founded Globe Investment Company in 1904 that focused on buying, selling, owning and managing farm and ranch properties. In these early years, L. C. Fulenwider, Sr. helped write the Colorado Real Estate License Laws; many of these same laws are still on the books today. In 1930, the name was changed from Globe Investment Company to L. C. Fulenwider, Inc. ... more »
One of the first initiatives that will be undertaken as a result of this partnership will be the development of a microgrid energy storage solution for the airport.
The City of Denver is well known for its progressive approach to sustainable technologies and renewable energy. That’s why a partnership with Panasonic to develop and deploy solutions and technologies that will help them meet their smart and sustainability goals made perfect sense. ... more »