Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs has abandoned its ambition to create a smart neighborhood in Toronto amid "unprecedented economic uncertainty" caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
In the two years since Sidewalk Labs pitched its vision for a grand smart city development — encompassing an entire neighborhood on the Toronto waterfront — the project has been beset by controversy and criticism.
Design of the four-volume proposed masterplan by Sidewalk Labs that will transform the city’s eastern waterfront into one of the most innovative districts in the world.
The company uses modelling tools to give public agencies a comprehensive portrait of how, why, and where people travel across the city.
Sidewalk Labs has created a new signage system to explain the invisible sensors that are tracking you when you’re in public areas. But there’s still no way to opt out–besides leaving.
A Canadian civil liberties group is taking aim at all three tiers of government for allegedly allowing Sidewalk Labs to make decisions about citizens’ privacy in Toronto.
One of the smart city’s most alluring features is its promise of innovation: It uses cutting-edge technology to transform municipal operations.
Cryptocurrency millionaire Jeffrey Berns has revealed plans to develop a large parcel of Nevada's desert into a smart city powered by blockchain technology.
Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet division focused on smart cities, is caught in a battle over information privacy.
Italian architect Carlo Ratti and Alphabet company Sidewalk Labs have worked together on a modular paving system that can change the use of a street throughout the day.