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9/20/2018

Aimed at reducing carbon emissions and improving residents quality of life, a mobility as a service app was launched during the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. Piia Karjalainen of MaaS Alliance and ERITCO said the app needed accessible transportation data to improve mobility; a connected, service-based, automated electric ecosystem; and public-private partnerships.

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9/19/2018

The national buyer traffic index shows a four-point drop in August, according to Credit Suisse, indicating a sharp slowdown in homebuying. The slowdown stems from increasing prices and interest rates, as well as an imbalance between supply and demand.

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Credit Suisse
9/19/2018

Amazon, which earned 50 cents of every dollar spent online in the US last year, is impossible to beat at its own game, according to New York University business professor Scott Galloway, speaking this week at Recode's Code Commerce conference. A panel of retailer CEOs said opportunities do exist, such as Shopify's model of working closely with merchants and Macy's advantage of a physical presence.

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Amazon, Macy, Shopify
9/19/2018

Ready to climb the next rung in your career? Join in the next virtual engineering and science career fair sponsored by ASCE and other associations. Candidates and prospective employers will meet with each other live online. The free recruiting event will be held tomorrow, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, 8 a.m. to noon PT. Get details and sign up.

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ASCE
9/19/2018

More than two dozen of ASCE's most distinguished honors share an Oct. 1 deadline for nominations. See the variety of awards in almost every civil engineering discipline, and nominate worthy professionals you know.

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9/19/2018

Audi has announced that it will introduce a midsize electric sport utility vehicle in the US next year. Some analysts have said Audi's e-tron might not have the driving range of Tesla's Model X.

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Audi
9/19/2018

Google supports CarPlay in its 5.0 version of Google Maps. Available in the Apple's App Store, the software includes directions optimized by Google and points of interest that Apple Maps doesn't mention.

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Google, Apple
9/19/2018

Accurate vehicle detection is critical to the optimization of traffic flow in any traffic management network and Intelligent Transport System. The inductive loop technology has continued to evolve and is now refined to the point of being the most accurate, cost effective form of vehicle detection technology available today.

Reno A&E's EverLoop™ System achieves benchmark for Vehicle Detection Accuracy Technologies.

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renoae.com
9/19/2018

The Prospect Park TreeKeeper Interactive Map was developed through a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and includes results from a survey of about 12,000 trees from the New York City park. The trees generate more than $1.5 million in environmental benefits each year, the survey found.

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6sqft (New York City)
9/19/2018

The construction environment is fast moving and not all parties are in the same location. Cloud technology allows construction companies to keep massive amounts of information in a place that is accessible from anywhere that you can establish a wifi or cellular connection. Read more.

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