Time of use rates can halve increase in electricity load from EVs. Storage makes the rest a benefit through V2G support

Looking into the future, the most exciting technologies are vehicle-to-grid (V2G), which allows EV batteries to discharge energy to the grid, and smart charging, which uses algorithms to optimize charging times. Implementing these technologies could turn EVs into a valuable asset for the grid — not only would smart charging minimize the negative effects of increased electrical consumption, but V2G …

Curb productivity index Activity/(Time x Space): Uber drafts an equation to help cities evaluate how efficiently they’re using this increasingly contested curb space

From an article by Aarian Marchall in Wired.com, 6 Oct 2018 PATRICK T. FALLON/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES NOT SURE WHAT your curb has done for you lately? Not to worry. Your answer is arriving now, in the form of an equation devised by Uber that is meant to help cities evaluate how efficiently they’re using this increasingly contested space.After years of neglect and scorn, this strip of …

This Map Takes All the Guesswork Out of Confusing Street Parking Rules

Screenshot/Coord  By LINDA POON, City Lab, 3 Apr 2018 Whether you need a free spot for two hours or a paid spot for the whole day, Coord’s color-coded map will tell you where to look. Parking in San Francisco is a nightmare. Not only is parking scarce, but the rules that govern the city’s curbs can be baffling, changing by hour and …

Cities: Digitize curb assets today

CURBED DEMANDS: The humble curb is fast becoming the city’s hottest asset, by Karen Hao, 26 Jan 2018, Quartz Curbed Could this be the key to solving urban congestion? (Rikki Chan/Unsplash) SHARE WRITTEN BY Karen Hao January 26, 2018 In the city of the future, the ability to get people from point A to point B will be as much about …

Cincinnati and Uber partner on where the service picks riders up or drops them off, a “missing data set for cities”, to design the “curb of the future”

Smart City Dive, 31 Jan 2018 Uber announced a new long-term partnership with the City of Cincinnati, dubbed the Cincinnati Mobility Lab, to study the impacts of shared mobility on public transit and make the city a “center of innovation.” The multi-year commitment will include: addressing the growing demand for curb space; rolling out Uber Movement to leverage city data for research and analysis; launching …