Trendwatch Cities & Mobility: April 10, 2020

April 10th, 2020

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Fast Company: How Covid-19 has Upended the Very Idea of Convenience 

The in-store experience design championed by Starbucks, the touch interfaces at in-store checkouts, and even the shared platforms behind Uber and Airbnb have all become liabilities.  


Fast Company: Coronavirus Is a Once in a Lifetime Chance to Reshape How We Travel 

Get ready for “virtual journeys.”     


Smart Cities Dive: California Approves Nuro's Driverless Vehicles to Begin Testing        

Nuro becomes the second company to get such a permit after Waymo received its permit in November 2018.


Smart Cities World: San Francisco Installs Wi-Fi ‘Superspots’ for Distance Learning 

The 25 SuperSpot devices will be located in areas where there are a lot of students lacking internet connectivity.        


Thomas Reuters Foundation: India’s Response to Covid-19 Spearheaded by Its Smart Cities           

With cities seriously threatened by the pandemic, India’s response to Covid-19 will depend on the successful use of its smart cities investment       

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