Foxconn, Wisconsin universities plan ‘smart city’ initiative

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group and Wisconsin universities are announcing a competition aimed at encouraging higher-education institutions to find ways to design “smart cities” that incorporate new technologies into everyday life.

Details of the competition are being announced Thursday in Kenosha at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus. The Journal Sentinel reports that Foxconn has previously expressed interest in encouraging initiatives that can use ultra-high-definition display panels, such as self-driving cars. The $10 billion manufacturing facility the Taiwan-based company is building in southeast Wisconsin will make those display panels...

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Ken Notes: This is a great idea and Wisconsin could become a leader in Smart City and Smart Home technology. With Alexa and Google Home just now scratching the surface and 5G on the horizon, the future is huge and the UW System and Wisconsin Tech Systems could lead the way. Wouldn`t it be nice if companies came to Wisconsin for our brilliance rather than our handouts.

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