Envelope, a software-as-a-service company for real estate professionals that enables them to visualize and run scenarios on development potential based on zoning, has just secured a $2 million funding round to develop its platform and launch marketing efforts in New York City and beyond.
Drones can benefit the building process in myriad ways, including surveying, job-site monitoring, and photo and data collection. That data can be sent back to the project team to offer progress updates and improve cost and schedule efficiencies by reducing the chance for error.
Five of the city’s garbage trucks have been retrofitted by the lab, bringing them online. Scanners on the trucks continuously scrape data throughout the city, all while the sanitation department carries out its standard trash collection duties.
Yes, it’s to solve traffic, but it looks like it isn’t meant just to be your usual tunnel for cars. In a new update today, the company asserts that it’s actually building a tunnel that can also run the Hyperloop.
The Urban-X method is to select a group of eight early-stage companies and give them three months of intensive mentoring in design, engineering, marketing, and business-model development, as well as startup funding.
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