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Japan to introduce ATMs with facial recognition

Japan to introduce ATMs with facial recognition

Seven Bank, in partnership with NEC, is replacing its existing ATMs with new ones which incorporate biometric authentication technologies and QR code reader.

Vienna remains top city for liveability

Vienna remains top city for liveability

Austrian capital retains its position in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s index which assigns cities a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors.

Tokyo holds position as safest city in the world

Tokyo holds position as safest city in the world

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2019 ranks 60 cities across 57 indicators covering digital, health, infrastructure and personal security.

Helsinki top for work-life balance

Helsinki top for work-life balance

A study has compared data on livability, work intensity, institutional support and legislation to rank cities based on their success in promoting work-life balance to citizens.

Jorudan rolls out mobile ticketing in Japanese cities

Jorudan rolls out mobile ticketing in Japanese cities

The country’s leading trip-planning service has integrated with Masabi’s Justride SDK platform helping public transport operators and cities start to realise mobility-as-a-service.

Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

The latest IDC smart cities spending guide highlights priority areas as resilient energy and infrastructure projects followed by data-driven public safety and intelligent transportation.