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Investment in smart streetlighting to hit $28bn over next decade
01 Dec 2020
The sixth edition of the industry standard study of the global streetlighting market shows that well over a quarter of all streetlights globally have been converted to LEDs.
Oxbotica completes right-hand side AV road trials in Germany
28 Aug 2020
The official trials started last month on public roads near Friedrichshafen, southern Germany, with a fleet of self-driving vehicles navigating a complex urban environment.
Autonomous robo-taxis booked for Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games
21 Aug 2020
Cao Cao Mobility is working with self-driving vehicle technology provider DeepRoute to advance the design, development and commercialisation of its fleet of electric vehicles.
Global grid-connected energy storage deployment will reach 15.1 GW by 2025
18 Aug 2020
The energy storage market has benefited from a strong start to the year, with residential markets buoyant and large utility-scale pipelines being realised.
EHang launches autonomous firefighter for high-rise buildings
04 Aug 2020
The 216F has a maximum flight altitude of 600 metres and can carry up to 150 litres of firefighting foams and six fire extinguisher bombs in a single trip.
China's ancient city of Xi'an implements intelligent traffic management
27 Jul 2020
The system analyses comprehensive and detailed data about the movement of traffic through the urban Xi’an area, and uses the insight gathered to make the flow of traffic more smoothly.
Hellobike unveils AI-based shared mobility technologies
10 Jul 2020
The company has partnered with local governments to develop a non-motorised vehicle safety management system tailored to each city’s unique traffic conditions.
Raft of new infrastructure projects slated for Binhai New Area
24 Jun 2020
The projects in the Tianjin municipality cover a variety of areas, including smart cities, 5G networks, artificial intelligence, intelligent transportation and industrial inter-connectivity.
Electric vehicle use boosted by £4m on-street charging deal in 'flat and flush' technology
18 Jun 2020
The product aims to help solve the issue of charging for vehicle owners without access to off-street parking, currently a major barrier for electric vehicle uptake in urban areas.
IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners
29 May 2020
Nineteen smart city projects across the region have been recognised in the sixth annual awards programme, which were announced in a virtual event this year.
Smart waste report sets out how to realise the circular economy
11 May 2020
Rubicon’s report, Toward a Future Without Waste, presents a roadmap for cities and governments on how to implement technology-based solutions to build a more sustainable future.
Digital twin to be used in turnkey smart hospital concept
23 Apr 2020
The aim of the initiative is that the hospital could be quickly deployed and easily maintained in countries severely impacted by Covid-19 which are urgently in need of high-quality medical facilities.
EHang to build world's first e-port in China
23 Apr 2020
The autonomous aerial technology platform company will build the e-port in the city of Hezhou in China’s Guangxi Province to accelerate the commercialisation of AAVs in the tourism industry.
Next-gen e-bike features smart voice navigation
22 Apr 2020
Hellobike says that the navigation system on its Yunqi electric bike helps citizens focus on the road as well as maintain social distancing.
How 5G-powered robots are helping China fight coronavirus
26 Mar 2020
5G patrol robots are being deployed to monitor mask-wearing and body temperatures in public places while an intelligent robot developed in a week will be used to disinfect hospitals.
Virus outbreak ‘could reshape China’s smart city vision’
24 Jan 2020
The outbreak could shift China’s smart city vision away from political surveillance and towards health, Robyn Mak, a columnist for Reuters Breakingviews, has said.
TM Forum adapts telco process framework for smart cities
20 Jan 2020
TM Forum’s Business Process Framework has been adapted to fit the unique features of cities by including sections on citizen engagement, communities and a broader range of stakeholders.
EIT InnoEnergy launches global search for climate change solutions
13 Nov 2019
An invitation is open to start-ups worldwide in areas including, but not limited to, renewable energy, energy-efficiency and heat and transport to solve the decarbonisation challenge.
China launches blockchain-based smart city ID system for interoperability
06 Nov 2019
The initiative aims to support interconnectivity and data-sharing between systems and cities.
Guangzhou chosen as urban air mobility pilot city
08 Aug 2019
The autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform company, EHang, will establish a low-altitude aviation transportation network that will shuttle passengers and goods.
Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named
11 Jul 2019
IDC notes a “surge” in cutting-edge future city projects being deployed across first-tier cities in developed economies across the 12 functional e-service categories.
DHL launches its first regular urban drone delivery service
19 May 2019
The international express delivery company is working with drone company EHang to tackle the last-mile delivery challenges in the urban areas of China.
Getting China mapped
25 Feb 2019
A joint venture between Here Technologies and NavInfo provides access to up-to-date mapping services and location-based features for the Chinese market
China to develop drone airworthiness certification
18 Feb 2019
Five Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle companies have been authorised as pilots to develop different programmes to explore airworthiness standards
07 May 2021
Cities look to climate-friendly greenbacks to fund smart projects
With technology set to play a key part in the global recovery from the pandemic, we explore evolving funding methods that are helping cash-strapped cities get smart.
The road ahead for machine learning
Rebuilding green: Analysing the Biden infrastructure plan
Advancing adoption of digital twin technology
OnDemand Webinar: Kyoto: the Japanese start-up community powering the future of smart cities
eBook: Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World
Watch: Cloudera and IBM Storage discuss how cities can unlock the true value of their data
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