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5G accelerator launches smart cities challenge for the West Midlands
14 May 2021
5PRING and local authorities are inviting start-ups and small businesses to submit ideas focused on health and social care, public services, social and events, and public safety.
West Midlands announces e-scooter trial
04 Sep 2020
Voi has been awarded an exclusive tender and will work with Transport for West Midlands to bring e-scooters to major towns and cities in the region including Birmingham and Coventry.
Collaboration aims to create an urban air infrastructure
06 Aug 2020
Urban-Air Port and Hyundai Air Mobility want to develop an infrastructure to facilitate the creation of urban transportation systems to move people and cargo by air.
West Midlands local authorities to trial e-scooters
22 Jul 2020
Trials will take place in dedicated zones in each local authority, covering areas where existing on-highway infrastructure is in place to safely accommodate e-scooter use.
Work on 300km CAV test environment underway in the UK
22 May 2020
Located in the West Midlands and spanning the cities of Coventry and Birmingham, it will allow connected and autonomous vehicles to be trialled on urban, rural, suburban and highway roads.
Google’s tool to help cities measure emissions expands to Europe
11 Oct 2019
The first European cities to gain access are Dublin, Birmingham and Manchester, with Wolverhampton and Coventry to follow soon.
CityFibre injects £2.5bn to build fibre broadband in the UK
26 Oct 2018
Provider claims it will deliver a “superior backbone” for mobile operators’ existing locations, enabling the roll-out of 5G and IoT technology
Multi-city 5G testbed launched in the UK
05 Sep 2018
The UK cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands will become 5G hubs after winning national competition
Virtual eyes make contact with pedestrians
29 Aug 2018
Jaguar Land Rover is using intelligent pods with eyes to better understand how humans will trust self-driving vehicles in the future
The UK's best and worst connected cities
31 May 2018
Unsurprisingly London tops a new ranking by GoCompare but other cities such as Exeter, Norwich and Hereford are lagging a long way behind in 4G coverage
Opportunity charging first for UK buses
26 Apr 2017
ABB is installing the first UK OppCharge electric charging infrastructure in the North Yorkshire town of Harrogate
Jaguar Land Rover to launch fleet of autonomous vehicles
13 Jul 2016
More than 100 research vehicles will be used to test a wide range of connected and autonomous technologies over the next four years
16 Jun 2021
The role of artificial intelligence in the fight against Covid-19
Cities have been putting data at the heart of treating coronavirus.
Smart lighting: why we are discussing it again
A hydrogen-fuelled city – a practical reality for the UK or a pipe dream?
Watch: Area X.0 and Accenture – Driving the future of mobility and smart cities
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WEBINAR: Connected and autonomous vehicles: how to deal with data?
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