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New York City chooses three e-scooter providers for pilot Bronx project
16 Apr 2021
NYC DOT and e-scooter companies Bird, Lime and Veo, will work with local communities to site e-scooter parking corrals and educate the public about the pilot.
New York City taxis integrated into the Transit app
25 Mar 2021
It follows integration of the transport app with taxi mobility platform Curb which allows riders to get real-time estimated arrival times for the nearest taxis.
New York arts centre uses capacity-monitoring tech to reopen safely
18 Mar 2021
The Shed in Manhattan is implementing GoGuide, which can be integrated with existing building technology systems for capacity-monitoring across the location as well as for individual spaces.
Bogotá remains most congested city in the world
09 Mar 2021
The 2020 Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard reveals that drivers in the Colombian city lose 133 hours a year to congestion and is followed in the top three congested cities by Bucharest and New York.
New York urged to follow four point plan for Covid resilience
21 Dec 2020
The city was one of the United States’ most badly hit parts of the country during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rochester debuts MaaS-enabled fare payments-as-a-service platform
10 Nov 2020
Masabi claims roll-out of RTS Go marks a turning point in the fare collection industry with transit agencies no longer needing to purchase their own design-and-build bespoke ticketing systems.
New York pilots smartphone app to assist blind and low-vision bus riders
27 Oct 2020
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transit Innovation Partnership have launched the programme that helps riders use their smartphones to find bus stops and learn of arrival times.
Collaboration to support Sustainable Development Goals for Melbourne
08 Oct 2020
The Connected Cities Lab will collaborate with several branches across council to support the city’s planning and use data and evidence as the foundation for priority and planning.
Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running
17 Sep 2020
The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.
New York utility launches home EV smart charging pilot programme
28 Aug 2020
Central Hudson Gas & Electric and Orange & Rockland are partnering with Uplight and Enel X to offer rebates to encourage drivers to charge their vehicles during times of the cleanest power generation.
Dubai strikes agreement to explore use of autonomous aerial vehicles
28 Aug 2020
Agreement between Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority and the Dubai Air Navigation Services aims to step up cooperation in examining all aspects of the use of AAVs.
Sensor networks are driving the creation of connected city ecosystems
05 Aug 2020
Analysis by Frost & Sullivan reveals how digitisation and advancements in Internet of Things are driving the large-scale adoption of sensor technologies for the development of smart cities.
City of Yonkers launches shared e-scooter scheme
04 Aug 2020
This marks the first ever e-scooter pilot in New York State and is scheduled to launch later this month with electric transportation specialist Bird the exclusive provider.
Companies fuse data and resources to address the world's "biggest" mobility problems
23 Jul 2020
SteetLight Data and Boston Consulting Group are joining forces to help the public and private sectors navigate the transportation challenges and opportunities of the post-Covid-19 world.
New York launches Covid-19 response initiative for public transit
09 Jul 2020
The MTA and the Transit Innovation Partnership want to engage the private tech industry to evaluate and deploy technologies that make transport safer and more responsive to needs amid the pandemic.
Real-estate investment firm transforms HQ into a smart campus
08 Jul 2020
Onyx Equities wants to create an innovation corridor in White Plains and attract tech companies that might be rethinking office occupancies in a post-pandemic world.
Calgary Transit launches mobile ticketing system
06 Jul 2020
Masabi’s JustRide platform allows passengers to buy tickets and passes anytime, anywhere, using their smartphones and provides a contactless service in the Covid-19 era.
Report reveals how citizens are rethinking transportation
25 Jun 2020
Lime surveyed citizens in Berlin, London, New York City, Seattle and Seoul about their pre- and post-Covid-19 lockdown transport choices and how these may impact future decisions.
Can US cities preserve some of their pandemic environmental gains?
12 Jun 2020
Even if US cities could maintain a 10 per cent drop in traffic volumes in the recovery phase, they could significantly improve their climate impact standing, according to a new study by StreetLight Data.
London and Frankfurt emerge top of most eco-friendly cities in which to work ranking
04 Jun 2020
The study by British Business Energy examines cities across the globe to determine which offer the best and worst options for the eco-conscious worker.
Cleantech start-ups address climate change
24 Apr 2020
Participants in the Urban Future Prize were challenged to develop productive and equitable solutions in a number of areas, including smart cities.
NYC DOT encourages contactless parking payments
21 Apr 2020
In an effort to reduce people spreading germs by touching parking meters, the city of New York is encouraging all residents and visitors to pay for parking using an app.
Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025
03 Apr 2020
Video surveillance is a popular area of AI deployment but the coronavirus pandemic could also see more use of the technology to better co-ordinate public health responses.
Cities begin to count the financial cost of coronavirus
01 Apr 2020
While the human toll can’t be underestimated, cities are now also facing the financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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