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US DHS evaluates smart building tech in active shooter exercise

US DHS evaluates smart building tech in active shooter exercise

Real-time information in an emergency could help responders more quickly determine the location of people and the type and severity of the emergency, monitor on-scene conditions and find victims.

Less than a third of Brits trust local authorities to use personal data ethically

Less than a third of Brits trust local authorities to use personal data ethically

Banks are more trusted to use personal data ethically than local authorities. Further, just seven per cent would trust public transport providers.

Carlsbad rips up the RFP in favour of challenge-based search for transformation partners

Carlsbad rips up the RFP in favour of challenge-based search for transformation partners

Carlsbad wants to be the “best-run government” around and is seeking digital transformation partners to support this.

Portland’s procurement aims to minimise sensor waste

Portland’s procurement aims to minimise sensor waste

IoT sensors are deployed in many smart city projects but recycling the small electronics used in them is difficult. Portland wants to promote sustainable procurement and re-usability.

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

The Alliance says it is committed to “not being just another body”. It aims to stand out through a global focus, practical approach and by streamlining standards fragmentation.

Telco and carmaker join forces to make Spain's roads safer for cyclists

Telco and carmaker join forces to make Spain's roads safer for cyclists

Telefónica and SEAT will work with Spain’s Directorate General for Traffic to deploy Internet of Things technology to reduce accidents on Spanish roads.