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Hitachi Rail announces plans to test battery-powered long-distance trains
15 Dec 2020
Hitachi Rail and Eversholt Rail have signed an exclusive agreement aimed at bringing battery power and fuel savings of 20 per cent to the GWR passenger service between London and Penzance.
City of Manchester home to "the greenest people" in Britain
14 Sep 2020
The research, carried out by Honda, was based on a range of factors including household recycling, domestic CO2 emissions and household eco measures, combined with survey responses.
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.
Sunderland rolls out next phase of free superfast wi-fi programme
03 Aug 2020
It is part of the UK city’s wider smart city strategy led by the council to augment its digital infrastructure for the benefit of everyone and boost Sunderland’s reputation as a digital leader.
Electric bikes on the increase across Europe
14 Jul 2020
As Europeans adapt to huge changes in their daily lives to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, e-bikes can play a big part in everyone’s future, according to a report commissioned by Shimano.
Exeter launches its roadmap to carbon neutrality by 2030
15 Apr 2020
At a time when the coronavirus crisis is forcing citizens and organisations to reassess lifestyles and behaviours, Exeter City Futures said planning for a net-zero future has never been more relevant.
UK to launch 100-plus electric forecourt network
10 Mar 2020
Gridserve claims the forecourt’s superchargers can deliver up to 350kW of charging power, enabling people to charge vehicles within 20-30 minutes initially.
Bogota ranked as 2019's most congested city
09 Mar 2020
Drivers in the Colombian capital lose 191 hours a year to congestion, according to the 2019 Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard, which identifies and analyses trends in more than 900 cities.
Public transport ITS market experiencing rapid growth in Europe and US
24 Jan 2020
The penetration rate of on-board computers featuring GPS location functionality and wireless communications is now at very high levels in both North America and Western Europe.
21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme
14 Jan 2020
The Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aims to help the cities deliver "high impact" digital services and share lessons learned with the rest of the world.
Reading ranked as the best place to start and grow a business in the UK
06 Jan 2020
High rate of start-ups and businesses, including 11,000 digital and tech firms, and its population diversity are among the factors boosting the Berkshire town’s entrepreneurial credentials.
York to ban cars in the centre by 2023
03 Jan 2020
“Non-essential” private cars are set to be restricted from York’s centre to meet climate ambitions and cut congestion and pollution.
Smart City Expo announces awards finalists
30 Oct 2019
A total of 28 cities and projects have been chosen across seven categories for the World Smart City Awards 2019 and winners will be announced on 20 November.
UK county council expands smart streetlight deployment
30 Oct 2019
The existing installation of 35,000 lights in Wiltshire has paid for itself in six years through reduced energy and maintenance costs.
London’s £10 million investment to use Tube tunnels for fibre to the premises
25 Oct 2019
The initiative represents City Hall’s biggest investment in connectivity to date.
HVDC cable to facilitate energy exchange between UK and Denmark
27 Aug 2019
Siemens has been awarded the contract for two converter stations for Viking Link that will provide increased power supply reliability to both countries.
UK legislates for a net zero target by 2050
13 Jun 2019
The UK becomes the first G7 country to enshrine the target in law and a youth steering group is being set up to give young people a chance to shape climate policy.
Canada and UK in transatlantic smart energy challenge
18 Oct 2018
The 30-month competition invites British and Canadian innovators to create new technology solutions to transform traditional power grids
Appointment bolsters UK’s bid as leader in AI
27 Jun 2018
The world-leading expert Dr Demis Hassabis will advise the new Government Office for Artificial Intelligence
Index ranks global robotics and AI readiness
24 Apr 2018
Even countries most ready for the future of work must rethink education and training to prepare people for the jobs of tomorrow
Los Angeles remains most gridlocked city
06 Feb 2018
The US accounted for 10 of the top 25 cities worldwide with the worst traffic congestion. according to Inrix’s Global Traffic Scorecard
Is your country ready for autonomous vehicles?
17 Jan 2018
KPMG Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index shows which countries are most prepared for the driverless future
US leads IoT implementation
05 Dec 2017
A report by Wi-SUN Alliance finds that half of organisations undertaking IoT projects have a fully implemented strategy
Smart metering reaches early maturity
25 Oct 2017
Berg Insight report finds mass roll-outs are underway in significant parts of Western Europe
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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