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SMEs chosen to accelerate West Midlands' net zero drive
28 Oct 2020
Innovations include using data from end-users to create new services and business models and user-centric approaches that help to reduce fuel poverty.
Smart “cluster” aims to act as a living lab for future smart cities
19 Aug 2020
A mixed-use community of 25 businesses and 750 homes in the UK’s West Midlands is implementing a smart street lighting system which it claims will reduce energy consumption by more than 60 per cent.
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.
UK cities use digital street units to measure air quality
16 Jul 2019
Bradford and Birmingham are working with BT and scientists to use sensors integrated within InLink digital hubs to monitor air pollution in real-time.
5G testbed demonstrates the ambulance of the future, today
24 Jun 2019
The West Midlands 5G testbed joined with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and BT to demonstrate a remote-controlled ultrasound scan over a public 5G network.
Birmingham New Street becomes first UK station to trial 5G
05 Apr 2019
The Mayor of the West Midlands and commuters and travellers were the first to test speeds as part of Vodafone’s live trial.
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
What is a drone's role in a city?
25 Jul 2018
Innovation foundation Nesta is engaging with cities, government, NHS, police and fire services as well as industry and academics to shape drone systems that will put people first
Realising the true value of data
In an extract from our Sydney City Profile, we explore how the city’s Smart City Strategy Framework aims to help transform raw data into actionable knowledge.
18 Jan 2021
Smart cities: the next frontier for cybercriminals
11 Jan 2021
Think tank: what is infrastructure for?
04 Jan 2021
Covid-19 is ushering a new era in government services
16 Dec 2020
SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Sydney
19 Nov 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
27 Oct 2020
OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
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