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World Economic Forum announces technology pioneers for 2021
15 Jun 2021
The line-up includes young tech companies representing 26 economies focused on areas spanning urban infrastructure and cleantech to logistics and mobility.
Consortium pilots safety framework for off-road autonomous vehicles
27 May 2021
The organisations claim the code of practice will help organisations transition to new working practices and harness the potential benefits with no impact on safety.
Arrival selects Here SDK for electric vehicle navigation
19 May 2021
Arrival claims its integrated transportation ecosystem provides the tools for cities and businesses to achieve their sustainability goals and reduce carbon emissions.
Moscow to host international online smart cities summit
18 May 2021
The event, which aims to become a prologue to the Smart Cities Moscow offline forum in 2022, will have a particular focus on adapting the urban environment to the new normal.
Toronto accelerates its transformation to digital payments and services
06 May 2021
The city council has approved a contract with PayIt Digital Government and will jointly design a digital experience and platform to enable digital payments to be made to the city.
Plug and Play accelerator launches in Seoul
27 Apr 2021
Plug and Play will build an innovation platform in Korea based on its relationship with leading corporations, start-ups, and government entities in the country.
Open & Agile Smart Cities partners with AWS to help cities share open data
19 Apr 2021
The cloud platform provider becomes the latest company to join the network’s Enterprise Partnership Programme to implement its interoperability mechanisms.
UK grocery platform invests in autonomous vehicle company
16 Apr 2021
Ocado Group has commercially partnered with Oxbotica to collaborate on hardware and software interfaces for autonomous vehicles, with use cases including “kerb-to-kitchen” robots.
MnDOT pushes real-time traffic data to road users statewide
15 Apr 2021
Standardised data architecture enables Iteris’ ClearGuide to provide real-time travel-time data for the automatic update of variable message signs through work zones across Minnesota.
Standards-based solution seeks to accelerate smart city applications
13 Apr 2021
Silicon Labs’ Wi-Sun solution will enable secure wireless connectivity for a broad range of applications, including advanced metering infrastructure and smart street lighting.
GiGstreem secures investment to deploy wi-fi across major US cities
09 Apr 2021
The in-building gigabit internet service provider will use the investment to support its growth in deploying its ubiquitous wi-fi platform to multi-family and commercial properties.
XR and AI companies team to build the smart spaces and buildings of the future
08 Apr 2021
Transmira and Kognition will collaborate as part of a consortium of XR companies to develop and implement latest technology and vanguard best practices to create the next generation of smart cities.
Harrow Council moves to the cloud to enhance service delivery
01 Apr 2021
Solution equipped the council’s contact centre operators with the ability to engage customers across voice and digital channels while having a 360-degree view of customer needs and interactions.
Nokia to deliver smart city management platform for Nicosia
31 Mar 2021
The platform will enhance existing citizen services and enable city authorities to deliver a range of new ones in areas such as mobility, smart parking, intelligent lighting and sustainable waste management.
Six Japanese cities launch MaaS mobile ticketing
30 Mar 2021
Transit services in the cities of Oita, Sapporo, Asahikawa, Kumamoto, Oshima and Tsuchiura are available via the Japan Transit Planner and Norikae Annai apps.
Platform aims to help cities plan their climate action
25 Mar 2021
ClimateView claims the platform balances the transition to net-zero with a city’s economic needs and provides an interactive tool to ensure the success of the plan’s delivery.
Safety and mobility contract awarded for infrastructure project in Arizona
24 Mar 2021
Iteris will coordinate the design of project-wide traffic management activities which aim to improve one of the busiest freeway segments in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Urban SDK unveils real-time transportation data platform
22 Mar 2021
Using Urban SDK’s public reporting dashboards, government agencies can share information with citizens via interactive maps, dynamic charts and scorecards, and exportable data tables.
Siemens establishes e-mobility partner ecosystem
19 Mar 2021
The company wants to increase accessibility of its electric vehicle charging infrastructure and financing solutions in North America and is partnering with EV technology and service companies.
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.
Ile-de-France Mobilités selects partners to upgrade on-board ticketing
17 Mar 2021
Ile de France Mobilités has chosen the Conduent-Flowbird alliance to install a modern on-board ticketing platform to replace outdated equipment across the transit network.
Companies join forces to deliver integrated public services across UAE
15 Mar 2021
Serco Middle East and AI and cloud computing company Group G42 will combine resources, capabilities and core competencies to help transform public services across the region.
Companies team for smart city blockchain networks connecting LoRa devices
12 Mar 2021
MXC Foundation is collaborating with Semtech to deploy open networks using the LoRaWAN protocol and has already reached a strategic smart city partnership with the government of Hangzhou.
AWS and Urban SDK collaborate to help modernise public sector operations
10 Mar 2021
Urban SDK said it will work to bypass common constraints in the public sector, including having localised servers to store data and mitigating security and other concerns.
23 Dec 2020
Smart city tracker: the top stories of 2020
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How Covid-19 has made smart cities smarter than ever
Insight Report: Distributed Acoustic Sensors and the Smart Cities of the Future
Research Report: How smart is your office?
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
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