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ICF names 2020's top 7 intelligent communities

ICF names 2020's top 7 intelligent communities

Cities from the US, Canada, Australia and Estonia make the 18th annual list by the Intelligent Community Forum. The 2020 winner will be announced in June.

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

The tool aims to reduce the time it takes to manually look for available homes that are affordable and accessible.

Vienna pilots virtual ‘culture token’ to reward greener travel

Vienna pilots virtual ‘culture token’ to reward greener travel

The app uses motion-tracking to measure distances covered using green modes of transport and calculates the CO2 savings compared to a car trip.

Japanese railway and Nokia collaborate on AI-based crossing trials

Japanese railway and Nokia collaborate on AI-based crossing trials

Odakyu Electric Railway is using Nokia’s scene analytics to detect abnormal events by applying machine-learning-based AI to images generated by railroad crossing cameras.

Sheffield's highway network set to get smart tech overhaul

Sheffield's highway network set to get smart tech overhaul

The city’s highways contractor, Amey, has partnered with Connexin to build the latest UK smart city, starting with digitised city roadways and the Internet of Things.

£21 million awarded for local smart energy ‘blueprint’ projects in the UK

£21 million awarded for local smart energy ‘blueprint’ projects in the UK

The government says the projects could see over 250,000 people’s homes powered by local renewable sources by 2030 – which could lead to their energy bills reducing by as much as half.