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Are Europe’s cities ready for autonomous mobility?

Are Europe’s cities ready for autonomous mobility?

Giel Mertens, Sami Angsthelm & Sophie Rasbash, Bax & Company outline three steps to help European cities move ahead with autonomous mobility.

How intelligent infrastructure can shape connected buildings

How intelligent infrastructure can shape connected buildings

As smart buildings scale up, how do we plan them more effectively and how can they be better connected to the smart city? Bruce Milne, Lenovo Alliance, Pivot3, takes a look.

Are there enough data scientists to make cities smarter?

Are there enough data scientists to make cities smarter?

Companies across all sectors report a growing need for data scientists. But are there enough to go round, and how can the public sector attract them?

Why open standards are the key to truly smart cities

Why open standards are the key to truly smart cities

Smart cities require information to flow freely between systems and cities. This will only happen when multiple vendors adopt open standards, says Dr Michelle Supper, The Open Group.

Going cashless: How cities benefit from simpler payments

Going cashless: How cities benefit from simpler payments

Pursuing cashless initiatives could be an important step in delivering smarter cities, says Gemalto’s Ankit Kumar.

How design can pave the road towards a new personal mobility

How design can pave the road towards a new personal mobility

Smart Design’s Jasper Dekker plots a route to mobility as a service (MaaS).

How metro mayors can lead the sustainable cities charge

How metro mayors can lead the sustainable cities charge

Ashden’s Faye Scott urges the UK’s metro mayors to be bold to drive smarter, more sustainable cities.

Creating the framework for autonomous vehicles

Creating the framework for autonomous vehicles

Without the correct infrastructure, autonomous vehicles won’t succeed. John Frazer, DAV, looks at how cities can approach getting the right framework in place.

Gearing up for an electric vehicle future in greener smart cities

Gearing up for an electric vehicle future in greener smart cities

The Rolton Group’s Chris Evans looks at the infrastructure requirements for integrating electric vehicles into our cities.