Opinions

Electric cars: Leading the charge

Electric cars: Leading the charge

Electric vehicles hold enormous potential but their deployment so far has fallen short. Jacob Klimstra, Senior Energy Consultant and Member of the Advisory Board for Electrify Europe, looks at how the industry could work to overcome the remaining barriers to a breakthrough.

What is actually smart about cities right now?

What is actually smart about cities right now?

Megan Goodwin, Interactive Rights Management digital innovation agency, looks at four key obstacles that need to be overcome before we can achieve truly smart cities.

Smart cities can change the world – if we radically rethink the approach

Smart cities can change the world – if we radically rethink the approach

Tom Goodwin has high hopes for how smart cities could improve our lives. To get there, though, he says we need to think differently, open up and look further ahead.

Ten Gigabit Adelaide, by Richard Threlfall, Partner & Global Head of Infrastructure KPMG International

Ten Gigabit Adelaide, by Richard Threlfall, Partner & Global Head of Infrastructure KPMG International

What is special in Adelaide is the vision of the City of Adelaide authority which encompasses both business and public sector outcomes

Will the bus see a reboot this year, asks  Johan Herrlin, CEO of Ito World

Will the bus see a reboot this year, asks Johan Herrlin, CEO of Ito World

Today’s smart transport initiatives are beginning to have more in common with the humble bus

Road pricing and its contribution to a 'smart' environment with the help of asset finance, by Gary Thompson, UK Sales Director, Siemens Industries and Markets for Siemens Financial Services

Road pricing and its contribution to a 'smart' environment with the help of asset finance, by Gary Thompson, UK Sales Director, Siemens Industries and Markets for Siemens Financial Services

Road pricing can work particularly well in small cities where a high concentration of traffic is an issue in a particular area


Accelerating the evolution of smart, connected cities

Accelerating the evolution of smart, connected cities

Cities, and the organisations they work with, cannot afford to delay their smart city initiatives, says Dante Ricci, Senior Director SAP Global Public Sector -- and they must start with citizens not technologies

Companies that make cities smarter, by JB's Reports

Companies that make cities smarter, by JB's Reports

Firms are working hard to utilise the IoT to make the city smarter through interconnectivity

Ten years until autonomous vehicles hit the fast lane, says Antony Edwards, CTO at TestPlant

Ten years until autonomous vehicles hit the fast lane, says Antony Edwards, CTO at TestPlant

The delay in autonomous vehicles is quickly developing into a serious societal issue
Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

Special Reports

Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

All kinds of economic innovation are underway in many towns and smaller cities that are often overlooked. So far this wave of citizen-centric regeneration is localised, but successful models are emerging and pioneers are exploring ways of harnessing technology to leverage and extend them.