Smart Cities News

Accenture expands its innovation footprint in Chicago

Accenture expands its innovation footprint in Chicago

The global consulting firm is launching a new Industry X.0 Studio to help accelerate the development of smart connected products and services “from months to weeks”.

Most city-dwelling Europeans exposed to unhealthy pollution levels

Most city-dwelling Europeans exposed to unhealthy pollution levels

Exposure to air pollution caused about 400,000 premature deaths in the European Union in 2016, a new report finds.

Vertical Aerospace test-flies electric air taxi

Vertical Aerospace test-flies electric air taxi

The aircraft was built to test new technologies and systems for integration into Vertical Aerospace’s upcoming passenger model, due to be unveiled next year.

what3words simplifies location-finding in Tokyo

what3words simplifies location-finding in Tokyo

Users of the taxi-hailing app S.Ride can use the digital address technology to navigate to a specific address in the Japanese capital using just three words.

NYC continues drive to help the public adopt better data privacy practices

NYC continues drive to help the public adopt better data privacy practices

NYC is staging its second Library Privacy Week which will see libraries providing hands-on instruction in using digital privacy tools and understanding facial recognition technology.

Not so fast: 2G switch-off could impact smart meters, the elderly and critical services

Not so fast: 2G switch-off could impact smart meters, the elderly and critical services

The need for 2G services in the UK is likely to continue into the 2030s, a new report finds. Elsewhere, operators have shut down networks to free up spectrum.

Boston gives $100,000 for non-profits to close digital divide

Boston gives $100,000 for non-profits to close digital divide

Boston’s Digital Equity Fund provides support to community-based organisations that help ensure all residents can participate in the digital world.

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

There’s a big opportunity for cities to better harness the sharing economy to achieve municipal goals and give power back to the people, Rustrum says.

Melbourne councillors consider bold 10-year transport plan

Melbourne councillors consider bold 10-year transport plan

Plans aim to improve livability, help Melbourne become a leading bicycle city and implement consistent 40km/h vehicle speed limits across the city.

WEBINAR: The open smart city: From strategic vision to reality

WEBINAR: The open smart city: From strategic vision to reality

Based on new research and case studies, this webinar will explore the journey to more open, interoperable smart city solutions.