Smart Cities News

New 5G-ready smart city ‘taking shape’, says South African President

New 5G-ready smart city ‘taking shape’, says South African President

The city is one of 30 new developments planned for Gauteng province.

India to launch first 5G testbed

India to launch first 5G testbed

Cavli Wireless and Maker Village, the Indian IoT and hardware innovation hub, will open the test lab in Q3 at the Kinfra Hi Tech park campus in Kochi.

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.

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.

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Mobility-as-a-service will only be successful if we can all come together to realise a joint vision of ensuring seamless travel for every commuter, says Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems.

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.

TerraGo and Urban Control partner for intelligent street lighting

TerraGo and Urban Control partner for intelligent street lighting

The official partnership comes after a series of successful collaborations in the UK with the City of London, City of Glasgow, London Borough of Brent and City of Westminster.

Whittlesea launches smart city data project for public space management

Whittlesea launches smart city data project for public space management

The city council said the data will enable it to be more efficient and effective in the way it manages public buildings and outdoor spaces.

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

Four companies have been selected to develop and hopefully commercialise their technology to tackle this growing challenge.