Smart Cities News

App-based ride service launches for Columbus community

App-based ride service launches for Columbus community

The on-demand deployment connects riders to the Southpark Industrial Park, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and the new Mount Carmel Grove City Hospital.

Kulveer Ranger, Atos, on balancing the tensions at the heart of rail transformation

Kulveer Ranger, Atos, on balancing the tensions at the heart of rail transformation

Sarah Wray talks to Atos’ Kulveer Ranger about the challenges and opportunities digital technology presents for the rail industry in the UK.

City of Montgomery confirms three-year smart waste contract

City of Montgomery confirms three-year smart waste contract

The city in Alabama has awarded the contract after piloting the Rubicon SmartCity platform for six months last year, which enabled the solid waste department to work smarter.

Atom launches white label e-scooter platform

Atom launches white label e-scooter platform

Initially launched in the Latvian capital of Riga, the platform claims to allow cities to roll out ride-sharing programmes in 20 days without a huge investment in IT.

Indiana Toll Road reduces traffic incidents by 30%

Indiana Toll Road reduces traffic incidents by 30%

The Indiana Toll Road Concession Company has deployed Extreme Networks’ technology to provide real-time updates on traffic patterns, enabling safer use of the roadway.

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

A home should not be a bubble in the smart city, but part of the connected fabric for better living and quality of life, says Phil Brunkard, Republic of Things.

PGE rolls out smart grid testbed in Oregon

PGE rolls out smart grid testbed in Oregon

Portland General Electric is building a roadmap to a “virtual power plant” that is powered by customer devices and behaviours rather than traditional generation.

UK cities use digital street units to measure air quality

UK cities use digital street units to measure air quality

Bradford and Birmingham are working with BT and scientists to use sensors integrated within InLink digital hubs to monitor air pollution in real-time.

New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes

New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes

Following two back-to-back earthquakes in southern California, a new tool could see critical buildings re-open faster while Los Angeles has launched new initiatives to help citizens prepare.

City of Livermore implements intelligent traffic management

City of Livermore implements intelligent traffic management

The Trafficware system from Cubic will bring traffic network data into a single repository to provide the city with a 360-degree view of transportation operations.