Smart Cities News

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.

New Zealand city embarks on smart lighting journey

New Zealand city embarks on smart lighting journey

End-to-end intelligent street lighting system will give Dunedin City Council control over lighting levels with the lights remotely tailored to suit each location.

Cyber-attacks on London grid could cost up to £111m daily

Cyber-attacks on London grid could cost up to £111m daily

Electricity networks are proving to be a point of failure which many people previously thought impermeable, highlights a new research study.

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.

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.