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.

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.

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.

UK transport authority exploits data to deliver improved services

UK transport authority exploits data to deliver improved services

Transport for West Midlands is using Chordant’s oneTransport data marketplace as part of its Playbook initiative, which provides a digital representation of the West Midlands road network.

Robotic last-mile delivery service rolls out

Robotic last-mile delivery service rolls out

A low-cost, lightweight autonomous delivery robot that can operate in both the bike lane and on the roadway has been launched at the TechCrunch Mobility event.

StreetLight Data expands traffic counts to Canada

StreetLight Data expands traffic counts to Canada

The mobility big data specialist provides on-demand traffic volumes for more than 4.5 million miles of Canadian and US roadway, based on 100 billion location points every month.