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”.

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.

University of artificial intelligence announced for Abu Dhabi

University of artificial intelligence announced for Abu Dhabi

The university plans to introduce a new model of academia and research to the field of AI in the key areas of machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing.

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

The Alliance says it is committed to “not being just another body”. It aims to stand out through a global focus, practical approach and by streamlining standards fragmentation.

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

The smart district heating project by Tampere Power Utility and a student housing foundation uses AI and apartment-specific sensors to reduce energy consumption and cost.

Hitachi presents future train station concept, including robots and real-time service adjustments

Hitachi presents future train station concept, including robots and real-time service adjustments

Hitachi envisions AI-enabled robots transforming passenger experience.

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

The analyst house urges government CIOs to include these trends in their strategic planning over the next 12 to 18 months.

Hull to deploy purpose-built operating system to become a ‘programmable' city

Hull to deploy purpose-built operating system to become a ‘programmable' city

The initiative is hailed as the first of its type in the UK. Hull’s Council sees potential benefits in traffic management, healthcare and more.

AI used to provide ‘true’ risk intelligence for infrastructure projects

AI used to provide ‘true’ risk intelligence for infrastructure projects

InEight’s new module brings together historical project data and human expertise, enabling city planners and project teams to produce more accurate and risk-adjusted schedules.

Syracuse partners to advance its smart city 'Surge'

Syracuse partners to advance its smart city 'Surge'

The US city is collaborating with Syracuse University and Microsoft to drive its smart initiatives forward.