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Guangzhou chosen as urban air mobility pilot city

Guangzhou chosen as urban air mobility pilot city

The autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform company, EHang, will establish a low-altitude aviation transportation network that will shuttle passengers and goods.

Met becomes first UK police force to use drones to monitor road users

Met becomes first UK police force to use drones to monitor road users

The focus is on deterring dangerous drivers and the drones will be used to support the gathering of intelligence and evidence.

Autonomous drone trialled for emergency management

Autonomous drone trialled for emergency management

The vehicles can fly without human intervention and provide on-the-fly analysis that could help locate a missing person or monitor a fire in an emergency situation.

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

This was the theme of the 13th ITC European Congress, which brought together mayors, city officials and industry leaders to discuss the challenges ahead for smart mobility.

WEF inaugurates global councils to restore trust in technology

WEF inaugurates global councils to restore trust in technology

The Global Fourth Industrial Revolution councils will work together to develop policy guidance and address governance gaps in areas such as AI, IoT and blockchain.

UK Government publishes urban strategy for future mobility

UK Government publishes urban strategy for future mobility

As well as outlining its plans for urban mobility, the government has also launched a £90 million competition for cities to deliver Future of Mobility Zones.

Dublin 5G testbed network goes live

Dublin 5G testbed network goes live

The Irish city will explore the practicalities of 5G deployment and how Dense Air’s ‘neutral host’ infrastructure can be used by multiple operators
Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

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Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

Green offers insights into why technology is not an end in itself and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity.

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