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Seville to run urban air mobility pilot

Seville to run urban air mobility pilot

EHang will work with the Seville government to develop the programme which will include passenger transportation, air logistics and command-and-control platforms in the city.

City Lights: Mark Patton. Vice President, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

City Lights: Mark Patton. Vice President, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Mark Patton, vice president, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership, about the Ohio city’s journey so far.

London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges

London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges

The cities’ mayors have signed an agreement to become Innovator Cities, enabling them to share best practice, ideas and pioneering solutions to solve global transport problems.

Hyperloop package delivery system raises £1 million

Hyperloop package delivery system raises £1 million

Magway plans to sell capacity on its underground system to online retailers and logistics companies.

Next-gen smart building solutions market worth $2 billion

Next-gen smart building solutions market worth $2 billion

The smart building market has begun to grow and evolve away from the traditional areas of HVAC, lighting, access control and safety to more advanced needs.

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

Barcelona’s mayor is calling for a “paradigm shift” towards “a truly green economy", while Boston says the climate crisis represents a public health emergency.

Reinvention required to maximise on-demand mobility’s potential, says report

Reinvention required to maximise on-demand mobility’s potential, says report

The Arthur D. Little analysis has recommendations for regulators, cities, taxi firms and ride-hailing companies, among others.

Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation

Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation

Martyn’s Law, if adopted by the UK government, would compel local authorities and venues to have a clear plan for terrorism threats. Manchester will roll out a voluntary scheme early.

VIDEO: Smart city takeaways from CES 2020

VIDEO: Smart city takeaways from CES 2020

In partnership with SmartCitiesWorld, Diana Blass from Kurrant Insights rounds up the top smart city takeaways from this week’s CES event in Las Vegas.

Pilotless air taxi trial flight conducted over North Carolina

Pilotless air taxi trial flight conducted over North Carolina

The trial of EHang’s two-seater passenger-grade autonomous aerial vehicle represents the first time that the 216 has received flight approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.