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Japanese railway and Nokia collaborate on AI-based crossing trials

Japanese railway and Nokia collaborate on AI-based crossing trials

Odakyu Electric Railway is using Nokia’s scene analytics to detect abnormal events by applying machine-learning-based AI to images generated by railroad crossing cameras.

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Mobility-as-a-service will only be successful if we can all come together to realise a joint vision of ensuring seamless travel for every commuter, says Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems.

Sheffield's highway network set to get smart tech overhaul

Sheffield's highway network set to get smart tech overhaul

The city’s highways contractor, Amey, has partnered with Connexin to build the latest UK smart city, starting with digitised city roadways and the Internet of Things.

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

Analysis suggested that, on average, cities on the A List are taking over three times as many climate actions as non-A List cities.

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

Four companies have been selected to develop and hopefully commercialise their technology to tackle this growing challenge.

Abu Dhabi rolls out 3D visualisation tool to improve city services

Abu Dhabi rolls out 3D visualisation tool to improve city services

The IoT Cockpit is a collaboration between the UAE capital and Orange Business Services and aims to monitor and enhance services across the Emirate.

50% CAGR predicted for smart poles as a platform for new services and revenue

50% CAGR predicted for smart poles as a platform for new services and revenue

Navigant Research predicts a bright future for smart poles due to their versatility and adaptability for the future.

Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban

Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban

Portland recently held a working session with business representatives and civil rights groups to discuss the proposals.

Planet Smart City’s ‘operating system’ vision for affordable housing

Planet Smart City’s ‘operating system’ vision for affordable housing

Planet Smart City is making waves, with big investment and large-scale housing developments. SmartCitiesWorld finds out more.

Octopus solution helps cities identify abnormal energy use

Octopus solution helps cities identify abnormal energy use

Using Octopus, cities can effectively detect swings in energy usage and respond to, prevent or address malfunctions, illegal activity or other hazards to the energy grid.