Smart Cities News

End-to-end drone solution available for AEC industry

End-to-end drone solution available for AEC industry

Esri UK is partnering with drone specialist Heliguy to offer customers drone hardware, pilot training and flying services along with its existing flight planning, data capture, data processing and GIS software services.

Adelaide’s Ten Gigabit network connects its 1,000th building

Adelaide’s Ten Gigabit network connects its 1,000th building

The network is one of the Australian city’s key strategic projects and has involved the installation of 82km of cable, 26,000 spliced fibres, 431 new joints and eight high-density 10G core sites.

Bentley Systems and Microsoft accelerate digital twin innovation for infrastructure

Bentley Systems and Microsoft accelerate digital twin innovation for infrastructure

Alliance will combine Azure IoT Digital Twins and Azure Maps with the iTwins platform, enabling city planners to work within a comprehensive city-scale digital twin.

Covid-19 will change cities but high rises are here to stay

Covid-19 will change cities but high rises are here to stay

The disruption of Covid-19 may not be enough to affect existing "mega-trends", writes Benoit Dupont, co-founder and CEO of WeMaintain

SSE Enterprise brings innovative air purification technology to buildings in UK and Ireland

SSE Enterprise brings innovative air purification technology to buildings in UK and Ireland

The solution from Swiss company Ionair uses the principle of bipolar ionisation and a pilot in one of SSE’s offices has already seen improved air quality metrics.

Nokia launches analytics screening solution to fight Covid-19

Nokia launches analytics screening solution to fight Covid-19

The automated, contactless elevated temperature detection solution is designed to help identify potential Covid-19 infections in facilities with thousands of people.

Collaboration to support Sustainable Development Goals for Melbourne

Collaboration to support Sustainable Development Goals for Melbourne

The Connected Cities Lab will collaborate with several branches across council to support the city’s planning and use data and evidence as the foundation for priority and planning.

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

More than nine in 10 mayors also agree that investment in technology to reimagine, rework, change, or adapt how commercial buildings are being used is necessary for the future of their city.

BP and Microsoft partner to drive clean energy innovation

BP and Microsoft partner to drive clean energy innovation

Microsoft and BP have also signed a framework agreement for renewable energy projects that aim to provide renewable energy to help power Microsoft’s datacentres.