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Taking stock of 2020
23 Dec 2020
It’s nearly impossible to put this year into context. What I hope for is we take advantage of the opportunity that exists. Covid-19 has made it clear that we need to change our lives.
New York urged to follow four point plan for Covid resilience
21 Dec 2020
The city was one of the United States’ most badly hit parts of the country during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Routing Company raises $5m in seed funding to power demand-responsive transit
15 Dec 2020
The Routing Company’s technology powers an easy-to-use platform that helps cities and other transit providers solve the problem of how to deliver reliable demand-responsive transit.
Smart Dubai uses dashboard data to fight Covid-19
10 Dec 2020
It has identified new use cases for the dashboard which includes one that generates forecasts on the possible growth in Covid-19 cases in different areas at risk of becoming hotspots.
US mayors sound the alarm over impact of Covid-19 pandemic on their cities
04 Dec 2020
This was one of the messages from the Menino Survey of Mayors, the only national representative survey of America’s mayors conducted annually by Boston University’s Initiative on Cities.
Investment in smart streetlighting to hit $28bn over next decade
01 Dec 2020
The sixth edition of the industry standard study of the global streetlighting market shows that well over a quarter of all streetlights globally have been converted to LEDs.
Boston kicks off its Reimagine Main Streets programme
25 Nov 2020
The goal is to embed greater equity into the programme, particularly as local economies feel the impact of Covid-19, and to help close the racial wealth gap.
36 cities chosen to chart a course towards the future
18 Nov 2020
The World Economic Forum has chosen the cities to pioneer a global policy roadmap developed by its G20 Smart Cities Alliance for the ethical and responsible use of data and technology.
City of Burlington uses wastewater technology to detect Covid-19
11 Nov 2020
GoAigua has deployed its sewer surveillance programme which includes integrating sampling data from different wastewater plants and manhole locations.
Global smart hospitals market to surpass $103bn by 2027
05 Nov 2020
Companies are focusing on launching new applications in order to establish smart hospitals through artificial intelligence which is expected to drive the growth of the global market.
Fourteen Israeli cities take part in project to monitor sewage for Covid-19 outbreaks
28 Oct 2020
The anticipation is that BGU scientists and collaborators might eventually be able to predict outbreaks based on the neighbourhood or even at street level.
Blockchain deployed to help travellers certify their health status
27 Oct 2020
Cybersecurity and Internet of Things company, WISeKey has added the ability for users to upload and digitally certify the results of their Covid-19 test to its WIShelter platform.
Las Vegas self-driving mobility service resumes operation
23 Oct 2020
Service of the publicly available autonomous fleet run by Motional and Lyft was paused earlier this year due to Covid-19 but has resumed with enhanced protective measures.
Virgin Hyperloop picks West Virginia for futuristic transport test centre
13 Oct 2020
The ambition is for the centre to pave the way for the certification of hyperloop systems in the US and around the world – the first step towards realisation of commercial projects.
Smart city accelerator launched in MediaCityUK testbed
09 Oct 2020
The programme is aimed at UK based start-ups and scale-ups which have market-ready technology solutions that aspire to help people live, work, play and learn in new innovative ways.
Ann Arbor launches contactless mobile ticketing solution
07 Oct 2020
Mobile ticketing is considered an important component in helping make transit as safe as possible by removing the need to physically exchange currency, tickets or passes.
Lebanese wastewater solution wins global tech innovation contest
01 Oct 2020
The IoT-based solution treats wastewater on-site, negating the need to transport waste and recycled water and uses a series of water tanks that imitate aquatic habitats found in nature.
Smart cities predicted to create growth opportunities worth $2.46 trillion by 2025
29 Sep 2020
Frost & Sullivan analysts are calling on technology leaders to assess the emerging opportunities resulting from Covid-19 and innovate to build company-, society-, and consumer resilience.
The Call for Code finalists taking on climate change and Covid-19
29 Sep 2020
A safe queuing app that is intended to replace physical lines and a tool to help families better manage school work during the pandemic are among the five finalists in IBM’s global challenge.
Sioux Falls deploys smart city platform to tackle Covid-19
18 Sep 2020
The city in North Dakota is using the Quantela platform to analyse and visualise real-time data relating to the outbreak to identify patterns and trends and respond to the situation.
AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalists announced
15 Sep 2020
The 11 start-ups chosen are committed to tackling common urban challenges in areas such as air quality, carbon emissions, digital inclusion and congestion.
Smart city leaders are more likely to invest in projects using existing infrastructure
08 Sep 2020
A survey conducted by Fotech Solutions reveals that the appetite for smart city progress remains strong and highlights the need for more practical approaches to creating smart systems.
Mobile ticketing option introduced on local transit systems in Toronto area
02 Sep 2020
Presto E-Tickets allow customers on DRT and HSR transit systems to use their smartphones to make in-app cashless and contactless fare purchases, which can then be visually verified.
Glasgow to introduce car free zones around 21 city primary schools
01 Sep 2020
The scheme follows an initial pilot at six primary schools with a reported 69 per cent fewer vehicles identified outside those schools during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.
25 Feb 2021
How consumer tech is making Stockholm run more smoothly
Smartphones are proving to be an unusual but effective tool in improving the quality of roads in Sweden.
Financing city digitisation in a post-pandemic world
How can public services break silos to get smarter?
Think tank: City life on Mars? Creating human centred communities in space and beyond
White Paper: Edge computing and AI - the foundations of the best in class smart city
Insight Report: Distributed Acoustic Sensors and the Smart Cities of the Future
Research Report: How smart is your office?
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