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Boston kicks off its Reimagine Main Streets programme

Boston kicks off its Reimagine Main Streets programme

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

36 cities chosen to chart a course towards the future

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

City of Burlington uses wastewater technology to detect Covid-19

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

Global smart hospitals market to surpass $103bn by 2027

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

Fourteen Israeli cities take part in project to monitor sewage for Covid-19 outbreaks

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

Blockchain deployed to help travellers certify their health status

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

Las Vegas self-driving mobility service resumes operation

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

Virgin Hyperloop picks West Virginia for futuristic transport test centre

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

Smart city accelerator launched in MediaCityUK testbed

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

Ann Arbor launches contactless mobile ticketing solution

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.