Smart Cities News

Peachtree Corners issues RFP for EV supply equipment partners

Peachtree Corners issues RFP for EV supply equipment partners

It supports the Georgia smart city’s aim to increase electric vehicles ownership and use within the city by providing residents and businesses with vetted EV charging solutions.

Use of VR and AR to grow across the smart cities sector through 5G

Use of VR and AR to grow across the smart cities sector through 5G

Frost & Sullivan’s analysis predicts that virtual and augmented reality technologies will be empowered through 5G for public sector applications such as disaster preparedness and personnel training.

UK council makes the switch to smart streetlighting

UK council makes the switch to smart streetlighting

Devon County Council will roll out the system in Exeter and Torbay to wirelessly control 11,000 streetlights and plans further expansion of the network to other smart city applications.

Think Tank: collaboration, as much as tech, will rebuild smart cities

Think Tank: collaboration, as much as tech, will rebuild smart cities

In the first of a new series, SCW board members will write about the burning issues facing smart cities. First is Jacques Vermeulen, Nokia’s Director of Future Cities.

Using the fourth space to help cities cope with Covid-19

Using the fourth space to help cities cope with Covid-19

At SmartCitiesWorld’s inaugural advisory board meeting, Jeff Risom, chief innovation officer at Gehl Architects, explored how the public realm might be managed in the post-pandemic era.

Blockchain-based electricity trading platform launched in German municipality

Blockchain-based electricity trading platform launched in German municipality

Wildpoldsried will be the focus for the demo phase of a research project by Siemens, the regional utility Allgäuer Überlandwerk and partners to help develop a local energy marketplace.

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.

Green electricity start-up wins 2020 QBE AcceliCity Resilience Challenge

Green electricity start-up wins 2020 QBE AcceliCity Resilience Challenge

Barcelona-based start-up Bioo has developed a unique way of generating electricity from plants’ photosynthesis that doesn’t damage them and is 100 per cent renewable.

UK schools pledge to be zero carbon by 2030

UK schools pledge to be zero carbon by 2030

Led by climate solutions charity Ashden, Let’s Go Zero will officially launch at the week-long Youth Climate Summit starting 9 November with a series of daily presentations and discussions.

Q&A: Huawei's Hong-Eng Koh on the value of digital transformation

Q&A: Huawei's Hong-Eng Koh on the value of digital transformation

Hong-Eng Koh discusses how data is central to a smart city and the value technology offers.