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SMEs chosen to accelerate West Midlands' net zero drive

SMEs chosen to accelerate West Midlands' net zero drive

Innovations include using data from end users to create new services and business models and user-centric approaches that help to reduce fuel poverty are among the solutions being developed.

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

In a statement released today, the C40 Global Mayors Covid-19 Recovery Task Force warned that a “high-carbon recovery” will accelerate climate breakdown, endanger public health, cost lives and sacrifice jobs.

New York pilots smartphone app to assist blind and low-vision bus riders

New York pilots smartphone app to assist blind and low-vision bus riders

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transit Innovation Partnership have launched the programme that helps riders use their smartphones to find bus stops and learn of arrival times.

oneM2M IoT standard to help underpin India's smart cities

oneM2M IoT standard to help underpin India's smart cities

As India strives to deliver over 100 smart cities across the country, standards-based deployment would help promote interoperability, security and multi-vendor deployments.

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.

City Lights: Liz St Louis, Sunderland City Council

City Lights: Liz St Louis, Sunderland City Council

Liz St Louis, Assistant Director for Smart Cities at Sunderland City Council, on the importance of connectivity for all, engaging with kids, and snoring dogs.

Scottish Water taps into citizens' thirst for sustainability

Scottish Water taps into citizens' thirst for sustainability

A network of public drinking water top-up taps installed by Scottish Water across Scotland has saved the equivalent of 250,000 plastic bottles and is being expanded to 70 more locations.

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.