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Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator

Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator

The calculator aims to allow users to find a route and check how much their carbon footprint would be affected by using public transport, cycling or walking, compared to driving.

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

The Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aims to help the cities deliver "high impact" digital services and share lessons learned with the rest of the world.

Helsinki launches three new projects to 'rethink urban housing'

Helsinki launches three new projects to 'rethink urban housing'

The city is launching three new projects within the Re-thinking Urban Housing programme which seeks to improve the quality and appeal of flats as housing through customised solutions.

Nokia private wireless networks drive digital transformation

Nokia private wireless networks drive digital transformation

Among the customers using the networks are public sector organisations and cities with use cases ranging from testing drones for tsunami evacuation alerts to building smarter ports.

Tampere tests intelligent outdoor lighting control system

Tampere tests intelligent outdoor lighting control system

Anonymous traffic data from Telia and the Tampere.Finland mobile application were deployed to find out locations where most light is required in the city.

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

The smart district heating project by Tampere Power Utility and a student housing foundation uses AI and apartment-specific sensors to reduce energy consumption and cost.

Helsinki launches global €1 million sustainable energy challenge

Helsinki launches global €1 million sustainable energy challenge

The Finnish capital wants to find a way of replacing coal with carbon-neutral and low-biomass solutions, and is challenging other cities to join the quest.

Finnish university sets out the drivers for 6G

Finnish university sets out the drivers for 6G

University of Oulu says that 5G research is maturing so we must start to engage in mapping what 6G can become "at its boldest" and has published a whitepaper on the subject.

Helsinki citizens give positive feedback to 'robot' buses

Helsinki citizens give positive feedback to 'robot' buses

More than 2000 passengers have ridden on the driverless bus, including many first timers, and the majority said they felt safe and secure.

Tampere awarded funding for smart security project

Tampere awarded funding for smart security project

The funding will help to finance solutions as part of the Finnish region’s Smart Urban Security and Event Resilience Project such as sensor data integration and smart lighting.