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City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

The multi-year project aims to create a functional digital foundation that enables the Finnish city to run efficient and reliable services for employees and citizens.

Call for unity to curb “dangerous” 5G coronavirus rumours

Call for unity to curb “dangerous” 5G coronavirus rumours

Experts have called out the dangers of false information relating to 5G and coronavirus.

Traffic problems to propel growth of intelligent transport system market

Traffic problems to propel growth of intelligent transport system market

The increase in traffic congestion, together with the rise in the number of road accidents, is expected to drive the growth of the ITS market between now and 2024.

Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025

Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025

Video surveillance is a popular area of AI deployment but the coronavirus pandemic could also see more use of the technology to better co-ordinate public health responses.

European coalition to develop “privacy-preserving” tech for contact tracing

European coalition to develop “privacy-preserving” tech for contact tracing

PEPP-PT says its goal is to make technical mechanisms and standards available globally as soon as possible.

Using digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

Using digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

If cities have access to dynamic, co-ordinated and timely information about local infrastructure, its performance and its pressure points, they can unlock major operational and financial benefits.

Finnish cities collaborate on circular economy operating model

Finnish cities collaborate on circular economy operating model

Tampere, Espoo and Turku aim to create a model where cities, businesses, research organisations and citizens can develop neighbourhoods in line with circular economy principles.

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

Alongside the review, the government also announced £90 million in funding for technology trials in three new ‘future transport zones’.

Cities begin to count the financial cost of coronavirus

Cities begin to count the financial cost of coronavirus

While the human toll can’t be underestimated, cities are now also facing the financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.

Smart Dubai builds single source of data

Smart Dubai builds single source of data

The Dubai Registers initiative will collect, organise, link and store the latest and most accurate data to ensure it is useful to as many parties as possible.