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Major cities sign the European Circular Cities Declaration

Major cities sign the European Circular Cities Declaration

The cities and regions are committed to act as ambassadors and champion a circular economy that leads to a resource-efficient, low-carbon and socially responsible society.

Full-power autonomous street sweeper piloted in Helsinki

Full-power autonomous street sweeper piloted in Helsinki

Trombia Technologies wants to unlock the potential for mass-electrification and carbon-neutralisation of one of the heaviest vehicle technologies in use in cities.

Last mile delivery robot deployed on university campus

Last mile delivery robot deployed on university campus

Aalto University Campus near Helsinki in Finland piloted the platform from Last Mile Autonomous Delivery, which provides another way of getting goods to customers during the pandemic.

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.

Helsinki million-euro energy challenge deadline beckons

Helsinki million-euro energy challenge deadline beckons

The challenge has been set up to find innovative new solutions to urban heating that go beyond burning fossil fuels and biomass to help the city meet its goal to be carbon-neutral by 2035.

Helsinki creates bicycle boulevard

Helsinki creates bicycle boulevard

The boulevard of Kulosaaren puistotie is being converted into a shared in-roadway with motor vehicles required to adjust their speeds according to cycling.

Specialists to jointly develop MaaS applications

Specialists to jointly develop MaaS applications

Masabi and Kyyti have formed a partnership to provide best-of-breed mobility-as-a-service solutions to transport authorities, agencies and operators around the world.

Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care

Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care

The device will release the required medication to customers at prescribed times and safely stores it inside so customers can’t take more than the prescribed amount.

Helsinki trials electric ferry across the Reposalmi strait

Helsinki trials electric ferry across the Reposalmi strait

The ferry will operate as a calling service using a mobile app and transport six passengers at a time from Vartiosaari to Laajasalo, covering a distance of 150 metres.

City of Helsinki and Aalto University collaborate to build a sustainable city

City of Helsinki and Aalto University collaborate to build a sustainable city

The agreement is based on the two parties’ shared view that we must prepare for major changes and use this to build a more functional and safer world.