Smart Cities News

Open source initiative aims to accelerate deployment of earthquake early-warning systems

Open source initiative aims to accelerate deployment of earthquake early-warning systems

Linux Foundation is collaborating with IBM and Grillo on the OpenEEW project to help reduce the costs of systems, accelerate earthquake preparedness around the world and save lives.

IBM offers open source toolkit for Covid-19 data analysis

IBM offers open source toolkit for Covid-19 data analysis

The toolkit aims to help policy-makers, developers and data scientists identify and respond to key trends in the pandemic such as finding correlations between poverty levels and infection rates.

Coders respond to Covid-19 in IBM challenge

Coders respond to Covid-19 in IBM challenge

A mobile app that replaces physical lines at shopping centres, businesses and polling places with on-demand virtual lines is chosen as one of the initial top three solutions.

Data alliance aims to limit economic impact of Covid-19 outbreak

Data alliance aims to limit economic impact of Covid-19 outbreak

Established by Rolls-Royce, the alliance will combine data from different sources to create insight and practical applications to support governments and organisations around the world.

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant calls itself “the world’s first authentic small smart city” and has a high proportion of low-income and vulnerable people, making it an ideal launch location for the technology, which could be expanded nationally.

Global code challenge takes on the coronavirus

Global code challenge takes on the coronavirus

The recently launched IBM open source Call for Code Global Challenge is expanding to tackle the coronavirus as well as climate change.

Linux announces open source project to aid disaster relief

Linux announces open source project to aid disaster relief

Project OWL IoT device firmware is a cloud-based analytics tool that aims to help facilitate organisation, whereabouts and logistics for disaster response.

Coders invited to tackle climate change in global challenge

Coders invited to tackle climate change in global challenge

The IBM-led Code for Global Challenge is inviting practical applications built on open source software to employ technology to help create a better world for future generations.

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

The Urban Computing Foundation enables developers to collaborate on software to make improvements in areas such as mobility, energy and road infrastructure in connected cities.

Platform aims to bring the high street online and increase footfall

Platform aims to bring the high street online and increase footfall

OFFiGO uses the collective power of high street shops to increase their online visibility and claims to have outperformed major online advertising channels such as Google and Facebook