Smart Cities News

Data reveals major improvement in London’s air quality since 2016

Data reveals major improvement in London’s air quality since 2016

Even before lockdown, measures implemented by the mayor have helped to bring about a 94 per cent reduction in the number of Londoners living in areas exceeding legal limits for nitrogen dioxide.

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.

London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities

London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities

Mapping work will begin with a major research and evidence-gathering exercise into the issues that central London and the Canary Wharf area are facing given the reduction in footfall due to the pandemic.

City of Manchester home to "the greenest people" in Britain

City of Manchester home to "the greenest people" in Britain

The research, carried out by Honda, was based on a range of factors including household recycling, domestic CO2 emissions and household eco measures, combined with survey responses.

UK re-opens upgraded Living Lab for smart home innovation trials

UK re-opens upgraded Living Lab for smart home innovation trials

The relaunched lab will be used to integrate and test services and business models with mainstream smart heating controls, smart meters, IoT devices, and electric vehicle chargers.

Research shows growing interest from rail users in 5G and smart city services

Research shows growing interest from rail users in 5G and smart city services

A survey carried out on rail users in Hong Kong, London, New York, Sydney and Toronto revealed 95 per cent are more likely to use the rail network in their city if technology-driven solutions were implemented. 

Collier County rolls out contactless ticketing

Collier County rolls out contactless ticketing

The app is powered by Masabi’s Justride fare payments-as-a-service which removes the need for passengers to handle cash, physical tickets, or interact with ticketing infrastructure.

London boroughs trial flat and flush kerbside EV charging

London boroughs trial flat and flush kerbside EV charging

Green tech start-up Trojan Energy is installing 200 of its chargers across Brent and Camden as part of the Subsurface Technology for Electric Pathways project.

WEBINAR: The million sensors you didn’t know you already have. The unexpected value of a city’s fibre revealed

WEBINAR: The million sensors you didn’t know you already have. The unexpected value of a city’s fibre revealed

Join this webinar to understand how the fibres below our feet can detect movement and produce data which can be used to control traffic in an intelligent way to reduce congestion, emissions and improve air quality & safety.

Smart cities are only as good as their connectivity

Smart cities are only as good as their connectivity

The promise of smart cities needs a strong network to back it up, writes Jamie Hayes, Mobile Network Operators Director, BT Wholesale.