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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.

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.

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.

Israeli tech companies partner to reduce accidents

Israeli tech companies partner to reduce accidents

NoTraffic and Eye-Net Mobile are joining forces to enable communication between drivers and city infrastructure to assist at blind spots and increase safety at intersections.

Boston launches Covid-19 data dashboards for residents

Boston launches Covid-19 data dashboards for residents

The dashboards, developed by the city’s analytics specialists, provide up-to-date information about the status of coronavirus in Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States as a whole.

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber claimed it has been left with little choice than to take the action but LADOT defended its data policy and lamented the “unfortunate timing".

Toyota and NTT join forces on smart city ‘platform of platforms’

Toyota and NTT join forces on smart city ‘platform of platforms’

The Japanese giants say partnering up makes sense amid shifts in their respective industries.

Tainan to launch commercial autonomous bus service

Tainan to launch commercial autonomous bus service

The service will cover two business districts in the fifth-largest city in Taiwan, and is part of a two-year smart transportation development plan.

Netherlands doubles renewable energy subsidies

Netherlands doubles renewable energy subsidies

In December 2019, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands ordered the government to cut the nation’s CO2 emissions by 25 per cent from 1990 levels by the end of 2020.