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Navigation app to help visually impaired travellers tested in Versailles
21 May 2021
NaviLens technology is based on image recognition using augmented QR codes, placed along designated customer itineraries, and a smartphone app that provides voice guidance.
Basque Coast launches second electric bus rapid transit line
14 May 2021
Keolis will run the 10km line on behalf of Basque Country Public Transport Authority and it will link Tarnos to Bayonne in south-west France, carrying around 90,000 passengers per month.
Driverless passenger shuttle launched in Paris Ile-de-France
01 Apr 2021
The autonomous shuttles will serve the suburban train station of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines-Montigny-le-Bretonneux and several local business parks in the Île-de-France Mobilités network.
Milan teams up with Vianova to enhance shared mobility system
29 Mar 2021
The city’s Mobility and Environment Agency will use the mobility and kerb managment platform to ensure the post-Covid world is greener, fairer and more resilient for citizens.
Mobile operator partners with City of Tucson to enable smart city applications
26 Mar 2021
Geoverse is the managed service partner for the city’s Citizens Broadband Radio Network being rolled out across the city to support a number of applications as well as facilitate remote learning.
Paris to launch universal charging pilot for micro-mobility
04 Mar 2021
Duckt will install 150 dock, lock and charge points across the Paris Rive Gauche area to demonstrate how the infrastructure can accelerate micro-mobility to reduce climate impact in the city.
Lime to pilot electric mopeds in Paris and Washington DC
29 Jan 2021
Lime is adding e-mopeds to its fleet of e-bikes and e-scooters, which allow for two riders at a time and will provide two high-visibility helmets in the carrying case of every moped.
Christchurch launches electric bike hire trial with Lime
24 Nov 2020
The council wants to investigate how a shared e-bike service might fit into the transport network in the long-term in the New Zealand city.
Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running
17 Sep 2020
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.
Ranking reveals smartest and most sustainable cities
03 Jul 2020
Prepared by IESE Business School´s Centre for Globalisation and Strategy, the Cities in Motion Index 2020 analyses the level of development of 174 world cities.
London and Frankfurt emerge top of most eco-friendly cities in which to work ranking
04 Jun 2020
The study by British Business Energy examines cities across the globe to determine which offer the best and worst options for the eco-conscious worker.
Hyperloop company completes €7m financing round
02 Jun 2020
Spanish company Zeleros moves into the next phase of bringing the futuristic "fifth mode of transport" to reality and creating an ecosystem of international partners.
Consortium to deploy LTE wireless network for Grand Paris Express metro
13 Mar 2020
The private wireless network project will provide critical, high-speed wireless connectivity services to meet future operational and maintenance requirements.
Bogota ranked as 2019's most congested city
09 Mar 2020
Drivers in the Colombian capital lose 191 hours a year to congestion, according to the 2019 Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard, which identifies and analyses trends in more than 900 cities.
The smartest cities on climate: What can we learn?
05 Mar 2020
More cities must ramp up their climate ambition and deliver urgent action, fast, says Kyra Appleby, Global Director of Cities, States and Regions at CDP.
Private car journeys forecast to decrease 10% in largest cities by 2030
18 Feb 2020
According to new research from Kantar, Manchester is set to see the biggest shift in the way people travel, followed by Moscow and São Paulo.
Six European cities tap AI to cut carbon emissions
27 Jan 2020
The EU AI4Cities project is using a challenge-based procurement approach to find solutions to reduce urban greenhouse gas emissions.
Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs
24 Jan 2020
Fast-growing neighbourhoods are the perfect testing ground for the latest connected technologies. Toby Olshanetsky, co-founder and CEO of prooV, highlights a "quiet" technological revolution.
Edinburgh sets out bold vision for 2030 mobility
13 Jan 2020
The 10-year draft plan aims to respond to the city’s evolving demands as well as reinforce the Council’s ambition of making the Scottish capital carbon-neutral by 2030.
York to ban cars in the centre by 2023
03 Jan 2020
“Non-essential” private cars are set to be restricted from York’s centre to meet climate ambitions and cut congestion and pollution.
Boston municipal buildings target carbon neutrality
16 Dec 2019
Following an executive order, building construction must be low-energy and fossil-fuel-free, while meeting annual energy needs from a mix of on- and off-site renewable energy assets.
Airbnb to launch helpline for city officials
10 Dec 2019
Airbnb wants to deepen trust with cities and guests following controversy and ahead of an IPO next year.
Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities
29 Nov 2019
The Big Apple leapfrogged last year’s leaders, Tokyo, London and San Francisco.
Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest
14 Nov 2019
The Future Fox won a start-up pitch contest focused around housing solutions at Connected Places Catapult’s CityX event yesterday in London.
07 May 2021
Cities look to climate-friendly greenbacks to fund smart projects
With technology set to play a key part in the global recovery from the pandemic, we explore evolving funding methods that are helping cash-strapped cities get smart.
Rebuilding green: Analysing the Biden infrastructure plan
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Reimagining an EV future
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