Smart Cities News

Houston accelerator places new focus on resilience in the face of Covid-19

Houston accelerator places new focus on resilience in the face of Covid-19

The Ion Smart & Resilient Cities Accelerator wants to support start-ups to create solutions to help in everyday lives, but also in situations that require urgency like the coronavirus outbreak.

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

The multi-year project aims to create a functional digital foundation that enables the Finnish city to run efficient and reliable services for employees and citizens.

Call for unity to curb “dangerous” 5G coronavirus rumours

Call for unity to curb “dangerous” 5G coronavirus rumours

Experts have called out the dangers of false information relating to 5G and coronavirus.

Traffic problems to propel growth of intelligent transport system market

Traffic problems to propel growth of intelligent transport system market

The increase in traffic congestion, together with the rise in the number of road accidents, is expected to drive the growth of the ITS market between now and 2024.

SME develops platform to create more digitally connected smart homes

SME develops platform to create more digitally connected smart homes

Living Lab 2.0 will be a first-of-a-kind, agile and scalable real-world test environment for businesses innovating in the UK home energy market by upgrading existing homes.

Using digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

Using digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

If cities have access to dynamic, co-ordinated and timely information about local infrastructure, its performance and its pressure points, they can unlock major operational and financial benefits.

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

Alongside the review, the government also announced £90 million in funding for technology trials in three new ‘future transport zones’.

Cities create online hubs to connect citizens during coronavirus crisis

Cities create online hubs to connect citizens during coronavirus crisis

Austin in the US and Wyndham in Australia are combatting practical issues and mental strain arising from the Covid-19 outbreak with the help of online community hubs.

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.

Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

A decision on whether Sidewalk Labs can create a smart neighbourhood in a disused area of Toronto’s Quayside district will now be delayed until June 25.