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LA launches PPP to steer mobility innovation

LA launches PPP to steer mobility innovation

Urban Movement Labs aims to unite government, business, academics and residents around new mobility solutions for the city.

Sidewalk Labs details digital systems, says it won't sell data or use facial recognition

Sidewalk Labs details digital systems, says it won't sell data or use facial recognition

A new Digital Innovation Appendix outlines all proposed digitally enabled systems for Waterfront Toronto, aiming to clarify the ‘how’ and ‘who’ for each service as well as the ‘what’ and ‘why’.

Free UK broadband floated, through telco nationalisation and tech tax

Free UK broadband floated, through telco nationalisation and tech tax

The bold plan, which aims to boost productivity and reduce the digital divide, has received mixed reactions.

Edinburgh and Glasgow IoT coverage approaches 100 per cent

Edinburgh and Glasgow IoT coverage approaches 100 per cent

Boston Networks claims that by the end of November, over 30 per cent of businesses, six local authorities and almost 1.4 million people will have access to affordable IoT connectivity across Scotland.

Less than a third of Brits trust local authorities to use personal data ethically

Less than a third of Brits trust local authorities to use personal data ethically

Banks are more trusted to use personal data ethically than local authorities. Further, just seven per cent would trust public transport providers.

Madeira pilots biometric ID system

Madeira pilots biometric ID system

The island is piloting a single-touch biometric identity system that will enable citizens to carry out a number of transactions with the government.

Citi commits $2 million to expand financial inclusion support for citizens with disabilities

Citi commits $2 million to expand financial inclusion support for citizens with disabilities

The participating cities are New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

MaaS Alliance expands footprint into Asia

MaaS Alliance expands footprint into Asia

The public-private partnership will work with Japanese railway company JR East to share best practices and business models to further develop MaaS worldwide.

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Overarching strategies, funding approaches and business models all need to be adjusted if cities are to see a genuine return on their investment in smart city tech, says Itai Dadon, global head of smart cities at Itron.

Energy storage model could help the UK decarbonise at least cost

Energy storage model could help the UK decarbonise at least cost

The Storage and Flexibility Model has been built in response to the increasingly complex challenge of balancing supply and demand in the energy system.