Smart Cities News

Peer-to-peer carsharing scheme to launch in Moscow

Peer-to-peer carsharing scheme to launch in Moscow

City’s ambitious transport plans also include FacePay on the metro.

Solar rail pioneer receives first commercial funding

Solar rail pioneer receives first commercial funding

Riding Sunbeams will use the investment to develop a pipeline of new renewable energy projects in South East England and the Valleys in South Wales.

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.

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

More than nine in 10 mayors also agree that investment in technology to reimagine, rework, change, or adapt how commercial buildings are being used is necessary for the future of their city.

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.

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. 

South Carolina DoT upgrades traveller information service

South Carolina DoT upgrades traveller information service

As part of the deployment, Iteris has upgraded services with a suite of SC511 mobile apps including Waze crowdsourcing, whereby users can switch seamlessly between the Waze and SC511 apps.

Peachtree Corners deploys AI-based smart city management platform

Peachtree Corners deploys AI-based smart city management platform

The intention is for a single platform, that may be operated from one central control room, delivering a holistic view of all Internet of Things and smart devices.

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

By confirming their undertaking, the mayors of Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro come together with a coalition of 35 other city mayors that aim to ensure clean air for some 150 million people.