Smart Cities News

Illinois smart city association runs safe-service technology pilot in library

Illinois smart city association runs safe-service technology pilot in library

The six-month pilot will provide contactless service via FrontDesk’s innovative technology and also aims to optimise efficiency, reduce employee stress, and result in safe service and satisfied customers.

Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion

Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion

The first day of the online event confirmed that the smart cities sector is well aware of its destination but it’s how it gets there that will be the problem.

Rochester debuts MaaS-enabled fare payments-as-a-service platform

Rochester debuts MaaS-enabled fare payments-as-a-service platform

Masabi claims roll-out of RTS Go marks a turning point in the fare collection industry with transit agencies no longer needing to purchase their own design-and-build bespoke ticketing systems.

Sunderland named smart city of the year

Sunderland named smart city of the year

The UK city won top place in the national Digital Leaders 100 Awards and was recognised for prioritising digital transformation for the wider benefit and creating opportunities for communities and businesses alike.

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.

5G rolled out across Ontario cities and towns

5G rolled out across Ontario cities and towns

As well as putting in place the infrastructure for businesses and homes, Rogers Communications is supporting the University of Waterloo’s 5G Smart Campus in real-world testing of 5G applications.

Christchurch and Auckland prepare to roll-out electric bus fleets

Christchurch and Auckland prepare to roll-out electric bus fleets

Electrification of the country’s transport sector will further drive New Zealand’s decarbonisation efforts and support its aims to have a full zero emission bus fleet by 2040.

University announces smart city agreement for Macau

University announces smart city agreement for Macau

The University of Macau and Nam Kwong Petroleum & Chemicals will focus on areas such as smart energy and are also committed to nurturing smart city, IoT and big data talent.

UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security

UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security

Smart cities can unlock considerable business potential for the United Arab Emirates but a new report warns governments and organisations of the IoT’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Plan zero: Milan prepares for the post-pandemic ‘new normal’

Plan zero: Milan prepares for the post-pandemic ‘new normal’

Milan’s Chief Resilience Officer shares how his city is working to address the COVID-19 emergency today, while also looking ahead to what’s next.