Smart Cities News

Calgary ranked best city for driving

Calgary ranked best city for driving

Low congestion and affordability are among the factors that put the Canadian city top of Mister Auto’s ranking while Mumbai was named the worst city for driving across the globe.

Mobility innovation outpacing policy, report finds

Mobility innovation outpacing policy, report finds

The paper recommends that cities should develop a code of conduct to which all mobility infrastructure and services operators adhere if they want to do business in the city.

EIT InnoEnergy launches global search for climate change solutions

EIT InnoEnergy launches global search for climate change solutions

An invitation is open to start-ups worldwide in areas including, but not limited to, renewable energy, energy-efficiency and heat and transport to solve the decarbonisation challenge.

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.

Fort Smith pilots smart waste platform across its fleet

Fort Smith pilots smart waste platform across its fleet

The city in Arkansas wants to enhance its municipal solid waste, recycling, and yard waste offerings in terms of sustainability and customer service through Rubicon’s smart city platform.

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

New mobility options can improve the livability of cities but without the right strategy could have the polar opposite effect, say authors Giel Mertens and Rolf Bastiaanssen of Bax & Company, and Nico Larco of the University of Oregon.

On-demand microtransit could cut city traffic by 30 per cent

On-demand microtransit could cut city traffic by 30 per cent

A new study highlights the benefits demonstrated by on-demand microtransit in four cities and finds that it could help cities reduce traffic by 15 to 30 per cent if deployed at scale and with the right regulatory framework.

Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars

Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars

A wider clean air zone where non-compliant commercial vehicles such as buses, taxis, HGVs and LGVs would be charged has also been proposed.

Tech providers chosen for Michigan Mobility Challenge

Tech providers chosen for Michigan Mobility Challenge

Detroiters will be able to see the technology first-hand in public demonstrations next year and book rides using a mobility-as-a-service app developed by Moovit.

O2 5G technology to be used for driverless trials in London

O2 5G technology to be used for driverless trials in London

The mobile operator has signed an agreement for its technology to be used for connected and autonomous testing at London’s Smart Mobility Living Lab.