Smart Cities News

Christchurch launches electric bike hire trial with Lime

Christchurch launches electric bike hire trial with Lime

The council wants to investigate how a shared e-bike service might fit into the transport network in the long-term in the New Zealand city.

Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan

Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan

The plan contains so-called “game-changer” actions in the areas of buildings and transportation, which represent nearly all of the carbon pollution produced in Vancouver.

Cashless mobile ticketing fare system rolled out in San Joaquin County

Cashless mobile ticketing fare system rolled out in San Joaquin County

Cashless mobile ticketing is integrated into the Vamos mobility app to help make journeys safer, easier and simpler across transit agencies serving San Joaquin County.

Research shows connected talking cars could save lives

Research shows connected talking cars could save lives

Researchers from the University of Melbourne focused on understanding cooperative intelligent transport system technologies that would help drivers in eight main ways.

Bedford Park launches suburban-city job access mobility pilot

Bedford Park launches suburban-city job access mobility pilot

Pilot aims to increase transit ridership and the use of shared modes of travel by providing the community’s commuters’ access to safe and reliable last‐mile connections.

Winners announced for Chattanooga Gig City innovation challenge

Winners announced for Chattanooga Gig City innovation challenge

Students were invited to present ideas to promote the use of electric vehicles in the greater Chattanooga area and were only given 48 hours to develop a solution.

Intelligent traffic system to be deployed on Austrian highways

Intelligent traffic system to be deployed on Austrian highways

The Cooperative Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS) is a traffic management system that uses broadcast technology to analyse conditions for exchange of information between vehicles and the road.

Nairobi trial bids to drive contactless payments across Kenya bus services

Nairobi trial bids to drive contactless payments across Kenya bus services

Goal is to drive contactless payments across the entire Matatu bus service, which is a dominant transport mode across Kenya, and could see up to 10,000 buses become cashless.

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

Smart City Expo day one: 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.

Verizon opens 5G innovation hub in Lake Nona

Verizon opens 5G innovation hub in Lake Nona

The living lab will provide opportunities to test 5G-enabled solutions in areas such as connected healthcare, autonomous mobility, smart communities, education, retail and others.