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Edinburgh extends ICT partnership to realise its smart city vision

Edinburgh extends ICT partnership to realise its smart city vision

The Scottish capital will further work with provider CGI to put in place a programme of digital transformation which includes a range of smart city applications.

Edinburgh claims the UK’s first fully eco-powered greenspace

Edinburgh claims the UK’s first fully eco-powered greenspace

Saughton Park in the Scottish capital city is using micro-hydro technology on the Water of Leith, generating electricity for all the park’s needs, including running two ground source heat pump systems.

Edinburgh invites citizens to help shape 30-year green spaces vision

Edinburgh invites citizens to help shape 30-year green spaces vision

The city council wants to explore what it means to be a thriving green city and ensure outdoor spaces deliver benefits in areas such as health, active travel, biodiversity and social cohesion.

Edinburgh launches online mapping tool for safer travel

Edinburgh launches online mapping tool for safer travel

The public can use the Commonplace platform to share suggestions for creating safer spaces for walking, cycling and wheeling as the current lockdown restrictions begin to be lifted.

Glasgow increases proportion of low-emission bus journeys

Glasgow increases proportion of low-emission bus journeys

At least 40 per cent of bus journeys through the city centre will now be made by buses that meet the city’s low emission zone standards.

Scotland demonstrates full-size autonomous bus

Scotland demonstrates full-size autonomous bus

Five autonomous single-deck vehicles will run between Fife and Edinburgh across the Forth Road Bridge in 2020, carrying up to 10,000 passengers a week.

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.

Glasgow unveils high-tech tower blocks

Glasgow unveils high-tech tower blocks

A public-private project has equipped the 20-storey building in the Scottish city with IoT technology, free fibre-optic broadband and will provide digital inclusion classes.

Aberdeen to install intelligent street lighting

Aberdeen to install intelligent street lighting

The Scottish city has chosen technology company Pinacl to implement 3,500 lighting controllers and a LoRaWan network that will enable it to deploy other smart city applications.

Vehicle detection technology reduces collisions at Scottish junction

Vehicle detection technology reduces collisions at Scottish junction

Clearview Intelligence and Scotland TranServ have worked together on the road safety initiative at a dangerous junction between Kilmarnock and Mauchline