Smart Cities News

Traffic problems to propel growth of intelligent transport system market

Traffic problems to propel growth of intelligent transport system market

The increase in traffic congestion, together with the rise in the number of road accidents, is expected to drive the growth of the ITS market between now and 2024.

Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025

Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025

Video surveillance is a popular area of AI deployment but the coronavirus pandemic could also see more use of the technology to better co-ordinate public health responses.

Israeli tech companies partner to reduce accidents

Israeli tech companies partner to reduce accidents

NoTraffic and Eye-Net Mobile are joining forces to enable communication between drivers and city infrastructure to assist at blind spots and increase safety at intersections.

Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

A decision on whether Sidewalk Labs can create a smart neighbourhood in a disused area of Toronto’s Quayside district will now be delayed until June 25.

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant calls itself “the world’s first authentic small smart city” and has a high proportion of low-income and vulnerable people, making it an ideal launch location for the technology, which could be expanded nationally.

Toyota and NTT join forces on smart city ‘platform of platforms’

Toyota and NTT join forces on smart city ‘platform of platforms’

The Japanese giants say partnering up makes sense amid shifts in their respective industries.

New York state to select five smart city testbeds

New York state to select five smart city testbeds

Empire State Development is partnering with the Israel Innovation Authority to find solutions that will improve public service delivery and citizens’ quality of life.

Seoul: A city based on data

Seoul: A city based on data

The South Korean capital believes the analysis of urban patterns forms the bedrock of smart infrastructure and services. SmartCitiesWorld explores how it has been using data more intelligently since 2011.

Report examines how smart cities will impact defence

Report examines how smart cities will impact defence

The report by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory looks at how the changing face of cities and increasing urbanisation will impact defence in the future.

Researchers tap open data to make cities feel safer for women

Researchers tap open data to make cities feel safer for women

The team is analysing data collected from the Safetipin mobile app, which allows users to rate public areas on safety criteria and to flag concerns.