Smart Cities News

Weekly: making the post-apocalyptic more palatable

Weekly: making the post-apocalyptic more palatable

The opening up of a city to cyclists is one of the best ways to enforce social distancing, increase public health and also change a citizen’s relationship with their city.

Companies join forces to develop autonomous trams in China

Companies join forces to develop autonomous trams in China

Fitsco and Cognitive Pilot have signed a contract to develop an artificial intelligence-based computer vision system, which aims to increase the safety and efficiency of public transport.

UK capitals embark on tree-planting campaigns

UK capitals embark on tree-planting campaigns

Tree-planting initiatives form part of the global effort to substantially reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and counteract the effects of climate change.

Shanghai 5G demonstrator integrates smart roads, autonomous buses and city systems

Shanghai 5G demonstrator integrates smart roads, autonomous buses and city systems

At the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Shanghai, Human Horizons is using 5G, V2X communication, big data, cloud computing, LiDAR technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to “realise an ecosystem of autonomous driving”.

China Telecom and ZTE test 5G on Shanghai’s maglev train

China Telecom and ZTE test 5G on Shanghai’s maglev train

The partners claim their 5G network solution could be applied to various high-speed railways worldwide.

Singapore tops urban mobility readiness index

Singapore tops urban mobility readiness index

The index by the Oliver Wyman Forum ranks 30 cities on how prepared they are to incorporate the latest mobility technologies and what they are doing to reshape urban mobility.

London ranked top city for Generation Z

London ranked top city for Generation Z

The UK capital stood out from other cities in areas such as social entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, education, artificial intelligence and concerts.

Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

The latest IDC smart cities spending guide highlights priority areas as resilient energy and infrastructure projects followed by data-driven public safety and intelligent transportation.

Singapore crowned fibre city champion

Singapore crowned fibre city champion

The smart nation tops the inaugural FTTH Council Asia-Pacific ranking of cities with the most advanced fibre-to-the-home coverage.

APEJ smart city spending to reach $35bn by 2022

APEJ smart city spending to reach $35bn by 2022

Analyst IDC reports that hardware currently represents the highest spending but it will be overtaken by services.