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5G autonomous electric vehicle trial launched in Stockholm

5G autonomous electric vehicle trial launched in Stockholm

The collective behind the trial aim to explore the safe introduction of self-driving autonomous EVs in complex urban areas to help optimise route planning.

Swedish transport authority awards fossil-free bus contract

Swedish transport authority awards fossil-free bus contract

Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has awarded Keolis a €500m, four-year extension to operate and maintain the fleet, which will serve the centre of Stockholm and Lidingö island.

Swedish municipality deploys robots for safer recruitment

Swedish municipality deploys robots for safer recruitment

The Upplands-Bro municipality outside of Stockholm is using artificial intelligence recruitment robots to reduce the risk of contamination at the interview stage during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Stockholm deploys intelligent streetlight management system

Stockholm deploys intelligent streetlight management system

The Swedish city’s traffic department will utilise Itron’s Streetlight.Vision smart city management platform to manage streetlights, improve energy efficiency and optimise performance.

GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers

GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers

Barcelona, Cologne and Stockholm, the three Lighthouse cities in the EC-funded project, highlight the importance of early citizen engagement and the value of demonstrator projects.

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

The Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aims to help the cities deliver "high impact" digital services and share lessons learned with the rest of the world.

‘Drivers are guests’: How Oslo cut traffic deaths to almost zero in 2019

‘Drivers are guests’: How Oslo cut traffic deaths to almost zero in 2019

Oslo’s governing mayor tells SmartCitiesWorld how the city is making its streets safer, and that autonomous vehicles could help with retaining and improving the results.

Being ‘hyperconnected’ boosts cities’ ROI

Being ‘hyperconnected’ boosts cities’ ROI

Hyperconnected leaders include Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, London, Melbourne, Copenhagen and Dublin.

SCEWC 2019: Are smart city dreams becoming reality?

SCEWC 2019: Are smart city dreams becoming reality?

As this year’s event drew to a close, SmartCitiesWorld sat down with Ugo Valenti, Director of Smart City Expo World Congress, to get his view on what’s happening in smart cities.

Stockholm is 2019’s winner at Smart City Expo World Congress

Stockholm is 2019’s winner at Smart City Expo World Congress

Other award-winning initiatives include the ’world’s first’ 5G city digital twin, work to better integrate slums and the largest urban cable car system.