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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 a bigger focus on the use of the technology to better co-ordinate public health responses.

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

Alongside the review, the government also announced £90 million in funding for technology trials in three new ‘future transport zones’.

German state of Baden-Württemberg to run battery-powered trains

German state of Baden-Württemberg to run battery-powered trains

The Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus B two-car electric trainsets can operate on rail routes with or without overhead power lines due to their battery hybrid drive.

Plan zero: Milan prepares for the post-pandemic ‘new normal’

Plan zero: Milan prepares for the post-pandemic ‘new normal’

Milan’s Chief Resilience Officer shares how his city is working to address the COVID-19 emergency today, while also looking ahead to what’s next.

Netherlands doubles renewable energy subsidies

Netherlands doubles renewable energy subsidies

In December 2019, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands ordered the government to cut the nation’s CO2 emissions by 25 per cent from 1990 levels by the end of 2020.

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.

Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread

Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread

The quick action is an example of cities re-organising public spaces to tackle the pandemic. Bogotá is also planning a ’lockdown drill’ this weekend.

UK's first converted 'electric avenue' announced

UK's first converted 'electric avenue' announced

Siemens has worked with ubitricity and Westminster City Council to convert 24 lampposts into EV charge points using existing city infrastructure.

Robot deliveries roll out in Milton Keynes’ centre

Robot deliveries roll out in Milton Keynes’ centre

A new report also shows that 20 per cent of parcels globally could be delivered by drones, robots or AVs by 2030. Further, automated delivery technology could play a part in the coronavirus pandemic response.

EU issues urgent call for innovators to combat coronavirus

EU issues urgent call for innovators to combat coronavirus

The EIC Accelerator is seeking technologies and innovations that could help in the treatment, testing, monitoring or other aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak.