Smart Cities News

$9m “people-centric” smart city research project for Singapore

$9m “people-centric” smart city research project for Singapore

The National University of Singapore and ST Engineering are collaborating on the multi-year digital technologies programme to address evolving urban challenges.

Resource recommends a common data-sharing approach for smart cities

Resource recommends a common data-sharing approach for smart cities

ATIS and US Ignite are publishing the Smart Cities Data Catalogue Specification, which aims to extend the value of data beyond governmental boundaries.

Houston expands digital alliance with Microsoft

Houston expands digital alliance with Microsoft

The partnership aims to help the city innovate in areas such as big data and AI to create new economic opportunity, close equity and skills gaps, and prepare a workforce for the 21st century.

AI-based lifeguard system aims to bring smart city tech to the beach

AI-based lifeguard system aims to bring smart city tech to the beach

The core system is based on deep-learning computer-vision technology and transmits real-time information to monitors in the lifeguard tower, sounding an alarm when swimmers are in danger.

Icelandic airport deploys AI-powered passenger forecasting solution

Icelandic airport deploys AI-powered passenger forecasting solution

Keflavík Airport has become the first to adopt Veovo’s passenger management solution, designed to prevent airport crowding, improve capacity-planning and boost efficiency.

Return to work health and safety solution from the edge

Return to work health and safety solution from the edge

Enterprise-wide solution that automates monitoring through video and other sensors is designed to improve workplace safety and help mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses.

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.

AI fever detection cameras for crowds launched

AI fever detection cameras for crowds launched

The system from Kogniz Health continuously scans crowds and identifies anyone with a temperature as they enter facilities to locate and isolate risk.

University of artificial intelligence announced for Abu Dhabi

University of artificial intelligence announced for Abu Dhabi

The university plans to introduce a new model of academia and research to the field of AI in the key areas of machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing.

Russia to launch first autonomous tram in Moscow

Russia to launch first autonomous tram in Moscow

The joint venture between PC Transport Systems and Cognitive Technologies will see a fully autonomous tram developed for home and overseas markets by 2021-2022