Smart Cities News

Analytics company secures funding to help transportation make the data-driven shift

Analytics company secures funding to help transportation make the data-driven shift

StreetLight Data said the $15m in funding would help it to transform transportation analytics with big data to meet the challenges of the pandemic era.

Cimcon partner programme fuels the street pole economy

Cimcon partner programme fuels the street pole economy

The smart city tech provider is joining forces with specialist companies in areas such as smart parking, flood management and security through sound detection.

Thames Clippers launches re-branded Uber Boat in London

Thames Clippers launches re-branded Uber Boat in London

Thames Clippers is joining forces with Uber to encourage people to travel by boat across London city using its fleet of 20 boats that depart from 23 piers on the Thames.

Sunderland rolls out next phase of free superfast wi-fi programme

Sunderland rolls out next phase of free superfast wi-fi programme

It is part of the UK city’s wider smart city strategy led by the council to augment its digital infrastructure for the benefit of everyone and boost Sunderland’s reputation as a digital leader.   

Berlin installs smart traffic technology at intersections

Berlin installs smart traffic technology at intersections

The company claims its in-ground radar technology is immune to electromagnetic interference and this enables the accurate detection of bicycles in the presence of trams.

One in four Americans want a Covid vaccine before riding public transit

One in four Americans want a Covid vaccine before riding public transit

More than half of US citizens are deeply cautious about using sharing economy services or riding public transportation, according to a new study by Genomatica.

Smart ant algorithm could help to halve fleet emissions in cities

Smart ant algorithm could help to halve fleet emissions in cities

Researchers at Aston University in the UK have developed a technology which imitates how the insects share knowledge and which can be used to optimise routes around busy cities.

China's ancient city of Xi'an implements intelligent traffic management

China's ancient city of Xi'an implements intelligent traffic management

The system analyses comprehensive and detailed data about the movement of traffic through the urban Xi’an area, and uses the insight gathered to make the flow of traffic more smoothly.

Fort Collins smooths traffic flows with signal optimisation system

Fort Collins smooths traffic flows with signal optimisation system

A 45-per cent population growth in the last several decades has helped increase the vehicle traffic counts to more than 75,000 vehicles per day at some of its busiest intersections.

London mayor progresses plans to create more green spaces

London mayor progresses plans to create more green spaces

Two new woodlands will be created in London’s Green Belt, the majority of which is not public open space despite making up 22 per cent of the capital’s land area.