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Covid-19 accelerates the adoption of smart city tech to build resilience

Covid-19 accelerates the adoption of smart city tech to build resilience

Drones, new types of surveillance, digital twins and real-time dashboards are among the technologies that have emerged in new use cases by cities during the coronavirus pandemic, according to ABI Research.

Using digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

Using digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

If cities have access to dynamic, co-ordinated and timely information about local infrastructure, its performance and its pressure points, they can unlock major operational and financial benefits.

AI metering and surveillance to dominate smart city market to 2026, boosted by new applications

AI metering and surveillance to dominate smart city market to 2026, boosted by new applications

Video surveillance is increasingly being used for new applications such as urban tolling and the monitoring of low-emission zones, according to ABI Research.

Towards the smart cities of 2025

Towards the smart cities of 2025

From tech trends to behavioural shifts and new ways to make smart cities economically sustainable, Matthew James Bailey explores what the next five years could look like.

Five ‘holistic’ tech trends set to shape smart cities in 2020

Five ‘holistic’ tech trends set to shape smart cities in 2020

ABI Research’s analysts have identified 35 trends that will shape the technology market and lead to cities developing advanced urban strategies over the next 12 months.

Five strategic shifts cities must make to face "new reality"

Five strategic shifts cities must make to face "new reality"

Only by using advanced technologies such as urban modelling tools and artificial intelligence will cities be able to address the new round of challenges they face, says ABI Research.

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed.

Digital twin initiative aims to model society of the future

Digital twin initiative aims to model society of the future

NTT wants to bring together a number of disciplines including social sciences, humanities and applied science to create a digital transformation innovation platform to realise smarter societies.

Combining mapping and twinning technologies to build better cities

Combining mapping and twinning technologies to build better cities

Dassault Systèmes and SuperMap have committed to work together on platform-driven projects for smart cities and large transportation infrastructure projects.

Digital twin technology aims to put sustainability at the heart of smart cities

Digital twin technology aims to put sustainability at the heart of smart cities

The platform from IES will link IoT data, sensor readings or any other data source to investigate the sustainability and energy efficiency of any built environment.