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Open source initiative aims to accelerate deployment of earthquake early-warning systems

Open source initiative aims to accelerate deployment of earthquake early-warning systems

Linux Foundation is collaborating with IBM and Grillo on the OpenEEW project to help reduce the costs of systems, accelerate earthquake preparedness around the world and save lives.

IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners

IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners

Nineteen smart city projects across the region have been recognised in the sixth annual awards programme, which were announced in a virtual event this year.

California launches first state-wide earthquake warning app

California launches first state-wide earthquake warning app

The tool uses ground motion sensors to detect earthquakes before humans can feel them and send automated notifications.

Nagoya to install smart city digital panels

Nagoya to install smart city digital panels

Street furniture from MCDecaux will provide citizens in the Japanese city with a range of services including free wi-fi hotspots and emergency message alerts.

New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes

New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes

Following two back-to-back earthquakes in southern California, a new tool could see critical buildings re-open faster while Los Angeles has launched new initiatives to help citizens prepare.