Smart Cities News

Bentley Systems and Microsoft accelerate digital twin innovation for infrastructure

Bentley Systems and Microsoft accelerate digital twin innovation for infrastructure

Alliance will combine Azure IoT Digital Twins and Azure Maps with the iTwins platform, enabling city planners to work within a comprehensive city-scale digital twin.

Predictive AI tools aim to help utilities make transition to green energy

Predictive AI tools aim to help utilities make transition to green energy

By applying advanced models, rules and learning to weather forecast, energy demand, pricing, and device data, Veritone Energy helps utilities automatically predict the optimal energy supply mix.

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

More than nine in 10 mayors also agree that investment in technology to reimagine, rework, change, or adapt how commercial buildings are being used is necessary for the future of their city.

Mastercard and HSBC collaborate on green financing

Mastercard and HSBC collaborate on green financing

Through the City Possible network, the two parties will focus on greater interaction between business clients and government entities to drive innovation and spur demand for green financing.

British smart city companies chosen for export academy to Asia-Pacific

British smart city companies chosen for export academy to Asia-Pacific

30 tech companies have been announced as the first participants in the Department for International Trade’s new Tech Export Academy programme.

5G rolled out across Ontario cities and towns

5G rolled out across Ontario cities and towns

As well as putting in place the infrastructure for businesses and homes, Rogers Communications is supporting the University of Waterloo’s 5G Smart Campus in real-world testing of 5G applications.

Dallas public transit agency upgrades kiosks to become touchless

Dallas public transit agency upgrades kiosks to become touchless

Interactive Citypost smart digital kiosks at Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus and light rail stations have been upgraded to be contactless to help address Covid-19 concerns.

Collaboration aims to create an urban air infrastructure

Collaboration aims to create an urban air infrastructure

Urban-Air Port and Hyundai Air Mobility want to develop an infrastructure to facilitate the creation of urban transportation systems to move people and cargo by air.

A bridge too far?

A bridge too far?

The incremental benefits that smart cities programmes can bring over large-scale vanity infrastructure projects might be more subtle but are ultimately more substantial.

UK campaign records ‘major’ rise in journeys by bike during Covid-19

UK campaign records ‘major’ rise in journeys by bike during Covid-19

Research from the national cycling campaign #BikeIsBest, in partnership with Strava Metro, reveals significant year-on-year increases in cycling across several major UK cities.