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.

Social distancing tools launched for safer travel at airports

Social distancing tools launched for safer travel at airports

Veovo is introducing virtual queuing and passenger density solutions which make use of movement monitoring and machine learning to provide airports with live situational awareness.

Four ways machine learning is powering the mobility revolution

Four ways machine learning is powering the mobility revolution

AWS’s Swami Sivasubramanian explores how machine learning is making transport and logistics smarter and more successful

Camera-based road-mapping project extends to Michigan

Camera-based road-mapping project extends to Michigan

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development and road intelligence company Carmera have produced comprehensive, accurate mapping data for roadway features in central Detroit and Ann Arbor.

WEF launches framework for "trustworthy use" of facial recognition technology

WEF launches framework for "trustworthy use" of facial recognition technology

The framework aims to operationalise use cases and is designed to be deployed and tested as a tool to mitigate risks from potential unethical practices of the technology.

Use what you’ve got: Tapping fibre networks to ‘listen’ to the city

Use what you’ve got: Tapping fibre networks to ‘listen’ to the city

UK company Fotech is looking to expand its Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology to smart cities, extracting new value from existing fibre networks.

Sidewalk Labs to launch tool for designing the neighbourhoods of the future

Sidewalk Labs to launch tool for designing the neighbourhoods of the future

The company is designing a tool that can generate billions of planning scenarios and evaluate the impacts of different scenarios on key quality-of-life measures.

Police to use drones to help find missing people

Police to use drones to help find missing people

The system is twice as fast as other state-of-the-art algorithms and its ability to recognise humans is enhanced the more frequently it is used.

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.

Teralytics raises $17.5mn to power global human mobility

Teralytics raises $17.5mn to power global human mobility

Leading investors in smart technologies are backing the mobility analytics company to build what claims to be the world’s first intelligent mobility operating system.