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Melbourne uses AI cameras to help increase safety at intersections

Melbourne uses AI cameras to help increase safety at intersections

The University of Melbourne has teamed with Cubic Transportation Systems to test how its artificial intelligence technology with real-time computer vision tracking can help improve road safety.

Index reveals the importance of digital progress in times of crisis

Index reveals the importance of digital progress in times of crisis

The Digital Economy and Society Index monitors Europe’s overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness.

Swedish municipality launches sustainable energy accelerator programme

Swedish municipality launches sustainable energy accelerator programme

Skellefteå Kraft and EIT InnoEnergy are offering applicants from across Europe the opportunity to grow their businesses in Sweden as part of a green economic recovery post-Covid-19.

Baltimore launches first-of-its-kind Health Corps to help those hardest hit by Covid-19

Baltimore launches first-of-its-kind Health Corps to help those hardest hit by Covid-19

More than 300 residents who are currently jobless are being recruited to help address the city’s interconnected economic and public health crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Holistic approaches necessary to counter lockdown fatigue

Holistic approaches necessary to counter lockdown fatigue

Societies must be rebuilt in a way that safeguards our health and our economy and networks and knowledge sharing will be essential in building in robust structures to defend against future shocks.

Sydney creates new spaces for safer travel

Sydney creates new spaces for safer travel

The city is fast-tracking the roll-out of cycleways on key routes as well as widening streets and creating walking paths to help citizens maintain physical distancing.

Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

The Odysseus project’s overall goal is to help manage the Covid-19 crisis, inform the return to normality, and act as a springboard to London’s economy in the long term.

Turnkey contact tracing solution launched for workplaces

Turnkey contact tracing solution launched for workplaces

Kerlink and Microshare have combined their technology and expertise to develop the solution which makes use of inexpensive Bluetooth beacons rather than smartphones.

Return to work software aims to help organisations manage their recovery phase

Return to work software aims to help organisations manage their recovery phase

Critical event management company Everbridge has introduced a “next phase” Covid-19 software solution to help governments and businesses improve safety for employees and citizens.

Chicago develops app to communicate directly with those who may be Covid-19 positive

Chicago develops app to communicate directly with those who may be Covid-19 positive

As well as provide important information and guidance, the Chi Covid Coach could also help with the city’s forward-looking strategy to develop a registry for a future vaccine.