Smart Cities News

China's ancient city of Xi'an implements intelligent traffic management

China's ancient city of Xi'an implements intelligent traffic management

The system analyses comprehensive and detailed data about the movement of traffic through the urban Xi’an area, and uses the insight gathered to make the flow of traffic more smoothly.

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Community-owned solar microgrids in Yemen, electric cargo bikes and an action plan to tackle extreme temperatures in India are among the winners of the 2020 Ashden Awards.

UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security

UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security

Smart cities can unlock considerable business potential for the United Arab Emirates but a new report warns governments and organisations of the IoT’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread

Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread

The quick action is an example of cities re-organising public spaces to tackle the pandemic. Bogotá is also planning a ’lockdown drill’ this weekend.

IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects

IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects

The winning projects include an Alexa-assisted citizen contact centre and data-driven systems to reduce flooding and address road accident hotspots.

UK council smart lighting pilot monitors air quality and footfall

UK council smart lighting pilot monitors air quality and footfall

South Kesteven District Council hopes to realise energy-savings of at least 60 per cent and the pilot could be expanded across the streetlighting network.

Dubai strikes deal for ‘sky pod’ transit system

Dubai strikes deal for ‘sky pod’ transit system

The move is part of Dubai’s goal for 25 per cent of mobility journeys to be via autonomous transit by 2030.

Sunderland seeks partner to become a ‘neutral host’ 5G city

Sunderland seeks partner to become a ‘neutral host’ 5G city

The move aims to boost connectivity across the city and give citizens and businesses more choice.

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

Four companies have been selected to develop and hopefully commercialise their technology to tackle this growing challenge.

VIDEO: 5G lessons from the City of LA

VIDEO: 5G lessons from the City of LA

Jeanne Holm, Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor and Deputy CIO, City of Los Angeles, outlines the importance of using infrastructure efficiently and collaborating with the telecom industry to get more residents connected.