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Autonomous passenger ferries: Congestion-buster or hype on the high seas?

Autonomous passenger ferries: Congestion-buster or hype on the high seas?

The world’s first autonomous passenger ferry demonstration took place off the coast of Finland last month. Are we set to see such services scale up?

The rise of digital twins in smart cities

The rise of digital twins in smart cities

2019 could see virtual ’twins’ help to make smart cities a reality.

Is the M9 ‘micro smart city’ the future for Venice?

Is the M9 ‘micro smart city’ the future for Venice?

The M9 development houses Italy’s first digital museum and has been dubbed a ’micro-smart city’. Can it better unite Venice and offer takeaways for other European cities too?

Plotting the route to smarter transportation

Plotting the route to smarter transportation

Smart Cities World’s Road to Liveable Cities event brought together technology and transport experts, as well as start-ups, to discuss and envision the shape of future mobility.

Start-up plans to boost electric mobility with platform business model and free rental

Start-up plans to boost electric mobility with platform business model and free rental

The business model is based on selling ad space and data. End users go free.

Smart cities are futuristic but they must also learn from the past

Smart cities are futuristic but they must also learn from the past

Mike Barlow and Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton look at what smart cities must learn from the past if they are to deliver their promise.

Traffic congestion: Cutting through the complexity

Traffic congestion: Cutting through the complexity

We explore how cities are trying to tackle the major challenge of congestion.

City data-sharing scales up

City data-sharing scales up

New initiatives around city data-sharing look way beyond open data.

Blockchain: Hype, hope and growing up in public

Blockchain: Hype, hope and growing up in public

A recent Smart Cities World event looked at where things currently stand with blockchain for smarter cities and how we proceed from here.

Empowering vulnerable citizens in smart cities

Empowering vulnerable citizens in smart cities

Smart city initiatives aim to make our lives easier but cities can’t be truly ‘smart’ if they fail to serve entire groups of society.