December 14, 2017    Comment off

For Spokane, being a smart city starts with a better way to measure air quality

The Washington city is building a more precise instrument that will allow local government to study pollution patterns and adapt. As part of its smart city program, Spokane, Washington, is deploying a network of air quality sensors on streetlights to monitor neighborhood pollution. The project is meant to be the first of many, the Spokane-Spokesman Review reported Wednesday, in which […]

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December 5, 2017    Comment off

Moscow to build on its smart city credentials

Moscow’s government is taking advantage of high penetration of broadband and mobile internet to expand innovative services under the Russian capital’s smart city programme. Authorities began to look at what other cities are doing under their smart city programmes at the beginning of last year. Eldar Tuzmukhametov, head of Moscow Smart City Lab, a division of the […]

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November 29, 2017    Comment off

IoT Enables Smarter Waste Management

Face it, waste happens. Every supply chain must deal with it. That’s why there are waste management companies and solutions, though they have been hampered by inadequate information flow, which leads to another form of waste – that of time and energy. Now, IoT is enabling smarter solutions, and rapid-application development (RAD) platforms make it […]

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November 29, 2017    Comment off

CAN GOOGLE FINALLY CREATE A SUCCESSFUL SMART CITY?

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation start-up owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: Can you build a city? The Quayside precinct, dubbed “Sidewalk Toronto,” is to become a 500-hectare sandpit for testing a suite of new tech products. The […]

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November 27, 2017    Comment off

Huawei Creates a Smart City Nervous System for More Than 100 Cities with Leading New ICT

BARCELONA, Spain: Huawei is participating in the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC) in Barcelona under the theme of “Leading New ICT, Creating a Smart City Nervous System,” highlighting how a Smart City can be like a living organism that works seamlessly to continuously learn and enhance the city’s services. Together with its global […]

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November 27, 2017    Comment off

Making IoT a reality in Africa

Although the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in the early stages in Africa, it is starting to gain traction in Africa across different verticals. The maturity level varies between different markets, with some in the exploring phase and others with much more concrete IoT plans. As the maturity level increases, the ecosystem will follow […]

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November 22, 2017    Comment off

Sharing Economy In Smart City Growth of Sharing Economy Facilitates Smart City Development

According to the Ministry of Science & ICT of South Korea, the Presidential Committee on the Forth Industrial Revolution recently organized a special committee on smart city. The special committee has 18 private-sector members specialized in telecom, system integration, urban engineering, architecture, energy, transportation, sharing economy, and big data. The South Korean government is currently […]

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November 21, 2017    Comment off

UK’s Notion Capital, others invest $2.7 mn in big data platform Heckyl

London- and Mumbai-based Heckyl Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which operates a big data analytics platform for investors, traders and researchers, has raised Rs 17.64 crore ($2.7 million), show the company’s filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Heckyl raised the capital on 18 October by allocating 14,343 Series-C preferential shares at a subscription price of Rs […]

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November 21, 2017    Comment off

Smart Dubai Office Scoops Major Award for Blockchain City Initiative

The Smart Dubai Office has bagged an award for its Dubai Blockchain Strategy at the Smart Cities Expo and World Congress in Barcelona, beating competition from 308 other projects from 58 countries. Launched in 2016, the Dubai Blockchain Strategy sees the Dubai government aim– among many objectives – to execute all of its transactions and place […]

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November 6, 2017    Comment off

Shared transit a fix for traffic bottlenecks in cities: experts

Shared mobility declared an emerging mode of transport at UMI Conference Shared transport modes were consistently taking over private transit choices in Indian cities, including Hyderabad. Ride-sharing and shuttle services were growing at a pace of 9% per annum. This against the 3.16% growth rate of urban population. At the 10th Urban Mobility India Conference […]

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