London, along with the world’s other premier cities, is already competing to build highly interconnected smart environments where people, government and business operate in symbiosis with spectacular improving technologies such as big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), robots, drones, autonomous green vehicles, 3D / 4D...
NVIDIA has found two new partners for its Metropolis AI smart city platform; mobile and networking player Huawei, and international e-commerce giant Alibaba. The company announced the two new partners, who will play as-yet unspecified roles in the development and deployment of Metropolis AI, at this year’s GTC tech conference...
Twenty-five interactive kiosks, featuring projected capacitive touchscreens from Zytronic, have gone live in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. This is the first deployment of Citybeacon, which has been designed to make cities smarter. “Citybeacon was designed to connect the physical and digital worlds; as connectivity and interaction feature in our...
While it is exciting to see Scotland embracing Smart Cities, it’s important not to become purely technology-driven but instead first define the social outcomes we want these investments to achieve. An acute example is MK:Smart. Milton Keynes smart city initiative had been widely acclaimed as the poster child of the trend...
Upon realizing the potential devices and solutions within mobile connectivity, cellular service conglomerate AT&T became the first provider to form a dedicated smart cities business, and hasn’t looked back. Recognizing the capabilities of building a strong IoT foundation, AT&T has become an industry leader in North America from a...
Huawei has announced the launch of a "demo city" in Weifang, China, to showcase its narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) smart city applications and OceanConnect IoT platform. Announced during its annual Huawei Connect conference in Shanghai, Weifang will use Huawei's city-level IoT platform to access, manage, and collect data from...
The growth of urban air pollution is one of the most serious indicators of the impact of global urbanization on the environment and human health. Rapid urbanization, along with associated economic and population growth, has led to increases in vehicle use, industrial activity and energy consumption that have raised...
New technology could help city-regions and combined authorities tackle ‘complex’ economic, social and environmental challenges by enabling strategic planning to be done more effectively, the RTPI has said. In its new paper, Better Planning: Smart City-Regions, the institute said the recent devolution agenda provides combined authorities to create joined-up plans for housing,...
Migo, the search engine for on-demand rides, has launched its free new service in Seattle and Portland after a three month beta test period with over 200 Seattle and Portland-based users. Migo is the first app available in the U.S. that allows users to search, compare and hail multiple types of...
Attending events like the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Expo has proven to be an important learning and collaboration opportunity for cities around the world looking to start smart city initiatives, according to Zse-Hong Tsai, chief human resources officer for the Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency in Taiwan. “We have the chance...