Smart City

A smart city is a designation given to a city that incorporates information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance the quality and performance of urban services such as energy, transportation and utilities in order to reduce resource consumption, wastage and overall costs.

Digital Bangkok 2: How next-gen urban development is driving new growth opportunities

As one of the fastest growing regions in the world, Asia is leading the way in digital development. Powered by…

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Grants totaling $25m available for climate-friendly cooling

The Ikea Foundation is working with the Clean Cooling Collaborative to help advance solutions for reducing global cooling-related emissions over…

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in transit software provider Optibus

Optibus, which provides AI platforms for transit, has received a major investment from Volvo Group Venture Capital. Volvo is expanding…

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IoT for Fire Safety in Smart Cities

Safety monitors that relay firefighter health, building sensors that trigger autonomous response measures and improved traffic routing that could shorten…

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Ford Testing Smart Traffic Lights for Emergency Vehicles

Ford is testing smart traffic lights in Europe by using cellular vehicle-to-everything technology that changes signals and slows connected cars…

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Vital EV charging developments that could go even further

Neil Isaacson, CEO of public charge point operator Liberty Charge, discusses why the UK Government’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy is…

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The micromobility revolution is sweeping Europe, it’s time to get on board

From the very early days of Voi, we envisioned a world where cities were no longer congested and polluted, where…

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Seoul demonstrates drone smart poles to monitor illegal parking and traffic congestion

Seoul City has started the demonstration of two smart poles equipped with surveillance drones for the first time in the…

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Smart waste solution aims to eradicate “waste tourists”

Sensoneo’s IoT-based tool allows municipalities and waste collectors to manage access to semi-underground bins and large-capacity containers as well as…

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Urban heat project to assess impact of scaling up cool pavements

The Cool Community Project, a partnership involving GAF, the Cool Cities Alliance and local organizations, will attempt this summer to…

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Next generation transit data leads the way to better bus trips

The Mobility Innovation Center at the University of Washington has developed a tool that collects real-time data about the condition…

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How digital payments are impacting LatAm smart city initiatives

There are dozens of contactless payment public transport projects planned for Latin America. "There is a huge appetite for smart…

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Cities step up data-driven efforts to outsmart rats

Somerville, Mass., is partnering with Modern Pest Services to test specialized boxes with sensors that detect movement and body heat…

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5G and IoT technologies to smarten Australia’s waste trucks

An interconnected network of garbage trucks could be the new frontline in repairing local roads, thanks to a collaboration between…

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LoRaWAN becomes dominant technology for low power wide-area networks

Several market factors have driven LoRaWAN’s rapid scaling over the past year, including acceptance as an international standard by an…

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