Smart Cities Guru founder Anil Ahuja has compiled the 10 Cities Taking a Nature-Driven Approach to Innovation report to highlight which cities are leaders at balancing new technology with good nature policies. “A smart city doesn’t just provide technology or economic solutions,” he said in a statement. “The smartest cities in the world are integrating nature to [...]
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Nissan's Intelligent Driving is foremost about performance, comfort and safety, removing the stress from a daily commute or minimizing the risk of unsafe conditions. Many of these advances are already available, as drivers can rely today on vehicles to recognize danger or take appropriate action to enhance safety. Nissan is leading with its Safety Shield [...]
New York City's first Neighborhood Innovation Lab is coordinating new smart city efforts. The city announced that the lab — based in the neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn, since March — will start a tech education program to teach digital skills to the youth, while also installing smart trash cans for efficient pickups and solar powered smart benches to charge devices, detect foot [...]
The Jerusalem Municipality intends to install the new communication network within three months, and according to the plan, have dozens of connections active by the end of 2017. The new wireless network will be the basis for a smart city system: it will allow for the installation of a camera network that can monitor the [...]
Home to last year’s Olympic Games, Brazil's megacity Rio de Janeiro has a population of more than 6 million and is the fourth largest city in Latin America. São Paulo, meanwhile, is the largest city on the continent and his home to almost 12 million. And they are only expected to grow. By 2040, the [...]
Uber announced plans to make it easier for riders to keep tabs on transit options by displaying real-time public transport data directly within the Uber app. For this feature — available only in the Android Uber app for now — the ride-hailing giant has teamed up with Transit, a Canadian-headquartered urban transport information service that operates [...]
A recent report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) found that a drastic decline in ridership has been taking place on major public transit systems in cities nationwide, with the exception of only a few — namely, New York and Boston. These smart cities have managed to buck the downward trend by embracing technology [...]
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) is launching a pilot project to use self-driving car shuttles as part of the existing integrated mobility system already in place in the city of Zug. This is the first such project in Switzerland, and will start this summer with two self-driving vehicles providing a shuttle service between Zug railway station [...]
Smart city programmes are reshaping urban landscapes, helping town planners to manage transport networks and other resources more effectively. So how can the concept now be moved from the trial stage to full implementation? In an increasingly connected world, the vision of the smart city is fast becoming a reality. Technological advances and innovative mobility [...]
Uber announced earlier this week the launch of their new website called Movement, which provides access to anonymised data from over 2 billion trips to help improve urban planning around the world. It allows users to analyse vehicle movement, travel duration estimates, and other route details over customisable date-ranges. Through this new tool Uber hopes to help city [...]