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The US administration is introducing a voluntary cyber security certification and labelling programme following pressure from consumer groups, industry bodies and politicians. The US Cyber Trust Mark will provide a cybersecurity Quality Assurance mark for consumer devices, IoT home and consumer technology.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the largest infrastructure spending programme in the United States since the Eisenhower administration. The law authorises $1.2 trillion in spending for transportation, infrastructure and smart city developments. However, the programme is facing a number of challenges that are affecting uptake of new IoT technologies across the US public sector.
White House ratings for infrastructure IoT security; DOE awards $3.5bn for Grid innovation; US-Israel National Infrastructure IoT cyber initiative; NYC launches Smart City testbed; Brazil launches $340bn Internet, 5G, Infrastructure and Smart City programme
EU Council agrees 'reinforced right of portability' for IoT data; EU Testing Centres for Smart Technologies; New EU cyber rules for consumer devices; EU programme to mine mobility data; Bundestag mulls accelerating Smart City programme; UK regulates medical device AI; UK Government invests £200m in e-freight; Estonia launches smart city testbed, challenge programmes
US-Singapore ASEAN partnership on Smart City AI; Japan aims for 1,500 Smart Cities by 2027; Kurayoshi City reviews Smart City Strategy; Korea go-ahead for Smart City pilots; China blocks AI and IoT open source sites; Ho-Chi-Minh City to become a Smart City by 2030; Malaysia launches $20bn industrial modernisation plan; Taiwan promotes Koahsiung as model Smart City development.
Saudi Arabia expands the size and scope of the NEOM Smart City programme; Oman unveils first of eight smart cities; Egypt expands its 2050 smart city target to 38; Morocco sets out smart green city strategy.