Smart Cities News

Smart city market to grow at 15% CAGR

The smart cities market is expected to grow from $410.8bn in 2020 to $820.7bn by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.8%, according to a report [...]

Škoda and RegioJet smarten travel across Czech cities

Car maker Škoda has joined forces with Czech travel operator RegioJet to help individuals to travel conveniently across cities in the Czech Republic without the need for car ownership. [...]

Minebea Mitsumi starts smart street lighting trial in Osaka

Japanese firm Minebea Mitsumi has this month started a smart street lighting demonstration project in Osaka. Using wireless technology and mounted environmental sensors and a camera on smart lighting, [...]

Singapore opens barrier-free smart car parks

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and local company ST Engineering have launched Singapore’s first barrier-free smart car park to make parking easier and more convenient across NTU’s [...]

AllGoVision helps cities spot Covid-19 rule breakers

An intelligent video analytics safety suite from Indian company AllGoVision Technologies can help cities monitor for compliance with Covid-19 regulations. It can be used to improve safety for people [...]

USTDA funds Ho Chi Minh City smart city project

The US Trade & Development Agency is funding technical assistance to transform the ways Ho Chi Minh City manages its daily operations through data analytics. “Ho Chi Minh City [...]

Everynet rolls out LoRa network in Puerto Rico

Low power wide area network (LPWAN) operator Everynet has rolled out of a secure data network designed to enhance Puerto Rico’s infrastructure modernisation initiatives. “There is a great opportunity [...]

Hyundai and KT sign MoU on urban air transport

Hyundai Motor, Incheon International Airport and Korea Telecom have this month signed a memorandum of understanding to accelerate the development of urban air mobility (UAM). The parties plan to [...]

Microsoft smart city technology aids Houston recovery

Houston has expanded its digital alliance with Microsoft to innovate in big data, artificial intelligence and the digital economy through Accelerate, a programme to address economic recovery by skilling [...]

Semtech and Helium expand LoRaWan deployments

Californian companies Semtech and Helium have expanded LoRaWan deployments to more than 1000 cities across North America and Europe. Helium is the company behind one the world’s first peer-to-peer [...]

IBM develops virtual assistant for Seoul citizens

IBM is collaborating with the city of Seoul in South Korea to develop an AI-based virtual assistant for its citizens using IBM Watson. The virtual assistant is part of [...]

Baidu starts robotaxi service in downtown Cangzhou

Baidu has started its Apollo Go robotaxi service in Cangzhou, Hebei province, extending autonomous driving robotaxi coverage to the downtown area of a city for the first time in [...]