Project to bring EV smart charging to urban streets
Project to bring EV smart charging to urban streets

While smart charging is already in use for home charging and at dedicated public EV charging bays, SmartStep claims to be the first demonstration of smart charging in shared parking spaces on residential streets.

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Smart Dublin chooses IoT solution to curb ring buoy theft
Smart Dublin chooses IoT solution to curb ring buoy theft

Dublin-based proptech company ZiggyTec has been chosen as one of four bidders to complete the first phase of Smart Dublin’s ring buoy monitoring project.

The initiative, run in conjunction with Dublin City Council, aims to help curb ring buoy theft across the capital, helping to save lives.

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Smart cities predicted to create $2.46 trillion worth of business opportunities by 2025
Smart cities predicted to create $2.46 trillion worth of business opportunities by 2025

According to analysis from Frost & Sullivan, post-pandemic, investment in smart projects like smart grids, autonomous vehicles, smart lighting and e-governance will gain traction.

Smart cities are forecast to create ‘significant’ business opportunities with a market value of $2.46 trillion by 2025, new analysis finds.

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Singapore opens smart city co-innovation lab
Singapore opens smart city co-innovation lab

Southeast Asia’s first industry-led smart cities solutions development lab has opened in Singapore.

The Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab has been initiated by CapitaLand, one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups, and is supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG).

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Ecommpay announces payment service for mobility sector
Ecommpay announces payment service for mobility sector

International payment service provider and direct bank card acquirer, Ecommpay has introduced a payments solution targeted at the mobility sector.

The solution, which works across Western Europe, Central Asia and the CIS states, allows mobility companies to offer familiar payment methods while building a unified payment process, in order to expand into new markets.

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Global smart hospitals market to surpass $103bn by 2027
Global smart hospitals market to surpass $103bn by 2027

Companies are focusing on launching new applications in order to establish smart hospitals through artificial intelligence which is expected to drive the growth of the global market.

The global smart hospitals market is forecast to exceed $103.6bn by end of 2027, a new research study finds.

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Scottish Water taps into citizens’ thirst for sustainability
Scottish Water taps into citizens’ thirst for sustainability

A network of public drinking water top-up taps installed by Scottish Water across Scotland has saved the equivalent of 250,000 plastic bottles and is being expanded to 70 more locations.

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Quanergy and iCent partner to improve pedestrian safety in Seoul
Quanergy and iCent partner to improve pedestrian safety in Seoul

Lidar solutions deployed to form basis of new effective traffic policies.

Quanergy Systems and iCent have partnered to install a new Smart Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) solution to improve pedestrian crossing safety in school zones in Seoul.

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5G autonomous electric vehicle trial launched in Stockholm
5G autonomous electric vehicle trial launched in Stockholm

The collective behind the trial aim to explore the safe introduction of self-driving autonomous EVs in complex urban areas to help optimise route planning.

An autonomous self-driving, electric minibus trial has been launched in Stockholm, Sweden, using 5G technology to remotely control and supervise the vehicle.

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Amazon Sidewalk network to launch this year using Semtech LoRa platform
Amazon Sidewalk network to launch this year using Semtech LoRa platform

Amazon has partnered with Semtech Corporation to use the vendor’s LoRa technology on its forthcoming Sidewalk network.

Operated by Amazon at no charge to customers, Sidewalk is a wireless network for the domestic IoT market that will launch later in 2020.

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Robots to join cauliflower pickers after harvesting tech breakthrough
Robots to join cauliflower pickers after harvesting tech breakthrough

Fieldwork Robotics’ work already bore fruit with automated raspberry picker.

British farmers could be using robots to fill gaps in recruitment of fruit and vegetable pickers after Fieldwork Robotics began work with Bonduelle Group, one of the world’s leading vegetable producers.

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Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running
Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.

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Human Horizons launches self-parking cars
Human Horizons launches self-parking cars

The launch of AVP and its application in car parks and highways makes connected autonomous smart mobility another step closer.

Chinese smart mobility and autonomous driving research company Human Horizons has rolled-out its Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) system on its HiPhi X production vehicle.

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Ping An offers smart audio screening for coronavirus
Ping An offers smart audio screening for coronavirus

China-based Ping An Smart Healthcare, an affiliate of Ping An Smart City, has launched a smart audio screening system for COVID-19, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) to strengthen epidemic control and prevention.

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Collaboration aims to create an urban air infrastructure
Collaboration aims to create an urban air infrastructure

UK-based Urban-Air Port and Hyundai Air Mobility have announced a partnership to explore the creation of a purpose-built, multi-functional and scalable infrastructure to enable urban transportation systems to move people and cargo by air.

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