Nokia to deliver smart city management platform for Nicosia
Nokia to deliver smart city management platform for Nicosia

Cyta, the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority, has selected Nokia to deliver its city management platform to help advance the municipality of Nicosia’s smart city transformation.

The Nokia integrated operations centre (IOC) will help city authorities deliver a range of new digital services that include urban mobility, smart parking, intelligent street lighting, environmental sensors, sustainable waste management, digital signage, and information services.

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UK train station harvests kinetic energy from commuters’ footsteps
UK train station harvests kinetic energy from commuters’ footsteps

Leighton Buzzard train station in the UK county of Bedfordshire has installed two walkways made up of kinetic floor tiles that will use energy created from the weight of commuters’ footsteps to power two USB charging benches and a digital data screen.

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Driverless passenger shuttle launched in Paris Ile-de-France
Driverless passenger shuttle launched in Paris Ile-de-France

A new bus line using autonomous electric shuttles has been inaugurated in the Paris Ile-de-France region.

The shuttles will serve the suburban train station of Saint-Quentin-enYvelines-Montigny-le-Bretonneux on the Paris-Brest railway and several local business parks in the Île-de-France Mobilités network.

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Robots trialled for on-demand parcel and grocery delivery in Punggol
Robots trialled for on-demand parcel and grocery delivery in Punggol

A trial to test the use of autonomous robot ‘couriers’ in providing on-demand deliveries in a live environment is underway in Punggol, a residential district of Singapore.

The public-private trial aims to pave the way for wider use of autonomous robots in making on-demand deliveries to consumers.

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Smart waste monitoring solution supports pay-as-you-throw models
Smart waste monitoring solution supports pay-as-you-throw models

Sensoneo’s WatchDog enables haulers to automatically track and record all actions made during the waste collection process and supports programmes to incentivise waste reduction.

Provider of smart waste management solutions, Sensoneo, has introduced a digital service monitoring device combining fleet, management, truck tracking and service verification for waste collection vehicles.

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1NCE expands NB-IoT coverage in Europe
1NCE expands NB-IoT coverage in Europe

1NCE, the fully-fledged operator of IoT network services worldwide, is expanding its Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) offering in Europe. In addition to Germany and Austria, 1NCE’s IoT Flat Rate now covers the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Italy, and the UK with access to NB-IoT networks.

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Ontario government supports next-generation autonomous truck project
Ontario government supports next-generation autonomous truck project

Toronto-based start-up NuPort Robotics and Canadian Tire Company have announced a partnership with the government to invest $3m to test what claims to be first-of-a-kind automated truck technology.

The government of Ontario province in Canada is partnering with Canadian Tire and autonomous driving company NuPort Robotics to undertake a heavy-duty trucking project to test automated technology.

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Intelligent infrastructure pilot launched in Texas
Intelligent infrastructure pilot launched in Texas

The Autonomy Institute and its partners are deploying a public infrastructure network node at Texas Military Department in Austin with plans to expand across major US cities and globally.

The Autonomy Institute, a cooperative research consortium focused on advancing and accelerating autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge, has announced plans to launch a public infrastructure network node (Pinn) pilot at Texas Military Department in Austin, Texas.

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Espoo launches autonomous street sweeper pilot programme
Espoo launches autonomous street sweeper pilot programme

The Trombia Free units are equipped with an all-weather autonomous, lidar-based, machine vision technology that filtrates the noise coming from the environment in rainy, snowy or alternative conditions.

The Finnish city of Espoo is launching a commercial trial of an autonomous street sweeper.

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Paris to launch universal charging pilot for micro-mobility
Paris to launch universal charging pilot for micro-mobility

Duckt will install 150 dock, lock and charge points across the Paris Rive Gauche area to demonstrate how the infrastructure can accelerate micro-mobility to reduce climate impact in the city.

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Austria builds lidar-equipped testing environment
Austria builds lidar-equipped testing environment

The Austrian Industry and Testing Alliance (ALP.Lab) has teamed with Cepton, a provider of intelligent, lidar-based solutions, to build lidar-equipped testing environments for studying complicated road driving situations.

According to ALP.Lab, for the first time in Austria, this project will deliver real-world traffic data analytics from complex urban and rural alpine intersections.

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Partnership announced to co-create Bleutech Park smart city vision
Partnership announced to co-create Bleutech Park smart city vision

Real-estate investment trust (REIT) Bleutech Park Properties is partnering with Siemens Advanta to help co-create what it claims will be the first “digital infrastructure city” in the world.

The £7.5bn Bleutech Park development, located in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, will be constructed of net-zero carbon footprint buildings within its own insular mini-city, featuring automated multi-functional designs, renewable energy sources, photovoltaic ‘supertrees’, as well as a variety of other interconnected innovations.

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Ubuntu Core 20 secures Linux for IoT
Ubuntu Core 20 secures Linux for IoT

Canonical’s Ubuntu Core 20, a minimal, containerised version of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and embedded systems, is now generally available. This version bolsters device security with secure boot, full disk encryption, and secure device recovery.

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The living bricks that generate energy in the home
The living bricks that generate energy in the home

The energy-generating microbial system can simultaneously supply power to homes and communicate to individuals through augmented reality to tell them how productive and happy it is.

A research consortium has created a prototype of “living bricks” that can generate energy in the home and which it hopes will ultimately replace fossil fuels and revolutionise housing.

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Hitachi tests battery-powered tram in Florence
Hitachi tests battery-powered tram in Florence

Hitachi Rail has reached an important milestone following a successful trial of its first battery-powered tram in Florence.

While traditional tram lines require electrified infrastructure – usually overhead wires supported by poles or pylons – that are expensive to install and visually unattractive.

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