Puerto Rico deploys secure IoT network to digitalise critical infrastructure

Puerto Rico has completed the roll-out of a new secure data network designed to underpin the commonwealth island’s infrastructure modernisation initiatives.

Low power wide area (LPWA) specialist, Everynet, launched the secure IoT network to digitalise Puerto Rico’s critical infrastructure, targeting smart cities, water, energy, communications and healthcare initiatives.

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Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs among those to partner with ioXt Alliance to secure IoT devices

The ioXt Alliance, which describes itself as the global standard for IoT Security, announced today that major technology companies and manufacturers including Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs, have certified a wide range of devices through the ioXt Alliance Certification Program.

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Nokia IMPACT software helps Telefónica’s Movistar Chile deploy advanced smartwatch services

Nokia today announced that Movistar Chile, Telefónica’s affiliate in Chile, has deployed Nokia IMPACT CDP Entitlement Server software in order to offer more advanced services for selected smartwatch models and to more efficiently manage those services.

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Smart cities accelerator to be launched in Osaka

The global innovation platform firm Plug and Play is launching a smart cities accelerator programme in Osaka at the end of 2020.

It aims to make the Keihanshin metropolitan area of the Japanese city one of the world’s leading start-up ecosystems as well as contribute to Osaka’s smart city progress.

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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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Enel launches crowdsourcing campaigns for open data smart city solutions

The multinational energy firm has set two challenges and will use the InnoCentive Open Innovation Marketplace to drive innovation and help reshape the global energy market.

Multinational energy provider Enel has launched two crowdsourcing campaigns to find ideas for new smart city solutions based on open data.

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Japan progresses plans to upgrade electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Contract with ABB is part of a broader push to accelerate the nation’s shift towards sustainable mobility with a target of increasing the share of EVs and plug-in hybrids to between 20-30 per cent by 2030.

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Social Energy to support development of smart grid in London and beyond

Homeowners will have the opportunity to take part in the initiative which is intended to cope with increased demand brought about by electric vehicles, electric heating and increasing population.

Social Energy has announced a project to support UK Power Networks’ development of a smart grid in London, the South East, and East of England.

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Global citizens favour smart cities

A survey reveals that city living is falling short for many people in the digital age and more than a third of citizens are willing to pay for more enriched digital services.

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Managed smart metering to thrive as utilities max the value of smart grid investments

Berg Insight has found that the installed base of smart electricity and gas meters in Europe was 168.3 million in 2019. The installed base is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% to reach 280.4 million units in 2025.

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Leipzig to roll out 21 electric buses as part of its Mobility 2030 strategy

The German city will implement charging systems from Siemens Smart Infrastructure along the routes as well as at the Lindenau bus depot with the e-buses scheduled to go into operation in 2021.

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Electrify America completes first cross-country charging route

The first of two cross-country routes to be completed this year, it spans 11 states and over 2,700 miles to take drivers from Los Angeles to Washington DC.

Electrify America has announced it has completed its first coast-to-coast route of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the US.

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Toolkit identifies locations for cycleways in England

It has been developed to help inform bids for Tranche 2 of the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, particularly for authorities which have not yet developed local walking and cycling investment plans.

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50 major US cities double their solar capacity

US cities are increasingly turning to solar to meet their energy needs with 50 major urban areas having each more than doubled their total installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity since 2013, a new study reveals.

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Otonomo expands connected car data ecosystem

The automotive data services platform developer is collaborating with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to increase the use of car data in the European Union.

Automotive data services platform Otonomo has inked a deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to receive aggregated data from connected FCA vehicles for smart cities applications, mapping, traffic planning, and other solutions.

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