To fight against global warming, the Dutch government plans to slim down its carbon emissions to zero by 2050. One island is paving the way toward energy-efficient solutions with a smart public lighting project. Last summer, Texel, an island in North Holland with 13,000 residents, started rolling out an intelligent street lighting network that controls when and where lighting is illuminated.
Global telecommunications company Huawei is turning its eyes to Dubai when it comes to digital transformation in the Middle East.Earlier this month, the company announced its plan for OpenLab Dubai, a collaboration with over 30 solutions and 20 partners from the fields of public safety, smart city, and digital oil and gas.
According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI), more of the global population will be using mobile phones than bank accounts or running water by 2021, with numbers estimated at 5.5 billion.
Innovative technologies can improve the physical and mental well-being of people who suffer from loneliness and lack of social connections. A new report highlights examples, such as Australia's InTouch Living system.
Del mismo modo que un director ejecutivo es esencial para la gestión de una empresa, las ciudades están creando un papel igualmente fundamental para los proyectos de ciudades inteligentes, un director general de tecnología. Ahora, con estos directores de tecnología ayudando a preparar el terreno para las estrategias de solución inteligente, las ciudades de toda Europa están incorporando un elemento importante en la mezcla: Wi-Fi gratis.
As the Dutch cities of Uithoorn, Diemen and Ouder-Amstel join forces as Duo+ to deal with political and administrative issues, they’re looking at one main solution: Microsoft Azure cloud services.
If the “city of tomorrow” always needs to be connected, one of the simplest solutions is to give citizens and travellers access to free Wi-Fi, especially in the most public places.
To test its latest projects—from the first driverless shuttle to lower LED street lights—Japanese electronics corporation Panasonic has set up a lab of the future in a metro station in Denver.
An interesting approach to getting homeless people off the streets of Barcelona uses crowdfunding to help them start a business that matches their talents and skills or find jobs they actually enjoy.
The more cities discovering the benefits of IoT (Internet of things) and connected solutions, the higher the growth for smart city projects.