Isla Mayor, Spain serves as a testing ground for drone technology

Skies may soon be safer, however, thanks to a world-first Radio Positioning System RPS) for drones, allowing air traffic control to track drones in real time. Recently unveiled in a trial in Isla Mayor, a town in the province of Seville, Spain, this IoT-based tracking technology may be the key to developing new pan-European rules to regulate the operation of drones.

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Smart Buildings Summit 2015 in Mumbai

Smart Cities Council India is supporting the Smart Buildings Summit 2015 being hosted by the ASAPP Media Information Group in Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai on August 21st, 2015. Smart buildings are those where information technology is used to integrate all aspects of the building, like lighting, comfort and security, and provide an enhanced living experience for the occupants. Smart buildings are an inevitable component of smart cities as they a go a long way in improving the quality of life of the citizens, which, in turn, is the crux of smart city creation.

May 20-22, 2015: Berlin

Smart Cities Council joins forces with Metropolitan Solutions, one of Europe's premier events focused on issues confronting cities. Featuring 12 high-profile international conferences and a trade show, participants will hear and see the latest on urban mobility, energy supply, water supply/quality, building installations and urban safety/security.

March 23-24, 2015: Smart Cities Now Forum

Hosted by Envision Charlotte and Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Daniel Clodfelter, the Council will hold its quarterly forum focused on innovative technologies that are making cities smarter and improving their livability, workability and sustainability. The invitation-only gathering of Council partners, advisors and guests will be held on the University of North Carolina campus in Charlotte.

IDC: Top 10 smart cities predictions for 2013

Wed, 2013-02-27 18:34 -- Liz Enbysk
04/17/2013

The smart city initiative is growing as a recognized movement for innovation and investment at all levels of government, according to IDC Government Insights. For that reason, a smart city analyst team from IDC Government Insights has put together the company's first annual top 10 predictions for the smart city market in 2013.

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