Dublin city awarded IBM ‘Smart City’ grant

Dublin city awarded IBM ‘Smart City’ grant

🕔16:03, 26.Mar 2014

Dublin City Council is one of 16 cities and regions around the world to be awarded an IBM grant worth $500,000, which aims to help it solve a problem using data analytics technology. The IBM Smart Cities Challenge will see a

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Kapsch waiting for Jakarta green light

Kapsch waiting for Jakarta green light

🕔16:48, 25.Mar 2014

Swedish-based Kapsch TrafficCom says it has signed an agreement with an Indonesian IT firm in preparation to offering electronic road pricing for inner-city areas and highway toll booths. Kapsch, which first visited Indonesia about three years ago as part of a

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Cisco joins the smart city drive in Qatar

Cisco joins the smart city drive in Qatar

🕔16:27, 25.Mar 2014

Cisco has announced its partnership as Diamond Sponsors of the Arab Future Cities Summit to be held in Doha on 7th and 8th April, 2014. Using this platform, Cisco will share its vision for creating a sustainable smart and connected

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Only 1% of Abu Dhabi population uses public transport

Only 1% of Abu Dhabi population uses public transport

🕔16:52, 24.Mar 2014

Only one per cent of the UAE capital’s population use public transport, figures released by the Department of Transport show. The figures were released during a conference last Wednesday. The conference heard the UAE has a long-standing car culture due

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Car park security in Paris improved

Car park security in Paris improved

🕔17:08, 20.Mar 2014

SAEMES (Société Anonyme d’Economie Mixte d’Exploitation du Stationnement, a semi-public parking system operator for the City of Paris) controls more than 90 car parks in the city area of Paris. Over 4 million visitors use the parking each year. For

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Tycoon Vincent Bolloré to back London electric car hire scheme

Tycoon Vincent Bolloré to back London electric car hire scheme

🕔17:16, 17.Mar 2014

A point-to-point electric car-sharing scheme has been promised for London by the billionaire tycoon behind the Paris prototype, with thousands of new vehicle-charging points to be added in London this year. The scheme, planned to start in March 2015, would

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More Californians ditching their cars in favour of bikes and walking

More Californians ditching their cars in favour of bikes and walking

🕔17:12, 17.Mar 2014

The rate of Californians walking, biking or taking public transport on a typical day doubled to 22% over a 10-year span starting in 2001, according to a new study released by state transportation officials. The study also found that the rate

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Intelligent transportation to be key technology enabler of Smart Cities

Intelligent transportation to be key technology enabler of Smart Cities

🕔17:21, 14.Mar 2014

With more than two-thirds of the global population expected to live in urban contexts by 2050, the deployment of smart cities technologies and intelligent transportation services in particular, will become key policy areas for local governments. By 2025, penetration of

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Cross-country EV charging network launched

Cross-country EV charging network launched

🕔17:26, 12.Mar 2014

A network of 14 electric vehicle (EV) rapid chargers, forming Milton Keynes CrossLink, has been launched, four weeks ahead of schedule. CrossLink is a Milton Keynes Council initiative and the charging units are sited at strategic locations connecting Cambridge and

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Smart pedestrian crossings for London in pioneering new scheme

Smart pedestrian crossings for London in pioneering new scheme

🕔17:30, 10.Mar 2014

“Intelligent” pedestrians crossings are to be introduced on London’s streets within months in the first scheme of its kind in the world. Traffic lights will be re-phased to give priority to pedestrians at busy junctions and enable crowds to clear

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