Qualcomm, AMC Health team to improve care for at-risk patients… Ooredoo has visit from PM to talk smart cities… CH2M HILL tapped for biggest infrastructure project in Latin America… Black & Veatch joins Value of Water Coalition… ABB teams with Samsung SDI to accelerate growth of microgrid market.
A single app that shows all the transportation options in cities. Electric buses that run without wires. A power grid that helps heal itself, dramatically shortening outages. Check out these and other bright ideas that were highlighted at the Council's recent Smart Cities Now forum.
Itron CEO Philip Mezey and Council Chairman Jesse Berst were quoted in The Charlotte Observer's coverage of the Smart Cities Now forum held in Charlotte March 23-24. Click for details and a link to the complete article.
Civic Resource Group has launched CivicConnect 3.0, a next-generation digital platform that provides an integrated suite of information-rich smart city applications. Learn why CivicConnect represents an important evolution in smart city software.
By plugging money leaks in water, electric and natural gas systems, Itron says cities may already have the funds they need to get started on smart cities projects. Click to see how these efforts are paying off big time for Charlotte, North Carolina.
Most innovative IoT companies? Fast Company puts Microsoft in the top 10… IBM makes top 10 list of digital health innovators… ABB wins big order to help deliver a whole lot of wind… Saudi Telecom partnerships reap data centers and expanded digital services... OSIsoft snags two awards for innovation… Dubai Chamber salutes Veolia with CSR awards.
Cisco, Intel and Deutsche Telekom are collaborating on Challenge Up! on Challenge Up! -- a business accelerator designed to help early-stage startups in the EMEA region get smart, connected products and services to market faster. It's a free program; click for details.
The largest solar installation company in the U.S. is zeroing in on likely customers for a new microgrids-as-a-service offering – municipalities among them. Utility heavyweight Duke Energy is eyeing microgrids too – and has assembled a who's who of industry players. Click for details.
North America will gain its first major smart cities conference and exhibition this fall thanks to the Smart Cities Council, the sector's largest coalition. Smart Cites Week will demonstrate the exponential growth of smart city developments worldwide.
Traffic signals are fine when motorists obey them. See how a new traffic management system from Siemens is helping police in China control traffic in a city where it can be every motorist for himself.
Schneider Electric partners on Ontario's new smart grid laboratory… Ooredoo and Ericsson launch Indonesia M2M platform… Allied Telesis selected for broadband expansion… Enel and Nissan collaborate on V2G… Alstom Grid wins Australia transmission project.
UK power giant first to go live with innovative GE technology… Cubic's mobile transit app a big hit in Frankfurt… Seattle Business zooms in on Itron… IBM teams on Vodaphone Connected City initiative… CH2M HILL collects awards for environmental excellence.
Chattanooga, Tennessee’s utility and S&C Electric have won international attention for efforts to improve electric grid reliability and provide customers with super-fast Internet service. But the smart grid benefits extend far beyond fewer outages and Internet bragging rights – for example, jobs and investment capital.
A half-million tech jobs go unfilled in the U.S. because companies can’t find qualified candidates. Is it happening in your city? Learn how a new initiative will bring together several levels of government with the private sector to seek a fix.
The British city of Bristol will soon be under a wireless canopy designed to turn it into an open innovation lab. See how the Silver Spring Networks project is helping to turn the city into a hotbed of smart city research.
Your city's biggest single cyber vulnerability is likely it’s legacy infrastructure – older gear that doesn't have some of the more sophisticated protections now common. Read how Intel is tackling this problem for the smart grid, one of a city's most essential pieces of infrastructure.
A touch screen could soon replace actually touching trash at waste sorting facilities. Learn why the system Veolia is piloting in France is not only great news for workers; it could also make a huge difference for cities and the environment.
Finding a parking spot in a big city is not only a big headache, it’s a big cause of traffic jams. Read how a new parking system developed by Siemens that combines a smartphone app with radar sensors mounted on street lamps could make both go away.
Florida Power & Light has been so pleased with its smart street lighting initiative with Silver Spring Networks that just one year into the effort, it has announced plans to expand it nearly six-fold. Learn why and see what more the utility (and citizens) stand to gain.
A move to help millions of daily commuters experience faster, more convenient and personalized ways to get around by tapping into the power of their mobile phones was just announced by MasterCard and Cubic Transportation Systems. Learn what it could mean for your city.
Cisco wins contract for major Dubai smart city project… ABB takes transformer intelligence to the next level… Saudi Telecom launches effort to nurture next-gen IT talent… Silver Spring Networks wins metering project in New Zealand… Elster snags contract for big AMI initiative in Mexico.
Smart cities run on data and a new effort led by Enel is trying to find ways to use existing infrastructure to share it. Learn how electrical substations could one day become powerful data hubs as well.
Location information can contain valuable insights that cities can use to improve livability. Learn how a new framework from the Open Geospatial Consortium can help cities get started using this data faster than ever.
Iceland's electric grid gets boost from GE technology… S&C Electric exec focus of article on Africa's energy future… Hong Kong asks Black & Veatch to help address its water uncertainties… Rocket Builders names Bit Stew Systems a top clean tech company.
Police struggling to find a serial bank robber credit a database with ultimately breaking open the case. See how technology from SunGard Public Sector led detectives to the robber even though all they had was the vaguest of descriptions.
Is your city hampered by inadequate health care, as in not enough medical professionals to meet the need? Qualcomm describes a vision where robots could provide better health care to more people with less delay. Find out how that vision is already taking place with great success.
Over the next 15 years, nearly $60 trillion will be needed to finance global infrastructure projects. Current funding sources appear to fall well short. See how a new initiative backed in part by Cisco will help cities find new sources.
There’s nothing good to say about traffic jams. They delay us. They annoy us. They lead to wasted fuel, polluted air and lost production. So how do you defeat clogged city streets? Well-adjusted traffic signals is one good place to start.
Opening data can truly transform smart cities and a new coalition is helping cities take that step. Find out how IBM, GE and others plan to help cities open their data faster and at lower cost than ever before.
Bogota's urban mobility transformation gets a boost from MasterCard… Ooredoo will offer smart home solutions in Qatar… Badger Meter teams with Aeris on Santa Fe water project… Minnesota electrical co-op goes with Elster AMI system… UST Global helps take the trash out of India’s National Games. Learn more at the site.
Experts have long predicted that real-time energy data would create a bonanza of new energy services. Now Enel and partners from 10 EU countries are determined to make it happen. Read about the new Flexiciency initiative.
While India continues to work on its vision of 100 smart cities, a new report already suggests the 20 most promising cities to make that transformation in the next phase. Click for an update on the evolving India smart city scene, including some of the companies planning to help make the vision reality.
Schneider Electric technology will automate new Las Vegas showplace… Itron will help North Miami Beach modernize its water infrastructure… Mercedes to unveil update of limo popular with pols… Veolia partners to close the loop on agricultural waste.
Europe’s new GrowSmarter project aims to dramatically speed the growth of smart cities by using three cities as a showcase. Find out how the effort, which involves the urban institute, could create thousands of jobs and slash energy consumption.
Eight Spanish cities reduced electricity consumption by 64% and saved over 4,300 tonnes of C02 last year. How did they do it? Enel Group companies installed thousands of cutting-edge lights and smart controls, replacing traditional lampposts.
Cubic and Transport for London celebrate ticketing win… MasterCard enters pact with Egypt to drive financial inclusion… Isle of Wight deploying new S&C Electric radio technology… Black & Veatch hired to design giant Saudi desalination project… Civic Resource Group will deliver enhanced Amazon Web Services solutions… Schneider Electric among world’s most sustainable corporations.
As cities look for help to solve tough community problems, a cash donation to a local charity may not be the best approach. See why UST Global executives say that often engagement is what really matters in building more sustainable communities.
In the early days of the smart grid, cities and utilities that bought smart devices often had to roll out their own communications network. And that meant many months and many millions of dollars. Thanks to companies like GE, that's changing. Get the details.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is out with its annual environmental ratings for vehicles. Top of the list – and with the highest "green score" ever – is the Smart Fortwo made by Mercedes-Benz. And the "meanest" vehicle on the road? Click for a look.
Ooredoo helps Qatar keep its cool… Alstom's new system will manage demand response for NV Energy… ABI ranks Siemens as top traffic management system vendor… Elster solution tackles mounting volumes of smart grid data… Bit Stew Systems teams to offer utilities robust data management tool.