Car-sharing services make it easier for big city residents to get around without their own cars. Now they may help get people excited about clean energy too. Learn about a successful venture between Electricite de France and the city of Nice that is doing just that.
A North Carolina police department cut violent gun crime by nearly half, and it did it without additional police officers or sweeping surveillance. Learn how data analytics technology from IBM is helping stop criminals in Durham.
The new Danish Outdoor Lighting Lab provides a showroom for vendors to demonstrate their latest LED street lighting designs and a street lighting infrastructure connected by Cisco, giving municipal officials an up close look at options before they buy.
Studies suggest every $1 worth of flood prevention can eliminate $4 worth of disaster recovery expenses later. So New York City's’s $3.7 billion coastal protection plan may be a great investment. But NYC isn’t alone in its preparation efforts. Learn how coastal communities around the world are taking action.
Creating a dedicated traffic control center to manage traffic jams and failing lights is often unrealistic for small and mid-size cities. That’s why a new cloud-based solution from Siemens that can be managed from a mobile device may interest city traffic managers.
Some of the technologies that make smart cities so effective can also pay off during their construction. Learn how Saudi Arabia developers are using mobile technology, why RFID has proven a construction site game-changer in Australia and how China is tapping supercomputers to make construction more cost-efficient.
To find innovative ideas for solving five of the toughest transportation challenges, Siemens this week launched its Mobility IDEA Contest. Members of the public and university students are invited to submit ideas (and there are prizes). Get the details.
We hear so much today about the Internet of Everything (IoE) and how it represents an enormous market opportunity. But what does it mean for cities and the people who live in them? Dr. Brendan O'Brien of Cisco showcases two cities that are connecting the IoE dots and seeing promising results. Click for details.
Love them or hate them, our fascination with selfies is greatly helping detectives solve tough cases faster. Find out how police are using them to solve everything from random crimes to missing person cases.
The world’s first electric highway could one day stretch between two busy California ports. Learn how the Siemens pilot could dramatically cut emissions from cargo trucks transporting goods in one of the world's smoggiest regions.