Smart Dublin chooses IoT solution to curb ring buoy theft

ring buoy

Dublin-based proptech company ZiggyTec has been chosen as one of four bidders to complete the first phase of Smart Dublin’s ring buoy monitoring project. The initiative, run in conjunction with Dublin City Council, aims to help curb ring buoy theft across the capital, helping to save lives. ZiggyTech is an IoT solution that provides real-time data on health and safety equipment, utilities, and air quality. Inland water safety According smartdocklands.ie, approximately 15 ring buoys are stolen in Dublin each week, with 600 needing to be replaced each year. The group…

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Smart cities predicted to create $2.46 trillion worth of business opportunities by 2025

Smart cities business

According to analysis from Frost & Sullivan, post-pandemic, investment in smart projects like smart grids, autonomous vehicles, smart lighting and e-governance will gain traction. Smart cities are forecast to create ‘significant’ business opportunities with a market value of $2.46 trillion by 2025, new analysis finds. An uncertain post-pandemic situation, according to Frost & Sullivan, will compel smart cities to focus on developing collaborative, data-driven infrastructure to provide appropriate healthcare facilities as well as public security services. Smart initiatives Investments in smart initiatives are also expected to rise over the next…

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Singapore opens smart city co-innovation lab

Singapore Science Park

Southeast Asia’s first industry-led smart cities solutions development lab has opened in Singapore. The Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab has been initiated by CapitaLand, one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups, and is supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG). Smart cities co-creation The lab aims to bring together leaders in the smart cities space to co-create and test innovations with local built environment and technology companies in a live environment at CapitaLand’s 55-hectare, 5G-enabled Singapore Science Park. The lab, which hopes to benefit around…

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Ecommpay announces payment service for mobility sector

payment service

International payment service provider and direct bank card acquirer, Ecommpay has introduced a payments solution targeted at the mobility sector. The solution, which works across Western Europe, Central Asia and the CIS states, allows mobility companies to offer familiar payment methods while building a unified payment process, in order to expand into new markets. Mobility ecosystems According to Ecommpay, the offering integrates “seamlessly and effectively” into existing mobility ecosystems, and can be used for ride-sharing and car-sharing, taxi- and ride-hailing, bike and scooter sharing, and delivery services. Companies can accept…

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Global smart hospitals market to surpass $103bn by 2027

smart medicine

Companies are focusing on launching new applications in order to establish smart hospitals through artificial intelligence which is expected to drive the growth of the global market. The global smart hospitals market is forecast to exceed $103.6bn by end of 2027, a new research study finds. According to Coherent Market Insight’s (CMI) analysis, this will demonstrate a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.6 per cent during the forecast period of 2020 through to 2027. Constant patient monitoring Increasing prevalence of Covid-19 cases has created demand for constant patient monitoring…

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Scottish Water taps into citizens’ thirst for sustainability

Scottish Water

A network of public drinking water top-up taps installed by Scottish Water across Scotland has saved the equivalent of 250,000 plastic bottles and is being expanded to 70 more locations. A network of public drinking water top-up taps installed by Scottish Water across Scotland has saved the equivalent of 250,000 plastic bottles. The go-ahead has now been given for more refillable points to be installed across the country at 70 locations throughout Scotland – including in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands – by March 2021. High-tech stations Each of the…

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Quanergy and iCent partner to improve pedestrian safety in Seoul

Soul smart city

Lidar solutions deployed to form basis of new effective traffic policies. Quanergy Systems and iCent have partnered to install a new Smart Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) solution to improve pedestrian crossing safety in school zones in Seoul. The Smart Safety School Zone solution will gather data that will form the basis of new effective traffic policies and help decide on the best technology to keep pedestrians and drivers safe. In 2012 South Korea held the second highest pedestrian death rate among OECD countries at 10.8 road fatalities per 100,000…

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5G autonomous electric vehicle trial launched in Stockholm

5G autonomous electric vehicle

The collective behind the trial aim to explore the safe introduction of self-driving autonomous EVs in complex urban areas to help optimise route planning. An autonomous self-driving, electric minibus trial has been launched in Stockholm, Sweden, using 5G technology to remotely control and supervise the vehicle. The 5G Ride pilot is part of an initiative led by Urban ICT Arena in partnership with Keolis, Telia, Ericsson and Intel that focuses on how 5G and control towers can help facilitate the safe introduction of self-driving, electric vehicle buses in urban areas.…

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Amazon Sidewalk network to launch this year using Semtech LoRa platform

Amazon Sidewalk

Amazon has partnered with Semtech Corporation to use the vendor’s LoRa technology on its forthcoming Sidewalk network. Operated by Amazon at no charge to customers, Sidewalk is a wireless network for the domestic IoT market that will launch later in 2020. It utilises Semtech Corporation’s long range, low power LoRa platform to extend the range of a customer’s home network to connect both outdoor and indoor, low-bandwidth smart home products, including smart lights, pet trackers, sensors for asset tracking, smart irrigation, and a multitude of additional low cost devices targeted…

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Robots to join cauliflower pickers after harvesting tech breakthrough

Robots cauliflower

Fieldwork Robotics’ work already bore fruit with automated raspberry picker. British farmers could be using robots to fill gaps in recruitment of fruit and vegetable pickers after Fieldwork Robotics began work with Bonduelle Group, one of the world’s leading vegetable producers. Fieldwork, a spin out from the University of Plymouth, will initially work on the detection and soft robotics technology with a view to produce an early-stage prototype during the second year of the collaboration. Bonduelle will provide access to fields and expertise in vegetables and knowledge of different growing…

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Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

2020 Smart City Index

The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities. Singapore has topped the Institute for Management Development (IMD) Smart City Index for the second consecutive year, followed by the Finnish capital Helsinki and Swiss city of Zurich. The ranking, launched last year, is based on citizens’ perception of the impact that technology has on their quality of lives as well as economic and technological data. Covid considerations This year,…

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Human Horizons launches self-parking cars

HiPhi

The launch of AVP and its application in car parks and highways makes connected autonomous smart mobility another step closer. Chinese smart mobility and autonomous driving research company Human Horizons has rolled-out its Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) system on its HiPhi X production vehicle. The world first launch comes after successful development and testing at the Shanghai Research Centre and marks a milestone in advanced autonomous driving technology research. Vehicle and road integrated technology The system delivers Level 4 autonomous driving, which is the ability of a vehicle to drive…

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Ping An offers smart audio screening for coronavirus

Ping An Smart Healthcare

China-based Ping An Smart Healthcare, an affiliate of Ping An Smart City, has launched a smart audio screening system for COVID-19, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) to strengthen epidemic control and prevention. It claims to have already used the technology to complete over 580,000 screenings in 47,000 households in 17 communities in Wuhan, and successfully identified more than 1,600 suspected cases for tracking. Smart healthcare Ping An Smart Healthcare is available to nearly 800 million people in more than 70 cities in China and Southeast…

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Collaboration aims to create an urban air infrastructure

Urban-Air Port's UAM infrastructure

UK-based Urban-Air Port and Hyundai Air Mobility have announced a partnership to explore the creation of a purpose-built, multi-functional and scalable infrastructure to enable urban transportation systems to move people and cargo by air. Hyundai forecasts the air mobility market will be worth nearly $1.5 trillion over the next 20 years but countries lack the appropriate ground infrastructure. UAM investment The company, part of the Hyundai Motor Group division, plans to invest $1.5bn in urban air mobility (UAM) over the next five years to create an air vehicle and the…

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Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs among those to partner with ioXt Alliance to secure IoT devices

ioXt Alliance

The ioXt Alliance, which describes itself as the global standard for IoT Security, announced today that major technology companies and manufacturers including Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs, have certified a wide range of devices through the ioXt Alliance Certification Program. The devices certified secure by the ioXt Alliance include cell phones, smart home, lighting controls, IoT Bluetooth, smart retail, portable medical, pet trackers, routers and automotive technology. The ioXt Alliance is backed by the names in tech and is the only organisation positioned to handle the rapidly increasing demand for IoT…

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