Ehang partners to build eco vertiport in Italy

Heliport Giancarlo Zema Design Group

The autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform company is partnering with architecture firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group to help extend its air mobility solutions in Europe. Autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company Ehang is partnering with Rome-based architecture firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group (GZDG) to build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs. New era of flight Vertiports will play a significant role in the urban air mobility (UAM) market and the new…

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AAEON Celebrates Launch of 3rd Generation Intel Xeon SP Processors and Announces ARES-WHI0 Server Board

ARES-WHI0 Server Board

AAEON, an industry leader of AI and IOT solutions, is excited to celebrate the launch of Intel’s latest scalable platform, the 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (formerly Ice Lake-SP). As an associate member of the Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, AAEON is excited to bring this new technology to market with the ARES-WHI0 industrial ATX server board and other future products. The 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors deliver the next generation of high-end computing performance and support for vital data integrity and security technologies. This new generation of Xeon…

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Innodisk Brings AIoT to Taipei City with Avalue Partnership

InnoAGE SSD from Innodisk

Innodisk announced a new partnership with Avalue, with the goal of bringing AIoT to Taipei City streets. This radical AIoT solution includes EPC-APL from Avalue and the InnoAGE SSD from Innodisk, and enables AI recognition with smart cameras for object detection, behavior identification, and traffic flow monitoring, all together making traffic easier to manage. Enabling Remote Control of Dynamic Signals Control Systems The partnership will enter a project on signal control systems run by the Taipei City Department of Transportation. The system is enabled by using the innovative InnoAGE SSD,…

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Nokia to deliver smart city management platform for Nicosia

Nokia Integrated Operations Center

Cyta, the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority, has selected Nokia to deliver its city management platform to help advance the municipality of Nicosia’s smart city transformation. The Nokia integrated operations centre (IOC) will help city authorities deliver a range of new digital services that include urban mobility, smart parking, intelligent street lighting, environmental sensors, sustainable waste management, digital signage, and information services. Smart city systems Part of the municipality’s long-term smart city strategy, the Nicosia city project is expected to be completed in three years with initial infrastructure and smart city systems…

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UK train station harvests kinetic energy from commuters’ footsteps

Leighton Buzzard energy-generating walkways

Leighton Buzzard train station in the UK county of Bedfordshire has installed two walkways made up of kinetic floor tiles that will use energy created from the weight of commuters’ footsteps to power two USB charging benches and a digital data screen. Kinetic walkway developer Pavegen is working with Central Bedfordshire Council on the project, which aims to engage visitors, showcase the council’s green credentials and encourage other transport hubs to follow suit. The data screen will show commuters the contribution they are making as well as host other messages.…

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Driverless passenger shuttle launched in Paris Ile-de-France

Navya autonomous shuttles

A new bus line using autonomous electric shuttles has been inaugurated in the Paris Ile-de-France region. The shuttles will serve the suburban train station of Saint-Quentin-enYvelines-Montigny-le-Bretonneux on the Paris-Brest railway and several local business parks in the Île-de-France Mobilités network. Last-mile solution Île-de-France Mobilités, the public transport authority for the region, selected multi-modal transportation company Keolis to run the new line, which is designed to complement the existing bus service by providing a last-mile solution for the local employment area. Introduction of the service follows previous trials in La Défense…

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Robots trialled for on-demand parcel and grocery delivery in Punggol

Punggol Digital District

A trial to test the use of autonomous robot ‘couriers’ in providing on-demand deliveries in a live environment is underway in Punggol, a residential district of Singapore. The public-private trial aims to pave the way for wider use of autonomous robots in making on-demand deliveries to consumers. One-year trial The one-year trial is led by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), in partnership with Housing & Development Board (HDB), Land Transport Authority (LTA), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), logistics service provider CM Logistics, supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice and technology provider, Otsaw.…

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Smart waste monitoring solution supports pay-as-you-throw models

Sensoneo Route Planning solution

Sensoneo’s WatchDog enables haulers to automatically track and record all actions made during the waste collection process and supports programmes to incentivise waste reduction. Provider of smart waste management solutions, Sensoneo, has introduced a digital service monitoring device combining fleet, management, truck tracking and service verification for waste collection vehicles. The WatchDog solution enables haulers to automatically track and record all actions made during the waste collection process without the need for any manual handling, according to Sensoneo. Increasing waste The increasing volumes of waste, growing urbanism, and concern over…

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1NCE expands NB-IoT coverage in Europe

1NCE NB-IoT

1NCE, the fully-fledged operator of IoT network services worldwide, is expanding its Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) offering in Europe. In addition to Germany and Austria, 1NCE’s IoT Flat Rate now covers the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Italy, and the UK with access to NB-IoT networks. With the additional NB-IoT network coverage in Mainland China, 1NCE now supports the most relevant IoT core markets in Europe and Asia. Deployment of narrowband IoT solutions now easier and more economical across countries Thanks to the extended NB-IoT coverage, cross-border deployment of IoT solutions with 1NCE…

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Ontario government supports next-generation autonomous truck project

NuPort truck

Toronto-based start-up NuPort Robotics and Canadian Tire Company have announced a partnership with the government to invest $3m to test what claims to be first-of-a-kind automated truck technology. The government of Ontario province in Canada is partnering with Canadian Tire and autonomous driving company NuPort Robotics to undertake a heavy-duty trucking project to test automated technology. The two-year project will see the Toronto-based start-up Nuport retrofit its technology to conventional semi-tractor trailers incorporating high-tech sensors and controls, a touchscreen navigation system, and other features such as obstacle and collision avoidance.…

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Intelligent infrastructure pilot launched in Texas

public infrastructure network node (Pinn)

The Autonomy Institute and its partners are deploying a public infrastructure network node at Texas Military Department in Austin with plans to expand across major US cities and globally. The Autonomy Institute, a cooperative research consortium focused on advancing and accelerating autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge, has announced plans to launch a public infrastructure network node (Pinn) pilot at Texas Military Department in Austin, Texas. The Pinn pilot will serve as the programme for developing autonomous solutions at the edge with plans to expand from Austin to…

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Espoo launches autonomous street sweeper pilot programme

Trombia Free Autonomous Street Sweepers

The Trombia Free units are equipped with an all-weather autonomous, lidar-based, machine vision technology that filtrates the noise coming from the environment in rainy, snowy or alternative conditions. The Finnish city of Espoo is launching a commercial trial of an autonomous street sweeper. Finnish street maintenance technology developer, Trombia Technologies, launched the full-power autonomous street sweeper in September 2020 and piloted it in Helsinki. Sustainable city cleaning City authorities plan to roll out a commercial pilot from March 2021 onwards, ushering in the start of greener and more sustainable city…

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Paris to launch universal charging pilot for micro-mobility

Duckt lock charge points

Duckt will install 150 dock, lock and charge points across the Paris Rive Gauche area to demonstrate how the infrastructure can accelerate micro-mobility to reduce climate impact in the city. The Paris Rive Gauche (13th arrondissement) area of Paris is to undertake a pilot project for the installation of 150 dock, lock, and charge points. The project, awarded to micro-mobility infrastructure provider Duckt, aims to demonstrate how universal charging infrastructure can accelerate micro-mobility use to reduce climate impact in the city. Universal charge solution After responding to a Paris municipality…

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Austria builds lidar-equipped testing environment

ALP.Lab lidar

The Austrian Industry and Testing Alliance (ALP.Lab) has teamed with Cepton, a provider of intelligent, lidar-based solutions, to build lidar-equipped testing environments for studying complicated road driving situations. According to ALP.Lab, for the first time in Austria, this project will deliver real-world traffic data analytics from complex urban and rural alpine intersections. Complex traffic situations As an alliance of automotive suppliers such as Magna and AVL, and as a partner to scientific organisations like Virtual Vehicle Research, Joanneum Research and Graz University of Technology, ALP.Lab seeks to deliver real-life data…

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Partnership announced to co-create Bleutech Park smart city vision

Bleutech Park Properties

Real-estate investment trust (REIT) Bleutech Park Properties is partnering with Siemens Advanta to help co-create what it claims will be the first “digital infrastructure city” in the world. The £7.5bn Bleutech Park development, located in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, will be constructed of net-zero carbon footprint buildings within its own insular mini-city, featuring automated multi-functional designs, renewable energy sources, photovoltaic ‘supertrees’, as well as a variety of other interconnected innovations. Ultra-luxury residential towers The smart city development will encompass luxury residential towers, futuristic hotels, technologically advanced office spaces, and…

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