‘Smart bus’ startup Zeelo, aimed at employers and schools, secures $14M to scale in the US

Zeelo — a ‘smart buses’ platform providing bus operators, employers and schools with private bus and shuttle transport programs — has secured $14 million in a fresh Series A ‘extension’ round of funding.

BT adds Gorilla video AI to smart ports tech roster

BT entered into a strategic relationship with artificial intelligence-powered video analytics specialist Gorilla Technology, in order to deliver a container identification and damage detection solution as part of the Group’s growing “smart ports” interest.

How Ports are Using Technology to Boost Efficiency

Implementing technology can increase the capacity and efficiency of a port – for example, through optimising loading or unloading cargo operations and reducing the number of workers needed to manage such processes.

Smart city market to reach $300 billion by 2032

The global ‘smart city’ technology market is expected to grow from US$121 billion in annual revenue in 2023 to US$301 billion by 2032, according to a new report from Guidehouse Insights. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.7 percent.

Cybersecurity best practices for smart cities issued by CISA

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Wednesday published a cybersecurity best practices guide for smart cities, warning that municipalities should carefully evaluate and address cybersecurity risks associated with connected public services and infrastructure. 

US cities win share of $94 million in smart mobility funding

The US Department of Transportation has announced the first round of grants through the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program, totalling over US$94 million for 59 projects across the country.

Adaptive cities: The next phase for smart cities

Adaptive cities allow municipalities to balance political, economic, social, technological, and environmental conditions, continuously analyzing and acting on them.

Chattanooga building out ‘smart intersection network’

Chattanooga, Tennessee, will add dozens of “smart city intersections” through an ongoing partnership supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

Israel targets ‘smart’ cities with new 5G mobile auction

Israel urged mobile firms to expand the deployment of fifth-generation sites to allow for 'smart' stadiums and hospitals on Wednesday, as the country launched its second 5G tender.

What an AI-powered World Cup obscures

FIFA is touting an AI-powered decision-making system that will use sensors in the actual soccer ball to help determine calls.

The OCC is opening a new office for fintech

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is trying to arbitrate changes in financial technology such as the growth of cryptocurrency.

Can smart streetlights kick-start smart city progress? Yes, they can.

Besides saving energy and reducing costs, smart street lighting can provide a backbone for innovative and cutting-edge IoT city deployments.

Manufacturers are embracing the ESG imperative – now they must find the technology to bring it to life

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance has become an increasing focus for investors and corporate boards alike – but it wasn’t always this way.

How Technology Can Help Bridge The Gap Between Infrastructure And Sustainability

It’s no secret the need for sustainable and resilient infrastructure is becoming more urgent every year. In fact, industry experts predict that the world will have to invest $90 trillion in sustainable infrastructure by 2030 to truly combat climate change.

What is Science, Technology, and Infrastructure Policy?

Building strong communities and improving quality of life are just two of the many reasons passionate individuals chose to pursue careers in public service or public affairs. 

What Is The Metaverse And Why Should You Care?

On the assumption that the “Metaverse” will likely influence our lives in many ways, some of them currently unfathomable, in the years ahead—and that many of you also are mystified by this and other developments in the tech world...

New drone technology aiding Colorado Springs Fire Department

The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is making a big investment in drone technology.

How Smart City Technology is Making Cities Around the World More Livable

Today, the Internet of Things has advanced much further than the possibilities suggested by those earliest ideas. The world is now seeing the IoT on a massive scale in the form of smart cities.

Could Smart Cars Finally be Driving Towards Reality?

Autonomous vehicles offer the potential for making streets safer, but currently face regulatory and safety challenges of their own.

DHS Adding 22 New STEM Fields of Study to OPT Program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has added 22 new fields of study to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for enhancing contributions of nonimmigrant students studying STEM subjects.

Biden signs $1T infrastructure deal with bipartisan crowd

President Joe Biden signed his hard-fought $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law Monday before a bipartisan, celebratory crowd on the White House lawn, declaring that the new infusion of cash for roads, bridges, ports and more is going to make life “change for the better” for the American people.

Smart bandage contains sensors to detect wound-healing process

A new ‘smart bandage’ has been developed that contains a sensor which detects moisture levels in a wound and then transmits the data to a nearby smartphone, without requiring doctors to remove the bandage.

Jacobs’ Fulcrum Bridge Technology Goes Into Production

Fulcrum Bridge makes it possible to combine conventional engine braking with automatic hydraulic lash adjustment – two technologies, which were previously incompatible, to both enhance vehicle performance and reduce operating costs.

Lessons from the Pandemic: The Future of ‘Smart Cities’

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to rethink the future of cities. The increase in remote work will impact office footprints, transportation patterns, and consumption habits, while the adoption of AI and the increase in automation will continue to reshape the workforce.

America’s ‘Smart City’ didn’t get much smarter

Columbus, Ohio, won a $50 million grant five years ago to use tech to solve old problems. But technical hurdles, bureaucracy, and the pandemic dashed many plans.

Colorado looks to Australia to solve I-25 traffic congestion

Easing the notorious rush-hour gridlock on Interstate 25 south of Denver will require controlling thousands of motorists’ access to the highway with fraction-of-a-second precision never before seen in Colorado.

Whiteman AFB Airman innovates, develops smart maintenance floor mat to prevent FOD

Foreign object debris, or FOD, can come from a variety of sources and presents a major hazard to aircraft around the world, costing the aviation industry an estimated $4 billion in repairs each year.

Smart tech transforming the lives of elderly people living independently

A revolutionary new trial is using smart technologies in accessible housing to monitor health-related incidents among people with disabilities and older people.

NASA Rover Tech Used for Eco-Friendly Rubber Tire Alternative

A startup adopted NASA technology to build puncture-proof airless tires.

The future of transportation – leveraging smart solutions to boost user experience

It is only a matter of time before cities worldwide embrace technology to improve transit and connect people to economic opportunities and each other – safely.

Highest city in the world deploys fibre broadband

The deployment of an optical broadband network in the Bolivian city of Potosí will open up an array of opportunities that the city, its people and businesses have not had before.

The Electric Year: In 2020, We Charged toward Electric Vehicles

Everyone's plans changed a bit, but automakers kept pushing forward with electric vehicles.

The 5 Biggest Healthcare Trends In 2021 Everyone Should Be Ready For Today

The course of technology-driven change has been diverted this year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. While the biggest drivers of change are still artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), and other fourth industrial revolution fields, their impact was felt in different ways than we may have anticipated at the start of the year.

Issues and trends impacting today’s power industry

A new report released by Black & Veatch examines key issues and trends impacting today’s power industry.

Huntsville Center supports Army’s Smart Barracks Initiative

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, is providing technical and contracting support for the U.S. Army Material Command’s Smart Barracks Initiative

Future of the Smart Home: 11+ Innovations That Could Change the Way We Live

These 11+ Smart Home Innovations could be the future of smart home tech

Starting a science business during a pandemic

3 chemistry start-ups cope with COVID-19 chaos

New smart fabrics with bioactive inks monitor body and environment by changing color

Bioactive inks printed on wearable textiles can map conditions over the entire surface of the body

Beyond the thermometer: Tech companies rush to roll out health screening apps

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fuse Technology Group Inc. recognized it would need a solution for monitoring symptoms of employees, many of whom work on software products for essential companies.

The future of medical technology devices in the time of COVID-19

In this COVID-19 era, the need for health and care systems to become agile and change is very real.

How Smart Cities Are Protecting Against Coronavirus But Threatening Privacy

The use of masses of connected sensors makes it clear that the coronavirus pandemic is–intentionally or not–being used as a testbed for new surveillance technologies that may threaten privacy and civil liberties.

Cities after coronavirus: How Covid-19 could radically alter urban life

Pandemics have always shaped cities – and from increased surveillance to ‘de-densification’ to new community activism, Covid-19 is doing it already

Centrica and VW Announce EV Enablement Partnership in UK

Centrica, Volkswagen (VW) set to accelerate EV adoption across the UK, after agreeing on a 3-year partnership to provide home charging solutions for new owners

Unleashing the full potential of smart agriculture

Internet of things (IoT)-based technologies and systems could completely change operations in arable farming, suggests a review of their current and potential applications, implementation challenges and solutions.

How factories of the future are leading the way to innovation in manufacturing

As the world of production face a perfect storm wrought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the accelerating climate emergency, raising trade tensions and growing economic uncertainty, manufacturers must develop new capabilities and adapt.

10 predictions for smart city priorities in 2020

IoT projects will slow down and cities will have to decide if 5G is best for vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, IDC says.

A decade of smart city projects: What worked and what didn’t

The idea of smart cities was not on anyone's radar back in 2005, but New Orleans got a head start on data-driven decision making thanks to Hurricane Katrina. 

Microsoft announces new Azure features at Smart City Expo 2019

At this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft has announced several new features in Azure to accelerate the development and success of smart city solutions. 

Smart Cities Will Need to Put People First – Not Technology – in Order to Survive

Smart cities are going to have to put the people living there first if they're hoping to innovate.

Qualcomm touts smart streetlights, water meters and other smart cities tech

San Diego cellular provider is counting on growth from Internet of Things, including connected smart cities infrastructure.

‘Smarter, greener lives’: Five-year plan aims to boost smart meter innovation

Smart DCC, which runs UK's smart meter infrastructure, sets out vision for harnessing technology to boost EV and smart grid uptake.

Smart farming with ‘AI at the edge’

Cambridge Consultants has announced to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to the edge of the network, using low-cost, low-power devices to perform complex machine learning tasks.

‘AI at the edge’ is

Smile, Your City Is Watching You

Local governments must protect your privacy as they turn to “smart city” technology.
Walking through the streets of New York City, you can feel the thrill of being lost in

5G to play a significant role in entertainment and education

With the deployment of a fifth-generation network in China that comes with high speed and low latency, industrial applications including education and entertainment will discover new market opportunities.

Are Smart Cities The Next Great Disruptor?

When the city of Columbus, Ohio, submitted its bid to become Amazon’s HQ2, city officials rolled out the usual fanfare: an assortment of tax incentives, promotion of its major educational institutions

Pavegen, which harvests energy and data from footsteps, secures crowd and Hinduja Group funding

Pavegen, a UK startup which harvests energy from people’s footsteps and also tracks that data, has raised £2.6m on its crowdfundingpush having doubled its initial £950k target.

LG tries to bring webOS to cars, robots, and the smart home with new partnership

LG and The Qt Company have announced an expanded partnership to bring webOS to more devicesincluding cars, robots, and other smart home products. LG saysthe partnership will make it more

Digital Health Startup Omada Snags Another $73 Million in Funding: Brainstorm Health

Sean Duffy, the co-founder and chief executive at digital health upstart Omada Health, approached the company’s new $73 million funding round with a philosophical question: “What will healthcare delivery look

New York Label & Box Co. expands to become ‘a vehicle for smart packaging’

New York Label & Box Company provides packaging to companies in the Cosmetic, Health, Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Vitamin and Nutraceutical industries.

DesignLights and CABA Sign Smart Buildings Collaboration Pact

CABA is a global non-profit industry association dedicated to advancing home and intelligent building technologies.
 The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) and the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) announced a new agreement

2019 Smart Cities Award winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Smart Cities Awards have been revealed at a Gala Awards Ceremony as part of the Smart Cities 2019 Conference in Melbourne.
Awards were handed out

Using Machine Learning to Keep the Beer Flowing

The world’s largest beer maker is using low-cost sensors and machine learning to predict when motors at a Colorado brewery might malfunction, reports The Wall Street Journal (Jan. 24, 2019). 

Siemens opens smart campus in Zug

Next year, building technology will become a core element of the new operating company, Smart Infrastructure, and its global HQ will be in Zug.
Siemens AG has inaugurated its new