Smart city hardware market may top US$1.7trn, reports IDTechEx

Investors SpaceX, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Baidu, Toyota, Tesla, Hyundai, VW, LG, Apple, and Virgin are involved in smart cities in ways you may not expect. Their involvement spans making complete smart cities from scratch to robot shuttles replacing 10 types of vehicle, vertical take-off taxis, Hyperloop, vertical farming, battery elimination, solar and sensor

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Partners offer ‘cost-effective cellular’ coverage of IIoT’s last mile

Trilliant, a global provider of revolutionary smart communications solutions in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart energy and smart city space, has agreed to partner with 1NCE to deliver low-cost cellular connectivity. This is designed to make last mile connections for low data IIoT and smart meter applications.

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Global citizens face ‘digital frustration’ and want cities to get smarter, says Capgemini

Today’s city living is falling short of citizens’ increased expectations in the digital age. This is according to a new report from the Capgemini Research Institute. It explored responses from 10,000 citizens and over 300 city officials across 10 countries and 58 cities.

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Managed smart metering to thrive as utilities max the value of smart grid investments

Berg Insight has found that the installed base of smart electricity and gas meters in Europe was 168.3 million in 2019. The installed base is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% to reach 280.4 million units in 2025.

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Global IoT interoperability progress as support grows for oneM2M

International standards initiative oneM2M has welcomed a range of new members as organisations around the world seek to accelerate the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) market through greater interoperability.

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What is IoT?

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video What is IoT The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

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IDC Canada projects Smart Cities spending in Canada to reach C$2.8 bn in 2022

Smart City initiatives in Canada will attract technology investments of more than C$1.4 billion (€0.93 billion) in 2018, and spending is set to grow to C$2.8 billion (€1.87 billion) in 2022,

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Low awareness of ‘smart cities’ threatens innovation and adoption, research says

A research report published has revealed that, despite the many initiatives already in place, less than a quarter of UK consumers claim to be aware of the term ‘smart cities’.

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Geotab launches data.geotab.com, a new tool to help enable smart cities

Geotab, a global provider of IoT and connected vehicles, has launched its new tool, data.geotab.com. Aiming to empower organisations and local authorities in the development of smart cities, data.geotab.com grants public access to

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ETSI ISG CIM group releases first specification for context exchange in smart cities

The ETSI Industry Specification Group for cross-cutting Context Information Management (ISG CIM) has just released its first specification GS CIM 004. This specification defines a simple way to send or request data and its context such as the meaning, related information, source or licensing of that data.

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Energy storage can improve the delivery of smart energy solutions in smart cities, according to Navigant Research

A new report from Navigant Research examines the relationship between energy storage and smart cities, providing an overview of relevant applications as well as drivers and barriers.

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Driving the transition to Smart Transport Networks

Global surveillance solutions provider Synectics has published a white paper to help transport operators gear up for an increasingly urbanised future. With estimates suggesting that 70% of the world’s population will be living in towns and cities in just three years’ time – the free resource aims to help operators

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Cities on the edge

The technologies that will empower the smart cities of the future are refreshingly free of controversy. The concept itself is an easy sell: after all, who doesn’t want buildings to be greener, energy networks more efficient, traffic congestion and pollution reduced?

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Smart City street lighting solution for the first smart marina in the Baltic Sea region

Smart City solutions are becoming a major part of every city. These solutions would enable cities, including harbours to reduce costs and optimise operations as well to increase quality of life and overall safety. The most recent yacht harbour of Tallinn is located at the Western coast of Kopli Gulf at the beautiful Kakumäe peninsula.

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In IoT size matters, today more than ever

As IoT and other consumer devices such as wearables shrink to meet a “right-sized” form factor for a variety of applications, the size of the components that go inside increasingly becoming an issue for device manufacturers. So says Dermot O’Shea, Co-CEO of Taoglas.

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NEC Smart City solution is now certified ‘Powered by FIWARE’ to confirm it is aligned with relevant standards

NEC Europe and its advanced Smart City solution, the CCOC, has been recently certified “Powered by FIWARE”. This certification recognises that the NEC Smart City platform is fully aligned with FIWARE standards, to ease the development of new Applications in multiple vertical sectors.

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