From electric car batteries that charge wirelessly to integrated trip planners that may eliminate the need for cars altogether, new technologies are on the way to help cities cut pollution brought on by vehicles. Will any of them work in your city?
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Enevo wins smart waste collection deal in Czech Republic … Saudi Telecom installs 4G and 3G sites in the Kingdom … Camgian Microsystems CEO talks IoT and Big Data … DNV GL No. 1 again, says Environmental Finance magazine. Get the details.
Assessing the structural integrity of buildings and bridges can a be risky, time-consuming business. Learn how octocopter drones could provide engineers with more and better information faster – and keep them safer.
With demand for energy management technology surging, a new report from Navigant Research suggests Schneider Electric and Siemens are leading the building energy management systems (BEMS) market in strategy and execution. Click for the details.
EDF wins $850 million hydro project in Cameroon. IndustryWeek highlights Itron, Cisco smart cities work. S&C, Siemens join call for national energy roadmap. GRID20/20 integrates devices with leading AMI providers.
A pilot using Google Street View cars equipped with methane sensing technology pinpointed natural gas leaks under Boston, Indianapolis and New York City's Staten Island. Click to learn more about the EDF-Google Earth project and how your city can participate.
An influx of people moving into cities also means an influx of pets. With many animal shelters already overcrowded, cities will need smart technologies to meet the challenge. Click to learn about five that can help.
IBM is pulling in top talent and advanced technologies to help Beijing solve its nagging air quality problem. For its part, the city is investing over $160 billion to meet ambitious clean-air goals. Learn how they plan to get the job done.
As the summer heat begins to arrive in New York, one utility hopes to help residents stay comfortable yet conserve energy by introducing more of them to smart power outlets. Click to read how ConEdison's CoolNYC program is saving energy and saving customers money.
Philadelphia has fewer officers patrolling the streets, yet crime is down and the number of murders has fallen to the lowest rate in nearly 50 years. The police commissioner credits the city’s smart policing strategies. Read more ways cities are using technology to improve public safety.