Transport for London, the agency that manages transport services across London, will start testing a system that uses pedestrian crossing sensors to help make it easier and safer for people to cross roads throughout the city.
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Dubai's ruler clearly understands that smartness confers a competitive advantage. But he's also big on "bringing about happiness." Learn how Dubai's ambitious new smart city initiative aims to hit both targets.
Frost & Sullivan, the respected research and consulting firm, believes smart cities will be a $1.5 trillion dollar market as soon as 2020. But it's not just that lots of people will make lots of money and create lots of jobs. They also point out that "smart" is the new "green." Find out why.
It's a truism that a smart city requires a holistic viewpoint, one that crosses departments and views the city as a whole. But what does that mean in practice? A recent brainstorm with Council Global Lead Partner Microsoft and others provided some answers for San Diego city leaders.
A new study has calibrated the money-saving potential of smart streetlights -- and how the savings can come in many ways. Click to read why smart streetlighting is emerging as the ideal "gateway drug" for smart city projects.
The Open Geospatial Consortium, a Council Advisor, is out with an updated standard of great relevance to all cities. It creates a standard way to describe and geo-locate sensors, actuators and processors.
To illustrate how smart grids shape smart cities, an EDF pilot in France will turn passive residential and business consumers into active “pro-sumers." Learn more about the multi-dimensional project that's using smart energy technologies from Alstom Grid.
As the smart city marketplace ramps up, vendors are searching for ways to differentiate themselves. Increasingly, companies are competing through collaboration. Council Lead Partner Cisco is at the forefront of this trend. Get the details.
Look around the world and you'll see numerous examples of Invensys smart cities solutions – from the London Underground, to railways in China, to smart water and wastewater in Carson City, Nevada. In our Q&A with Invensys product strategist Rob McGreevy, he reveals the "secret sauce" that plays a big role in his company's global success. (Hint: It's about local support.)