Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Cities Newsletter: August 2015 Archive




 

Nine universities, backed by NSF grant, research city development in India and USA
The University of Minnesota has received a $12m award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring together a network of scientists, industry leaders and policy partners committed to building better cities of the future.
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Mitsubishi installs highway traffic management system in Sri Lanka
A highway traffic management system (HTMS) has gone live in Sri Lanka. The installation is the country's first full-scale system of its kind, and it is expected to contribute significantly to improved safety and reduced congestion on a local expressway.
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Bydgoszcz installs smart lighting system on 400 streets
By the end of August, the city of Bydgoszcz in Poland will have finished installing a smart lighting system covering 7200 streetlights spread out over 400streets using a multivendor networked lighting control system.
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West Richland installs Washington’s first citywide smart LED street lighting
The city of West Richland recently completed the state of Washington's first all-city LED lighting conversion, using smart lighting. The city upgraded 1097 street lights to high performance Autobahn LED luminaires from Acuity Brands.
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Six-step guide to putting citizens first in smart city development
Frost & Sullivan has developed a citizen-centric smart city model that provides a framework to synchronise development plans with the needs, priorities and aspirations of its citizens.
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Consortium founded to push smart city initiatives in India
The India Technical Consortium has been created to help the development of smart cities in India. This follows a pact between India business conglomerate Essel Group and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
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Parking added to CRG smart city suite after successful deployment in San Diego
The Civic Resource Group International (CRG) has added CivicConnect Parking to its smart cities product portfolio to streamline and simplify public and private parking for residents, workers and visitors.
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NEC signs MoU to help Andhra Pradesh develop safe city
Tokyo-based NEC has signed a memorandum of understanding with AP Technology Services to collaborate in the areas of information technology for smart city initiatives in Andhra Pradesh, India.
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Lighting up the City of Lights
The seaport city of Karachi, also known as the City of Lights, and home to almost 24 million residents, is installing a resilient system of infrastructure lighting and security as part of its $200m plan to make Pakistan's largest urban area the country’s first smart city.
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Valentine shows love for Abu Dhabi street lighting project
The impact of Abu Dhabi’s smart street lighting strategy has been “dramatic”, according to Martin Valentine, lighting expert for the Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM). “The results have exceeded expectations,” he said.
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Cardiff hopes smart parking system will boost poor reputation
The city of Cardiff in Wales is hoping to end its reputation as the UK’s worst place to park by installing a smart parking system. According to a recent survey, Cardiff drivers spend more time finding a space to park than in any other major UK city.
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Philips searches for smart lighting start-ups in Silicon Valley
Dutch giant Philips aims to collaborate with the world’s top technology start-ups, pushing the boundaries of connected lighting for the IoT. The company has teamed up with Silicon Valley’s Plug & Play Tech Center to mentor some of the newest, most exciting IoT innovators.
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ITS public transport market in Europe to hit €1.5bn by 2019, says Berg
The market value for intelligent transport systems (ITS) in public transport operations in Europe was €1.03bn in 2014 and, according to analyst Berg Insight, will grow at a compound annual rate of 7.2 per cent to reach €1.46bn by 2019.
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STM evaluation board helps develop smart city applications
To accelerate the design of smart-city applications, an evaluation board from Geneva-based ST Microelectronics is said to contain everything engineers need to start adding an NFC interface to any kind of electronic device, from Bluetooth audio products and wearable devices to NFC posters and business cards.
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