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Smart Cities Newsletter: July 2015 Archive



 
Cisco leads $36m funding round for Sensity light sensory network development
Cisco is leading a US$36m funding round in California-based Sensity Systems, a pioneer in light sensory networks (LSNs) for smart city applications. Other investors include Acuity Brands, GE Ventures and Simon Venture Group.
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Denmark rolls out two Weightless-N smart city networks
A Weightless-N smart city network is being deployed in Copenhagen and the south of Denmark around the city of Esbjerg. This is the first deployment of a network using the standard outside the UK and follows a recent roll out in London.
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M2M technology keeps eye on children as they leave school
M2M technology is helping keep children in the USA safer on the roads around their schools. Texas-company RTC Manufacturing has updated its school-zone warning flashers to provide remote connectivity.
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Dubai launches three smart city projects to prepare for hosting World Expo 2020
Dubai has launched three smart city projects as it prepares to host the World Expo in 2020. The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority says it plans to raise productivity and further enhance electricity and water transmission and distribution networks.
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Billion seeks partners to enter south-east Asia smart city lighting market
Taiwanese company Billion Electric is looking for partners to enter the smart city lighting and smart energy markets in south-east Asia.
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Smart homes and building management start-ups win latest round of Cognicity smart city challenge
BlockDox, Puckily and 3D Repo are winners in the third wave of Canary Wharf Group’s Cognicity Challenge, part of the Cognicity smart city accelerator programme in London’s Docklands.
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Intelligent transportation market predicted to reach $34bn by 2020
The market for intelligent transport systems (ITS) is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.57% between 2015 and 2020, and reach $33.89bn by 2020, according to research company Markets & Markets.
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Google online mapping extends to car pooling scheme in Israel

Google-owned online mapping company Waze is launching a carpooling pilot programme in Israel where commuters pay fellow drivers a small fee for a ride to and from work.
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Cisco brings together products and services to form IoT system

Cisco has amalgamated IoT products and services from itself and its partners to produce an IoT system that provides analytics, network-based security, frameworks and pre-integrated products. The company claims this can provide a foundation for the transformation of industrial and smart city applications.
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Digital signs receive input from motorists to help traffic flow in Aarhus, Denmark

The city of Aarhus in Denmark has deployed ten dynamic digital signs that are driven by motorist’s driving behaviour and real-time data from their Bluetooth equipment, such as headsets and mobile phones.
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IEEE calls for applicants to join smart cities initiative

USA-based technology professional organisation the IEEE has announced that its IEEE Smart Cities Initiative is inviting applications from municipalities worldwide already in the process of planning smart cities for growing urban populations.
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Enevo receives $15.8m funding to expand waste logistics system

Smart city waste logistics system provider Enevo has received $15.8m funding led by Foxconn, Ginko Ventures and Mistletoe from Japan.
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Placemeter launches platform for counting people and vehicles

New York start-up Placemeter has launched its urban intelligence platform, which quantifies movement in modern cities at scale for retailers, civic groups, governments and urban planners.
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New Zealand transport minister builds bridges in California and Japan

New Zealand transport minister Simon Bridges is promoting the country as a test bed for intelligent transport systems (ITS) and new investments through a range of meetings in the USA and Japan this week.
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Brits ignorant of UK efforts to create smarter cities

Despite the increasing investment in smart city initiatives across the UK, research conducted by media services company Arqiva for YouGov has found that 96 per cent of Brits surveyed online were not aware of any smart-city initiatives being run by their local city council in the last year.
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