Smart Cities

20th May 2020

Baidu Begins Public Robo-Taxi Rides in ‘Smart City’

Digital giant Baidu has begun robo-taxi rides for members of the public in a city claiming to be at the forefront of China’s drive towards smart city capabilities. Late...


14th May 2020

Russia Ramps Up Smart City Infrastructure

Russian state institutions are lagging behind the explosive intelligent transportation systems (ITS) dynamics of the emerging markets of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Central Asian countries. The...

By Roma Nazarov

11th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Smart City Joins the Ranks of the ‘Rationalized’

Google parent company Alphabet cancelled its ambitious smart city project in Toronto, Ontario, last week. It cited the “unprecedented economic uncertainty” of the Coronavirus pandemic as the root cause....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


7th January 2020

Toyota Fuel Cell City… Heaven or Hell?

Toyota wants to build a fuel-cell city as it plans a hydrogen energy future in the shadow of the famous Mount Fuji in Japan. Yet, for some, the town, dubbed the Woven City unveiled at the...


20th December 2019

Hyundai Presents Smart City Vision at CES

Hyundai will present its vision of life in the future smart city at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show. Central to its vision is the personal air vehicle (PAV) and...


15th October 2019

Continental Teams With 3M Over V2I

Continental has announced it will team up with 3M in developing vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) to advance the smart city. The program hopes to tie to the IoT all street relevant...


19th September 2019

Driverless Vehicles Must Have Own Highways, Says Hella

Autonomous cars must be kept away from ‘normal’ traffic, a leading auto supplier has insisted. According to Hella Gutmann’s Neil Hilton, driverless vehicles should have had their own lanes...


17th July 2019

New Build UK Homes Mandated For EV Chargers

Every new home built in the UK could come pre-installed with EV chargers in the government’s bid to boost the painfully slow uptake of the technology. In what the...


24th June 2019

UK Mandates ‘Smart’ Home EV Chargers

All UK government-funded home charge points installed from July 1 have to be ‘smart’ as the UK tries to cut down on carbon emissions. By being smart, the charge points can send, receive and...


Blockchain Pilot Aims For V2X Standard
24th April 2019

Blockchain Pilot Aims For V2X Standard

A US university pilot scheme is hoping to develop a working automotive standard for V2X communications using blockchain. The University of Nevada is teaming up with IoT blockchain company...


Continental, Vodafone Claim C-V2X ‘Digital Safety Shield’
21st February 2019

Continental, Vodafone Claim C-V2X ‘Digital Safety Shield’

Continental and Vodafone are claiming 5G and cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technologies can prevent car accidents. At Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress, the companies will demonstrate the ‘digital safety shield’, tech...

15th February 2019

Belfast On Road to Smart City Status

Belfast is joining the ranks of the smart city with the installation of connected street furniture that could put it on the path to eventual V2X capability. The Northern...