Smart Cities

24th December 2018

Weekly Brief: Why Musk’s ‘Bumpy’ Tunnel is Still Important

Ideas are beautiful. Reality is messy. No matter how pristine a vision may be in our brains, translating that vision into the real world, through the rigors of research...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


16th November 2018

SEAT Unveils Prototype 5G Car

SEAT is displaying a prototype 5G connected car at an event in Barcelona, Spain. At the Smart City Expo World Congress, the automaker is showcasing a version of the...


15th November 2018

JLR Trials V2X in UK With Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is in advanced UK trials of V2X technology that promises to help urban drivers avoid stop lights and help free up traffic flow. The technology,...


6th November 2018

VW Claims It Has Cracked Smart City Traffic Prediction

Volkswagen IT scientists claim to have built a traffic management system for the smart city able to forecast and calculate urban traffic volumes, transport demand and travel times. The...


23rd October 2018

Siemens Gets Certification for Roadside Units

A connected vehicle sector association has granted its first ever certificate for dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) roadside units to Siemens Mobility’s Sitraffic ESCos. The OmniAir Consortium’s OmniAir Certification program...


17th October 2018

Emergency V2X Tech Funded by US Government

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a Chicago start-up funding to develop cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology for first responders. HAAS Alert has been given $1.1M by...


15th October 2018

Ford Tests ‘Wait-Free’ Driving Tech

Ford is trialing connected vehicle technology in the UK which it claims could lead to the elimination of waiting times for drivers. The automaker has been demonstrating its V2V...


11th October 2018

AV Legislation “Halted” By 2017 Election, Says GLA Transport Chair

Greg Hyde talks to Greater London Assembly (GLA) Transport Committee chairperson Caroline Pidgeon about automotive issues in the capital. With so many interested parties throwing their hats into the...


8th October 2018

Honda Demonstrates Anti-Crash V2X Tech in Ohio

Honda has demonstrated vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology it says is designed to reduce crashes at intersections. As part of the automaker’s partnership with the Ohio city of Marysville, its 33 Smart...


4th October 2018

Volkswagen, Siemens Partner for V2X Safety Tech

Volkswagen and Siemens are claiming to have made improvements to existing vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, with the aim of making intersections safer. The companies are collaborating with the German city...


14th September 2018

PSA Starts V2X Shoot-Out in China

The PSA Group has begun demonstrating its smart-city communications V2X technology in a Chinese city pitching two rival systems against each other. Its demo, testing separate solutions from Huawei...


12th September 2018

“Virtual Battery” of EV Chargers Deployed Across California

A manufacturer of home EV chargers has declared its deployment of a “virtual battery” of chargers across California since early 2017 a success. eMotorWerks’ virtual battery consists of over...