smart buildingsScenario
10 September 2020

Smart buildings for smarter schools

Schools have started their digital journey, and that's not about remote learning or virtual classes only
urban densityScenario
2 September 2020

Looking at urban density from a different perspective

Most of us look at highly populated Cities in worry, but a smart urban planning and management can turn density into an opportunity
AI predictive capabilitiesScenario
26 August 2020

AI predictive capabilities move forward

Data analysis is evolving from forecasting to truly accurate, predictive models
autonomous vehiclesScenario
4 August 2020

Autonomous vehicles in future Cities

MinebeaMitsumi Group is developing a multitude of solutions for autonomous driving
28 July 2020

Are e-scooters the killer application for urban mobility?

E-scooters appeal to City governments in the Covid-19 recovery
energy efficiencyScenario
23 July 2020

Digitalization and energy efficiency

Smart technologies both increase end-use efficiency and the efficiency of the entire energy system
water monitoringScenario
16 July 2020

Smart water monitoring to safeguard public health and lake attractiveness

IoT sensor networks enable real-time water monitoring in lakefront areas
wireless densificationScenario
8 July 2020

5G wireless densification in Smart Cities

Smart streetlight poles can be leveraged as the backbone of 5G networks
digital divideScenario
1 July 2020

Digital divide still worrisome in Smart Cities

It’s hard to imagine any smart city without smart citizens
flexible fundingScenario
26 June 2020

Shape Smart Cities growth with scalable and flexible funding

Efficiency as a Service is emerging as an evolution of public-private partnership models
advantages from day 1Scenario
18 June 2020

Advantages from Day 1 with Smart Lighting

The smarter management of streetlights continues to represent an excellent opportunity for local governments
waste managementScenario
9 June 2020

The challenge of waste management

Covid-19 has put the resilience of our Cities to the test, including essential services such as waste management
28 May 2020

Smart, pandemic-resilient Cities

Covid-19 has forced local governments to quickly shift the way they use data and technology
Covid-19 contact tracingScenario
20 May 2020

Standards matter, even in Covid-19 contact tracing

Openness and interoperability are key success factors for pandemic digital tracking and contact tracing
connected healthcareScenario
12 May 2020

Connected healthcare in pandemic times

Connected healthcare systems are being used for remote Covid-19 patient monitoring, but there are plenty of possible applications to improve quality of life
5 May 2020

Smart IoT agriculture makes inroads

The IoT is being implemented far beyond Cities, with an increasing number of innovative agricultural applications in developing countries
24 April 2020

Can AI predict the next epidemic?

The availability of large, accurate datasets is the starting point for AI to mitigate the fallout from Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for the next one
urban mobilityScenario
16 April 2020

Urban mobility urges data sharing and more collaboration

In the post-pandemic world, Cities will be called to a smarter use of data to efficiently conduct urban mobility planning and management
smart technologiesScenario
31 March 2020

When smart technologies combat Covid-19 and contribute to urban resilience

Cities are particularly vulnerable in this pandemic. Smart technologies are being used to support the Covid-19 response and enhance urban resilience
24 March 2020

Time for a planetary, circular health

The Covid-19 pandemic forces us to think over more sustainable approaches to urban development
Covid-19 ChinaScenario
11 March 2020

Covid-19: some preliminary insights on the impact in China

China is starting to react to mitigate the economic and societal impacts of Covid-19. Smart technologies and big data will help
data mobilityScenario
11 February 2020

Data is the new fuel for mobility

A City can't be truly smart if it doesn't provide efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly mobility systems
air qualityScenario
4 February 2020

Air quality and environmental sensing to improve quality of life in Smart Cities

As natural and human factors worsen City pollution, real-time, localised and accurate environmental information is needed
28 January 2020

Emotional AI is coming to town

This emerging technology might be used in Smart Cities to prevent crime and improve security
21 January 2020

Davos 2020: it’s time to unlock technology to tackle Global Goals

As we enter the 2020s, we stand at a critical juncture to put technologies to work in a more responsible way
7 January 2020

Tech trends to watch, some insights from CES 2020

From consumer tech to Smart Cities, there are interesting news around 5G, artificial intelligence, and blockchain
17 December 2019

Parking marketplaces get underway

The future of parking will be gateless, ticketless, and cashless, relying on device-generated, blockchain-powered data
connected vehiclesScenario
27 November 2019

Smart transportation: it’s time for connected vehicles and open data models

There is an increasing demand for smart solutions to decongest urban mobility. Connected vehicles and open data platforms can accelerate the development of new applications by grouping innovative ecosystems
23 October 2019

Hyperautomation, blockchain and AI security to drive technology evolution

Gartner investigates the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020
17 October 2019

Accelerating the EV roadmap

Electrification in Europe is progressing at a high speed, but rolling out the EV infrastructure might be more complex than expected
9 October 2019

When Cities are easy places to start a business

Smart investments can boost local economy by engaging innovative entrepreneurs and startups
urban innovationScenario
3 October 2019

Who will pay for smart urban innovation?

The challenge of paying for smart projects should not prevent Cities from innovating
19 September 2019

Traffic congestion: Americans suffer annual costs for $166 billion

Traffic congestion worsens quality of life, and burdens local economy. Smart Parking can be a simple, but effective measure
9 September 2019

Tokyo ranks first among world’s safest Cities

In a more and more interconnected world, urban security and resilience are a priority for City governments
3 September 2019

Multi-purpose solutions to break down urban silos

Interoperability enables Cities to streamline services and face budgetary restrictions
27 August 2019

Smart Cities lagging in cybersecurity investments

Local governments and urban services are vulnerable to cybercrime. Blockchain stands out as a performing and cost-effective solution to provide full device and data security, data integrity and validity
technological neutralityScenario
30 July 2019

Technological neutrality to accelerate IoT developments

Interoperability can encourage IoT projects and generate the utmost value for people, Cities and businesses
local energy communitiesScenario
23 July 2019

EU reinforces the role of local energy communities

A decentralised and somehow democratised energy system is getting a foothold in Europe thanks to accessible photovoltaic and solar installations, smart technologies and the blockchain
innovative procurementScenario
9 July 2019

Smart Cities, innovative procurement

In their effort to build resilient, sustainable and inclusive communities, City leaders are increasingly looking at innovative procurement
2 July 2019

Blockchain for Smart Cities booming in Asia

Blockchain is being extensively piloted to improve a number of public services relying on accurate, secure, authentic and trustworthy transactions and information exchanges
5G technologyScenario
20 June 2019

The potential of 5G technology: some quick facts

In 2024, 5G technology will cover up to 65% of world population, and 5G networks will carry 35% of global mobile data traffic
pedestrian safetyScenario
13 June 2019

Boost pedestrian safety with smart technologies

New systems change the way pedestrians cross the street and reduce crashes at intersections
5 June 2019

Smart technologies for Energy-as-a-service strategies

Energy utilities are leveraging data and smart technologies to position themselves as trusted energy advisors for commercial users and households
traffic mitigrationScenario
28 May 2019

Cities to accelerate on smart traffic mitigation solutions

Technology-driven traffic mitigation solutions will contribute to ease chronic congestion in Cities and reduce the emissions footprint
waste managementScenario
22 May 2019

EU reports progress towards circular economy

EU Commission urges countries to leverage smart technologies for better waste management
14 May 2019

Smart, age-friendly Cities

As world population gets older, many Cities are discussing how to leverage smart technologies to become age-friendly
7 May 2019

Urban micromobility: from bikes to scooters

Cities seek sustainable micromobility systems, and continue to leverage Smart Parking as an effective contribution to traffic mitigation
sports businessScenario
30 April 2019

Can the IoT transform the sports business?

Smart technologies are having a huge impact on the sports business
Smart EnergyScenario
24 April 2019

Smart Energy: utilities bring «time of use» tariffs forward

As energy generation and distribution get smarter, time of use tariffs spread globally
public safetyScenario
16 April 2019

IoT for enhanced public safety

Smart IoT-based urban applications for public safety are flourishing
digital twinsScenario
11 April 2019

Merging tokenization, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things

New scientific report explores the “digital twins” concept, which refer to a digital replica of the physical world
smart strategyScenario
2 April 2019

A good strategy and strong implementation build a Smart City

New index by Roland Berger ranks Vienna first among Cities with the most comprensive smart strategy, and the strongest implementation capabilities
air pollutionScenario
28 March 2019

Artificial Intelligence for cleaner air in Smart Cities

AI can improve urban sustainability and quality of life. In Singapore, a team of researchers investigated the possibility to leverage AI for better, greener policy-making
13 March 2019

Netherlands and Norway leading the e-mobility way

The two countries have the best infrastructure to encourage e-drivers
5 March 2019

Save energy, and have fun

Energy-efficient behaviours in households can be encouraged by combining smart technologies with gamification techniques
26 February 2019

Some insights from MWC19

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 5G and open data models are among key topics for industry leaders and City managers
industry 4.0Scenario
19 February 2019

Assessing the Industry 4.0 maturity

New index helps industrial companies to measure their current state of digitalisation, and identify gaps to be bridged
Smart Parking valetScenario
12 February 2019

Smart Parking: more cloud solutions, more valet services

Cities are moving away from the manual management of parking facilities, and leverage IoT and cloud-based solutions to improve drivers experience and unburden traffic congestion
Smart City Open CityScenario
23 January 2019

Interoperability: from Smart to Open Cities

Interoperability is the best option to improve City services and achieve concrete, measurable results, while investing for a open, sustainable future
Southamption; freight delivery; air qualityScenario
9 January 2019

Data-based models to improve urban freight deliveries and air quality

In Southampton, UK, collecting data about freight deliveries enables smarter decisions to make the City cleaner, safer, and more attractive
29 November 2018

Bypass the congestion burden

Drivers in Los Angeles spend on average 102 hours a year struck in traffic. Smart Parking solutions contribute to relieve congestion and improve quality of life
electric vehiclesScenario
30 October 2018

Electric vehicles? Beware charging stations

As electric vehicles are more and more widespread, public charging stations are increasingly needed, with the consequent demand for monitoring and control systems
PE Smart Urban NetworkScenario
16 October 2018

Open IoT systems for Smart Cities

Designing an interoperable system is not such easy, but PE Smart Urban Network stands out as the most open IoT platform for urban applications
Smart LightingScenario
11 October 2018

Smarter lighting for connected cities

Ever thought street lighting might become the backbone of your smart, connected City? With PE Smart Urban Network, City managers can finally move away from multiple, non-integrated networks managing public services…
self-driving vehiclesScenario
4 October 2018

A smart, self-driving vehicle is knocking at your door

Autonomous vehicles for home deliveries are being tested in California, Arizona and other US states. A pervasive, multiapplication wireless infrastructure can enable such innovative urban services, and more
2 October 2018

Looking at the future of manufacturing

In the Industry 4.0 age, data need to be considered as a factor of production such as raw material, capital, labour, and energy
24 September 2018

Smart technology for a Circular City

The traditional, linear consumption model has come to its limit. Thanks to smart technologies, the future is about Circular Cities
waste collectionScenario
17 September 2018

Dynamic waste collection with the IoT

Marine litter is a real hot topic, but we shouldn't forget that solid waste is a priority for most City managers too
12 September 2018

Smart Parking: what about a foldable car?

While a foldable car saving up to 75% of standard parking space is being engineered in Israel, Smart Parking technologies offer an immediate, effective solution to urban congestion
6 September 2018

Smart technologies boost City reputation

Tokyo, Sydney and Copenhagen are the most reputable Cities in the world
4 September 2018

Industrial IoT and supply chain

The Industrial Internet of Things is expected to improve transparency within the global supply chain
30 August 2018

Making progress with the Internet of Things

Global IoT market is expected to grow to $520 billion in 2021. Pioneer IoT leaders are appreciating measurable results from their projects
25 July 2018

New York City street light Wi-Fi: is it feasible?

Having every streetlight as a Wi-Fi hotspot may be difficult. PE Smart Urban Network enables both intelligent outdoor lighting solutions and pervasive Wi-Fi applications
20 July 2018

A smarter energy management to support low-income customers

Smart technologies can support utilities in better addressing the needs of low-income consumers
17 July 2018

Smart Cities and the digital divide

The availability of a reliable broadband network is the prerequisite for the realization of a truly smart vision
10 July 2018

Will 5G cover Wi-Fi up?

Some experts predict the rise of 5G will sentence Wi-Fi to death. However, the two technologies will probably coexist, serving different needs and use cases
AR Smart City: screenshotScenario
5 July 2018

Smart Cities, new public-private partnership models

City government does not have to be the sole funder and operator of every urban application. Smart technologies open the door to new public-private partnerships, boosting City economy and generating…
2 July 2018

Smart Lighting reduces night crimes up to 39%

NYC Crime Lab measured the impact of intelligent outdoor lighting on public safefy
14 June 2018

Rethinking waste management to boost local business

In a circular economy, waste is a resource and businesses can leverage smart technologies to create sustainable solutions for Cities
12 June 2018

Parking is the largest cost of driving

The average US driver pays more than $3,000 a year for parking, that is a third of the total cost of vehicle ownership
6 June 2018

Looking for alternative device positioning systems in IoT networks

Researchers from Tufts University announced a new system of device positioning in 5G networks, based on a self-localization algorithm
28 May 2018

Public lighting: energy waste blows costs up

In Italy, public lighting generates overall annual costs for about 1.7 billion Euro, but power consumption per capita is about twice the European average
22 May 2018

Smarter technologies for a more densely urbanized world

Other 2.5 billion people will move from rural to urban areas by 2050. As the world continues to urbanize, smart technologies and smart urban platforms will contribute to an efficient…
15 May 2018

Blockchain: Smart Dubai to sell its manual to other Smart Cities

Public authority Smart Dubai successfully completed blockchain assessment and is ready to sell its own manual to other Cities around the world
7 May 2018

Smart water meters to reduce water waste

Water-stressed countries are shifting from traditional to smart water meters to enhance the effectiveness of distribution networks while educating citizens to responsibly manage individual consumption levels
2 May 2018

The rise of smart, precision agriculture

Smart technologies are largely changing agriculture and crop production. IoT mesh radio communication networks enable near real-time sensing of soil and crop conditions to adapt farming strategies to the changing…
10 April 2018

Blockchain as a key to security for Smart Cities

The more IoT sensors are deployed in Smart Cities, the greater security risks could be. Using blockchain and its secure, decentralized mechanism, Cities have the opportunity to bring connectivity to…
5 April 2018

An introduction to the Internet of Things

Everything you need to know about IoT in a simple, clear infographic
3 April 2018

5G technology and Smart Cities

As 5G antennas will spread in Smart Cities, new synergies between network planning and urban planning will be needed
27 March 2018

Industry 4.0: finding the perfect wireless frequency

Sub-GHz wireless sensor networks provide superior performance where reliable data transmission over long distance is expected, even in complex industrial infrastructures or under challenging weather conditions
15 March 2018

Smart Cities give back about 125 hours to each resident every year

By implementing IoT technologies to improve public infrastructure and services, Cities can offer people a significant saving on their personal time in four key areas: mobility, healthcare, public safety and productivity
13 March 2018

Low Power Wide Area networking technologies to connect Smart City sensing devices

LPWA technologies enable metering and streetlight monitoring applications, but they are also disrupting IoT solutions for Smart Cities
PE Smart Lighting NodeScenario
2 March 2018

Design future proof enterprise IoT devices

When designing enterprise IoT devices, ensuring adequate performance and adhering to cost constrains is not enough
15 February 2018

Smart energy management for smarter Cities

Cities are at the heart of the climate change debate and need to better manage availale energy resources. Microgrids projects and locally driven energy schemes come under the spotlight
5 February 2018

Smart railway stations for ‘living’ transport hubs

The Internet of Things and the implementation of advanced device and data management platforms could contribute to make stations more attractive, pleasant and efficient for passengers and consumers
1 February 2018

Utilities embrace data revolution

As the smart grid begins to live up to its full potential, utilities can transform from commodity providers into market makers that connect customers to a broad spectrum of services
30 January 2018

Blockchain and the IoT: benefits of combining these two mega trends

Together, blockchain and the IoT could lead to a verifiable, secure and permanent method of recording data processed by smart IoT machines
25 January 2018

Smart Cities to drive trillions in economic growth

Smart City technologies could secure an incremental economic growth of almost 3% and more than $20 trillion in additional economic benefits over the coming decade
16 January 2018

Building a Smart City career

As Cities are becoming smarter and technology investments are set to reach $775 billion by 2021, new jobs and career opportunities arise for tech professionals
12 January 2018

5G and AI are heralds for the coming data age

While finished products get most of the attention at CES 2018, "ingredient technologies" such as 5G and artificial intelligence are the unsung heroes, setting the stage for exciting new devices…