Global Goals 21 January 2020Scenario

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

tech trends 7 January 2020Scenario

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

parking 17 December 2019Scenario

Parking marketplaces get underway

The future of parking will be gateless, ticketless, and cashless, relying on device-generated, blockchain-powered data

connected vehicles 27 November 2019Scenario

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

technology 23 October 2019Scenario

Hyperautomation, blockchain and AI security to drive technology evolution

Gartner investigates the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020

EV 17 October 2019Scenario

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

business 9 October 2019Scenario

When Cities are easy places to start a business

Smart investments can boost local economy by engaging innovative entrepreneurs and startups

urban innovation 3 October 2019Scenario

Who will pay for smart urban innovation?

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

traffic 19 September 2019Scenario

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 2019Scenario

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

multi-purpose 3 September 2019Scenario

Multi-purpose solutions to break down urban silos

Interoperability enables Cities to streamline services and face budgetary restrictions

cybersecurity 27 August 2019Scenario

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 neutrality 30 July 2019Scenario

Technological neutrality to accelerate IoT developments

Interoperability can encourage IoT projects and generate the utmost value for people, Cities and businesses

local energy communities 23 July 2019Scenario

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 procurement 9 July 2019Scenario

Smart Cities, innovative procurement

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

blockchain-based 2 July 2019Scenario

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 technology 20 June 2019Scenario

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 safety 13 June 2019Scenario

Boost pedestrian safety with smart technologies

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

energy 5 June 2019Scenario

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 mitigration 28 May 2019Scenario

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 management 22 May 2019Scenario

EU reports progress towards circular economy

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

age-friendly 14 May 2019Scenario

Smart, age-friendly Cities

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

micromobility 7 May 2019Scenario

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 business 30 April 2019Scenario

Can the IoT transform the sports business?

Smart technologies are having a huge impact on the sports business

Smart Energy 24 April 2019Scenario

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

As energy generation and distribution get smarter, time of use tariffs spread globally

public safety 16 April 2019Scenario

IoT for enhanced public safety

Smart IoT-based urban applications for public safety are flourishing

digital twins 11 April 2019Scenario

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 strategy 2 April 2019Scenario

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 pollution 28 March 2019Scenario

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

e-mobility 13 March 2019Scenario

Netherlands and Norway leading the e-mobility way

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

5 March 2019Scenario

Save energy, and have fun

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

MWC19 26 February 2019Scenario

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 4.0 19 February 2019Scenario

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 valet 12 February 2019Scenario

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 City 23 January 2019Scenario

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 quality 9 January 2019Scenario

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

congestion 29 November 2018Scenario

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 vehicles 30 October 2018Scenario

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 Network 16 October 2018Scenario

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 Lighting 11 October 2018Scenario

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 one by one

self-driving vehicles 4 October 2018Scenario

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

Manufacturing 2 October 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 collection 17 September 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

Smart technologies boost City reputation

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

4 September 2018Scenario

Industrial IoT and supply chain

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

IoT 30 August 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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: screenshot 5 July 2018Scenario

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 additional revenue streams for municipalities

2 July 2018Scenario

Smart Lighting reduces night crimes up to 39%

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

14 June 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 and effective management of vital services such as housing, transportation, energy distribution, education and healthcare

15 May 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 conditions of the field

10 April 2018Scenario

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 scale without compromising security in the process 

5 April 2018Scenario

An introduction to the Internet of Things

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

3 April 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 Node 2 March 2018Scenario

Design future proof enterprise IoT devices

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

Massagno 15 February 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 2018Scenario

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 and services in the years ahead

Smart Energy application 9 January 2018Scenario

Should the utility industry care about blockchain?

There are a number of pilot projects in the EU, leveraging blockchain technology for peer-to-peer trading, IoT appliance level control, and bitcoin enabled bill payment

Internet of Things 28 December 2017Scenario

IoT trends 2018

The Internet of Things appeared all over the news throughout 2017. Which trends should we watch out in the next twelve months?

Wireless IoT 18 December 2017Scenario

Drones to tackle traffic and support emergency services in UK

UK is working to become a world leader in shaping the burgeoning drone technology and its applications in urban life. The Drone Bill will be published in Spring 2018

6 December 2017Scenario

Introducing tokenomics

The Australian government has announced a USD 6 million grant for a blockchain-powered smart utilities project in the city of Fremantle

Smart Energy 4 December 2017Scenario

Cleaner energy: new binding targets in the EU

Lowering energy consumption and increasing the share of energy produced from renewable sources means cleaner environment and lower bills for EU citizens

30 November 2017Scenario

Guidelines for Smart Factories launched in Singapore

The Singapore Economic Development Board launched a diagnostic tool for companies to better understand the Industry 4.0, evaluate the current state of their facilities, and architect a comprehensive transformation roadmap

Internet of Things 23 November 2017Scenario

Wireless interoperability fuels the Industrial Internet of Things

There are a lot of network communication protocols, but IP-based standards are the best option to ensure interoperability, scalability and future-proof investments

21 November 2017Scenario

Smart Dubai Office scoops major award for its blockchain initiative

Dubai is investing to become the world’s first city running on blockchain technology. The initiative was awarded at the Smart Cities Expo and World Congress in Barcelona

17 November 2017Scenario

Planning low emission zones for cleaner and healthier Cities

Urban air quality has become an international talking point and many local authorities are looking at the introduction of low emission zones as a possible solution for smarter Cities

9 November 2017Scenario

Internet of Things in the 5G Era

For the IoT to become a reality, the existing patchwork of 3G and 4G that currently powers the internet needs a total overhaul. The connectivity demands of a smart world require a 5G framework

Smart Lighting 2 November 2017Scenario

Energy demand to plateau from 2030

Energy demand is expected flatten out and CO2 emissions to drop sharply, so the future energy system will require a smaller share of GDP

PE Smart Urban Network 31 October 2017Scenario

The Dos and Don’ts of building a Smart City

Leveraging available data to improve urban services is always to be recommended when designing a Smart City, and this is not surprising to us. 

23 October 2017Scenario

Traffic jams: how much do they cost?

Inrix study reveals there were over 1.35 million traffic jams in the past year on UK’s major roads, costing drivers about £9 billion.

17 October 2017Scenario

The Internet of Things and the evolution of jobs

The jobs market is mirroring the Internet of Things evolution and creating new career paths for graduates.

9 October 2017Scenario

IoT: long-range backscatter systems to communicate without energy

At the University of Washington in Seattle, a team of wireless systems experts is developing a long-range backscatter chip to run on low power IoT devices and enable communications over long distances.

Wireless IoT 3 October 2017Scenario

Will drones revolutionize urban mobility?

Drones are having a transformative impact on how people live, do business and interact. But urban mobility won’t probably be their killing application.

29 September 2017Scenario

Being a Smart City is also a matter of reputation

Smart City are pushed to build an inclusive, resilient, and energy-efficient community, but also a solid and acknowledged reputation.