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China’s Smart City Concept Comes Together

October 17, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Smart Cities

China is in the midst of an urban planning boom for "smart cities" across the country with 193 trial cities approved and under development. Acknowledging IBM's concept, the idea involved a combination of sensors, systems and cloud computing resources to control…

High Speed Rail Transforms China and Doubles Domestic Air Travel

September 24, 2013 - in Transportation

Just five years after China’s high-speed rail system opened, it is carrying nearly twice as many passengers each month as the country’s domestic airline…

Suzhou Industrial Park: The Smart Path for Intelligent Cities

September 19, 2013 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

With advances in computing and wireless technology the dream of creating 'smart cities' grows more realistic each day. Nowhere is this more true than…

IBM Drives the Future of Renewable Energy with New Wind and Solar Forecasting System

August 8, 2013 - in Analysis, Energy, Renewables

IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will help utilities in the world increase the reliability of renewable energy resources. The solution combines weather prediction and analytics to accurately forecast the…

Demand for Smart Grid in China to Drive $20bn SCADA Boom

July 30, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Sensors

China’s intense focus on national smart grid development will drive massive revenue growth in the power Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems market in the coming years, says research and consulting…

Urban Planners Eye China’s Cities

June 24, 2013 - in Planning

China's rapidly growing built environment is inspiring urban planners to develop new ways of thinking, said Mark Harrison, head of urban planning in Asia Pacific at the United Kingdom's engineering consultancy Atkins. "I think there are so many new ideas being…

Shanghai Invests in Vehicle Monitoring Infrastructure

June 23, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

Shanghai will invest 190 million yuan (US$30.65 million) to build infrastructure for China's homegrown Beidou Navigation Satellite System that can be used for everything from monitoring vehicles transporting hazardous materials to locating people. A vehicle…

The China Greentech Initiative Focuses on Low Carbon Eco Cities

June 20, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

The China Greentech Initiative (CGTI), a collaborative platform of Chinese and international organisations focused on deploying integrated greentech solutions to help China achieve its sustainability objectives, has recently published The China Greentech Report…

SAP Signs Deal with China to Tackle Traffic Jams

May 29, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

German software maker SAP AG said Wednesday it signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese government to fight traffic congestion in the country's fast-growing cities. As part of the project, now in a pilot phase and expected to come into full swing…

Model-based Design Powers China Dam Construction

April 30, 2013 - in Energy, Feature, Featured, Modeling

Harnessing power from moving water has the benefit of slowing and controlling flow in order to prevent natural disasters, providing water for human consumption and crop irrigation, slowing soil erosion, and supplying clean power. Hydropower is a low-cost source…