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Global Intelligent Transportation Systems Market 2012-2016

August 15, 2013 - in Transportation

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Intelligent Transportation System market to grow at a CAGR of 11.40 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the rapid growth of the Global Smart Cities market.…

Frost & Sullivan: ICT to Transform Transportation as a Prelude to Smart Cities

August 5, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Convergences among transportation, energy, and cities will become reality as new technologies emerge to enable a more efficient and sustainable delivery…

Frost & Sullivan: Moving the Smart Cities Idea from Concept to Reality

July 23, 2013 - in Smart Cities

The goal of smart cities is to enhance the lives of residents through improved performance, efficiency and functionality. This is expressed through an…

Libelium Brings 3G Over-the-Air Programming to Smart Cities Sensors

June 12, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors, Smart Cities

Libelium today released a new communications module capable of over-the-air programming (OTAP) via 3G and Wi-Fi for remote management of its wireless sensor platform Waspmote. As a result, firmware updates to Waspmote sensor nodes deployed in any Smart Cities…

Greener Cities Project Wins NASA Challenge

May 23, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Smart Cities

Students at the Software Engineering and Management bachelor program at University of Gothenburg, were appointed winners of NASA's Space Apps Challenge in Gothenburg in April. Their concept of "Greener Cities" will now be judged by an international jury. The…

Smart Cities Seen as Crucial for Kickstarting the UK Economy

March 19, 2013 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

Cities are complicated, interdependent ecosystems that are being targeted by national governments as the crucible for reanimation of the economy. With such a focus on what areas the government should priorities to kick start the UK economy Joe Dignan, Chief…

Why Smart Cities Need Smart Grids

March 11, 2013 - in Energy, Smart Cities

The correlation between smart cities and smart grids is strong.  Around one-third of the smart city projects that Pike Research is currently tracking in North America and Europe are primarily focused on smart grids or other energy innovations. Almost half…

Sensors Lead to Burst in Government Technology Creativity

March 6, 2013 - in Smart Cities

At the IBM Pulse conference here this week, City of Boston CIO Bill Oates , told an audience how residents are using city-made apps that improve city operations. One of Boston's latest apps, Street Bump, piqued the interest of attendee Gary Gilot, an engineer…

To Become Smart Cities, Process and Strategy are Key

March 5, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Most cities are executing a smart city strategy purely based on the aggregation of projects without having a clear understanding of where they are or where they are going. Cities are still not accustomed to thinking like businesses when planning long-term…

How Will Our Future Cities Look?

February 22, 2013 - in Smart Cities

No-one really knows what the future holds, but the reality now is that our urban spaces are overcrowded and polluted. Almost half of the world's population currently lives in cities, and by 2050 that is projected to increase to 75%, but what kind of city…