A live weapons testing range, the latest high-tech security, an all-weather vehicle test track and specialty laser-testing equipment will all be in place when Australia’s latest centre for military vehicles opens at the Redbank Industrial Estate in 2020.
Small and medium gauge ammunition and explosives will be stored at a purpose-built armoury on the site and fire treatment facilities will be the very latest, because of the high threat of fire at a military complex.Read more
Nordic data centre operator DigiPlex and Stockholm Exergi (formerly Fortum Värme), the city’s district heating supplier, announced this week that they have have signed a large-scale heat re-use agreement.Read more
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’ most valuable tech giant joins Microsoft and AWS to tap into Taiwan’s talent pool to pursue promising developments of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Google Taiwan announced a plan on Monday to launch a project that is set to establish a new research and development unit in Taiwan dedicated to artificial intelligence. The project will be recruiting local talent to meet its ambitious AI projects, but the number of the new positions to be created has yet to be announced.Read more
A high-tech neighbourhood designed by Google’s sibling company has been pegged as a way for Toronto to become a hub in the burgeoning field of urban innovation.
“From a very practical perspective on an economic development basis, the smart cities or urban innovation area is a booming area that some would say is a $25 trillion dollar opportunity worldwide,” said Kristina Verner, vice president of innovation, sustainability and prosperity at Waterfront Toronto.Read more
Imagine an app that updates the locations of apartments for rent in real time, or intelligent street lights that only turn green when cars are waiting.
Or picture a map — Minority Report-style, of course — that aggregates crime data, pinpointing areas where assaults and robberies occur most often.Read more
Because of its "walkable" neighborhoods, Dublin will be come a second hub for a fast-growing San Francisco-area maker of software for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Veeva Systems Inc. is moving its 39 employees from a customer support center in Hilliard to Dublin and adding 90 additional jobs over the next five years, according to an incentive proposal before Dublin City Council. The new site is both an operations and customer service center, according to the state Development Services Agency.Read more
The Dutch municipality of Eindhoven and the Fontys school for higher education have signed a deal to work together in Eindhoven as a 'Smart Society'. The university college will think about issues in administrative, social and economic fields, such as the use of data science. Fontys will develop a learning cycle around these themes and let students conduct their graduation projects at the municipality of Eindhoven. The contract is for three years. Other parties will also be welcome.Read more
Cochrane's closest competitor for the $50 million prize from the Smart Cities Challenge is just beyond our horizon.
The City of Calgary has launched a multi-phase public consultation in preparation of their 50-word statement.
On Thursday, Mayor Naheed Nenshi tweeted "Help us win $50 million!" as the city prepares to enter the race for the big prize Cochrane also has its eye on.Read more
A French company that has developed and launched driverless electric shuttle buses in 20 countries will next week trial their driverless electric mini-bus at Springfield near Ipswich.
This follows trials along the Esplanade at Mooloolaba in December 2017 and their introduction at big business sites in California and Singapore in 2015.Read more
Stockholm - Two self-driving buses started to share the road with pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles in a suburb of Stockholm. The shuttle buses travel at speeds of up to 24 km per hour.
Stockholm buses may serve as a model
Many see the buses as a model for the development of multimodal urban transport in smart cities in the near future.Read more