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
On March 22, 2018, Estonia will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn dedicated to blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs. Estonian crypto experts and invited foreign specialists will talk about the future and the new prospects of blockchain industry.
Estonia goes among those countries that show loyalty to cryptocurrencies and blockchain. It is a place where a large-scale digitalization project E-residency has been functioning for a long time. What is more, the authors of the e-residency program offered public ICO and Estcoin launching. In case of success, Estonia would become the first country across the globe running public ICO. The packed audience at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn in 2017 proves that the crypto community of Estonia is interested in such events.Read more
Satellite imaging. Drones. High-tech cameras and sensors. Powered by technology straight out of a spy novel, Fredericton-based Resson Inc. is combining massive data sets, cloud-based processing and leading-edge machine learning to help farmers and food companies maximize profits and nip field problems in the bud. By analyzing detailed pictures of crops—from table grapes to potatoes—the company's software spits out specific information farmers can use to determine where pests are attacking, where more or less water is needed, and where and how much to fertilize.
Resson was started in 2013 by two University of New Brunswick students, and in 2016, it raised $11 million (U.S.) from agri-food giant Monsanto (its lead investor) and Maritime potato juggernaut McCain Foods. Based on input from McCain's largest growers, and with constant tweaking of its online dashboard, the company plans to make its software commercially available next year.Read more
Olympics fans arriving at South Korea’s Gangneung Station on their way to the coastal ice arenas this week are getting a sneak peek at 5G Champion, a pioneering mobile-broadband project two years in the making. This joint EU-Korea venture—led by France’s CEA-Leti and South Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute—stands out as a quiet contender in what the Games’ official telecommunications sponsor, KT Corp., has dubbed the “first 5G Olympics.”Read more
WASHINGTON — For the fourth straight year, D.C. ranks No. 1 on a list of Best Cities for Women in Tech, compiled by personal finance advice website SmartAsset.
SmartAsset compiles its annual list based on the gender pay gap, income after housing costs, women’s representation in the IT workforce and four-year percentage growth in IT employment.
Two other cities in the area are on the list: Baltimore ranks No. 3 and Arlington, Virginia is tied with St. Paul, Minnesota for sixth.Read more