A new report from TRL and Royal Holloway, University of London, has revealed that four out of five of the people surveyed (81%) are open to the idea of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the UK’s roads.
It is difficult to remember when we are in the midst of winter, but keeping cool in summer is a big issue for some communities. And the problem is likely to get worse as our summer heatwaves grow longer and hotter.
For years, cities have been trying to use data that has sat, siloed in individual departments. Even as that historic data is liberated and made more open, however, more and different types of data are coming in. Since the advent of smartphones with built in GPS, location data, streaming from millions of phones, has created new opportunities – and headaches – for cities.
PwC Russia has released a preliminary report on city technology readiness from its survey of 1,500 citizens from 10 global cities. The future is coming: Cities readiness rating, analysed the readiness of the world’s largest cities to respond to disruptive innovations and to adopt technology-driven solutions.
Local government and cities have a challenging job – delivering multiple complex services, which have a large influence on their citizens’ daily lives, and doing that in an environment of extreme financial pressures. Read more about How Can Data Be Used to Improve Local Service Planning and Delivery? …
With all the hype around smart cities today, you would think they are ubiquitous. Even though there are a few high-profile examples, smart cities aren’t yet as widespread as you might think.