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James Bell
last week
James Bell
Smart City Expert

Airports are at the heart of urban transportation systems. And they ought to be! They bring cities closer to cities and nations closer to nations. Across the globe, airports are busy with the challenge of identifying and deploying emerging technologies that can enhance customer experience and operational efficiency. While Artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning are advancing in smart cities, airports are apparently turning into smart airports within cities.

The year 2018 witnessed dozens of airports introducing innovative technologies, spectacular architecture and communication infrastructure. Among these, we have handpicked three smart airports that excel in one sphere or another. So, let’s explore them one by one!

James Bell
last month
James Bell
Smart City Expert

Bike-Sharing system or bicycle-sharing system has been around since 1965 when a group called Provo introduced it in the bicycle-loving Amsterdam. But the idea of bike-sharing created a buzz only after the entry of smart city concept. It began to be recognised as an effective tool to reduce air pollution, traffic congestion, travel costs, and fossil fuel-dependency while improving public health. Besides, making cities look much more vibrant, cool and cosmopolitan.

However, launching a bike-sharing system in cities and over time making it an appealing mode of transportation is no easy feat. It requires a significant private and public investment and alterations to the built environment while understanding the needs of citizens. Many bike-sharing programs have been initiated amidst much hype yet their popularity has soon declined. They have ended up being used mainly on weekends and for recreation purpose.

There are a number of factors that lead to the failure of a bike-sharing syst...

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James Bell
3 months ago
James Bell
Smart City Expert

Automation, robots, and artificial intelligence – there is an increasing buzz around the deployment of these marvellous inventions when we have already started envisioning a future that will witness a new dawn of human-machine relationship.

On one side where people predict robots will conquer human jobs, on the greener side some anticipate the rise of high-skilled jobs for people. As a matter of fact, both the predictions seem to be coming true. Although robots are taking over the traditional human jobs, they are providing more advanced jobs for humans – securing safer jobs for us over a lifetime.

The initiatives discussed further are a concrete evidence to the interestingly contradictory anticipations. Different smart cities around the world are collaborating with the automation industry to launch autonomous vehicles for various purposes. They are paving the way to a more efficient, secure and convenient urban landscape.

Marc Van Steyvoort
3 months ago
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

Acer has unveiled its self-driving concept car at the Taiwan Automotive Technology Innovation Summit 2018, in collaboration with Yulon Group, one of Taiwan’s top automakers and its subsidiaries automotive electronics provider HAITEC and car brand Luxgen ( By Janees Reghelini ) .

https://www.tahawultech.com/vendor/acer-introduces-self-driving-concept-car/

Marc Van Steyvoort
3 months ago
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

Lyft will offer transportation credit for its Lyft Shared service, Zipcar, public transit and bike-share in more than 35 cities across the country to subscribers who promise to stop using their own cars for a month.

https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/lyft-expands-ditch-your-car-promotion-nationwide/533340/

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