Using KPIs to measure smart city progress

    There is a wide range of definitions for “what makes a smart city”. It’s a question that doesn’t have a straight and universal answer as it means different things to different people. Another question that’s at least as important is “how do you create a city smart”. Because no matter what it means to you, … Continued

      Breaking down the silos to create efficient smart cities

      The number of people expected to be living in cities is set to double by 2050 to some 6.4 billion urban dwellers. To cope with this population increase, and to adjust to the new needs of larger cosmopolitan environments, cities will require new and innovative ways of managing their assets and resources. This is addressed … Continued

        Insights driven by statistics are optimizing the highways network

        With thousands of kilometers of roads to cover, keeping track of the live situation across the highway network can only be effectively achieved with video surveillance. For traffic authorities, real-time intelligence provided by video surveillance enables a fast, effective response to the now, to achieve a smoother, safer flow of traffic. But for the longer … Continued

          Reflections on a visit to UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2023

          My colleagues and I recently visited UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Barcelona, the definitive event for the public transport sector globally. As the world’s biggest event dedicated to sustainable mobility, the summit brings together all transport modes, public transport authorities, and operators. This year’s event was the 64th edition of the UITP Global Public … Continued

            Reflections on a visit to Intertraffic

            A couple of weeks ago my colleagues and I visited Intertraffic, one of the world’s leading exhibitions for traffic and mobility professionals. With the increasing demand we hear from our customers, not only those specifically engaged in traffic management and mobility, but also those with responsibility for smart city infrastructure, we left the show feeling … Continued

              Passengers in focus: how video and connected technology are transforming public transport

              When Deutsche Bahn presented its S-Bahn train of the future, it delivered a 22.5 meter prototype vehicle that could be individually adapted to meet the real-time needs of travelers. This included adjustable standing and seating that can be changed to meet capacity requirements, free up extra space for bicycles and scooters, and provide additional wheelchair … Continued