Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 6/13

The team at Venture Smarter has been using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people: residents, businesses, institutions, and government agencies. Here is our Daily Roundup Smart City news.

CONNECTIVITY

5G: The building block to successful smart cities

Smart cities need to deliver the capabilities to support a massive number of applications running concurrently (which is the nature of IoT). 5G offer a promising platform to build not just smart cities onto, but other advancing technologies such as automated supply chains and live 4k video.

 

MOBILITY

Ford launches a 'smart mobility' office in London

Ford Motor is opening a new office in London focusing on future mobility solutions for Europe. The initiative is hiring around 40 specialists and opening later this year as the automaker's third such "smart mobility" office. The others are in Dearborn, Michigan, and Palo Alto, California.

 

CITIZENS

10 TIPS – HOW TO AVOID CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT PITFALLS IN SMART CITIES DEPLOYMENT

Many citizen engagement mobile apps fail simply because it’s unable to sustain the popularity, usage, and continuous enhancement. This article offers 10 tips for avoiding the engagement pitfall: ranging from Publicity and Gamification to outsourcing and establishing a Smart City Vision.

 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Hitachi wants to IoT-enable cities

Hitachi Insight Group (HIG) is an organization focused on digital solutions within the world of Internet of Things (IoT). Recently, they have captured attention for introducing their Hitachi City Intelligence, a platform pitched as an end-to-end IoT solution for smarter and safer cities.

 

Smart Cities for All vision outlined

AT&T, in collaboration with G3ict and World Enabled, two nonprofits involved with inclusive & accessible designs, has launched Smart Cities for All: A Vision for an Inclusive, Accessible Urban Future. This launch surrounds a report showing why smarter cities can be created by designing for inclusivity and accessibility.