20 avril 2018

Smart cities need thick data, not big data

In Barcelona, high-tech data platforms generate demand for old-fashioned community development. Residents living around Plaça del Sol joke that theirs is the only square where, despite the name, rain is preferable. Rain means fewer people gather to socialise and drink, reducing noise for the flats overlooking the square. Residents know this with considerable precision because they’ve developed a digital platform for measuring noise levels and mobilising action. I was told the joke by Remei, one of the residents who, with her ‘citizen... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2018

"TRIP BASED SERVICES" OR THE ADAPTATION OF COMPANIES TO THE MOBILITY OF THEIR CLIENTS

In recent years, geolocalisation technologies have created "Location Based Services": products and services adapted to people's past and present geolocations. Made possible thanks to Roofstreet technology, the next evolution is in progress with the arrival of "Trip Based Services": products and services that adapt not only to positions but also to past and future trips. Who needs to understand travel today? Understanding travel is a current issue and essential to many sectors. Retail: Customer knowledge has always been central... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2018

Ford and Autonomic are building a smart city cloud platform

Ford and Silicon Valley-based Autonomic will work together to build a new open platform upon which cities can build out infrastructure communications, including connected traffic lights and parking spots, called the “Transportation Mobility Cloud.” Ford CEO Jim Hackett announced the news on Monday at the CES 2018 keynote kicking off the annual conference. The platform is designed to help connect smart transportation services, as well as adjacent connected offerings, uniting them with one common language to help coordinate all this... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2017

Big Data Market in Smarter Cities: Forecast (2017-2022)

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Data can be best defined as the capture, storage, search and analysis of large and complex data sets which are generally difficult to be processed or handled by traditional data processing systems. Smart city corresponds to the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) in a secure fashion to manage the cities assets such as schools, hospitals, power plants, waste management among others. Download the full report:... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2017

Creating smart city visions of the future

The concept of smart city visions is advancing across the globe. But what will they look like and how will they work? Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells and Alexandra Whittington of Fast Future explore the possibilities The city of the future is a symbol of progress. The sci-fi vision of the future city with sleek skyscrapers and flying cars has started to give way to a more plausible, human, practical and green image known as the smart city. While smart city visions differ, at their heart is the notion that in the coming decades, the... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2017

The 5 major roadblocks to smart city infrastructure

Cities that can clear away issues that prevent smart city growth have an advantage over other municipalities in the race to become smarter. Powerful trends are pushing the global community to develop more smart cities, as the world population increases and more people move to urban environments. By 2050, there will be approximately 2.5 billion new urban residents. "Every month our urban population grows by about 5 million between births and migration. So that's roughly a million new housing units we need every month, and then the... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2017

Data from cities, a common good inseparable from buildings

Eric Cassar is an engineer and architect, founder of Arkhenspaces, whose "Habiter l'infini" project won the Grand Prix Le Monde Smart-cities 2017. He calls in this forum to create new ownership models for digital data buildings. "The development of the Internet is akin to the arrival of new dimensions. Age 1 had accelerated our exchanges, with emails, and then gave us access to a growing number of information and services. Age 2 has facilitated the linking of individuals with other individuals, with social networks. Age 3 is the... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2017

How Singapore exports its model for a Smart City

This tiny country has established itself as a model for smart urban development and exports its know-how to giants like India and China. Singapore is tiny, beside the giants of  India and China; it nevertheless manages to play an important role where ‘smart cities’ are concerned. With its 4.7 million inhabitants, ‘little’ Singapore has established itself as one of the models in the world for the ‘smart city’. The city-state plays a key role in the extraordinary development of the two Asian giants, China (1.4 billion... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2017

Big Data, the new fuel of the public transportation

Bus, subway, train, RER, tram …Today, we consider that a person spends an average time of 53 hours of his life per year in transportation. This figure should increase exponentially before 2050 to achieve 106 hours per year. New technologies follow us in all our travels: geolocation by mobile phone, systems of computer ticketing, of maintenance … The slightest data is recorded: the entrances and exit of travelers, the incidents, the delays … The flow of information is tremendous and infinite. The user himself is an endless source of... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2017

Big Data and smart cities : the sacred union

The figures speak for themselves : today, 54 % of the population live in urban area. In 2050, more than 65 % of the world’s population will live in towns. Therefore, urban issues will be equally amplified : cities will have to answer the questions of mobility, energetics efficiency, urban sprawl, quality of life. The increasing digitalization of all the activities makes cities act as data provider sources. Transportation, energy, interactions, trade, all these flows generate enormous mass of information. The technological... [Lire la suite]
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