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10 mai 2017

A new algorithm avoids congestion in any megalopolis

For the system to work, only 10% of the vehicles are connected to the route optimization network. Road traffic is undoubtedly the area where human irrationality is most damaging. We are building more and more traffic lanes around cities, bearing in mind a totally erroneous assumption: on the road, individuals behave in such a way as to encourage regular and efficient driving and to deter dangerous and anarchic driving . Thus, attempts are made to circulate unbelievable quantities of cars in a limited space, at a speed high enough for... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2017

Cubic makes its transport predictions for 2017

December 28, 2016 Cubic Transportation Systems has is predicting that the new year will bring an integrated approach to smart ticketing, integrated personal mobility and further advances in autonomous vehicles. Writing for Smart Highways, the company says the three issues will move on significantly over the next twelve months. Its predictions in full are: Single approach to smart ticketing   A single integrated and easily accessible ticketing system covering multiple regions and modes of travel is central to the idea of... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

Francis Pisani Essay on Smart Cities

Smart Cities between Datapolis and Participolis When it comes to the near future of Humans on Earth, the future that our children will experience - and this is the subject of this essay - literature is obviously speculative and readily theoretical. Francis Pisani avoids this double trap with ease, which is what makes his work quite fascinating. How is it ? These intelligent cities in which several billion people will live one day, he saw the first, embryonic or already formed, in China, India, Asia, Latin America and Europe. As a... [Lire la suite]
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16 décembre 2016

Keolis facilitates disabled persons life thanks to the Internet of Objects

Keolis Rennes has launched an experiment to facilitate the mobility of disabled persons by connected sensors. An innovation that is part of Keolis's desire to use the full potential of the Internet of Objects to enrich the customer experience and strengthen the Group's operational performance. A Keolis innovation to find a parking space reserved for disabled persons in real time Since July 2016, two car parks of the city of Rennes, one outdoor, the other underground, are equipped with sensors of car detection installed in places... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2016

Cybercity, Mauritius – a vision of Africa's 'smart' future?

Ebène Cybercity is Mauritius’s hi-tech hub, and home to Africa’s internet registry platform. Photograph: Christopher Schuetze for the Guardian As the fruit bat flies, it’s only 300 metres from Cyber Tower 1 to the massive food court and commercial centre that was built to service Ebène Cybercity – the hi-tech office community on the outskirts of Mauritius’s capital, Port Louis. But walking from the ostentatious lobby of Cyber Tower 1 to the shops and restaurants can take 20 minutes – if you don’t get lost along the way. The fastest... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2016

Big Data makes cities Smart

Big Data has not finished surprising us, and come to revolutionize the economy by transforming the approach to whole sectors. The flow analysis of massive data in real time, to make concrete decisions, is a major challenge for the cities of tomorrow. According to Philippe Torres, board director and digital strategy at L'Atelier BNP Paribas, and co-author of the study "Big Data, Big Economy", the biggest potential to use the power of Big Data is also in the field Smart City. Will the data to make our cities smarter? Yes, and the... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2016

Niti Aayog to develop smart mobility planning kits for small and medium cities

Niti Aayog decided to come out with mobility planning tool kits to facilitate smart and sustainable urban transport solutions.   New Delhi: With the Indian urban population expected to reach 600 million by 2030, the government’s think tank Niti Aayog has decided to come out with mobility planning tool kits to facilitate smart and sustainable urban transport solutions.   The planning and project design and implementation tool kits developed with the help of experts, state governments and local urban body authorities... [Lire la suite]
29 février 2016

L.A. Opens Up More With New Data Tool

In late January, the city of Los Angeles unveiled a new open data visualization tool called GeoHub. City officials say the project marks an evolution in municipal open data portals and will improve city government work and transparency. GeoHub is a searchable directory of over 500 eclectic L.A. city datasets such as farmers markets, emergency services, construction projects, streams and rivers, volunteer opportunities, crime, performing arts centers, and many more. The data still lives within a given department, but instead of... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2016

Creating a Smart Parking System Using Nominet's IoT Tools

By: Adam Leach, Nominet, 2 Feb 2016 As mentioned in a previous blog post, we have been working on a new application - smart parking - to test our IoT Tools. Using Nwave’s car parking sensors (which use the Weightless-N wireless protocol that Nominet contributed to), and our IoT Tools we have been able to quickly build a system that allows us to monitor car park usage at Nominet’s Oxford HQ in real-time. In this blog post we explain how we used the tools to rapidly build this new application. Although the IoT tools were... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2015

Here’s what IoT will do for transportation

Image Credit: bleakstar/Shutterstock The Internet of Things (IoT) is dramatically accelerating the pace of innovation in the transportation industry—especially the cars and trucks we drive every day. And when you apply the laws that have been driving technology innovation for decades—Moore’s Law and Metcalfe’s Law—it’s not long before our automobiles will resemble smart devices on wheels and your vehicle may very well be the most expensive computing device you own. Connected cars today Already, automobiles built after 2010 include... [Lire la suite]