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Tokyo named safest city in the world

In the Economist's latest report on city safety, Safe Cities Index 2017, Tokyo has claimed the top spot. Covering 60 cities, the Economist ranks cities on a number of issues crucial for keeping citizens safe. Part of Tokyo's landing in the top spot may have to do with...

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Waze’s Real-Time Emergency Service Alerts

Drivers and passengers can now get incident locations and warnings when firefighterss, police, and EMS are on the scene and reroute their trip. Waze, the France-based navigation company has partnered with HAAS Alert to offer this service to their application's users....

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Ford Launches “Smart Benches” for Cities

In London and your battery or data ran out? Not to worry, Ford's smart benches are there to help. There have recently been some solar powered trees in France launched as charging and WiFi stations and now Ford is getting in on the smart city charging station action as...

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Dubai’s drone taxis

The first test of a drone taxi service in Dubai has officially taken place. The test was only for a 5-minute flight and it had been tested before in Germany, but a crown prince was on-hand, showing that there are high hopes for the technology in the country. The drone...

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Smart City Project in Lisbon in Partnership With NEC

The historic Portuguese capital has entered into a partnership with NEC to accomplish a new smart city project. With this smart city project, both parties hope to improve the city’s services and ultimately improve citizens’ quality of life. NEC wants to use its Cloud...

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Smart Cities Bring Along Hacking Risks

At this point in time, we are often surrounded by technology everywhere we go. Despite the fact that we often don’t even realize it or take it as something completely normal. We have computer systems connected to public networks and the trend of smart cities only...

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Smart Cities 3.0

The term smart city has been more used over the past few years. Governments all over the world have been able to see the benefit of making its cities smarter with the use of technology. Local governments have been investing in technology in order to transform their...

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