About safe and smart cities

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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Valencia’s Approach to Becoming a Smart City

The city of Valencia in Spain has been taking steps towards becoming a smart city in the past few years. Valencia is the third most populous city in Spain with a population of 800,000 inhabitants. Many see Valencia as a role model for how to transition to smart city...

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Panama City’s Smart City Initiatives

Global digital technology is impacting many cities across the world. Panama is one of the smart city pioneers in Latin America. This is important because not only are they the connection between North and South America, but this city also has a 48-mile canal that is a...

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Making a City Safer by Becoming a Smart City

Governments all over the world are committed to making their cities safer for their citizens. Analysts believe that one of the lesser known benefits of creating smart cities is that it will impact the safety of the city. The concept of smart cities has been around for...

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