• Chinese ridesharing firm joins race for autonomous driving by opening US research facility

    Chinese ridesharing platform Didi Chuxing has issued a real statement of intent to rivals following the organization's decision to open a research hub in US tech capital Silicon Valley. The Didi Labs center will be located in Mountain View, which is also the home of Google. A statement released by the Chinese company confirmed that it will research facility will focus on 'intelligent driving technologies'.

  • Dutch firm secure autonomous transportation contract for new waterfront residence in Dubai

    A Dutch technology firm has secured the contract for a major autonomous transportation project for a new major waterfront currently under construction in Dubai. 2getthere, a world-leading developer of sustainable mobility solutions won the contract in which it will be tasked with the responsibility of delivering a new automated vehicle system in Dubai - that will link the new waterfront lifestyle destination 'Bluewaters' with the city's existing infrastructure in the form of its metro service.

  • European aviation firm unveils ‘electric flying car’ concept

    Slovakian aviation firm AeroMobil has unveiled its futuristic electric flying car concept which is set to go into production in 2020. At a press briefing, the company introduced its AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL which has been specifically designed for intra-city travel in an effort to alleviate the chronic traffic issues posed by urban congestion.

  • Global leader in connected street lighting joins Smart Cities Council

    Telensa, a British IoT firm which is the global leader in driving connected street lighting and Smart City Applications has today confirmed that it has joined the Smart Cities Council. The Smart Cities Council is the world's premier consortium of smart city practitioners and experts. Boasting over 120 members that helped contribute to over 10,000 projects.

  • Nokia acquires US firm in effort to expand its Internet of Things portfolio

    Nokia has acquired Space Time Insight to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and IoT analytics capabilities, and accelerate the development of new IoT applications for key vertical markets.