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Signify’s new Philips Urban VR experience will allow city planners to visualize and test different lighting designs for their streets and buildings. Users will take a journey down a virtual street where they can observe the different effects of Phillips street light luminaires and the patterns they cast.
Power and automation technology firm ABB has been awarded a lucrative contract by a leading Swedish energy firm to develop and implement smart city solutions in the city of Vasteras.
AT&T joined with Current, powered by GE, and Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power to test intelligent lighting solutions in Atlanta. The Atlanta smart city project adds momentum to the growing smart city movement in progress across the U.S.
The deployment of 'smart lampposts' could potentially save Europe €2.1bn every year according to analysis which was conducted by Sharing Cities, a Europe-wide Smart Cities organization. The comprehensive report highlights that currently Europe spends around $3bn on street lighting on an annual basis.
Abu Dhabi International airport is set to launch a ‘first of its kind’ interactive walkway, which will convert the footsteps of passengers into electricity.
A district on the south east of Moscow has become a ‘living lab’, where Russian authorities test, evaluate and adjust citizens to smart city technologies.
Dutch technology conglomerate Philips has introduced innovative 'smart lighting' which has illuminated one of China's largest bridges. Phillips Lighting Color Kinetics technology is providing the stunning visual lighting effects which can change up to 16.7 million colors.
A new report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) indicates that investments in smart city initiatives will amount to more than $81bn globally in 2018, with Singapore, Tokyo, New York City, London and Shanghai as main investors.