Smart

  • His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), announced that DEWA has installed 595,755 smart water meters across Dubai. This is 80.6% of the total number of water meters in the Emirate, with all water meters in Dubai to become smart meters by the end of next year. The announcement was made at the 20th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018), which DEWA is organizing at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23-25 October 2018.

  • The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 7 has formally announced that it is set to implement an advanced Internet of Things traffic management system in a bid to address and resolve the state's on-going problems with urban congestion.

  • Beijing has crowned itself as leader in Artificial Intelligence development with its newly opened AI park co-built by local government in the Haidian district and tech giant Baidu. This step aims to transform the Chinese capital into a global hub for tech innovation and Artificial intelligence and make Beijing, and the Haidian region in particular, a smart city.

  • With the aim of improving Dubai and RTA's reliable school transport service, RTA's Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) announced its plan to run a fleet of 368 buses to lift about 8873 students in 17 schools contracted for the new academic year. The number of buses and schools grew from 270 buses serving 14 schools during the academic year 2016-2017.

  • The largest European energy storage system in a commercial building was inaugurated in Amsterdam at the city’s Johan Cruijff ArenA by industry giants Nissan, Eaton, BAM, The Mobility House and the Johan Cruijff ArenA, supported by the Amsterdam Climate and Energy Fund (AKEF) and Interreg.