• Dutch authorities have launched an innovative scheme involving foot-level traffic lights which is aimed at warning pedestrians distracted by their smartphones. With pedestrians increasingly preoccupied with their devices - some are straying on to the road and into oncoming traffic. However, a Dutch town is set to roll-out a pilot project aimed at warning pedestrians of potential danger.

  • US multinational technology firm Cisco has announced that it has agreed to collaborate with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in a bid to help the seaside town become 'smart'. Cisco announced that it will work closely with local officials to explore the digital future of the scenic costal town which is located close to London.