Technologies face privacy challenges

Technologies face privacy challenges

Cities around the world, including India where the first batch of Smart Cities has been announced, have to start working on strategies to deliver improved services, traffic management and to tackle environmental challenges. Developing technologies and systems to...
US delegation coming to push collaboration

US delegation coming to push collaboration

US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews will lead a delegation of 18 top American companies on a Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission across three cities in February. India will seek further cooperation with the US in developing Smart Cities...
Barcelona tests open platform for smart services

Barcelona tests open platform for smart services

To manage the city’s infrastructure centrally, Barcelona’s council and supercomputing centre, with Cisco and other technology partners, have just completed an innovative proof-of-concept platform. One could spot on the city thoroughfares grey cabinets...
Builders hope to see boost in market in 2016

Builders hope to see boost in market in 2016

Indian real estate developers, shaken by poor market in 2015, are now optimistic that this year will witness buoyancy as they pin their hopes on the passage of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill. The long-awaited Bill, which aims to protect buyer...
Infrastructure is set to get a boost

Infrastructure is set to get a boost

Analysts say that Indian infrastructure is set to get a boost following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to have 100 Smart Cities. Once the land bill before parliament gets into the statute book, infrastructure building, especially roads, will see dynamic growth...
Paul Allen offers $50 million for contest

Paul Allen offers $50 million for contest

Billionaire Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft, is teaming with the US Department of Transportation to offer a $50 million prize to the winner of a Smart City competition aimed at promoting high-tech solutions to traffic snarls. “Our national vision for...