Funds awarded to drive a more data-driven and digitally enabled planning system

Funds awarded to drive a more data-driven and digitally enabled planning system

Future Cities Catapult has awarded funds to help SMEs to create a more data-driven and digitally enabled planning system. After inviting UK businesses, individuals, entrepreneurs and planning authorities to apply, nearly 90 entries were... continue

6 Apr 2017RUDI News

Public authorities must take an active role in the roll-out of AVs, says UITP

The arrival of driverless autonomous vehicles (AVs) represents a unique opportunity for a fundamental change in urban mobility as long as public authorities and public transport companies take an active role now to integrate AVs into an effective public transport network. This is according to... continue

17 Jan 2017RUDI News

Warwick University app supports ride-sharing for the drive to campus

A free app that will allow Warwick students to share rides between Leamington and Campus is set to launch in January 2017 for iPhone and Android users. Any Warwick student will be able to sign up for the app, called UniDrive, using their Warwick email address. The app will operate on a feedback... continue

29 Dec 2016RUDI News
UK 4G network worse than Romania and Albania: poor preparation for smart, digital futures

UK 4G network worse than Romania and Albania: poor preparation for smart, digital futures

The National Infrastructure Commission has published its final report into 5G and telecommunication technology. 5G means seamless connectivity, says the NIC. 5G is 'Ultra-fast, ultra-reliable, ultra-high capacity transmitting at super low latency', it states. It will support the ever larger data requirements of the existing network and new... continue

15 Dec 2016RUDI News

Using mobile phone and sensor data to track people’s movement provides a deeper picture of exposure to urban pollution

A recent study led by MIT researchers, focused on New York City, suggests that using mobile-phone data to track people’s movement provides an even deeper picture of exposure to pollution in urban settings. The study, based on data from 2013, broke New York City into 71 districts and found... continue

8 Sep 2016RUDI News
Combined satellite images and machine learning maps poverty via land uses

Combined satellite images and machine learning maps poverty via land uses

Stanford researchers combined satellite images and machine learning to predict poverty. Their improved poverty maps could help aid organizations and policymakers distribute funds more efficiently and enact and evaluate policies more effectively. One of the biggest challenges in providing... continue

22 Aug 2016RUDI News
Urban heat risk posing a threat to elderly in cities

Urban heat risk posing a threat to elderly in cities

Our cities are getting hotter. Extreme hot weather events are happening more frequently and as a result London and other major cities around the world face significant risks. How do we develop approaches to... continue

17 Aug 2016RUDI News
All science, no fiction: hyperloop AR technology coming to trains by 2017

All science, no fiction: hyperloop AR technology coming to trains by 2017

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and Deutsche Bahn have launched a collaborative venture to create an ‘Innovation Train’ that uses technologies being developed by HTT for the Hyperloop. Says HTT: ‘We've partnered with Deutsche Bahn, the second largest... continue

1 Aug 2016RUDI News
New 'gaming' tool simulates development process

New 'gaming' tool simulates development process

There is not enough affordable housing in the United States, or the UK. Or in most cities around the world. A new online ‘gaming-type’ tool created by the Urban Institute, and... continue

1 Aug 2016RUDI News

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