New IoT-related events in Eindhoven this autumn

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We invite you to check these two new IoT-related events in Eindhoven this autumn and get up-to-date with the latest smart society technology developments.

NXP is Partner of U.S. Department of Transportation in Smart City Challenge

With this partnership, NXP, together with its partner Cohda Wireless, will provide the contest’s winning community with wireless technology that allows cars to securely exchange data, such as hazard warnings, over distances of more than a mile to prevent accidents and improve traffic flow. Continue reading “NXP is Partner of U.S. Department of Transportation in Smart City Challenge”

Intelligent cities are at the forefront of the next wave of the Internet of Things

Intelligent cities are at the forefront of the next wave of the Internet of Things. The goals are to streamline communication and improve the lives of citizens. And save a little money along the way.

One of the next big targets of the digital age is the city. The combination of technology paired with physical infrastructure and services can simplify the lives of residents. That’s the promise of the “smart city.” Continue reading “Intelligent cities are at the forefront of the next wave of the Internet of Things”

Smart City of Rotterdam – Three Marvellous Innovations (Video)

Smart City Rotterdam – Three Marvellous Innovations. Once the largest port of the whole world, Rotterdam is now reinventing itself as an innovative and up-and-coming hotspot of Western Europe. You couldn’t have missed awesome buildings like the Markthal, the massive ‘De Rotterdam‘ and its grand futuristic Central Station. Buildings like these are only part of the vibe that propelled Rotterdam to the top of listicles by the likes of the Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide. Continue reading “Smart City of Rotterdam – Three Marvellous Innovations (Video)”

Smart City Privacy Debates in the Digital Age of Information

Mia Nyegaard wants her privacy. It’s both a reasonable request and a tall order in this digital age of information.

Nyegaard makes chocolates for a living. She’s also a member of the Copenhagen municipal council where she is active on its projects to create a smart-city infrastructure. Nyegaard is no technologist, but she knows what she wants from technology. Continue reading “Smart City Privacy Debates in the Digital Age of Information”

Integrators to Benefit from Smart City Security Needs

“The UK capital performed well in the rankings due to its adoption rate for smart technologies, from street lighting to traffic management. But hooking up a few streets to intelligent systems does not make a smart city. As with all ambitious city-wide initiatives, security has a major, early stage role to play.” says James Hill electronic security sales manager, NG Bailey’s IT Services division. Continue reading “Integrators to Benefit from Smart City Security Needs”

Streetlights Are Getting Cameras and Internet Connections under Newly Approved Intelligent Lamppost Project

We’ve been hearing about the amorphous idea of “smart cities” for a while, but trash cans, sidewalks, and stop signs still seem the same, right? As in the broader Internet of Things movement, though, some subtle creep is beginning, and street lights are the most recent target.  Continue reading “Streetlights Are Getting Cameras and Internet Connections under Newly Approved Intelligent Lamppost Project”