Making a small corner of Vienna just a little smarter

Siemens AG is leading a consortium undertaking a new smart city research initiative in the new Aspern district of the Austrian capital. The German engineering goliath is the lead partner in a public private partnership called Aspern Smart City Research. The project, which has a five-year budget of $41 million, includes two energy providers to […]

Why power is critical to everything in a digital world

Infrastructure systems around the world are being strained due to unprecedented urbanization, continued globalization, and climate change. In addition, developing countries are struggling to build new infrastructure, while developed countries must replace aging infrastructure. Between now and 2030, an estimated minimum of $50 trillion in infrastructure investment is required to fuel global development. Cities such […]

San Francisco and UC Berkeley to push on with smart transit

San Francisco is using the momentum from its failed Smart City Challenge bid to carry on developing smart transportation initiatives. According to the University of California, Berkeley website, the school is continuing its smart city collaboration with the city of San Francisco. This collaboration was initially established for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City […]

Germany’s first smart bridge to open next month

An $12.3 million smart bridge, opening this October, is being built in northern Bavaria and will include technology never seen before on the German Autobahn. Sensors built into the bridge on the Autobahn 9, will capture and analyze data such as the strain, movements and inclinations of the bridge, as well as the temperature, […]


China IIoT efforts will dominate global market: Economist

China is well positioned to become a global leader in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market, as industrial use of connected devices eclipses consumer gadgets. A recent article by the Economist magazine extolled the virtues of China that positions it to capture a significant share of the global IIoT marketplace. It says China’s current role […]


Siemens gets creative with new startup unit

German conglomerate Siemens announced on Tuesday a new standalone startup unit dedicated to fostering “disruptive ideas more vigorously and accelerate the development of new technologies.” Siegfried Russwurm, Siemens chief technology officer, will be the acting head of the unit, named next47. It will receive €1 billion ($1.12 billion) in funding for the first five years. […]

Sri Lanka goes mega in smart city push

The south Asian island nation of Sri Lanka announced it is partnering with Siemens to transform its entire Western Province in one huge smart city. As reported by Money Control Sri Lanka signed an agreement to gain smart city expertise from Siemens, the German engineering and technology giant. Siemens will be contributing its smart city […]


Hackers drive huge global IoT security market growth

The widespread deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is driving increased security breaches that will spark incredible growth in the IoT security industry. A recent study by predicts that compound annual growth in the IoT security market will reach nearly 55% over the next year. “With the continuously widening expanse of 2G, 3G, […]

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Will IIoT bolster industrial automation investments?

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is proving to be a game-changer in many fields, none more structurally than in the automation industry. And a recent study by Morgan Stanley reinforces bullish sentiment for future automation investment thanks to the huge potential of IIoT. A new report co-authored by Automation World and Morgan Stanley predicts […]