nuTonomy wants to be self-driving in Singapore by summer 2018

Self-driving startup nuTonomy said it hopes to launch a commercial ride service in Singapore by the second quarter of 2018, possibly in partnership with local ride-hailing service Grab. Originally an MIT spin-off, nuTonomy has worked on self-driving software for three years. It started trialling its tech in Singapore in 2016, and expanded its shuttle program […]

Five of the top global smart cities really are the brightest

A telltale clue that you’re in a smart city is prominent LED lighting infrastructure, and five of the smartest global cities are absolutely festooned with futuristic lampposts. Lux Review highlighted which cities are the global leaders when it comes to integrating advanced lighting and other smart technologies into the urban environment. Lux crowned the Spanish […]

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Smart cities get connectivity guidance from Connected City Blueprint

A new strategic document backed by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) aims to help smart cities structure their connectivity plans. As reported by Smart Cities World, the first “Connected City Blueprint” was launched by the Connected City Advisory Board (CCAB). The board is an advisory committee under the aegis of the Singapore-based WBA. The WBA […]

Toronto’s SideFX designing VR smart city projects for Singapore

SideFX is expanding its visual effects capabilities into a series of innovative virtual reality (VR) projects for Singapore as part of the Asian city-state’s sweeping smart city masterplan. The Toronto-based company is well known in the global entertainment industry for its 3D and visual effects expertise on many blockbuster movies and video games. But now […]

Singapore government pivots toward “Smart Nation” strategy

In a bid to fulfill its ambitious Smart Nation 2025 strategy, the Singapore government has undertaken a major realignment of its innovation agencies. The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) recently launched in a merger of two government agencies covering IT and digital media. The IMDA is involved in a broad array of initiatives that include […]

RW Q&A: Singapore’s CIO weighs in on IoT and smart cities

Singapore, the booming Asian city-state, is one of the world’s leading smart cities. With technology-driven government projects stretching back decades, it remains at the forefront of global smart city innovation. To further its ambitious Smart Nation 2025 plan, Singapore recently launched two new agencies focusing on innovation-related aspects of this complex smart city strategy, one of […]

Are happier citizens making Singapore a smart city leader?

While many governments are recent converts to the smart city ideology, Singapore has been a movement leader for decades. And the Asian city-state is about to ramp up its efforts with its soon-to-be-unveiled Smart Nations strategy. The GovTech site features a lengthy discussion with Singapore’s CIO Chan Cheow Hoe which serves as a master-class in smart city […]

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Grab goes with nuTonomy on Southeast Asian self-driving service

Grab, ofrmerly GrabTaxi, one of Uber’s main competitors in Southeast Asia, announced on Friday plans to partner with nuTonomy, a MIT spin out that last week received clearance to trial a self-driving shuttle service in Singapore’s one-north district. It provides Grab with a neutral partner in the self-driving battle, though neither firm can manufacture an […]

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nuTonomy cabs ready for hailing in Singapore

MIT spin-out nuTonomy launched the first public trial of a self-driving taxi service in Singapore on Thursday, a few weeks before ride-hailing giant Uber launches its own service in Pittsburgh. The public trial will take place in the one-North subzone, a 2.5 square mile business district. Customers will be chosen by nuTonomy and the ride, […]

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Delphi joins crowded autonomous taxi run in Singapore

Joining self-driving startup nuTonomy’s Singaporean efforts, automotive supplier Delphi announced on Sunday that is has been awarded a contract by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to create an experimental pilot program for an autonomous taxi service. The program provides three routes for people to choose, all located in a Queenstown subzone called one-North. Delphi will […]

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NuTonomy autonomous taxi pilot gets Singapore green light

NuTonomy, an MIT autonomous vehicle spinoff, announced on Monday a new partnership with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to expand its autonomous taxi service in the city. We first reported on the pilot program’s existence on April 7, when nuTonomy filed paperwork to expand its “mobility-on-demand” program outside of the one-north business district. See Also: […]

For tomorrow’s cities, IoT is the name of the game

Cities use up to 80% of the world’s resources, while occupying only 2% of its territory. That’s a pretty scary thought, right? Smart cities are now a necessary tool in the long term economic growth and well-being of citizens, as well as in our obligation to control climate change. Smart urbanization brings convenience and opportunity to […]

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Sigfox and ENGIE building Singapore IoT network

Internet of Things communications provider Sigfox has announced its intention to build an IoT network in Singapore, with help from Engie, an electric utility firm and UnaBiz, an IoT network operator. Sigfox, for those unaware, provides a network that is more cost effective and efficient than traditional wireless networks. It is aimed at the Internet […]

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NuTonomy partners with Singapore on self-driving taxi fleet

Driverless startup NuTonomy might be the first company with a fleet of self-driving taxis on the roads, if the city of Singapore approves of a pilot program to be launched later this year. NuTonomy started at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and has been working for three years to create a fully autonomous vehicle. The […]