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Announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat as part of Singapore’s National AI Strategy, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (“SUTD”) are collaborating in a new effort to deepen AI capabilities for building and managing Smart Estates of tomorrow. As part of IMDA’s digital economy efforts …

As part of the move towards a 100% cleaner energy public bus fleet by 2040, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will progressively deploy electric buses for passenger service from early next year. These consist of 60 electric buses procured under a tender awarded in October 2018, which will arrive in Singapore progressively from the fourth …

Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Global demand for automobiles rose significantly in the 1990s, with annual sales stabilising at close to 80 million vehicles since 2017. Faced with the flood of cars, for decades governments have attempted to improve mobility of …

As environmental crises and the urgency to create ecological sustainability escalate, so does the importance of ecological economics. This applied, solutions-based field of studies is concerned with sustainability and development, rather than efficiency and growth. Also, given that cities account for 70-80% of global economic activity and associated resource use, emissions and waste, they are …

The online desktop tool can be accessed via abbsmartcities.com The interactive landscape shows some of the safe, smart and sustainable solutions that can contribute to the design of a comprehensive ‘smart city’. Launching the tool, Amina Hamidi, ABB Electrification’s Chief Technology Officer said: “Half the world’s population now live in towns and cities, which are at …

James Dyson’s decision to cancel his electric car project in Singapore can’t have been easy. His engineering company had devoted four years and millions of pounds to the vehicle’s development but has now decided it isn’t commercially viable. Perhaps there isn’t room for another would-be Tesla to challenge the established automotive industry with a novel …

In 1820, Asia accounted for two-thirds of the world’s population and more than one-half of global income. The subsequent decline of Asia was attributed to its integration with a world economy shaped by colonialism and driven by imperialism. By the late 1960s, Asia was the poorest continent in the world when it came to income …

Using personal mobility devices (PMDs) is a convenient and sustainable way in going around the city.  While not as big as the other vehicles that roam the streets, careless driving of PMDs can still cause harm. With this, the responsible use of PMDs is important. What are the things that you should remember whenever you’re …

Singapore’s vision is to be a global front-runner for innovation in 5G applications and service, supported by a thriving 5G ecosystem as well as a secure and resilient 5G infrastructure. The nation is on track to commence the roll out of 5G mobile networks by 2020, with full-fledged 5G standalone capability covering at least half …

Cities are fast becoming “smart”, and the impact on people’s lives can be immense. Singapore’s smart traffic cameras restrict traffic depending on volume, and ease the commute of thousands of passengers every day. In Kaunas, Lithuania, the cost of parking is automatically deducted from the bank accounts of drivers when they park their cars. In …