Post-pandemic cities spark safety concerns for three-quarters of Brits

As lockdown restrictions ease and public mobility increases, new research reveals three-quarters (75%) of people have health, safety and security concerns when visiting their nearest city, signalling a need for new security innovations and greater public reassurance on their return…

New sensor utilising LoRaWAN to prevent gas leak accidents in cities

Semtech Corporation has announced its collaboration with eLichens, designer of avolta-CH4, a new connected gas leak detector running on the LoRaWAN standard. Based on eLichens patented gas sensing technology, avolta is able to detect natural gas (methane) leaks with ultra-selectiveness, has…

Smart cities are bouncing back, but we still have a way to go

Whilst it’s no secret that the pandemic has accelerated digital innovations, such as developments in 5G, AI, big data, and so on, the potential of such developments have only just begun to scratch the surface. Brian O’Rourke, CEO and Founder…

National roll out of technological crowd management beach app

A handy app created to help promote social distancing on busy beaches has been rolled out nationally following months of technological developments. Beach Check UK, launched by BCP Council last July and now funded by the Local Digital Collaboration Unit…

Energy lessons: What the UK can learn from Iceland

We are living in a world where climate change is continuing to be a prominent talking point on a global scale. And as air pollution continues to have a devastating impact on the environment, we must make changes now in…

How automation software is crucial in driving down carbon emissions

According to a new Carbon Brief analysis, the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 were 51% below 1990 levels, largely down to the country’s COVID slowdown. The figures mean the UK is now halfway to meeting its target of net-zero…

AVEVA signs up to Race to Zero to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

AVEVA, a company in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, has announced that it has become the 47th company in the FTSE 100 to join the United Nation’s Race to Zero campaign. “By joining the Race to Zero initiative…

Getting on track for Net-Zero by 2050 will require rapid scaling of investment

Achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require as much as $173 trillion in investments in the energy transition, according to BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) New Energy Outlook 2021 (NEO), the latest edition of its annual long-term scenario analysis on the future…

Smart monitoring and IIoT technologies improve onshore wind turbine up-time

Operators of onshore wind turbines are always looking to maximise power output and profitability. Therefore, any tool that can reduce turbine maintenance requirements and improve reliability is incredibly useful. To deliver these benefits, Altra Renewables has employed Industrial Internet of…

KNX builds bridge between smart building and e-mobility

For the European Commission, electromobility is a crucial pillar on the way to an emission-free economy in 2050. It can make road traffic and transport cleaner and cheaper. But it can only make an effective contribution to climate protection if…