Meet the technology that is building the smart cities of the future

Today’s smart cities are transforming the way we live, work and play. But far from being just a 21st-century gimmick, there are significant – even life-changing – advantages to the implementation of smart technology in cities around the world.  Matthew…

Smart cities for a sustainable future

We are on the cusp to realise the smart city revolution. The advances in technology have made a significant impact in deploying smart city applications and services to improve the performance of health, intelligent transportation, education, energy to offer higher…

Vivacity Labs partners with TfGM to spearhead cycling and walking development in Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester is to advance its cycling and walking infrastructure programme through the rollout of new technology by Vivacity Labs.  The transport technology scaleup has been awarded a new contract by Transport for Greater Manchester in its latest investment…

NEC face recognition technology ranks first in NIST accuracy testing

NEC Corporation has announced that its face recognition technology ranked first in the world in the most recent face recognition technology benchmarking test (FRVT Ongoing, 1) conducted by the globally authoritative U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In…

Vivacity Labs expands into Australia with Bicycle Network partnership

AI-powered traffic sensors will be installed in the City of Port Phillip this year to measure bike rider, pedestrian and motor vehicle movements and help the council reduce congestion and increase sustainable transport.  The sensors, which capture anonymous data on…

Security is a top priority as IoT market to reach $1.5 trillion by 2027

Driven by increased adoption of smart sensors integrated into connected devices, the Internet of Things market segment is projected to reach $1.5 trillion by 2027. These devices are being made and sold by some of the largest technology companies in…

How connected technology is transforming the water utilities industry

Smart water metering is taking off in the water sector. In total revenue terms, the smart share of AMI and AMR has almost doubled – from 28.2% in 2012 to 46.7% in 2020. This adoption has largely been driven by…

Opportunities in Augmented Reality to explode in coming years

Consumer mass-market Augmented Reality (AR) products and applications could become the fourth wave of modern technological progress, following the PC and smartphone in transformative impact on nearly all aspects of life and business. However, making widespread consumer AR a reality…

IoT sensors preserve ceiling at the Royal Opera House

Disruptive Technologies recently teamed up with Expert Partner Infogrid to preserve the ceiling at the Royal Opera House. Leading engineers in building sustainability, Integral, have partnered with Disruptive Technologies and IoT smart building platform, Infogrid, to reduce hours of intensive…

Intellicup: a smart beverage dispensing system to help crowds grab their drinks easier

Intellicup has developed a beverage dispensing platform that provides an integrated, high speed, cashless, serving system. The startup is an IoT based solution provider and is operating in Mauritiuts, USA, UK, and Australia. The worldwide events market has significant constraints such…