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Travel of tomorrow: Innovation for the future of integrated, intermodal transport

As the number of people moving to and within cities increases, several challenges become apparent in regard to urban transport. To start with, public transport systems often do not meet demand with respect to capacity, comfort or safety, which means people continue to rely on their cars to get around. The result: stifling congestion, not […]

Bentley’s the Year in Infrastructure Conference

When: 10th October 2017 – 12th October 2017 all-day
Where: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

 Join us in Singapore and experience the infrastructure event of the year! This year’s event, from 10-12 October, begins with a Welcome Reception at the ArtScience Museum on Monday night and the conference opens Tuesday[…]

Real-time traffic management cuts travel times in Michigan

A real-time traffic control system developed by Siemens, SCOOT (Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique), has helped reduce Michigan’s weekday travel times along Ann Arbor’s Ellsworth Corridor by 12 percent and weekend travel time by 21 percent. “Traditionally, intersection signal timing is pre-programmed, which does not allow for cities like Ann Arbor to accommodate increases in […]

How a performance tool is helping San Francisco cut emissions

San Francisco could achieve an 80 percent reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions and create over 420,000 jobs by 2050, by deploying 36 technologies across the building, energy and transport sectors in the city. A new joint study by the City of San Francisco and Siemens, which used the company’s virtual City Performance Tool to provide […]

The tool that’s helping cities become carbon neutral

It has been almost seven years since the City of Aarhus in Denmark committed US$10 million to the first phase of an ambitious plan to become carbon neutral by 2030. The city was backed by the Danish government to develop its model eco-cities programme, install electric car chargers, renovate homes, and construct a light rail […]

Hamburg launches interoperable e-bus charging stations

Hamburg has become the first city in the world to use the same charging stations to provide electricity to public e-buses produced by different manufacturers. The German city’s charging stations are produced by Siemens and have been used by Volvo’s plug-in hybrid buses since 2014. For the first time last week, they were also used to […]

Modular energy systems: building the Internet of electricity

Distributed energy systems are typically used to produce energy in locations too remote or costly to be considered worth connecting to the grid. The City of Freiburg is bringing these self-governing systems much closer to home

New report to help cities find money for infrastructure projects

Siemens, C40 Cities and Citi, reveal in a new report that cities need to invest US$57 trillion in infrastructure in order to accommodate both their existing needs and projected growth. Launched at the World Cities Summit 2016 in Singapore, New Perspectives on Climate Finance for Cities, highlights the global efforts needed by nations, banks, cities and […]

Competing for mobile capital– the leadership dimension

Urbanisation has ushered in a new era of competition between cities, in vastly different areas such as for talent, manufacturing, tourism and of course finance. Yet, governments at national, state and city level usually have limited access to funds and ways of financing their plans to improve urban wellbeing. So what is the best way […]

Seattle to install new intelligent traffic system

Seattle will implement an integrated traffic management platform to better link traffic planning and control systems.