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WhereIsMyTransport.jpg Mobility and POI Data for Emerging-market Cities
WhereIsMyTransport has mapped 50 cities in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Europe, and Asia, becoming the first company to offer high-quality mobility and location data in all of these markets. The company started mapping public transport in South Africa in 2016 before expanding globally to become the central source of data for high-growth, emerging markets.
Shell-charging-station-ABB.jpg Shell’s global EV charging ambitions
ABB E-mobility has signed a new global framework agreement with Shell to supply ABB’s end-to-end portfolio of AC and DC charging stations. The portfolio ranges from the AC wallbox for home, work or retail installations to the Terra 360 which is ideal for refueling stations, urban charging stations, retail parking and fleet applications.
TozCARD.jpg OneIDLab and Tozny Merge to Form Tozny
Portland, Oregon-based Tozny, an identity management and data security company, and OneIDLab, a Zero Trust posture security technology company, announced the companies will merge to form Tozny, Inc.
Bitcoin-image.jpg Treasury Remarks on Digital Assets
Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen delivered remarks on digital assets policy, innovation, and regulation at American University’s Kogod School of Business Center for Innovation.
IPCCReport2022.jpg Climate Change 2022
The Working Group III report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact of national climate pledges in relation to long-term emissions goals.
Biden School Toolkit.png School Infrastructure Toolkit
Vice President Harris and Secretary Granholm announced DOE's new $500M program for school energy improvements. program-lead: Sarah Zaleski, Building Technology Office DOE
FIWARE4Cites.png FIWARE4Cities
FIWARE4Cities book edition 3 presents insight of cities into how they are using FIWARE and the benefits they are able to generate when making their cities smart, but also sustainable and resilient.
DeSoBlockchain.jpg Decentralized Social Space
DeSo Blockchain announces they have surpassed 1.5 Million accounts created on their network. At the time of this writing, the DESO coin (which is already listed on Coinbase) was up +30% on the news according to CoinGecko. This milestone comes at a time when one of the most influential individuals on the planet is tweeting about decentralizing social media.
Agile-business.jpg Agile Business
Agility has entered the lexicon of many companies over the past two years. Once limited to a niche corner of organisations, agile has become a core competency for all types of businesses operating in an ambiguous and volatile environment. The Agile Alliance is excited to share a special report on Agile Business, produced in partnership with Raconteur and published in The Times of London. This 16-page report includes a piece on Agile transformation by Ray Arell, until recently Agile Alliance’s Chief of Innovation.
Scientific-digital-twins.jpeg NVIDIA Announces Digital Twin Platform
NVIDIA today announced a platform for scientific digital twins that accelerates physics machine-learning models to solve million-x scale science and engineering problems thousands of times faster than previously possible.
OpenStrategicAutonomy.jpg Open Strategic Autonomy
An interconnected and open technology sector in Europe would provide the continent with cutting-edge, competitive solutions; well-paid jobs; and a turnover that contributes to Europe’s tax base and public welfare. As digitalisation and decarbonisation continue worldwide, an open technology sector would provide a strong geopolitical position, that allows Europe to set global technological standards, promote European values, as well as, maintain and grow Europe’s economy.
ULINorthwest.jpg ULI Northwest: A Path to Net Zero Carbon
Electrify Everything Panel
HelloLampPostCampus.jpg Air Quality Monitoring Network
Air Pollution is an urgent problem linked to as many as nine million deaths per year worldwide and 14,000 annually in Canada, primarily from related heart and lung diseases. On UBC campus, sources of air pollution include personal vehicles, construction, restaurants, and businesses. In fact, the BC Air Quality Health Index can change from “Low-Risk” to “High-Risk” on campus during air pollution events such as wildfires. To address this, we have installed a network of 8 low-cost air quality sensors across UBC campus to measure air pollutant concentrations at different locations on campus.
CattleChain.jpeg Smart Farming Market - Cattlechain
Cattlechain 4.0 project aims to connect farmers, meat and dairy companies, veterinarians, public authorities and the general public using blockchain for mapping the food journey from the farm to the consumers’ tables.
PlaceBasedApproach.jpg A place-based approach to net-zero
The report calls for a change of approach in order to deliver emissions reductions on the scale required to achieve net-zero. Currenlty UK cities are major centres of production, consumption and consquently emissions. However, local authorities do not have the power to directly influence many of these emissions. Cities also feature concentrated and complex infrastructure systems involving multiple stakeholders.
UrbanAnalTool600.jpg Ontario Municipal Analysis Tool
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) of Ontario has partnered with Vancouver-based govtech software company, UrbanLogiq, to deliver a province-wide cloud platform, the Municipal Analysis Tool, for all 444 Ontario municipalities to access more streamlined and user-friendly property and assessment data geospatially to support municipal data needs.
Autonomous Driving.jpg All Weather Performance for Autonomous Driving
An international partnership between EasyMile and Applied Autonomy has enabled operations with enhanced all weather features for autonomous driving in port and river city Drammen, near Oslo.
PPS600.jpg Portland Public Schools (PPS) Climate Crisis Response
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Public Schools (PPS) has implemented a new climate policy that aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.

On Tuesday night, the PPS Board of Education voted to adopt the Climate Crisis Response Policy. The policy will impact what students learn, how district buildings are constructed and what kind of equipment is used to maintain schoolgrounds.

Solectrac.jpg Solectrac Electric Tractor
Solectrac electric tractors boast instant torque at 0 rpm, lower operating costs, and extended runtime with optional exchangeable battery packs without sacrificing the expected versatility of electric tractors, such as towing or lifting capabilities.
Strategy to Address Our National Mental Health Crisis.jpeg Strategy to Address Our National Mental Health Crisis
The President’s FY23 budget will invest $700 million in programs – like the National Health Service Corps, Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program, and the Minority Fellowship Program – that provide training, access to scholarships and loan repayment to mental health and substance use disorder clinicians committed to practicing in rural and other underserved communities.
988 Image.png White House Announces National 988 Service
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.
DOESBIR.jpg US DOE Announces $125 Million for Small Business R&D
In support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to build the American economy back better, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $125 million for small businesses pursuing clean energy research and development (R&D) projects. The projects range from grid modernization and carbon removal to renewable energy and energy storage.
NISTFramework.jpg Smart Cities: A Key Performance Indicators Framework
This publication presents research findings and scientific work that advance the development and progression of smart city and community measurement methodology. The term 'smart,' as used in the phrase 'smart cities,' is defined here as the efficient use of digital technologies to provide prioritized services and benefits to meet community goals.
Letenda600.jpg New generation of zero-emissions transit buses
Canadian bus manufacturer Letenda officially unveiled its new generation of zero-emission transit buses.
USDOTPorts.jpeg U.S. DOT Port Infrastructure
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced nearly $450 million in newly available grant funding for port-related projects through the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)—by far the largest investment in the program ever. These grants can help ports expand capacity and improve the movement of goods through our supply chains.
Best Practices Document for EV Charging.jpg Best Practices Document for EV Charging
EVgo today released a new guide featuring best practices gleaned from over a decade of operating experience designed to help state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and their partners with administering funds from the recently announced $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (NEVI).
BTYEinride600.jpg BYD Receives Electric Truck Order From Einride
BYD announced today that Swedish freight technology company Einride has purchased 200 Class 8 8TT battery-electric day cab trucks for deployment across the United States, the largest-ever order of its kind outside of Asia.
NRELZeroEmissions.jpg NREL Net-Zero Energy Modules
A new report from Blokable, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) details actionable pathways to developing and building net zero energy (NZE) housing without increasing costs yet still reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. IN2 is managed by NREL's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.
NFIBus600.jpg Rhode Island's RIPTA orders NFI Electric Buses
New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”) has received a new contract from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (“RIPTA”) for 14 battery-electric, zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE™ forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The order includes five ABB 50kWh depot chargers from NFI Infrastructure Solutions™ to support battery-electric bus deployment in the Rhode Island region.
StFrancis200.jpg How Open-Source Software Makes Cities More Livable
St. Francis is now rolling out a new calendaring and scheduling service on its website, designed to help neighborhood people register for services or reserve space for events.
BuildingTwin200.jpg Digital Twin Consortium and Project Haystack
The Digital Twin Consortium® and Project Haystack have entered into a liaison agreement to create and develop digital twin enabling technologies. The goal is to accelerate the adoption and monetization of digital twins.
RogersIoT200.jpg Rogers launches Smart Cities and Smart Buildings IoT Solutions
Rogers Business announced it is expanding its suite of Smart Cities and Smart Buildings Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to deliver on the growing needs of businesses and municipalities for sustainable, secure and operationally efficient infrastructure. From water leak detection sensors to AI-powered traffic signal capabilities, these solutions are designed to solve real business challenges while delivering cost savings and environmental benefits.
NSF Civic Innovation.jpg NSF Civic Innovation Challenge
The Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) is a research and action competition that accelerates the transition to practice of foundational research and emerging technologies into communities through civic-engaged research. By addressing priorities at the local scale that are relevant across the US, CIVIC is laying the foundation for a broader and more fluid exchange of research and technology capabilities and civic priorities through joint partnerships involving civic stakeholders and the research community
USDOTChargingForward.jpg Charging Forward
The rapid growth in electric vehicles (EVs) today is part of a fundamental shift in transportation, a change that promises substantial benefits to individuals, businesses, communities, and the entire Nation. All Americans, regardless of where they live, should have the opportunity to benefit from the lower operating costs, reduced maintenance needs, and improved performance that EVs provide.
USDOTSBIR.jpg USDOT Small Business Innovation Research Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program Fiscal Year 2022 Phase I solicitation on Monday. The SBIR Program awards contracts to small businesses across the country to spur research and commercialization of innovative transportation technologies. This year, research topics focus on artificial intelligence, intelligent road systems, material safety, equity, climate change, and more.
DOESBIR600.jpg UNDP Special Report of Human Security 2022
New data and analysis in the report, New Threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene, shows that people’s sense of safety and security is at a low in almost every country, including the richest countries, despite years of upwards development success. Those benefiting from some of the highest levels of good health, wealth, and education outcomes are reporting even greater anxiety than 10 years ago.
PortlandStreetlight600.jpg Oregon Streetlight Conversion Project Reaches Completion
A leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced the completion of its streetlight conversion pilot program with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The $18.6 million project was funded by an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) and replaced more than 8,000 high-pressure sodium lighting fixtures across the greater Portland area with LEDs. Ameresco also upgraded lighting in 13 tunnels within ODOT Region 1.
Climate risk real estate600.jpg Climate risk and the opportunity for real estate
Climate change, previously a relatively peripheral concern for many real-estate players, has moved to the top of the agenda. Recently, investors made net-zero commitments, regulators developed reporting standards, governments passed laws targeting emissions, employees demanded action, and tenants demanded more sustainable buildings.
AberdeenHyHub600.jpg BP approved to deliver the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub
An international energy company has been approved to be the Joint Venture partner to deliver the ambitious Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub which will build a solar power facility connected to a green hydrogen production and refuelling facility.
PGE Drive Change Fund.jpg PGE Drive Change Fund
Drive Change Fund has awarded millions of dollars to projects, including new electric vehicles and chargers, to help electrify transportation in Oregon.
Superpedestrian600.jpg Superpedestrian AI-Based Pedestrian Safety Software
Superpedestrian adds cutting-edge capabilities to its Vehicle Intelligence platform, enabling high-precision management of riding and parking to improve safety on city streets
Electron-Wireless-Electric-Vehicle-Charging.jpg First in the United States Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Road
Michigan’s Department of Transportation has selected Electreon, the Israeli provider of wireless charging for electric vehicles on the go, to build a wireless in-road charging pilot in Detroit. The mile long test section will be the first wireless charging infrastructure on a public road in the US.
ElectyronRoad.jpg First Public Wireless Charging Road in the United States
he Company is pleased to announce that the State of Michigan Department of Transportation in the United States in conjunction with the State Department of Future Transportation and Electrification has notified the Company that it has won a tender to establish a wireless charging demonstration project that will include a 1.6 kilometer (1 mile) wireless charging road and static charging stations (the "Michigan Project").
NextEra and BlackRock Public Charging.jpg Charging Infrastructure For Commercial Vehicles
Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA), NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and BlackRock Renewable Power (BlackRock) today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to lay the foundation for a proposed joint venture (JV) to design, develop, install and operate a nationwide, high-performance charging network for medium- and heavy-duty battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the U.S. With the goal of accelerating the rollout of carbon-neutral freight transportation, start of operations for the future JV is planned for 2022. Initial funding is expected to be comprised of approximately $650 million divided equally among the three parties.
RAISEGrant.jpg RAISE grant
The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. The popular program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact.
PortElectrification.png Partnership to Create First Trans Pacific Green Shipping Corridor
The Port of Los Angeles, Port of Shanghai, and C40 Cities will work with leading industry partners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the movement of cargo throughout the 2020s including a goal to begin transitioning to zero-carbon fuelled ships by 2030 in a bid to slash emissions from one of the world’s busiest cargo routes
Delivery Vehicles in Saudi Arabia.jpg Driverless Delivery Vehicles
Driverless delivery vehicle jointly built by Teksbotics (Asia) Limited and UISEE was recently launched and piloted in the community of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, for Last mile autonomous delivery service.
link=[[Media:{{{Release}}}]] Walmart has taken a stake in agriculture startup Plenty
Walmart as taken a stake in agriculture startup Plenty, becoming the first large U.S. retailer to significantly invest in indoor vertical farming as a way to deliver fresher produce to its stores.
link=[[Media:{{{Release}}}]] Aerometrex to scan cities and create 3D digital twins
Transmira Inc., a metaverse company based in Raleigh NC, is collaborating with Aerometrex to scan multiple cities worldwide and create full-scale 3D digital twins for each location. The city-scale digital twins will be part of Transmira's OMNISCAPE™ metaverse platform. OMNISCAPE™ is the first metaverse that seamlessly blends Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) together, and links digital objects to real-world counterparts.
EHang EH216 eVTOL aircraft.jpg Japan’s AirX orders up to 50 eVTOL aircraft
EHang said it has received its largest pre-order for its EH216 eVTOL aircraft in Japan. The Chinese-based company announced yesterday that it has partnered with AirX, a helicopter flight booking platform. The deal includes a pre-order of 50 units of the two-seat EH216 aircraft.

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