May 17, 2020

24% of the UK willing to fund smart city solutions with tax

Sophie Chapman
2 min
Smart cities are becoming more attractive to people in the UK
According to a recent study conducted by ATG Access, 24% of people in the UK would be happy to fund smart city solutions with their tax contributions...

According to a recent study conducted by ATG Access, 24% of people in the UK would be happy to fund smart city solutions with their tax contributions.

From the 1,000 people questioned, 57% would be happy for tax to be use towards smart traffic lights.

44% of respondents would want the money to be spent on smarter signs that provide real-time traffic updates.

24% of people would be willing to fund smart barriers that help with incident management.

74% of those interested in smart cities believe solutions would help improve day-to-day issues, such as congestion.

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“As our cities become more and more congested, it’s becoming increasingly clear that our current urban infrastructure is no longer fit for purpose and smart cities are a clear step forward,” stated Gavin Hepburn, Managing Director at ATG Access.

“However, despite the obvious benefits of the concept, there are still some issues to be circumnavigated if the UK smart city is to make the transition from far-flung concept to reality - with funding uncertainaties and costs a key issue.

“But what is apparent from our research is that people clearly see the benefits of a smart city. The solutions are available and in the most part, proven and tested, so it is time we begin to look for ways to help fund and support these types of projects that facilitate a safer and smarter future for our British cities.”

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May 17, 2020

Curiosity Lab announces strategic partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta

Curiosity Lab
Smart City Expo
Atlanta
US
Sophie Chapman
2 min
Curiosity Lab to launch 5G autonomous lab
Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners has announced its partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta (SCATL).

SCATL, which is the only US edition of the Smart...

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners has announced its partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta (SCATL).

SCATL, which is the only US edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress, has partnered with the lab to promote Atlanta’s autonomous mobility ecosystem.

“Startups and mature companies around the world are interested in using the Lab’s test track to better understand how their technology operates in a suburban community with people working and living around them,” stated Brian Johnson, City Manager for Peachtree Corners.

“Our partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta offers companies the opportunity to demonstrate their technology firsthand and jumpstart the Expo.”

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“It will also provide citizens and conference attendees a glimpse of what the future test site will look like.”

Curiosity Lab also revealed the grand opening of its 5G enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory.

“As the Southeast’s largest and most advanced technology hub, Atlanta is a natural location for the development of IoT, mobility, and smart city technology,” remarked Aarti Tandon, Co-Founder and CEO of Smart City Expo Atlanta.

“Our partnership with Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a transformative way to exhibit real-world IoT technology in action, and will help conference attendees visualize the future of their communities. We are thrilled to be working together on this cutting-edge demonstration.”

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