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IBM and University College Dublin are working to develop the next-generation technologies we'll see in the sustainable and smart cities of tomorrow. The multi-faceted project will delve into connected cars, integrated mobile applications, healthcare management and much more. Read the story to learn about the technologies that could shape the future of your city.
From containing deadly epidemics to recovering from natural disasters, a new partnership that involves IBM, MasterCard and leading governments aims to find answers by finding data. Learn why data is so important and get inspiration for using it to tackle your city’s issues.
Some may wonder about a global payments and technology company becoming heavily involved in the smart cities initiative, but MasterCard most certainly has. Read the story for a MasterCard official’s view of the company’s role in smart cities. Hint: It has a lot to do with data.
50 companies changing our world: Enel, Cisco, MasterCard, IBM, Intel on Fortune's list… Microsoft and Intel win EPA green power leadership honors… Taking the climate pledge: AT&T, GE, IBM, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Schneider Electric, Intel, Siemens.
Just one week into a five-week test, London is thinking about stepping on the gas on a program to reclaim energy from subway brakes. See how much energy the subway system saved and how the results could make public transportation cleaner, greener and cheaper.
A new tool to help urban planners and commercial developers better understand the relationship between how people travel and what they buy to inform growth strategies and improve the quality of life for citizens was unveiled at Smart Cities Week.
A refugee camp in Kenya that’s expanding faster than it can be supported is getting a boost from MasterCard and a United Nations organization. See how an effort to support small farmers could greatly ease hunger in an area where it’s becoming exponentially worse.
Car2Go vehicles are shared vehicles, but the latest generation of them will provide a much more personalized experience. Rolling out in Vancouver, B.C. and at Smart Cities Week, see how the service aims to get more people out of their own cars.
Cities that aren't using – or considering using – mobile payments systems may want to reconsider. A new MasterCard study indicates the British are becoming more willing to drop their reservations about making payments by phone in favor of the convenience. The bonus for cities? They may be able to save a lot of money.