Smart Cities

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Cap sur l’e-gouvernement en Europe

Connectées – Brève #2 L’Estonie a pris la présidence du Conseil de l’Union européenne en juillet 2017, pour 6 mois. Pionnier de l’administration électronique, le petit État Balte compte inciter les autres pays européens à suivre son exemple. L’administration française, bien engagée dans l’application de l’e-gouvernement, a encore de nombreux projets à réaliser pour en […]

Innover pour améliorer la qualité de l’air

Connectées – Brève #1   Enjeu majeur de santé publique, le recueil de mesures en vue de la préservation de la qualité de l’air suscite depuis plusieurs années des actions de niveau national. L’actualité de ces derniers mois est à ce titre marquée par le fait que l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement […]

As electric vehicle market evolves, will the entire industry need a rethink?

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Combined with new mobility services and integration into smart grids, the electric vehicle is a pivotal element of the energy transition. The electric car market is only getting out of second gear but as it does so, its entire ecosystem could need a rethink, with potential impacts on multiple sectors. Three recent studies have highlighted […]

La W de wearable

Ya sea un reloj inteligente o una pulsera fitness, nuestras muñecas llevan hoy en día muchos de los wearables más populares, y este campo está en constante expansión, con nuevas formas de conectar sensores y datos a nuestra vida diaria. En general, la “ropa inteligente” comprende casi cualquier artículo que podamos llevar puesto y que […]

El vehículo eléctrico derrumbará muchas barreras

El vehículo eléctrico es una pieza clave del sector energético actual, que está a punto de entrar en su segunda fase. Por eso, es necesario repensar todo el ecosistema automovilístico y el impacto que puede generar en múltiples sectores de actividad. Como subrayan tres estudios recientes, la llegada del vehículo eléctrico puede adelantarse y su […]

E-Waste: How old technology devices have become an environmental issue

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It is not hard to see the evidence of the waste that the IT revolution has had on our lives. Look around any home and chances are you will find old PCs, mobile phones, printers, monitors and a whole host of other devices that a either broken, unused or simply past their shelf-life.  As wonderful […]

Airport of the future: No more lines at airport security

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By using artificial intelligence and biometrics we can envision a world where time-consuming and frustrating airport security lines are replaced by automated identification systems that make it possible for passengers to breeze through with much less hassle. Remember back in the 1980s when people used to wait in hour-long lines to have their checks cashed […]

The unintended effects of mobile apps

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We wonder every day what we would do without certain mobile apps. Two that come up often are Google Maps and Waze (now owned by Google). Every day, drivers put their faith in these apps to provide the most direct, traffic-minimized route to their final destination. In many cases the routing is counterintuitive, but for […]

Why your geolocation skills can help in an artificial intelligence environment

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Geographic Information Systems experts have leveraged their existing knowledge of analysis, design, coding, cleansing, merging, management, and leadership — developed from their exposure to a divergent technology landscape over many years — to evolve and survive in a modern era beyond Google mapping. But while these geo experts may have already leveraged their existing knowledge […]

Can you top “anything and everything as a service”?

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It’s hard to believe it’s been over 16 years since our first exposure to Software as a Service – or SaaS.  Since then the initial letter has been substituted with virtually every descriptor one can imagine. Many of the most popular are listed here with an incredible duplication of acronyms: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) […]