When it comes to smart technology, the first examples that come to mind are megalopolises like Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul, Dubai. But there is a fast-growing smart hub here in Europe. Scandinavian countries are quickly implementing a variety of smart solutions in every possible sphere — from public transit to education. What are the good examples we can look up to? And how can we learn from their experience with intelligent technologies? Let’s find out!

What drives the smart revolution in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway?

It’s not a surprise that the Scandinavian region is leading the smart transformation in Europe. Their population is highly technologically literate and expects the governments to…


Public transit solutions are the most requested smart products that we work on. It is no surprise — as this is a field in which improvements are both systemically important and easily noticeable by citizens. When we add to that the recent pledge to reduce the EU’s carbon footprint by at least 55% by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels), as well as the urge to explore more hygienic contactless options, we get a combination that every sensible city management team would like to pursue. …


The Internet of Things — a term that has been used extensively in the past decade, yet still has a somewhat vague meaning to citizens and city management teams across the globe. For some, it’s their kettle’s ability to turn itself on and off remotely. For us, it’s the basis of the emergence of truly smart cities. Let’s elaborate on that, but first…

What is IoT and what are IoT sensors?

Broadly speaking, IoT is a network of interconnected sensors and switches that monitor and manage different applications, appliances, and even other sensors. IoT sensors can be infrared, RFID, GPS, laser scanners, and other types, synchronized via Wi-Fi…


The narrative about smart cities has always been revolving around megalopolises. Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, New York, London… Does this mean that only cities with 1+ million inhabitants have the potential to become smart? We don’t think so. Any city, no matter its size, has the potential to include smart tech on its agenda and benefit from improved processes, better efficiency and a move towards sustainability. The question is how small and mid-sized cities can implement smart tech that takes into account their specific problems. Let’s discuss!

What are the main pain points of small & mid-sized cities that can be addressed by smart technology?

The first step towards finding a working smart solution for smaller cities is…


If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us one anything, it is that breathing clean air is a birthright we need to defend and for which we need to adjust our lifestyles. As vehicles ground to a halt globally, some people saw the shade of blue the sky should be for the first time ever. While this is profoundly sad, it helped us realize that air pollution is preventable if we work together. …


Intelligent urban mobility and smart parking are part of one and the same ecosystem — one cannot thrive without the other. Modern cities, overwhelmed by personal vehicles, are constantly suffering from a lack of available parking spots. The solution? An integrated transit and a parking system that can help reduce traffic and provide automated management of parking spots so that drivers who need them can actually find them.

A battle against the clock: the importance of finding a parking spot easily

It’s not only frustration that stems from dysfunctional parking systems. Each minute spent cruising around the block to find that elusive (if available at all) parking spot means more air pollution. …


What if city lighting poles could serve not one but ten functions? What if a single lighting pole could incorporate connectivity modules, a charging station, air quality sensor, traffic management sensor, CCTV camera, information board, an emergency communications centre? It’s not a beautifully drawn utopia, it’s currently happening! With smart lighting poles already being incorporated across the globe and 5G on its way, cities will become smarter more quickly. Today, we’ll give you a virtual tour of the amazing tech development called smart lighting poles — follow us!

How did it all begin?

The need for automated lighting poles was what laid the foundation of…


We know that this article comes at a time when travel is the last thing on people’s minds. Yet, tourism will return and cities need to be ready for it. Only time will tell whether there will be a significant disruption in the way people travel, but it’s a good idea for city management to have a few tricks up their sleeve to enhance the long-awaited travel experience. We have an idea, and we bet you’ll love it!

Travel post-COVID-19: the uncertainties

It’s been a year of turmoil in the travel industry. As many planned trips abroad got postponed indefinitely while others fell through…


Growing population, demands for more modern solutions in the public transit domain, advances in technology that facilitate the processes involved in the sector — all these and many more contribute to the explosive growth in the global public transit market forecast for the next few years. The Asia Pacific region, followed by Europe, are the trail-blazers in innovation and improvement of their infrastructures, led by the desire to provide better services and curb CO2 emissions in larger cities. What will public transit look like in 2024? Let’s take a look!

Making the right investments

What comes first — the highway or the cars? It’s…


Although smart solutions have already been implemented in many cities, it seems that not many people notice their existence. One might argue that this is the whole point — to improve life in an unobtrusive way. But since future developments often rely on public approval before they’re executed, it’s important to know and communicate the benefits of smart solutions to citizens. Especially if success is dependent on mass adoption of a certain technology!

Accumulating the critical mass for smart to work

A smart city is one that deploys a network of IoT sensors and apps which communicate via a high-speed connection. In order for the gathered information and…

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