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Can Volkswagen’s Moia offshoot revolutionise urban mobility?

If you can't beat them, join them. That seems to be the motivation behind Volkswagen's move into the massive urban mobility market with its ride-sharing offshoot Moia.


Google’s first urban development raises data concerns

A unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto’s waterfront into what may be the most wired community in history – to “fundamentally refine what urban life can be".


Gobind: Close digital gap between urban and suburban areas

The Government is committed to close the digital divide between the urban and rural areas in Malaysia, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.


Uber and Lyft want you banned from using your own self-driving car in urban areas

The rabble can't be trusted with self-driving cars, and only companies operating fleets of them should be able to use them in dense urban areas.


Urban farming app lets you find the ripest fruit in your neighbourhood

As the urban farming trend goes from strength to strength, a new app is hoping to encourage local communities to sell, share and swap local produce.


Boeing’s flying car lifts off in race to revolutionise urban travel

Boeing Co said on Jan 23 its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world's largest planemaker bids to revolutionise urban transportation and parcel delivery services.


Apps for the urban cyclist

In many ways, the hardware on the smartphone is tailor made for the urban cyclist and all you need are apps to take advantage of it.


San Francisco launches international summit for urban wearable tech

In another sign that wearables are permeating every aspect of daily life, the city of San Francisco has announced the launch of an inaugural "IoT for Cities Summit and Challenge" — to design Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technology apps for improving city life for global urban residents.


New urban landscape at Taiwan’s Computex

An improved urban landscape with safer driving, quick payment systems and pollution alerts was laid out at Asia’s biggest tech trade fair.


SAP hopes to tackle the challenges of rapid urbanisation with Urban Matters initiative

SAP is looking at innovative technologies that can be leveraged to make cities and municipalities more effective to improve the lives of people.