Why we need a spatial data sharing platform – ejinsight

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Early last year, I started teaching a Master’s degree program for students from different professions, backgrounds, and nationalities at the University of Hong Kong on how smart cities can improve people’s lives through technology. This is the second year of the course. In the last lesson at the end of April, the students had to choose a smart city to analyze its characteristics and compare it with Hong Kong, and most importantly, to make recommendations for the development of our city. 繼續閱讀

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港發展智慧城市須符特色 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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去年初重踏教壇,跟來自不同行業、背景和國籍的碩士學生,一起在香港大學研討智慧城市如何以科技改善生活,今年已是第二屆。來到4月底的最後一課,同學要選一個城市分析它的特性,再跟香港對比,看看可以借鑑之處。 繼續閱讀

Are you ready for autonomous vehicles? – ITU News

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Many of the world’s major automobile manufacturers and top tech companies are pursuing plans to launch autonomous vehicles (AVs). Despite the recent Uber crash in the United States, I believe AV safety can be improved and that autonomous vehicles will be an epoch-making trend that will bring tremendous changes to our lifestyle. 繼續閱讀

Tech funding: How to spend the money wisely – ejinsight

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The Hong Kong government, in its recent budget, has allocated more than HK$50 billion to promote the growth of innovative and technology enterprises. The spending, up five-fold compared to such outlay in the previous budget, is impressive. But we don’t know yet the details of the fund allocation. 繼續閱讀

Policy and determination are essential for information sharing platform – Harbour Times

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At a luncheon hosted by the Smart City Consortium, the Chief Executive, Mrs. Carrie Lam, talked about the latest smart city developments in Hong Kong. She specifically mentioned that open data could promote civic innovation. Therefore, the government has recently revamped the content of data.gov.hk to provide more geospatial data on transport, education and health-related information in the future. 繼續閱讀

Why building a ‘city brain’ is key to becoming a world-class Smart City: OPINION – ITU Blog

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According to the Dutch navigation company TomTom, traffic congestion costs each passenger in Beijing some 47 minutes per day in extra travel time in 2016. This is approximately 179 hours a year on average, equivalent to 22 working days. Road congestion costs the United States some USD 160 billion per year, according to one estimate by Texas A&M University’s Transportation Institute a few years ago. 繼續閱讀