Jakarta’s traffic system is one of many facets of the city that could be improved by smart cities technologies, but at what cost? ,
Three scenarios show we have to think carefully about ethics in designing smart cities

To improve cities, governments are increasingly promoting the use of technology and data-driven decision-making. They decide how technologies and big data are being used or deployed in creating smart cities, with the help of academics who collect and interpret data, design new city ideas and newer technologies for cities.

By Anthony Burke and Prasuna Reddy 3 days ago

Taxify launches boda boda service in Nairobi
Taxify launches boda boda service in Nairobi

Ride-hailing company, Taxify, has launched its boda boda (motorbike) hailing service in Nairobi, Kenya. Bodas can be ordered using the normal Taxify app.

3 days ago

Kitty Hawk's Cora self-flying air taxi for two has officially launched in New Zealand (Credit: Kitty Hawk)
Kitty Hawk autonomous flying taxi officially unveiled

Kitty Hawk, the same group of California dreamers who introduced the leisure-focused Flyer last year, has revealed an all-electric, self-piloted air taxi in New Zealand. The company, which is backed by Alphabet's Larry Page, has been working on "an aircraft so personal it could weave the freedom of flight into our daily lives" since 2010. Cora is the result - a two-seater short hop aircraft that can lift off and land like a helicopter and flies forward like an aeroplane.

By Paul Ridden 16 Mar 2018