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With Utilisacteur users rule their own mobility and reinvent multimodality

With Utilisacteur users rule their own mobility and reinvent multimodality

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.31.10

“One is never so well served as by oneself,” or so says the French maxim. This is the essential message delivered by Utilisacteur’s mobility application launched in early January. Not another transport application that relies on random data, the application uses information provided by users themselves.

Angers, Brest, Lyons, Nice and Rennes: innovative territories of the year

Angers, Brest, Lyons, Nice and Rennes: innovative territories of the year

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.30.10

Orange, IBM and many local authorities that are advanced on new technologies were present at the 7th “Forum annuel des Interconnectés”, which took place at the Lyons Congress Centre on the 13th and 14th of December. Since 2008, local authorities implementing new technologies in their territories have been awarded the “Innovative Territories” seal of approval. Honours were presented this year during the Forum.

In California, Cubes & Crayons helps reconcile work and family life

In California, Cubes & Crayons helps reconcile work and family life

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.29.10

Entrepreneurs, freelancers, and consultants … are among those workers who have the opportunity to conduct business from home. But this freedom can also turn into feelings of isolation and affect the social life of these workers. Riding the wave of co-working, Felicity Chapman, a Californian mother of two envisioned a mixed co-working spot where parents could work while keeping an eye on their children.

Paris is releasing its data to the public

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.28.10

After Rennes, a pioneer in this field, Paris passed a motion on December 14th to confirm the release of the city’s public data, which Jean-Louis Missika, the deputy mayor in charge of innovation, did not hesitate to describe as “historical” during the approval of the principle last June.

IBM is offering cities its expertise through a sponsorship program

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.27.10

With the Smarter Cities Challenge, IBM wants to appeal to cities by offering them an expertise in the areas of strategic planning, data management and technological skills. This consulting and research & development donation is estimated between US $ 250,000 and 400,000. The program will take place over three years and should enable 100 [...]

Citylone intelligently lights cities

Citylone intelligently lights cities

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.27.10

40% of a city’s power consumption comes from public lighting which runs about 650,000 euros per year for a community of 100 000 inhabitants. This mere fact is a selling point for Citylone who is offering communities intelligent controllers that can be installed on lampposts to remotely manage and optimize their public lighting.

“Mobility has simultaneously become too important, too tense and too complex”

“Mobility has simultaneously become too important, too tense and too complex”

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.24.10

During the Rencontres Mobilis (Mobilis Encounters) 2010, organised by the Pôle Véhicule du Futur (vehicle of the future centre) last November, Bruno Marzloff, a sociologist and the president and founder of the Chronos group, took part in the “Mobility: the Smartphone revolution” workshop. He explains that this new type of tool responds to the increasing complexity of the various types of mobility existing in our cities but also suggests all the potential offered by opening data in the mobility chain.

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Vertical camping, a new urban tourism

Vertical camping, a new urban tourism

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by Eric Foulon | 12.23.10

Belgian architects of import.export agency have created a mobile multi-storey structure that allows people to camp in urban areas. The structure is made out off steel and supports four platforms on which tents can be pitched.

CarPoolCargo pools parcels

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.21.10

Using the same principle as carpooling, CarPoolCargo proposes a system that facilitates the carpooling of parcels between individuals, thus bypassing traditional delivery companies.

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