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How can we make waste management more effective in the smart city?

How can we make waste management more effective in the smart city?

We have a new tech partner! Retrofitting existing public waste containers with sensors can make waste management a lot more effective. Today, waste collectors spend half their time inspecting the bins. With the help of sensors, the time spent on this could effectively be removed, as the sensors would alert if they were getting full, […]

Smart Sensor Devices is measuring air quality in our testbed

Smart Sensor Devices is measuring air quality in our testbed

Smart Sensor Devices is a Stockholm-based company, offering sensors and a platform for IoT, focusing on giving customers the opportunity to customize IoT devices to their needs. According to Axel G. Hammar, CEO of Smart Sensor Devices, the opportunity to test their products in a real environment was what led them to Urban ICT Arena, […]

Blog: Lessons learned about the smart bus stop

Blog: Lessons learned about the smart bus stop

The bus stop at Kistagången has played an important role in understanding how street furniture could house sensors and smart city technolgies. Are bus stops the best solution going forward?

Photos: Kista Data Day - co-creation arena in full fruition

Photos: Kista Data Day – co-creation arena in full fruition

Kista Data Day was held for the first time this year, and while we don’t necessarily want to brag, it can only be described as a success. The event was created to bring the public sector and IoT-companies together.

Urban Drone Testbed is now Stockholm UAM Lab

Urban Drone Testbed is now Stockholm UAM Lab

Urban Drone Testbed has been the name of our project related to the construction of what we previously called a “drone testbed”. In order to clarify the project’s mission and purpose, we have decided to change the name.

Local residents in Järva are generally positive towards drones

Local residents in Järva are generally positive towards drones

Based on a recent survey we can conclude that public opinion on the use of drones in Järva is mostly positive, with high openness and curiosity. This is a fantastic result for us – it means that the public is on board with our future plans!

Blog: Visiting EUROCONTROL, discussing Urban Air Mobility

Blog: Visiting EUROCONTROL, discussing Urban Air Mobility

An interesting visit to Brussels resulted in new insights into Urban Air Mobility. The term refers to vehicles in the city airspace – which can be large or small flying vehicles that are or aren’t manned. It can be velocopters, drones, helicopters or whatever airborne vehicle you can think of.

Interview: Bumbee Labs showcasing their technology at KMD19

Interview: Bumbee Labs showcasing their technology at KMD19

Bumbee Labs is one of our Supporting Partners – and they were with us on Kista Mobility Day to showcase their technology. Their innovative solutions in geolocation data, indoor navigation, visit flow data could be of great use for the development of smart mobility in our cities. If we can understand how people move, we are able to plan our cities accordingly.

Photos: Kista Mobility Day - what a success!

Photos: Kista Mobility Day – what a success!

Thanks to all our partners for joining us for the most exciting day of the year! The day was filled with thrilling new technology, from autonomous vehicles to augmented reality and robots playing Connect Four. Relive the day through our photos.

Interview: Comparing NB-IoT and LoRaWan

Interview: Comparing NB-IoT and LoRaWan

We have interviewed Rong Du from KTH about the current project in our testbed, where a comparison between NB-IoT and LoRaWAN is made – the project is coming along nicely!

Blog: Legal design and fair data

Blog: Legal design and fair data

Is it possible to increase acceptance for data collection with the use of design language? Could the term “Legal design” be the key to shaping a more transparent use of policies and laws – and make it less boring?

Blog: Urban Drone Testbed Update

Blog: Urban Drone Testbed Update

The challenges of constructing a drone testbed in an urban environment are becoming clear – but setting up a testbed in “the most dreaded place for drones” is half the fun!

Smart Locks is progressing

Smart Locks is progressing

Two weeks ago, there was a proof of concept for the Smart Locks project just outside of our office.

Student Proposals for Urban Innovation in Kista

Student Proposals for Urban Innovation in Kista

Master’s students in the Urban Infrastructure course at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology were asked to develop imaginative and creative proposals for the Urban ICT Arena through a combination of technological innovation and urban development.

Comparing NB-IoT and LoRa WAN - a project in the testbed

Comparing NB-IoT and LoRa WAN – a project in the testbed

A number of students of KTH are studying the differences and comparing NB-IoT and LoRaWan in the Urban ICT Arena for their master thesis.