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Shanghai named international Smart City of 2020

Shanghai has been named Smart City of 2020 due to its digital infrastructure, e-government services and the integration of information technology and industry.

The Chinese metropolis was crowned at the global Smart City Live 2020 expo.

Shanghai’s Smart Shanghai — People-Oriented Smart City plan (2016-2020) envisioned the deployment of the digital infrastructure needed to become the first “dual gigabit” city, achieving full 5G coverage in the city centre area and also accomplishing a Gigabit fiber coverage of 99% in the city.

Additionally, its e-government initiative has over 14.56 million users within a total population of over 24 million.

Other award winners included Microsoft and Siemens, which won the Urban Environment award for its Mindsphere City Graph platform.

The City Graph enables contextual integration and analysis within cities, districts or campuses.

The platform builds digital twins of real entities in a city and optimises city operations step-by-step, through Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics.

The Mobility award went to Pantonium Inc.

The Toronto-based company has devised a software solution capable of converting a public transit fleet in a city from fixed route operations to a flexible on-demand service.

Drivers are guided through optimal one stop at a time, and users request rides to and from any transit stop in the area.

The solution has already been tested on the late-night fixed route buses in Belleville, Ontario (Canada) registering increases in riders and reducing vehicle mileage.

 Transport Minister Rachel Maclean

Virtual Smart Transport Conference 2020 presentations available to view now

After three packed days of content the first Virtual Smart Transport Conference has come to a close, but delegates can now gain free access to rewatch all the presentations during the show.

How to watch the presentations

Videos can be accessed by heading to the Agenda & Live Stream section of the Virtual Smart Transport Conference event website and choosing sessions to watch from across the three days.

The event featured thought leadership presentations from over 45 key stakeholders from the public and private sector, with opening statements from transport minister Rachel Maclean (pictured) and Mayor for Greater Manchester Combined Authority Andy Burnham.

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