Shelly Kwa Meeling

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What being ‘smart’ means for cities

The word “smart” seemingly gets attached to almost anything nowadays, from the ubiquitous mobile phone to even condoms. The phrase “smart city” …

The smart office you will not want to leave

Your desk is getting ready for your arrival. By the time you have been whisked up to the correct floor in the lift that automatically knows what …

Driverless buses and drone ships are a new reality

If you find your daily commute something of a chore then here’s some good news: things are about to change for the better. Advances in autonomous …

The rise of city car-sharing

Make parking an 'appy experience'

Developments in transport technology mean automated vehicles and smart cities are now starting to become a reality. But there is one area which …

Today’s Cars Are Parked 95% of the Time

Reports of the death of car-buying among millennials turn out to have been greatly exaggerated. But there’s one big reason ride-hailing services like …

Gearing up for fully driverless cars

The first known fatal accident caused by a self-driving car occurred on May 7 when a Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode crashed into a tractor-trailer …

Directions on the road to electric cars

Formula E is provoking a lot of questions among fans. First they ask: “When will electric cars take over from petrol and diesel?”<p>When you see these …

Uber Picks Dallas and Dubai for Its Planned 2020 Flying Taxi Launch

After upending the taxi market with its ride-hailing service, Uber Technologies is now aiming for the skies with its flying taxis.<p>The company expects …

Dubai's self-flying taxis are primed for takeoff later this year

The "Future City" is about to add another space-age service you won't find anywhere else in the world: autonomous passenger drones.<p>Dubai's much-hyped …

Data-sharing will drive advances in transport

‘The future of transport depends on space and in space there lies the future of transport’

Maximising the integration of space into society and economy, ensuring a globally competitive space sector, for itself and for all sectors it serves, …

How to keep the planet's megacities moving

There are approximately 7.5 billion people on Earth, yet few realise there were six billion fewer just over a century ago. Between 1900 and 2000 the …

On track for seamless mobility

Railways often appear to have missed out on the technological advances that have transformed other forms of travel. SilverRail plans to change that …

Inside China’s experiment to find friends for 230 million old people

Qing Zhang was born in central China in 1929 in a village that didn’t have a single light bulb. Now, at the age of 88, she lives in a nursing home …

Robotics

Beauty got so basic that the only place for fashion to go was ugly

One misconception about fashion designers is that they’re all in the business of making beautiful clothes. But beauty, in the sense of design that is graceful and harmonious, that seeks to please the eye and strives toward the exalted and sublime—is not always the goal.<p>“Nothing is so boring as …

Framing

To improve AI, scientists may have to make it worse

As annoying it is to forget something, it may be one of the qualities that makes you superior to robots.<p>It can be incredibly frustrating or embarrassing when a detail you need to remember, like a project deadline, slips your mind. But recently, neuroscientists have been toying with the idea that …

Machine Learning

Volvo Becomes the First Premium Car Maker to Go All Electric

Committed to Electrification<p>Electric vehicles are quickly becoming the future of automobiles, thanks to efforts by both veteran car manufacturers and …

Electric Vehicles

‘Chinafrica’ is a macro megatrend set to impact everything from Silicon Valley to Wall Street

Josh Wolfe Contributor<p>Josh Wolfe is the managing partner and co-founder of Lux Capital.<p>VCs and startup founders rarely pay attention to slow-moving but powerful macro global events, especially with so many fast-moving things to focus on at the micro level, like technology, teams and trends.<p>While …

Economic Development