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Why Smart City Drone Innovation Isn't Quickly Taking Off

The industry's been buzzing about the power of drones for years, but much of that hype hasn't come to fruition. In this video, Nuair's Tony Basile says much of the challenge comes down to miniaturizing technology to fit the size of a drone. Without the necessary cameras, radar and GPUs to enable autonomy, the drones are limited to line of sight flights, in which a pilot on the ground must physically watch the drone as it moves in the sky. Learn more in Kurrant Insights’ video.

Why is 5G important for smart city drones? - Kurrant Insights' Blog

5G is one fo the keys to enable autonomous and long-distance flying drones operation in urban environments. This is due to 5G's increased ...

Could connectivity be a threat to autonomous cars? - Kurrant Insights' Blog

Autonomous cars are one of the most talked about use cases of 5G, but telecommunication consultant Doug Dawson, President at CCG Consulting has a different view. He says 5G and driverless cars are nothing more than a mess. And he tell us why…

A broadband fund to bridge the digital divide - Kurrant Insights' Blog

The $1 trillion Infrastructure plan that includes broadband Internet financing might help bridge the digital divide. More than 30 million Americans do not have access to broadband at minimal speeds. These funds are also important for 5G deployments...

Smart City: Tips to make great hires - Kurrant Insights' Blog

Because a smart city must connect digital technologies and municipal infrastructure, the talent pool is small. Good hiring takes time.

AT&T and National Landing develop 5G smart city apps - Kurrant Insights' Blog

AT&T is collaborating with National Landing, a neighborhood outside of Washington, DC, to provide 5G-enabled smart city applications. AT&T aims to deploy autonomous transportation, drone-based delivery, smart parking, and other applications in National Landing. This project also considers aesthetics to ensure that the fiber, radio, and backhaul infrastructure is not an eyesore for homeowners.

Smart production and logistics provide significant 5G prospects - Kurrant Insights' Blog

At the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, we met Yachen Gong a Research Fellow from the competence center 5G.NRM in Germany to learn more about the 5G trends shaping Europe.

Paris Continues Smart Streetlight Ambitions Under Cielis

Kurrant Insights heads to Cielis' headquarters in Paris, where we learn about the complexities in deploying a smart streetlight solution. How can you install new technology while maintaining a city's historic charm? We took the question to Juliette ANTOINE SIMON, Cielis' president, along with the technology players involved in the project: Itron's Fabrice Dudognon, Citegestion's Francois De Monicault and Prisca MALEAPPA.

City of Las Vegas Explains the Challenges of Deploying a Digital Twin

At CES '22, Las Vegas made news as one of the first U.S. to test digital twin technology, participating in Cityzenith's Clean Cities Clean Future Initiative. But, according to Las Vegas Chief Innovation Officer Michael Sherwood, the process in making that technology a reality is a lot harder than it looks, requiring strong connectivity and cross platform interoperability. Learn how Sin City is overcoming those roadblocks in Kurrant Insights' interview with Sherwood.