• DirectIndustry e-Magazine - #37 - SMART CITY & SPS IPC DRIVE - DirectIndustry e-Magazine


    Cities all over the world are turning to smart technology for efficiency, sustainability and economy. Singapore and Dubai have paved the way. Barcelona, home to the recent Smart City Expo World, has become the smart city par excellence. Near Boston, a future city is currently being built. By 2030, two-thirds of the world population will be urban dwellers, so everybody is concerned by the concept.


    This is why we chose to offer you a special issue on this theme. And because the whole world is concerned, from the Americas to Africa, Asia and Europe, we wanted to give you the chance to discover our stories in your own language. Follow the sign!

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    A new city is rising showcasing how tomorrow’s smart city might look.

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    Cities all over the world are turning to smart technology for efficiency, sustainability and economy. Singapore and Dubai have paved the way. Near Boston, a future smart city is currently being built. Let’s take a tour inside Metropolis 4.0.   When Blade Runner 2049 hit movie theaters this fall, it drenched viewers in...

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    Blockchain technology may help us build smart grids.

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    Smart cities will rely on greener sources of energy. While the cost of renewable electricity is decreasing, availability remains problematic. But blockchain technology may help us build smart grids and move production closer to consumers. Take a tour of three Blockchain-based green energy platforms.   In November 2017,...

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    We can take real-world data and use that as input into the digital model.
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    The digital factory idea is now mainstream, but there is a big gap between where manufacturers are and where they want to be. Research from PWC indicates that 91% of industrial companies are investing in digital factories, but only 6% claim to be fully digitized. IoT data could hasten the transition.   Creating a...

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    Translation Team

    Sergio Mataix-Molina (Spanish), Qiongyao Garcin (Chinese), Manuel Corbelli (Italian), Mari Harasawa (Japanese), Julie Santoriello (French), Claudia Fischer (German), Helena Lino (Portugese), Michael Halpern (American) and Elena Vidal (Russian) are our in-house translators.

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    Camille Rustici

    Camille Rustici is a Video Journalist and the Editor-in-Chief for DirectIndustry e-magazine. She has years of experience in business issues for various media including France 24, Associated Press, Radio France…

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    Lindsay Clark

    Lindsay Clark is a freelance journalist specializing in computing. He has won industry awards as news editor at Computer Weekly. He has also written for newspapers including The Guardian, The Financial Times…

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    Sole Møller

    Sole Møller is a Danish freelance journalist based in San Fransisco. He writes about new technologies and contributes to several publications including DirectIndustry e-magazine.

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    Hicham Dhouibi

    Hicham Dhouibi is a mechanical and process engineer with years of experience in automotive, plastic processing and telecom industries. He is one of our in-house industrial experts since 2008.

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    Michael Halpern

    Michael Halpern is a US-born and bred writer with experience in radio and the copyeditor for DirectIndustry e-magazine. He is also our in-house DirectIndustry anglophone translator.

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    Erin Tallman

    Erin Tallman is an American writer and Deputy Editor of ArchiExpo e-magazine. She writes novels and contributes to several online magazines like DirectIndustry e-magazine.

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    Simon Roloff

    Simon Roloff is a German cinematographer with more than 10 years of experience in filming. He is our video journalist, always ready to cover German fairs with his cam.

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