Beyond the Smart Cities fashion there are numerous challenges that have transformed the realization of the Smart projects into a slow and arduous process. Some of these challenges are evident and will continue into next year:
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It will be in Portugal, but not in Lisbon; nor in Oporto. The appointment will be even further, further up on the map: the former province of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, a Portuguese historic region located in the northeast of the country, on the border with the Autonomous Communities in Spain, namely Galicia and Castilla y León. There, from 4 to 7 December, the cities of Bragança and Mirandela will host Smart Travel•14,the first international forum on Smart Destinations, which will bring together world specialists in the sector of the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) applied to the Tourism, in all its areas.
VENIAM aims to become the number one company connecting vehicles to the Internet. Veniam's networking technologies will turn vehicles into mobile hotspots for Internet access, bring car data to the cloud and form a vehicle mesh network, that can be used for business, leisure and safety applications, as well as Machine-to-machine data delivery. Our main product is a simple-to-use after-market solution to be placed in cars to connect them to the Internet. Each box has a smart connection manager to seamless switch between vehicular, WiFi and cellular technologies to provide the cheapest and most reliable wireless connection to the Internet.
It's a statistic that comes out in all the urbanism conferences: for the first time in the history of the planet, the majority of the population lives in cities. In 2050, 70 percent of the population lives in urban areas. These figures are already a cliché since they are often repeated and a way to reveal the "importance" of the "cities".