Pebble Sidewalk Labs

Could a simple parking sensor improve our cities?

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Karl Tomusk

Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s innovation business, has created a low-cost, real-time sensor to manage and understand how parking spaces are used in an effort to kickstart better placemaking.

Royal Mail drone test flight

Royal Mail delivers drone trials

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Karl Tomusk

Royal Mail has announced the first out-of-sight autonomous drone flights between the UK mainland and an island, testing deliveries to the Isles of Scilly.

Robbie Turner Mills & Reeve

COMMENT | What will a driverless futuRE look like?

The first driverless vehicles are due to hit our streets later in this decade, writes Robbie Turner. As well as having an effect on how we live, work and travel, the rollout could have a profound effect on how our towns, cities and built environment are developed.

Drone City

Starting gun fired for UK delivery drones

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Karl Tomusk

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has authorised the first trial of routine drone flights outside a pilot’s line of sight, which could have significant implications for logistics, construction and retail.