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As the world's biggest cities continue to sprawl with many millions of new people, they'll look to many of the technologies and tactics covered in today's infographic from Raconteur to work smarter - and not harder - for their inhabitants.

The smart city market is one of the fastest growing segments of government and is set to hit $775 billion in 2021, according to BCC Research. In just a few years, the number of smart cities has grown from approximately two dozen to more than 100, and it's just the tip of the iceberg, with more than 600 cities set to "go smart" in the next few years.

Brussels, 31 August 2017 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes the two new tests for measuring emissions from cars and vans that will start coming into force in the EU tomorrow.

August 29, 2017

The Renault-Nissan alliance increased its bets on China’s electric-vehicle market, the world’s biggest, by forming a new venture to design battery-powered automobiles that meet the country’s tighter emissions rule. 

After relying on oil to fuel its economy for more than half a century, Saudi Arabia is turning to its other abundant natural resource to take it beyond the oil age -- desert. The kingdom is converting thousands of square kilometers of sand into new cities as it seeks to diversify away from crude, create jobs and boost investment.

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