• BMW partners with Baidu to accelerate autonomous driving in China

    Chinese search engine colossus Baidu and the BMW Group has formally announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), under which the BMW Group will join Apollo, the open autonomous driving platform by Baidu, as a board member.

  • Chinese firms partner on mobility software that connects vehicles

    Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Cloud has announced a partnership agreement with Autonomic which will see the entities collaborate to introduce a transportation mobility cloud (TMC) software that can be used to connect vehicles in China.

  • Dubai Airport and DEWA sign MOU in effort to promote Smart Dubai initiatives

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai Airports to expand cooperation and promote Smart Dubai. The agreement aims to unify energies and resources, exchange knowledge, innovation, ideas and promotes effective communication to implement DEWA's three smart initiatives at Dubai Airports.

  • Dubai Police sign MoU for establishment of new ‘smart district’

    Dubai Police and Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in areas that empower, deliver and promote an efficient, seamless, safe and impactful city experience for residents making Dubai the smartest and happiest city globally. Under this agreement, a Smart Police Station will be developed at the company's flagship new Dubai Community, Tilal Al Ghaf, as part of its innovative Smart Districts plan.

  • Egyptian tax systems to digitally transform with AI technologies

    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Microsoft and E-Tax, a company affiliated with Egypt’s Ministry of Finance, has been signed to drive the utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the Egyptian tax systems’ digital solutions.

  • Ford set to enter into joint-venture with Chinese firm to develop electric cars

    US car manufacturing colossus Ford Motor has announced that it is currently weighing up the prospect of entering into a joint-venture with Chinese automotive firm Zotye. The collaboration between both parties would see them combine their expertise in order to develop and manufacture electric vehicles under a new brand - in a bid to exploit the boom for electric cars in the world's leading auto market.

  • French firms sing MoU to accelerate development of sustainable ‘Smart Cities’

    French firms SUEZ and Bouygues Construction have announced that they have signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) in a collective bid to accelerate the development of sustainable ‘smart cities' that have circular economic solutions.

  • HPE signs strategic MoU with Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA), to accelerate the Abu Dhabi government's digital transformation efforts.

  • Huawei and Festo Sign MoU for Smart Manufacturing Collaboration with 5G Slicing Technology

    Huawei announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Festo to jointly explore the 5G network application of manufacturing and to promote the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry with 5G Slicing Technology.

  • Huawei collaborates with SAR to build smart railway in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Railway Company (SAR) has selected Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT), as a partner to initiate smart railway and digital transformation in the Kingdom.

  • Huawei partners with European car manufacturer on connected vehicles

    Huawei has gained a strong partner for the development of intelligent connected vehicles signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation with Audi, the German automobile manufacturer. The agreement forms part of a broad-based partnership between the companies in the two countries initiated by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  • Nokia signs MoU with operator to drive IoT innovation in Singapore

    Finnish telecommunications firm Nokia has announced that it has signed a MoU with Singaporean telecommunications operator Star-Hub in a collective effort to drive innovation in the technologically-driven country.

  • PCCW collaborates with DHQ Tech to create China’s next ‘Smart City’

    PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, and Zhuhai Da Hengqin Technology Development Company (DHQ Tech) which is headquartered in Hengqin, China, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly turn Hengqin, one of China's Pilot Free Trade Zones, into a "Smart City", offering superior quality of life for its residents as well as an exciting and innovative business environment.

  • San Marino set to become first European country to have a 5G mobile network

    Italian operator Telecom Italia has announced that the Republic of San Marino will become the first country in Europe to have a 5G mobile network. Telecom Italia made the prediction following the disclosure of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with government officials from San Marino.

  • Smart Africa Alliance to launch digital initiatives across continent

    Smart Africa Alliance has entered into an agreement with the world's leading provider of global mobile satellite communications in order to launch a series of digital service initiatives across the Rwandan capital city of Kigali - which has a population of more than one million people.

  • Smart Dubai Office signs MOU with Avanza Solutions for citywide blockchain payments platform

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Avanza Solutions has signed an MOU with Smart Dubai Office to implement a citywide blockchain-based payments platform.

  • The UAE and India collaborate on Artificial Intelligence

    The UAE Minister for Artificial Intelligence and Invest India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the India - UAE Artificial Intelligence Bridge which is dedicated to spur discussion and explore options for both countries to grow their artificial intelligence economies. This partnership will generate an estimated $20 billion USD in economic benefits during the next decade.

  • UAE and Spain sign MoU for technological advancements

    Aiming to develop an advanced technology framework over the next three years, the UAE’s Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) and Spain’s Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).