AV drivers need help for safe handovers, says RAC
  • 19/07/2019

Drivers will need help preparing for unexpected situations where their autonomous vehicle (AV) hands back control, warns the RAC Foundation. RAC carried out a study in the UK with the Human Factors Research Group at the University of Nottingham on ...

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Bike Share Toronto expands service
  • 19/07/2019

Bike Share Toronto is to add 1,250 bicycles, 105 stations and 2,292 docking stations to its network and will expand into new neighborhoods in the Canadian city. The deployment follows a commitment by the city's mayor John Tory and the Toronto ...

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Indra to manage Transurban's Australian road assets
  • 19/07/2019

Indra is to integrate the management of Transurban Queensland's road assets in the Australian state into a single control centre. The five-year contract covers the installation of an integrated management system for road assets and three tunnels: ...

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London police get StarTraq traffic enforcement
  • 19/07/2019

StarTraq is to provide its browser-based traffic enforcement solution - called Dome - to the London Metropolitan Police Service (Met). StarTraq says the solution will enable the Met traffic prosecutions team to increase the number of offences being ...

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VW and Ford partner on AV tech and EVs
  • 18/07/2019

Volkswagen and Ford are expanding their global alliance to focus on autonomous vehicles (AV) technology and electric vehicles (EVs). VW is to invest $2.6 billion in Argo AI, an AV technology company backed by Ford. The partners will integrate Argo ...

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AVs for seniors from Via in New South Wales
  • 18/07/2019

Autonomous vehicle (AV) developers seem to targeting 'closed' communities such as retirement complexes or universities and Via is also joining this trend. The company has launched a free AV service called BusBot for a retirement community in New ...

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Toyota unveils online map for traffic in Japan
  • 18/07/2019

Toyota has released an online map which provides information on road closures and natural disasters in Japan. The company says users can check data from the past hour to 24 hours and carry out searches on areas of heavy traffic. The real-time data ...

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WSP appoints Virginia DoT exec to ITS post
  • 18/07/2019

WSP USA has appointed Virginia Lingham as a consultant for its ITS and connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) divisions. She will focus on key projects in ITS and C/AV deployment in California as well as efforts across the US. Lingham was ...

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North Carolina explores Hyperloop feasibility
  • 17/07/2019

North Carolina's Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA) is exploring the feasibility of Hyperloop as a potential regional and inter-city transportation platform. Virgin Hyperloop One and consortium partner Aecom discussed the findings and ...

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Transdev trials AVs on open roads in Montreal
  • 17/07/2019

Transdev is trialling two EasyMile autonomous shuttles in daily traffic conditions in Montreal, Canada, until 4 August. Arthur Nicolet, chief executive officer of Transdev Canada, says: Each step of this deployment allows us to address ...

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GMV to modernise Rabat's bus transit system
  • 17/07/2019

GMV is to provide fare collection, fleet management and passenger information systems for 350 buses operating in Morocco's capital Rabat. The technology business group is carrying out the project in support of an agreement between Spanish transport ...

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Man convicted of driverless car terror plot in UK
  • 16/07/2019

A man has been found guilty in a UK court of plotting to use a driverless car for terrorism. Farhad Salah was convicted at Sheffield Crown Court after prosecutors argued that he was planning to put an explosive device in a vehicle which could then be ...

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Volvo and Nvidia to develop AV decision-making system
  • 16/07/2019

Volvo has partnered with Nvidia to develop a decision-making system which it says will allow autonomous commercial vehicles to operate safely on public roads. The solution will be built on Nvidia's full software stack for sensor processing, ...

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ABB delivers 20 EV chargers to Egypt
  • 16/07/2019

ABB is supplying 20 DC fast chargers across Egypt which it says can recharge electric vehicles (EVs) in 15 minutes. The company says the deployment supports Egypt's plans to reduce air pollution by 50% by 2023. The Terra 53 DC fast chargers are ...

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Proterra supplies battery-electric buses to Virginia
  • 16/07/2019

Proterra is to supply battery-electric buses and charging stations to the Virginia Department of General Services in the US. Proterra says the contract allows transit agencies, universities and institutions to purchase its battery-electric buses and ...

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NEVS and AutoX deploy robo-taxi service in Europe
  • 15/07/2019

NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) is working with AutoX to deploy large-scale robo-taxi pilots in Europe by the end of 2020. AutoX is to integrate its autonomous drive technology into a vehicle being developed by NEVS in the city of ...

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StreetLight Data expands AADT to Canada
  • 15/07/2019

StreetLight Data has expanded its Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) metrics to Canada to assist transportation planners and engineers in analysing infrastructure projects and estimating road safety. StreetLight Data says AADT provides on-demand ...

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Grab upgrades on-demand Singapore carpooling service
  • 15/07/2019

Grab has added a new option to its GrabShare on-demand carpooling service in Singapore which it says provides passengers with better-matched rides. The new option requires users to wait up to five minutes to be allocated a ride. GrabShare's system ...

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NeoRide brings EZfare to seven Ohio transit agencies
  • 15/07/2019

NeoRide, a consortium of seven Ohio transit agencies and Masabi, is to launch a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment app called EZfare. Ben Capelle, NeoRide board chair, says users won't need cash, they won't have to stand in line at transit ...

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Canada and California partner on cleaner transportation
  • 12/07/2019

Canada has signed an agreement with the US state of California to collaborate on developing cleaner vehicles and fuels. Catherine McKenna, Canada's minister of environment and climate change, says: Working together means a bigger market for clean ...

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PTV and Tatweer launch UAE dispatch monitoring
  • 12/07/2019

PTV has partnered with Tatweer to set up a system that it says will allow the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to manage car dispatches to respond to emergencies. Dr. Atef M Garib, CEO, Tatweer, a professional services company, says the role of the ...

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China's plans for EVs in the future
  • 12/07/2019

China is setting out its plans for increasing the use of EVs in the future. By 2030, the country's Hainan Province will halt sales of new vehicles fuelled by either petrol or diesel. Hainan Province is also increasing the vehicle charging facilities ...

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Q-Free provides ISS to Florida toll operator
  • 12/07/2019

Q-Free is to deploy its Intrada Insight Server (ISS) solution to an unnamed tolling operator in Florida in a deal valued at £2.3m. The company says the solution uses advanced image-based transaction and automation processing technology to achieve a ...

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Renovo launches platform for AV products
  • 11/07/2019

Software company Renovo has launched a data management platform to aid the development of autonomous and advanced driver assistance systems products. Speaking at the TaaS (Transportation as a Service) Conference in the UK city of Birmingham this ...

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Boeing and Kitty Hawk partner on air urban mobility
  • 11/07/2019

Boeing has joined forces with California-based Kitty Hawk with the aim of advancing air urban mobility. Steve Nordlund, vice president and general manager of Boeing Next, a subsidiary focusing on exploring urban air mobility, says the partners will ...

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Isle of Wight invests in Flowbird's solar-power parking
  • 11/07/2019

Island Roads has replaced around 40 parking terminals with solar-powered systems from Flowbird Urban Intelligence at a variety of locations across the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of the UK. Island Roads is responsible for the island's ...

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Micromobility must focus on safety, says Trafi
  • 10/07/2019

Micromobility must focus on safety and lowering accidents as much as possible, says technology firm Trafi. Speaking at the TaaS (Transportation as a Service) Conference in the UK city of Birmingham this week, Sigrid Dalberg-Krajewski, head of ...

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Careem offers transport for Saudi Arabia hospitals
  • 10/07/2019

Careem is to provide a transportation service to patients travelling to and from Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. SGH is a provider of healthcare services located in the Middle East and North Africa region with hospitals ...

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Didi and CSPG to develop EV charging in China
  • 10/07/2019

Didi Chuxing has joined forces with China Southern Power Grid (CSPG) to develop on-demand electric vehicle (EV) charging and automobile services across South and Southwest China. Didi, a ride-hailing firm, says the deal will allow its app users to ...

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VW launches electric car-share in Berlin
  • 09/07/2019

Volkswagen has launched an electric 'free-floating' car-share service called WeShare in Berlin. The fleet comprises 1,500 e-Golfs, and they are to be followed by 500 additional e-up!vehicles in the German capital at the beginning of next year. The ...

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C/AV planning turns to business cases, says DfT
  • 09/07/2019

Darren Capes, DfT ITS lead, said projects are working on the business case to understand the benefits of C/AV technologies and what the issues may be. He was speaking at the ITS (UK) Connected Vehicle Forum in Birmingham, where Zenzic - an ...

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Grab secures $300m to expand presence in South-east Asia
  • 09/07/2019

Grab has received $300 million to further accelerate its expansion in South-east Asia. Justin Leverenz, senior portfolio manager at Invesco the company which has put up the cash - says the investment will support Grab in its bringing more everyday ...

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Argo AI to invest $15m for university AV research centre
  • 08/07/2019

Argo AI has pledged $15 million over five years to fund an autonomous vehicle (AV) research facility at the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pennsylvania. Argo AI says it will provide access to data, infrastructure and platforms to faculty ...

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Connected Signals aims to improve mass transit in Arcadia
  • 08/07/2019

Connected Signals has introduced a smart signal priority system to manage mass transit in the US city of Arcadia, California. The company says its Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) technology will to help reduce traffic signal delays by using ...

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Teledyne Lumenera releases Ls245R traffic camera
  • 08/07/2019

Teledyne Lumenera has launched a camera which it claims provides automated traffic image analysis, with integrated self-triggering vehicle detection and automated number plate recognition. Built on the Teledyne Lumenera Ls series embedded vision ...

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US cities form OMF to develop digital mobility tools
  • 05/07/2019

A group of US cities have formed the Open Mobility Foundation (OMF) to develop and govern digital mobility tools aimed at improving how cities manage transportation. Growing from a collaboration between the Los Angeles Department of Transportation ...

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Arriva joins forces with TomTom to slash bus CO2
  • 05/07/2019

Arriva is working with TomTom Telematics with the aim of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from 15,000 buses across the UK and nine European countries. Arriva says TomTom's telematics system will provide bus drivers with feedback around ...

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Continental offers right-turn assist for cars
  • 05/07/2019

Continental has released a short-range radar which it says offers a right-turn assist function for passenger cars to help protect cyclists and pedestrians. It intervenes if the driver wants to turn right when a cyclist is about to pass along the ...

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Siemens to take part in London Pride parade
  • 05/07/2019

Siemens Mobility has installed eight traffic lights showcasing a range of diversity images onto a Transport for London (TfL) parade float for tomorrow's London Pride parade. Siemens says four special designs have been created to represent different ...

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Renault partners with Nissan and Waymo to explore AVs
  • 04/07/2019

Renault has partnered with Nissan and Waymo to explore the commercial and regulatory issues related to autonomous mobility services in France and Japan. The French car manufacturer says the partners will work together to develop long-term autonomous ...

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Lack of funds holding back smart cities, says Wi-Sun
  • 04/07/2019

Lack of investment is the biggest challenge to smart city development, according to half the people who took part in a poll. Wi-Sun Alliance says a fifth of participants in its survey point to security and privacy issues while 14% see ...

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CurbFlow looks at PUDO in Washington, DC
  • 04/07/2019

The District Department of Transportation (DDoT) in Washington, DC is working with CurbFlow to carry out the next phase of its kerbside pick-up and drop-off (PUDO) programme. DDoT says the programme allocates kerbside space for PUDO activities, ...

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Navya to operate AVs on open roads in Japan
  • 04/07/2019

Navya has received approval from the Japanese government to operate autonomous vehicles (AVs) on open roads. The company is demonstrating its Autonom shuttles in Minato Ward, the business and diplomatic district of Tokyo, until 5 July. Navya ...

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World Economic Forum: AVs face two big challenges
  • 03/07/2019

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will not be widely adopted unless tech issues and business cases are sorted out, says an expert at the World Economic Forum (WEF). In an interview with CNBC, Michelle Avary, head of autonomous mobility at the organisation, ...

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Car makers release paper for safe autonomous driving systems
  • 03/07/2019

A group of 11 companies including Audi and BMW have released a paper to help developers create safer automated driving solutions. Safety First for Automated Driving (SaFAD) says 12 principles - such as vehicle operator-initiated handover and ...

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Wejo provides TrafficCast mobility data
  • 03/07/2019

Wejo is to send anonymised traffic flow updates from seven million vehicles using its Adept platform to support TraffiCast's mobility services in the US. Tech firm Wejo says Adept is a cloud-based data exchange platform that makes sharing and ...

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Bolt expands ride-hailing service in Kenya
  • 03/07/2019

Bolt is to expand its ride-hailing service to three additional urban centres in Kenya, according to a report by Capital FM Kenya. Ola Akinnusi, the Bolt country manager in Kenya, says: After Nairobi and Mombasa cities, it was natural that Bolt would ...

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Oslo intros green grants for home-to-work travel
  • 02/07/2019

The city of Oslo has unveiled a grant scheme allowing private companies in the Norwegian capital to develop projects that promote climate-friendly travel between home and work. The city says the Climate and Energy Fund can provide grants up to 50% ...

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Google updates maps to display natural disasters
  • 02/07/2019

Google is improving its SOS alerts by adding visual information about natural disasters and a navigation system on Google Maps. Google says the upgrade will extend the capabilities of the SOS alerts to provide crisis information via relevant news ...

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Bird rolls out 1,000 scooter parking zones in Paris
  • 02/07/2019

Bird is rolling out a solution which it says will direct scooter riders to 1,000 predetermined locations in Paris. These are all off the pavements in the French capital and out of the pedestrian right of way, the company adds. The company's new app ...

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Highways England trials electric roadworks vehicles
  • 02/07/2019

Highways England is trialling two electric powered roadworks vehicles with the aim of improving air quality along motorways and major A roads. One vehicle is being used across the East Midlands and the other on a major scheme on the A14 in the east ...

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RAI Amsterdam investigates drone hub corridor
  • 01/07/2019

RAI Amsterdam is to explore the feasibility of a drone hub corridor, a place where electrically-powered unmanned air vehicles can take off and land. The initiative is part of the Urban Air Mobility Demonstrator project, which seeks to explore how ...

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Virgin Hyperloop One goes to Washington
  • 01/07/2019

Virgin Hyperloop One showcased its technology to members of Congress and federal stakeholders at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The company says its mode of transport can transport people and goods three times as fast as high-speed ...

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Harman unveils V2X telematics system
  • 01/07/2019

Harman International, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has unveiled its Dual-Mode Vehicle to Everything (V2X) telematics system aimed at improving automotive vehicle safety. Harman says the system taps into dedicated short range communications ...

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EasyMile obtains quality certification for AV activity
  • 01/07/2019

EasyMile's quality management system has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification which the company says will allow it to develop and better structure activities dedicated to autonomous mobility. The certification includes all activities such as ...

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O2 and European Space Agency explore C/AV solutions
  • 28/06/2019

O2 and the European Space Agency are working together to support a project aimed at developing connectivity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AVs) in the UK. O2 says Project Darwin will seek to test new technology and solutions ...

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ASTC to operate e-bus service in India
  • 28/06/2019

The Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) is to deploy 15 electric buses in Guwahati, a city in north-east India. The project is part of the Indian government's FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles) scheme. A report by ...

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Baron unveils weather forecasting model
  • 28/06/2019

Baron has launched a weather forecasting model which it says can be used for ITS and traffic applications. According to Baron, the solution offers predictive parameters 66 hours into the future at 3km resolution at hourly intervals. It can also run ...

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ITS World Congress to focus on 'empowering cities' by smart mobility
  • 27/06/2019

October's ITS World Congress in Singapore will address topics under the theme 'Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities'. The congress is being organised by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore and the Intelligent Transport Society Singapore in ...

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Via offers on-demand shared transit for Massachusetts seniors
  • 27/06/2019

Via has launched an on-demand shared transit system for people over the age of 60 in the City of Newton, Massachusetts. Via says the service replaces a taxi voucher system which required passengers to make reservations at least 72 hours in advance. ...

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Viettel Post to launch ride-hailing service in Vietnam
  • 27/06/2019

Viettel Post has developed a ride-hailing app for riders in Vietnam called MyGo for car, motorbike, delivery and transport services. A report by Vietnam+ says the postal and delivery company will add transport services by truck to its app and will ...

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Ficosa receives RED certification for CarCom V2X platform
  • 27/06/2019

Ficosa has received European RED certification for its CarCom platform with cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) technology. The company says the CarCom platform allows users to integrate the DSRC (802.11p) and C-V2X connectivity options in a ...

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Vitronic to deploy Poliscan Redlight systems to MENA region
  • 26/06/2019

Vitronic is to deliver 750 Poliscan Redlight systems to an unnamed client to help improve safety at road junctions in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Vitronic says the laser-based system can simultaneously monitor infringements such as ...

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Dubai orders Euro 6 buses for mass transit plan
  • 26/06/2019

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has purchased 373 Volvo SB3 buses which come with Euro 6 (B8RLE) emissions engines. Mattar Al Tayer, director general at RTA, says: "The purchase of the new buses comes as part of an integrated ...

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Thales installs signalling technology for Ottawa line extension
  • 26/06/2019

Thales is to provide its SelTrac Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) system for the City of Ottawa's Stage 2 O-Train Confederation Line Extension project in Canada. Thales says the line will take 780,000 annual rush-hour bus trips off the road ...

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Panasonic and UDoT to develop transportation data network
  • 25/06/2019

Panasonic North America has entered into a $50 million partnership with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDoT) to develop an advanced transportation data network. Panasonic says the network will improve safety and mobility on the road by ...

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Keolis to operate French Riviera Urban Community transport
  • 25/06/2019

Keolis is to operate and maintain the French Riviera Urban Community's public transport network 'Zest', in a deal expected to generate a total revenue of €60 million. Keolis is seeking to improve the transport network across 15 cities and villages ...

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Kapsch to integrate connected vehicle environment in Ohio
  • 25/06/2019

Kapsch TrafficCom is to oversee the infrastructure integration of the Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Environment (CVE) in the US city of Ohio. The CVE is expected to improve safety and mobility for vehicle operators and pedestrian safety in ...

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Rekor develops Rekor Edge vehicle recognition system
  • 25/06/2019

Rekor Systems is to launch a camera recognition solution which it says is designed to read the vehicle make, model, number plate, colour and body type. The Rekor Edge solution comes with an accuracy rate exceeding 99% and is suitable for parking and ...

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Japan to equip 5G base stations on traffic lights
  • 24/06/2019

The Government of Japan is to install 5G wireless communications base stations on traffic signals nationwide by 2025. A report by The Japan News says the project is expected to reduce costs for telecommunications service providers. As part of the ...

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Iteris to acquire traffic engineering company in Florida
  • 24/06/2019

Iteris is to acquire Albeck Gerken, a traffic operations engineering company in Florida, for a total of $10.7 million. Iteris will use Albeck's traffic management facility to develop its Intersection as a Service offering, which helps users monitor ...

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Cohda partners with Sasken for V2X in connected vehicles
  • 24/06/2019

Cohda Wireless has partnered with India-based Sasken Technologies to accelerate the adoption of vehicle to everything (V2X) in connected vehicles utilising cellular or dedicated short range communication (DSRC). Cohda will combine its wireless ...

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PayTollo brings mobile platform to five US states
  • 24/06/2019

PayTollo is launching its mobile payment platform for toll roads and bridges in the US states of California, Texas, Florida, Colorado and Washington. The company says the platform reduces costs and the time needed for toll authorities to collect ...

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London to have 'car-free day' in September
  • 21/06/2019

In a bid to highlight the ongoing problem of pollution from vehicles, London is to stage its biggest car-free day yet on 22 September. The Sunday date has been timed to coincide with World Car Free Day, which encourages motorists to give up their ...

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'Just 6%' of transport companies can tackle cyberattacks, says Irdeto
  • 21/06/2019

Transport companies are under concerted attack from hackers, according to security specialist Irdeto and most don't know how to respond. New research from the group says that 77% of organisations in transport and automotive have experienced an ...

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Kyocera and BYD to develop integrated energy system for EVs
  • 21/06/2019

Japanese manufacturer Kyocera has joined forces with BYD (Build Your Dreams) to develop an integrated renewable supply-demand energy system for electric vehicles (EVs). Kyocera will combine its solar power generating systems with BYD's electric ...

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ECJ rules German 'user pays' toll is 'unlawful'
  • 20/06/2019

The legal framework for what the German authorities call an 'infrastructure use charge' has been in place since 2015, and requires passenger vehicles using the country's highways to pay a vignette of no more than €130 per year. The legal sticking ...

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Itron announces winners of inaugural smart city challenge
  • 20/06/2019

Itron has chosen Instrumentation Technologies (I-Tech) and Noesis.Network as winners of its inaugural smart city challenge. The companies won the awards for designing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for London and Glasgow, after developing ...

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Antaira launches industrial dual radio wireless unit
  • 20/06/2019

Antaira Technologies has launched its ARS-7231-AC series, an industrial dual radio wireless unit with router capabilities, which it says can be used in ITS and traffic applications. The solution, embedded with the Qualcomm Atheros QCA9892 chipset, ...

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Pack Health and Uber offer free transport for patients in Alabama
  • 20/06/2019

Pack Health has partnered with Uber Health to offer free transportation for patients with chronic conditions travelling to medical appointments in the US state of Alabama. Mazi Rasulnia, CEO of Pack Health, says: For members who lack reliable means ...

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ParkMobile and Reach Now to develop smart mobility solutions
  • 19/06/2019

ParkMobile has joined forces with BMW subsidiary Reach Now to build integrated smart city solutions aimed at improving parking, transit and multimodal transportation. Users could pay for parking in a transit lot via the ParkMobile app and then use ...

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AVs could be 'terrorist threat', says security firm Advent IM
  • 19/06/2019

Terrorists who have hijacked vans and trucks to drive into crowds causing death and injury to pedestrians could use autonomous vehicles (AVs) to achieve a similar result with no risk to themselves. That was the warning from Mike Gillespie, MD of ...

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London EV demand 'rising' since ULEZ intro, says Carwow
  • 19/06/2019

Demand for electric vehicles (EVs) has increased 123% in London since the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), says Carwow. Using data from its website, the car-buying platform found that searches for EVs also increased 56% in the ...

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Bird acquires California-based EV firm Scoot
  • 19/06/2019

Scooter-share firm Bird is to acquire Scoot, a San Francisco-based electric vehicle (EV) company. Scoot began deploying electric scooters in San Francisco in 2012 and has expanded in Santiago, Chile and Barcelona. Travis VanderZanden, founder and ...

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Painted lanes 'a waste of money', say UK cycling champions
  • 18/06/2019

The UK government has wasted hundreds of millions of pounds painting white lines on busy roads to use as cycle lanes, says former Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman. Boardman, cycling and walking commissioner for Greater Manchester, has reportedly ...

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SwRI launches ActiveVision to help automate traffic monitoring
  • 18/06/2019

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has released ActiveVision, a machine vision tool that transportation agencies can use to autonomously detect and report changes in traffic conditions. Dan Rossiter, SwRI research analyst, says: "The goal is to help ...

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Teleste to bring smart display technologies to Sweden
  • 18/06/2019

Teleste is to provide smart display technologies in Sweden which it says are designed to deliver dynamic information across public transport. Teleste claims that the technologies will help public transport operator Storstockholms Lokal Trafik (SL) ...

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Masabi releases account-based ticketing solution
  • 18/06/2019

Masabi has launched Justride Validator, a ticketing device which it says will make account-based ticketing available for transport authorities of any size. Brian Zanghi, CEO of Masabi, says passengers are expecting to be able to use contactless bank ...

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Sony adds windscreen glare-removal to XCG-CP510
  • 17/06/2019

Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions (ISS) has unveiled a windscreen glare-removal function designed to help tolling and enforcement operations. It is available on the XPL-SDKW software development kit (SDK) for XCG-CP510 polarised camera ...

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Careem expands Iraq ride-hailing service
  • 17/06/2019

Careem is expanding its ride-hailing service to the Iraqi city of Basra, according to a report by Albawaba. The report says Careem's app will provide a more reliable service for riders who currently have to deal with unmetered taxi prices. Mudassir ...

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Ansys and BMW develop AV simulation tool
  • 17/06/2019

Engineering company Ansys has joined forces with BMW to develop a simulation tool chain for developing autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies. Eric Bantegnie, vice president and general manager at Ansys, says the solution is designed to address ...

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EVs providing power to Portuguese island
  • 17/06/2019

Electric vehicles (EVs) are being used to power people's homes on an island in the Atlantic Ocean. Part of Portugal's Madeira archipelago, Porto Santo is using solar-powered EVs, according to a BBC report. They are charged during the day, with ...

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Kapsch installs toll rebate stations on Greek motorway
  • 14/06/2019

Kapsch is to equip 30 toll rebate stations on the Olympia Odos motorway in Greece. The company says these will provide a distance-based pricing model for drivers in the country. Olympia Odos has links to the cities of Athens, Corinth and the port ...

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Inrix unveils AI traffic solution
  • 14/06/2019

Inrix has launched a traffic solution which it says uses artificial intelligence (AI) to provide updates to traffic conditions and pinpoint traffic speeds in different lanes. Inrix AI Traffic provides road authorities with information to help ...

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Communauto brings car-share service to Montreal
  • 14/06/2019

Communauto is to launch a car-sharing service comprising hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) in Saint-Laurent, a borough in Montreal, Canada. Mayor Alan DeSousa says the Communauto Flex service will allow users to get around more quickly in ...

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RATP to trial Solaris hydrogen bus in France
  • 14/06/2019

French public transit operator RATP has signed an agreement to trial a hydrogen bus from Solaris in real operating conditions in France next year. The two-month trial is part of RATP's ambition to convert its 25 bus depots to electric and biogas by ...

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AVs could have 'huge value' in inner cities
  • 13/06/2019

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) could have value as the mainstay of inner city transport networks in future. It's pure speculation, but we are likely to see more segregated road networks, said Chris Hayhurst, European consulting manager at MathWorks. ...

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Delhi uses waste-to-energy to power metro line
  • 13/06/2019

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced it is receiving power generated from a waste-to-energy plant to operate the Pink Line metro service in the Indian capital. DMRC says it is currently receiving 2 megawatts (MW) of power from East ...

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USDoT pledges $15m to two university transport centres
  • 13/06/2019

The US Department of Transportation (USDoT) is to pledge $15 million to two University Transportation Centres (UTC) to advance research and education programmes that address transportation challenges. Elaine Chao, US transportation secretary, says: ...

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Flowbird unveils terminal-based emissions surcharging solution
  • 13/06/2019

Flowbird Urban Intelligence has launched terminal-based digital technology to enable local authorities to levy variable surcharges on vehicles that exceed set levels of carbon dioxide (CO2). The digital system is loaded onto Flowbird's solar-powered ...

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Mott Macdonald JV completes Sydney Metro Northwest
  • 12/06/2019

Mott Macdonald and its joint venture partners have completed the Sydney Metro Northwest, an autonomous train service available for commuters in the Australian city. Delivering 36km of new metro rail, the AUS$8.3 billion (£4.5bn) project is expected ...

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ETSC says road safety is 'vicious circle'
  • 12/06/2019

Urban road safety is a key problem in Europe, an issue that needs to be addressed as a priority. That is the finding of a new report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). The ETSC's report reveals that road deaths on urban roads decreased ...

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Uber helicopter service set for Manhattan
  • 12/06/2019

Uber is to launch a helicopter service in New York City which is expected to offer flights from Lower Manhattan to Kennedy International Airport in eight minutes. A New York Times report says the average flight on the Uber Copter will cost $200-225 ...

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Heathrow Airport to implement ULEZ
  • 12/06/2019

Heathrow Airport is to introduce an ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) for passenger cars and all private hire vehicles in 2022. The project is seeking to tackle air pollution and reduce congestion by encouraging more people to use sustainable ways of ...

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DAFNI tests UK road infrastructure resilience
  • 11/06/2019

A new computer system is said to offer huge benefits for maintaining transport infrastructure. This is the product of a world-leading computing project and is called Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure, DAFNI. The project ...

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Moscow to implement 5G technology trial
  • 11/06/2019

The Department of Information Technology (DIT) in Russia is to implement an agreement between Moscow's mayor Alexey Kornya and mobile network operator MTS to trial 5G technologies. Eduard Lysenko, head of DIT, says: Moscow is setting itself the task ...

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Vitronic deploys traffic control systems in Morocco
  • 11/06/2019

Technology company Vitronic is to deploy 500 traffic control systems to the Kingdom of Morocco in a bid to improve safety in the region. Vitronic will work with its local partner Alomra Group International to install its Poliscan laser systems in 12 ...

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ITS America 2019: news and reports
  • 11/06/2019

Last week's ITS America 28th Annual Meeting & Expo saw some of the ITS industry's biggest players gathering in Washington, DC. ITS International produced three Daily News magazines at the show, covering launches, deals, products and highlights from a ...

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EasyMile upgrades EZ10 to operate without on-board attendant
  • 10/06/2019

EasyMile has launched a version of its EZ10 driverless shuttle which does not require an on-board attendant at the Global Public Transport Summit 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. EasyMile says the latest version of the shuttle is managed from a remote ...

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AECOM sets up Automated Bus Consortium
  • 10/06/2019

AECOM has brought together around a dozen local US transit agencies to form the Automated Bus Consortium to explore driverless bus pilot programmes. Among the authorities are Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation ...

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Skedgo partners with Fluidtime to broaden MaaS offering
  • 10/06/2019

Mobility company Skedgo has partnered with software firm Fluidtime to expand its Mobility as a Service (MaaS) offering. SkedGo says its mobility platform can combine all public, commercial and private transport modes into smart trip chains, with ...

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Swarco to deploy traffic solutions at University of Warwick
  • 10/06/2019

Swarco Traffic is to provide traffic solutions and smart technologies to deliver parking guidance across the University of Warwick's campus in the UK city of Coventry. Tony Gillings, project manager at Swarco Traffic, says the technologies will help ...

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Co-operative traffic management requires a de-centralised approach, says EC
  • 07/06/2019

Co-operative traffic management needs to be more de-centralised rather than a 'Big Brother of mobility' approach that watches over our every movement. This is one of the key messages at Enabling interactive traffic management through public-private ...

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Volocopter to build landing pad for air taxis to Singapore
  • 07/06/2019

Volocopter has partnered with Skyports to build a landing pad for air taxis on the run-up public flight trials in Singapore during the second half of 2019. Volocopter says its Volo-Ports are designed to provide passengers with a safe air taxi ...

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US congresswoman: 'We must re-envision transportation'
  • 07/06/2019

Arousing call from Capitol Hill to the ITS industry was among the highlights of Day 2 at the ITS America Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. In a keynote speech, congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said: So, my friends, your sector has come to ...

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Dura-Line products evolve with microtechnology
  • 07/06/2019

City authorities are going to benefit from higher-density products to carry fibre networks in future particularly with developments such as the 5G roll-out. We don't know how much fibre we are going to need going forward but we know we are going to ...

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Continental: US road deaths are 'public health crisis'
  • 06/06/2019

The 40,000 deaths on US roads last year amount to a 'public health crisis', according to Continental North America's president Jeff Klei. Giving the opening keynote address at ITS America's 28th Annual Meeting & Expo, Klei said: If you could save ...

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Not everyone will embrace MaaS, says Lisbon expert
  • 06/06/2019

Not everyone will adopt Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions, so we still need to have legacy ways for people to reach the transport system to satisfy everyone. This is one of the main messages at this week's ITS European Congress in Eindhoven, ...

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5G 'could help reduce fatalities' on Dutch roads
  • 06/06/2019

New tooling offered by 5G could help lower casualty rates on Dutch roads, says the ministry of infrastructure and water management in the Netherlands This is one of the main messages at 5G and mobility a match made in heaven? at the ITS European ...

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Zitek melts barriers to North American market
  • 06/06/2019

South Korean company Zitek is launching its heated LED traffic signal solution in the US and Canadian marketsmeeting with distributors and DoTs while waiting for its ITE certification. It's just in time, as climate change is creating more dangerous ...

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Heavy duty hybrids to go zero-emission in cities, says TNO
  • 05/06/2019

Heavy duty hybrid vehicles in future may need to switch to zero emissions when entering a city - and be competitive in their total cost of ownership. Speaking at this week's ITS European Congress in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Steven Wilkins, senior ...

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Econolite's Centracs software has priority
  • 05/06/2019

Econolite is using the Annual Meeting for the official unveiling of the company's two breakthrough software solutions for traffic management, fire and emergency services, as well as transit operations. Centracs Edaptive is Econolite's ...

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ISS tackles wrong-way drivers
  • 05/06/2019

Wrong-way drivers pose a serious safety risk on roadways. Every day in the United States, there is a death caused by a wrong-way driver. The detection of these wrong-way drivers is vital to reducing these risks. Image Sensing Systems is demonstrating ...

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Slattery quits Conduent Transportation in surprise move
  • 04/06/2019

Mick Slattery has left Conduent Transportation after just 10 months as CEO. The company said he made the decision for 'personal reasons'. Slattery has decided to leave Conduent to pursue other opportunities outside of the transportation industry, ...

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ITS Europe experts share mobility lab lessons
  • 04/06/2019

Real problems need to emerge in the development of an urban mobility lab before you can begin to find solutions, according to Raimo Tengvall, project manager of Forum Virium Helsinki. Speaking at this week's ITS European Congress in Eindhoven, ...

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Kapsch installs mobility solution in the city of Valladolid, Spain
  • 04/06/2019

Kapsch TrafficCom has installed a mobility solution in the City of Valladolid, Spain, to provide commuters with a single point of information on transport schedules. Kapsch says the system works by allowing transportation agencies to integrate their ...

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Texas highway project awarded
  • 03/06/2019

A joint venture team has been awarded the US$1.7 billion I-635 LBJ East infrastructure project in Dallas, Texas. Fluor Corporation heads the joint venture, which also includes Balfour Beatty Infrastructure. The partners will carry out the contract to ...

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LVCVA approves Elon Musk's underground people mover
  • 03/06/2019

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has approved a contract with Elon Musk's The Boring Company (TBC) to construct an underground people mover. LVCVA says the $48.675,000 contract will allow TBC to build a people mover that could ...

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Alibaba and Sena to develop traffic management solution in Malaysia
  • 03/06/2019

Cloud computing company Alibaba Cloud has partnered with Sena Traffic Systems to build smart traffic system in Malaysia which it claims could reduce travel time by 12%. Selina Yuan, president of Alibaba, says: "The smart traffic solution will ...

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Atkins and Vertical Aerospace to develop air taxi services
  • 31/05/2019

Atkins has joined forces with electric aircraft company Vertical Aerospace in the UK city of Bristol to develop intercity air taxi services. The partners are aiming to develop a blueprint for urban air mobility, with Atkins designing the system and ...

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TARC unveils MaaS platform in Kentucky
  • 31/05/2019

The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) has released a mobility app in Louisville, Kentucky, which allows users to plan and book trips across multiple modes of transport. TARC says the integrated mobility platform allows users to access Uber, ...

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Panasonic offers EV charging service in India
  • 31/05/2019

Panasonic has launched an electric vehicle (EV) charging service in India with the aim of helping fleets owners manage their vehicles more efficiently. Panasonic says its Nymbus service combines physical components such as charging stations, swap ...

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Q-Free to install tolling solution in Norway
  • 31/05/2019

Q-Free is to provide its automatic number plate recognition service to five unnamed regional tolling companies in Norway in a deal valued 26 million NOK (£2.3m). Q-Free says the five-year contract will provide a new system for toll charging in ...

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InDriver launches ride-hailing service in South Africa
  • 30/05/2019

InDriver has launched its ride-hailing service in Johannesburg, South Africa, which allows the driver and rider to negotiate lower fares. A report by IT News Africa says drivers can use the InDriver app to accept or ignore offers as well as ...

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GoBike to offer bike-share service for disabled riders in Oakland
  • 30/05/2019

Ford's GoBike is to launch an adaptive bike-share pilot programme for disabled people living in the city of Oakland, San Francisco Bay. The 26-week pilot stems from an agreement with the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP), Lyft and the ...

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SmartWitness to expand InSight's LiveCam solution
  • 30/05/2019

SmartWitness, a manufacturer of vehicle CCTV, has entered into an agreement to expand Insight Mobile Data's LiveCam solutions line. Insight will now offer SmartWitness' dashboard-mounted video camera as a combination in-cab video and GPS tracking ...

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Authors publish roadmap for creating smart cities
  • 30/05/2019

Authors Oliver Gassmann, Jonas Böhm and Maximilian Palmié have published a book to aid stakeholders in the development of smart cities. The authors say Smart Cities: Introducing Digital Innovations to Cities explores how the smart city concept ...

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Fiat-Renault would be 'world leader' in AVs and EVs
  • 29/05/2019

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has suggested a merger with Renault which it believes would make the combined company a 'world leader' in new mobility technologies. The proposal stems from discussions between both companies to identify products and ...

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SAE forms consortium to address mobility sharing principles
  • 29/05/2019

SAE International, a mobility standards developer, has formed a consortium to develop a framework of best practices to support secure mobility data sharing. It says the consortium will develop standardised data definitions and metrics as well as ...

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Oxford University researcher wins ITF 2019 Award
  • 29/05/2019

Oxford University's Dr. Rafael H. M. Pereira has won the International Transport Forum's (ITF) 2019 Young Researcher of the Year Award. Pereira - part of the University's transport studies unit and Brazil's Institute for Applied Economic Research ...

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ETC achieves final system acceptance for RiteHorizon
  • 29/05/2019

Electronic Transaction Consultants (ETC) has earned final system acceptance for a back-office toll collection system for the Harris County Toll Road Authority in Texas. ETC says its RiteHorizon system is a platform of modules designed to address the ...

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Fujitsu and Autonomic to focus on MaaS adoption
  • 28/05/2019

Fujitsu is sharing its digital technologies with Autonomic, a subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility, to support the automotive industry in transitioning to Mobility as a Service (MaaS) models. The partners will deliver Autonomic's Transportation ...

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Grab launches e-scooter service in Indonesia
  • 28/05/2019

Grab has joined forces with Sinar Mas Land to launch 50 electric scooters aimed at people travelling short distances in BSD (Bumi Serpong Damai) City in Indonesia. Sinar, a property developer, says the GrabWheels service is expected to be of ...

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UVS appoints representative in Central and Eastern Europe
  • 28/05/2019

Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has appointed Pawel Religa as a representative in Central and Eastern Europe to sell its Lucidity wall controller and control software. Religa will be based in Poland, but will cover Russia and other key parts of the ...

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Greenlots to provide EV chargers for Columbus Yellow Cabs
  • 27/05/2019

Greenlots, a Shell New Energies subsidiary, is to install DC fast charging stations at Columbus Yellow Cab's depot facilities and several routes throughout central Ohio. Greenlots says the technology will allow Yello Cab operators to reduce charging ...

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Aimsun unveils test platform for AVs in digital cities
  • 24/05/2019

Aimsun has released a software platform for the large-scale design and validation of path planning algorithms for autonomous vehicles (AV). The company says Aimsun Auto allows test vehicles to drive inside digital cities - virtual copies of ...

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RATP and Airbus study flying vehicle feasibility
  • 24/05/2019

French transit operator RATP has joined forces with Airbus to explore the feasibility of urban air mobility in the Île-de-France region. RATP says the partners will commit to analysing the conditions for developing flying vehicles and work on urban ...

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Q-Free to install traffic detectors in Slovenia
  • 24/05/2019

Q-Free is to install 68 traffic detectors from ADEC Technologies around Ljubljana and the A1 highway towards the coastal region of Slovenia. ADEC says up to three of its TDC3-8 (TLS 8+1) traffic detectors will be installed at 30 locations to manage ...

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Conduent hires Cubic's Scott Doering to lead tolling
  • 24/05/2019

Conduent Transportation has appointed Scott Doering as general manager, road usage charging. Doering joins from Cubic Transportation Systems, where he was business director for road user charging. Based in San Diego, he will be responsible for ...

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Qualcomm violated antitrust laws, says US district judge
  • 23/05/2019

Qualcomm has been accused of supressing competition from smartphone chip rivals by threatening to cut off supplies and extract licensing fees. US District Judge Lucy Koh has ordered the company to renegotiate licensing agreements at reasonable ...

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