US lawmakers re-introduce smart cities bill
  • 17/05/2019

Proposed US legislation which advocates funnelling hundreds of millions of dollars into smart city developments has been brought back before lawmakers. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, senator Maria Cantwell and congressman Ben Ray Luján have ...

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NEC to install traffic management system in India
  • 17/05/2019

NEC Technologies India is to install a surveillance system for traffic enforcement in the city of Gurugram and industrial town of Manesar. The NEC subsidiary says its cameras will be deployed across 115 sectors of both locations to also provide ...

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PTV partners with Arcadis to improve urban mobility solutions
  • 17/05/2019

PTV has joined forces with Arcadis with the stated aim of reshaping the way data is used to plan and manage future mobility in cities. PTV says its partnership with Arcadis, a design and consultancy organisation, will provide decision makers with a ...

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Perfect Data launches ride-hailing app in UK
  • 17/05/2019

Perfect Data has launched a ride-hailing app across the UK which it says will provide local authorities with a map of all vehicles operating in their areas. Darren Tenney, founder of Perfect Data, says Xooox [pronounced 'Zooks'] will allow ...

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Report: AVs and MaaS could 'reduce traffic by 14%'
  • 16/05/2019

If you replace today's traditional private car ownership with a mixture of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and on-demand autonomous vehicles (AVs) running door-to-door, you could make dramatic cuts in city traffic, according to new research. The Oslo ...

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Keysight extends C-V2X agreement with Gohigh
  • 16/05/2019

Keysight Technologies is extending its collaboration with Chinese company Gohigh Data Networks Technology to accelerate cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology for connected car applications. Keysight says the collaboration allows ...

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Neuron EV launches autonomous shuttle
  • 16/05/2019

Neuron EV has launched a smart transportation shuttle called Hub which it says integrates renewable energy, telecommunications and cloud computing for ease of mobility. The firm claims Hub can operate as an autonomous ride-sharing service or as an ...

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Tritium adds to Chargefox EV network in Brisbane
  • 16/05/2019

Tritium has added its Veefil-PK 350kW DC High Power Chargers to Chargefox's ultra-rapid network site at the Toombul Shopping Centre in Brisbane, Australia. Marty Andrews, CEO of public EV charging network Chargefox, says: Our new Brisbane station ...

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San Francisco bans facial recognition software
  • 15/05/2019

Lawmakers in San Francisco have voted to outlaw the use of facial recognition tools. It is a move which will have implications for police surveillance and also for transit agencies. It was reported last year that Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) was ...

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Linux forms foundation to improve mobility
  • 15/05/2019

The Linux Foundation has formed the Urban Computing Foundation to allow companies like Google and Uber to collaborate on open source software to improve mobility. Linux, a non-profit organisation, says the software can also be used to improve ...

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Sony unveils SDK for polarised camera modules
  • 15/05/2019

Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions has launched a software development kit (SDK) for polarised camera modules which it says cuts machine vision application design time and costs. Stephane Clauss, senior business development manager Europe at ...

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Waymo and Lyft bring more AVs to Phoenix
  • 15/05/2019

Waymo is to deploy 10 autonomous vehicles (AVs) on Lyft's platform to serve as a ride-hailing service in the Metro Phoenix area in Arizona, US. The company says it will deploy its Waymo One vehicles over the next few months to improve road safety ...

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Uber IPO values ride-hailing giant at $80bn
  • 14/05/2019

Uber's much-heralded move to being a publicly-traded company has put a value of $80bn on the ride-hailing group. This is less than the $100bn that the company had reportedly hoped for and still less than the predictions from some analysts of $120bn ...

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IBBTA to hold summit on mobility solutions in Philadelphia
  • 14/05/2019

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBBTA) is to hold a summit in Philadelphia this weekend. The Summit on Finance and Policy, hosted by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, will focus on mobility strategies and on funding ...

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Dubai RTA unveils smart system to identify parking spaces
  • 14/05/2019

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a system which it says can reduce search time for parking spaces by up to 30%. RTA says the smart parking system in the Al Rigga areas of Deira and the World Trade Center along Sheikh Zayed ...

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Ertico teams up with Be Mobile to develop C/AV platforms
  • 14/05/2019

Ertico has partnered with Belgian firm Be-Mobile to develop technology platforms for connected cars and to prepare for autonomous, multi-modal and shared mobility. Be-Mobile works to help road operators and the car industry tackle traffic jams. It ...

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Toyota AI launches $100m fund for mobility start-ups
  • 13/05/2019

Toyota AI Ventures has announced a $100 million fund dedicated to investing in early-stage start-ups developing autonomous mobility and robotics. The company says the fund brings its total assets under management to more than $200m to invest in and ...

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Austria's Asfinag sets out five-year investment plan
  • 13/05/2019

Austria's road financing company Autobahnen- und Schnellstrassen-Finanzierungs (Asfinag) will invest around €8 billion in roads and motorways by 2024. Annual net profits stood at €824 million and debt was reduced by €235 million. Toll income was up ...

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Indego to deploy 400 more e-bikes in Philadelphia
  • 13/05/2019

Bike-share company Indego is adding 400 more pedal-assist electric bikes to its pilot in Philadelphia. Waffiyyah Murray, Better Bike Share Partnership programme manager, says: Adding more electric bikes to the fleet will help address several barriers ...

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EVgo commits to using 100% renewable power in the US
  • 13/05/2019

EVgo has announced its plans to use 100% renewable energy to power its electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the US. The company says it is buying a combination of Green-e certified wind and solar energy through its electricity suppliers and renewable ...

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Tritium opens mobility centres in Australia and Netherlands
  • 10/05/2019

Tritium has opened two R&D electric mobility innovation centres in Australia and the Netherlands. The Tritium e-mobility centre in Brisbane serves as an expansion of the company's headquarters and will be used to develop disruptive technologies for ...

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Survey reveals smart cities are failing disabled people
  • 10/05/2019

Six out of ten global experts say smart cities are failing disabled people, according to a new survey. Smart Cities for All, a global initiative comprising non-profits G3it and World Enabled, says just 18% of experts confirm that the smart city ...

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Nobina orders 20 additional e-buses from BYD
  • 10/05/2019

Swedish bus operator Nobina has ordered 20 additional electric buses from BYD, bringing its total electric fleet to 138 vehicles. Nobina says the 18m articulated electric buses are powered by cobalt-free iron-phosphate batteries which offer high ...

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New Zealand introduces Zero Carbon Bill
  • 10/05/2019

The government of New Zealand has unveiled a plan to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, says: To address the long-term challenge of climate change, today we introduce the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) ...

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ITS America 'disappointed' at Toyota V2X decision
  • 09/05/2019

Trade association ITS America has expressed disappointment that Toyota is pausing its Vehicle to Everything (V2X) deployment in the US. The Japanese car maker sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) saying that a lack of ...

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Dayli Blockchain enters South Korea smart city challenge
  • 09/05/2019

Dayli Blockchain is taking part in a smart city challenge to build a solution to help improve parking in the city of Bicheon in South Korea. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation's (MOLIT) smart city challenge supports ...

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ERM and Altair to develop low-power IoT solutions
  • 09/05/2019

Israel-based ERM Telematics has partnered with Altair Semiconductor to develop a range of low-powered and installation-free automotive Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. ERM says its new set of IoT and asset management solutions utilise Altair's ...

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McCain to control signalised intersections in Ontario
  • 09/05/2019

McCain has been chosen by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) to control more than 500 signalised intersections in the Canadian province. The company will deploy its Transparity traffic management system (TMS) to manage traffic flow and ...

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MaaS Global and Mitsui to trial Whim in Japan
  • 08/05/2019

MaaS Global is trialling its Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform Whim in Japan in a tie-up with property developer Mitsui Fudosan. The Finnish company says both parties will collaborate with local transport service providers and conduct a 'proof ...

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Telensa and Samsung SDS partner on smart city infrastructure
  • 08/05/2019

Telensa has joined forces with Samsung SDS to work on smart city projects in Asia Pacific and the US. Starting with Korea, the partners will collaborate on smart streetlighting, combining Telensa's Planet Streetlight control application with ...

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Masabi raises $20m to expand ticketing platform
  • 08/05/2019

Masabi has secured £20 million in a funding round to accelerate the expansion of its mobility platform Justride. Masabi says Justride removes the need for passengers to buy a ticket by allowing them to tap a contactless bank card, mobile phone or ...

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Karhoo expands presence in Eastern Europe with Poland office
  • 08/05/2019

Karhoo has opened an office in Krakow, Poland, to serve as a development, engineering and operational hub in Eastern Europe. The company says local fleets using the Karhoo platform will benefit from accessing more exposure, enabling them to win big ...

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Iteris wins two contracts to improve road safety in California
  • 07/05/2019

Iteris is to provide design and operations services to traffic management centres (TMCs) in a bid to improve road safety in the greater Los Angeles area. The contracts, in the cities of Inglewood and Glendale, total more than $1 million, and support ...

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NLC publishes micromobility guide in US
  • 07/05/2019

NLC publishes micromobility guide in US ...

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Jenoptik to deploy speed monitoring trailers in Cologne
  • 07/05/2019

Jenoptik is to deliver 10 semi-stationary speed monitoring trailers equipped with the TraffiStar S350 laser scanner to improve traffic safety in Cologne, Germany. The firm says its product allows users to monitor the speed of multiple vehicles and ...

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Detroit transit authorities offer unified fare system for buses
  • 06/05/2019

The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDoT) has partnered with the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) to launch a unified payment system for the US region's buses. Detroit's mayor Mike Duggan says: Dart will bring ...

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Toyota enters partnership to build HD maps for AVs from space
  • 03/05/2019

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD), technology company Maxar Technologies and NTT Data are working together to build high-definition (HD) maps for autonomous vehicles (AV) using satellite imagery. TRI-AD carried out an ...

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Parsons to deploy AI solution to improve I-405 mobility in LA
  • 03/05/2019

Parsons is to develop a decision support system using artificial intelligence (AI) to help relieve congested areas along the I-405 Sepulveda Pass corridor in Los Angeles (LA). The company says the system uses structured rules combined with incident ...

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Gig launches electric car-share service in Sacramento
  • 03/05/2019

Gig has launched its an electric car-share service in Sacramento, California, and will award one member of its programme a year of free driving. Gig says members can participate in the competition by taking a trip with the service until 31 May. ...

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Lucid unveils Atlas Cameras featuring 5GBase-T PoE
  • 03/05/2019

Lucid Vision Labs has launched its Atlas 12.3 MP and 31.4 MP cameras over 5GBase-T PoE which it says can be used for ITS and traffic applications. Rod Barman, founder and president at Lucid, says: The 5GBase-T Atlas camera hits the sweet spot of ...

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US lawmakers support Kapsch TrafficCom in Neology dispute
  • 02/05/2019

US lawmakers have supported Kapsch TrafficCom in its patent dispute with Neology. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld an earlier International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling, which said that Kapsch did not violate any of ...

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Los Angeles launches own 'Green New Deal'
  • 02/05/2019

The city of Los Angeles has released what it calls 'LA's Green New Deal', pledging $860 million per year to expand the transportation system. Electric vehicles are at the fore: it pledges an $8 billion upgrade to the city's electricity grid by 2022, ...

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UK council picks Flowbird contactless parking terminals
  • 02/05/2019

Shropshire Council in England has installed 115 StradaPAL contactless parking terminals from Flowbird across 10 towns. Councillor Steve Davenport, portfolio holder for highways and transport, says: The new terminals enable the council to meet ...

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Hydro unveils rotating mast arm for traffic signals
  • 02/05/2019

Hydro is launching a rotating mast arm which says will improve safety for operators responsible for maintaining traffic signals on multi-lane carriageways. Operators can control the rotating mechanism by using an internal winch located in a ...

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Metro to slash greenhouse gas in Washington
  • 01/05/2019

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has introduced a five-year Energy Action Plan to reduce energy usage and cut greenhouse gas emissions in the US capital. Once fully implemented, it is expected to net $16 million annually ...

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AID partners with Aeva on sensors for AVs
  • 01/05/2019

AID (Autonomous Intelligent Driving), a subsidiary of Audi, is installing Aeva's 4D Lidar technology to its electric 'e-tron' test vehicles in Munich, Germany. AID is hoping the technology will help it bring autonomous vehicles (AV) to urban areas ...

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TomTom launches OEM.connect programme
  • 01/05/2019

TomTom Telematics has launched its OEM.connect programme to allow vehicle manufacturers to connect with its telematics service platform. The programme will allow manufacturers to use TomTom's fleet management solutions Webfleet and Nextfleet using ...

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Road Safety Foundation appoints TRL exec to engineering role
  • 01/05/2019

The Road Safety Foundation has appointed Kate Fuller, formerly TRL's future mobility and sustainability transport portfolio leader, to road safety engineering director. Dr Suzy Charman, executive director of the foundation, says Fuller has led major ...

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Getaround acquires Drivy in $300m deal
  • 30/04/2019

US car-share company Getaround has acquired European competitor Drivy in a $300 million deal, expanding its presence into France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Belgium and the UK. Getaround says the deal allows drivers in Europe to earn money by making ...

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Report calls for per-mile road charging scheme in London
  • 30/04/2019

London's mayor Sadiq Khan has been urged to replace the city's existing road charge schemes with a single system that charges drivers per mile. Called City Move, the scheme would apply in areas of high demand and poor air quality. Rates would vary ...

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Nyx Hemera unveils solutions for outdoor lighting
  • 30/04/2019

Nyx Hemera Technologies has released two tunnel lighting addressable control systems (TLACs) which it says provides intelligent control and lighting system management capabilities necessary for smart cities. According to Nyx Hemera, the TLACS-U ...

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Pennsylvania state capital trials smart city technology
  • 30/04/2019

The US city of Harrisburg, state capital of Pennsylvania, is using smart sensors to monitor traffic, air quality and waste. A Telensa smart street lighting system has been deployed since 2016 in the city, and CA Traffic (traffic analytics), ...

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Via brings microtransit service in Seattle
  • 29/04/2019

Via has deployed a microtransit service comprising of Toyota Sienna vans to connect residents living in Seattle with more public transport. Via says it is working with King County Metro, Sound Transit and the city to offer a first- and last-mile ...

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Aptiv opens autonomous mobility centre in China
  • 29/04/2019

Aptiv has unveiled a mobility centre in Shanghai, China, to develop SAE Level 4 autonomous driving technology. The company says the opening extends its autonomous driving operations beyond Singapore, Boston, Pittsburgh and Las Vegas. Last December, ...

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Fleet Operations launches reporting suite for fleet management
  • 29/04/2019

Fleet Operations has launched a reporting suite called Move Analytics which it says makes cost and performance analysis easier for fleet and mobility managers. Richard Hipkiss, Fleet Operations managing director, says: Move Analytics saves companies ...

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Lindsay introduces MASH crash cushion
  • 29/04/2019

Lindsay has launched Tau-m, a partially reusable crash cushion which it says performs to Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) standards when installed in asphalt and concrete. Tau-m is expected to help shield temporary, work zone and ...

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London debuts three more low-emission bus zones
  • 26/04/2019

Transport for London (TfL) and the city's mayor Sadiq Khan have introduced three more low-emission bus zones (LEBZ) to help reduce toxic air in the UK capital. There are now 10 LEBZs in London, which are expected to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) by ...

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Teleste adds more smart bus stops to Finnish 5G project
  • 26/04/2019

Teleste is deploying two additional Connected Zone bus stops to improve safety and security at the Nokia Bell Labels LuxTurrim5G project in Espoo, Finland. The LuxTurrim5G project seeks to develop and demonstrate a fast 5G network based on smart ...

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Turas to manage free-flow transactions in Dublin
  • 26/04/2019

Turas, a joint venture comprising Vinci Highways and business process management provider Abtran, is to manage free-flow transactions services in Dublin, Ireland. The 11-year contract, valued at £321 million, is for the Irish capital's ring road (M50 ...

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TriMet and PGE use wind to power e-buses in Portland
  • 25/04/2019

Authorities in Oregon, US, are embracing wind power as a means of meeting transport emissions commitments. TriMet (Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon) has joined forces with Portland General Electric (PGE) to power its ...

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Iteris chosen for Florida C/AV initiative
  • 25/04/2019

Iteris has been selected by authorities in Florida to plan and manage a connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) project. The board of commissioners in Lee County has tasked Iteris with assessing potential new technology and working out how to make ...

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Cubic to install mobile ticketing system in Ireland
  • 25/04/2019

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) has won a contract valued more than $4 million from Ireland's National Transport Authority (NTA) to deliver a mobile ticketing system. CTS says the solution will provide users with a single capability to purchase ...

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GeoTach now available on Geotab Marketplace
  • 25/04/2019

Connected vehicle company Geotab has announced the availability of GeoTach by Evestel on its marketplace to help fleets remotely manage driver and vehicle tachograph data. A vehicle's tachograph automatically records speed, distance travelled and ...

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Worries as Huawei given role in UK's 5G network
  • 24/04/2019

Alarm has been expressed by MPs over the UK government's decision to allow Chinese firm Huawei to work on the UK's 5G network. Prime minister Theresa May has banned Huawei from supplying 'core' parts of the country's 5G infrastructure but is ...

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Toyota and partners invest in Uber's self-driving EVs
  • 24/04/2019

Toyota Motor, Denso and the Softbank Vision Fund (SVF) will invest $1billion in Uber Advanced Technologies to accelerate the development of automated ride-sharing services. Under the current terms, Toyota and Denso will invest $667 million and SVF ...

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UTA brings Europe-wide tolling solution to Germany
  • 24/04/2019

Union Tank Eckstein (UTA) has introduced UTA One in Germany as part of its stated aim to provide a single toll solution for Europe. The company says UTA One allows transport firms to pay toll fees with one single invoice and offers single trip ...

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FPT enters agreement to develop self-driving EVs in Vietnam
  • 24/04/2019

Vietnamese information technology company FPT Software has partnered with Yamaha Motor and urban developer Ecopark to self-driving electric vehicles (EVs). The partners say they are seeking to accelerate the adoption of autonomous vehicle (AV) ...

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Canadian government invests in zero-emission vehicles
  • 23/04/2019

The government of Canada says it is to invest CAN$300 million over three years in zero-emission vehicles. Marc Garneau, minister of transport, says: The Government of Canada is working to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles to help ...

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EVgo utilises Autocharge technology in North America
  • 23/04/2019

EVgo has deployed Autocharge technology in North America in a bid to allow customers to charge electric vehicles (EVs) without using apps or credit cards. Autocharge instantly recognises the EV and begins charging automatically, the company says. It ...

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ADN says Bled will improve public transit efficiency
  • 23/04/2019

ADN Mobile Solutions has developed Bled, a technical solution which in conjunction with bespoke training and gamification tools is designed to help bus drivers improve their driving efficiency. The goal is to reduce public transit emissions and ...

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Karhoo adds London chauffeur service to platform
  • 23/04/2019

Karhoo has partnered with Carey to allow users to book executive chauffeured services across London including to all airports in the UK capital. The deal is set to expand Karhoo's current offering of around 25,000 taxis and cars which are operating ...

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AMG introduces Mini media converters for transport applications
  • 22/04/2019

AMG Systems has launched Mini media converters which it says are designed to protect transport cameras from extreme temperatures. The Mini media converters can be installed in confined spaces provide by camera poles and street cabinets and can ...

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Masabi launches ticketing app for Roman holidays
  • 22/04/2019

Masabi has partnered with tour bus operator Prestige to launch a ticketing app for a sightseeing bus service operating in Rome, Italy. Masabi says the Enjoy Bus Rome app allows riders to buy a ticket on their phone and discover Rome's art, ...

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Plug'n Drive commence used EV programme in Ontario
  • 19/04/2019

Plug'n Drive has launched a programme which offers CAN$1,000 off the purchase of a used electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (EV) for drivers in Ontario, Canada. Cara Clairman, president and CEO of Plug'n Drive, a non-profit organisation, ...

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New Hampshire chooses Gordon-Darby for vehicle inspection
  • 19/04/2019

The US state of New Hampshire has selected Opus subsidiary Gordon-Darby to implement and operate the State Motor Vehicle Inspection Management System. The five-year contract covers the state's emissions and safety training programme which tests ...

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O2 to offer 5G network for C/AV testing in UK
  • 18/04/2019

Mobile network O2 will provide its 5G network to support connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) tests at Millbrook proving ground in the UK county of Bedfordshire. O2 says the low latency and high capacity of 5G allow vehicles to transmit large ...

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IRD wins $6.4m WIM system deal in Ukraine
  • 18/04/2019

International Road Dynamics (IRD) is to design and install 20 lanes of Weigh in Motion (WiM) covering six sites on arterial roads around Kiev, Ukraine. The $6.4 million project is seeking to provide a modular system comprised of software, hardware ...

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Quarter of Brits 'would fund smart city solutions from tax'
  • 18/04/2019

Almost a quarter (24%) of British people would be willing to fund smart city solutions using their own tax contributions, according to new research from ATG Access. Part of road barrier specialist ATG's 'Smart cities: Turning the dream into a ...

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Zubie and CarAdvise initiate fleet maintenance programme
  • 18/04/2019

Connected car company Zubie has partnered with technology start-up CarAdvise to launch a programme designed to give small and mid-sized fleets a way to manage fleet maintenance. Zubie says its Smart Maintenance programme will allow fleets to utilise ...

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Volkswagen tests Level 4 AVs in Hamburg
  • 17/04/2019

Volkswagen Research is testing autonomous vehicles (AVs) at SAE Level 4 in real driving conditions in the German city of Hamburg. The announcement comes as the fall-out from VW's 'Dieselgate' nightmare when the company was found to have programmed ...

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Indra partners to develop UTM system for Norway drones
  • 17/04/2019

Indra is working with the University of South-Eastern Norway and the Andøya Space Center to accelerate deployment of an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system for drones. Ingolv Bru, manager business development at Indra, claims an efficient ...

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Lyft recalls 3,000 e-bikes across US
  • 17/04/2019

Ride-hailing company Lyft has recalled 3,000 electric bikes from cities in the US because of concerns over their braking systems. The brands affected are Citi Bike in New York, Capital Bikeshare in Washington, DC, and the Bay Area's Ford GoBike. A ...

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Geotab to acquire telematics provider BSM
  • 17/04/2019

Connected transportation company Geotab is to acquire BSM Technologies, a provider of telematics and asset management solutions in North America. The Geotab platform will provide BSM customers in government, service and rail with access to solutions ...

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Most Brits do not expect new transport tech anytime soon, says Fujitsu
  • 16/04/2019

Three-quarters of Brits do not expect to see artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) or machine learning (ML) used in transport in the next five years, says Fujitsu. Eight out of 10 respondents to a survey for the Japanese tech firm ...

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Karhoo among winners of European Startup Gold Prize
  • 16/04/2019

Ride-hailing platform Karhoo was selected as one of the Gold Prize winners for the European Startup Prize for mobility in a ceremony at the European Parliament in Brussels. Other Gold Prize winners are: Geovelo for its software platform for ...

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Honeywell and Volocopter sign air taxi testing deal
  • 16/04/2019

German urban air taxi manufacturer Volocopter has signed a deal with Honeywell to jointly develop new navigation and automatic landing systems. They will be used on Volocopter's vertical take-off and landing aircraft - perhaps as early as this year, ...

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Teledyne Dalsa to expand Genie Nano camera range
  • 16/04/2019

Teledyne Dalsa is to launch three Genie Nano cameras equipped with Sony CMOS sensors which it says can be used for ITS and traffic applications. The Genie Nano 2.4M, M1950 and C1950 models offer a cost-efficient solution for organisations looking to ...

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Videalert launches e-bike and extends Bath clean air contract
  • 15/04/2019

Traffic management and enforcement specialist Videalert has launched an electric mobile enforcement bike. The BMW C Evolution e-scooter will enable councils to enforce a wide range of moving traffic, parking and clean air zone contraventions whilst ...

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Kapsch to deploy urban management solution in Dominican Republic
  • 15/04/2019

Kapsch TrafficCom is working with local partner Evocon to provide its urban mobility management solution EcoTrafix to the city of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. EcoTrafix is a software suite which gathers all traffic data into a real-time ...

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New TISPOL boss says 'regulation must be simplified'
  • 15/04/2019

The new president of TISPOL, the network of European traffic police forces, has insisted that rules around traffic safety must be harmonised across the continent. "I believe a simplification of regulations is necessary, says Volker Orben, whose ...

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Uber may never be profitable admits Uber
  • 12/04/2019

Private ride-hailing giant Uber, which is aiming to follow rival Lyft in becoming a public company this year, has warned that it may never be profitable. The candid admission comes in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as ...

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ITS (UK) launches A-F scale for connected vehicles
  • 12/04/2019

ITS (UK) has developed a 'Scale of connections for co-operation of connected vehicles' to help people understand how connected their vehicles are. It mirrors the existing scale for automated vehicles, the SAE international standard, which goes from ...

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Lime rolls out 100 e-scooters in greater Boston
  • 12/04/2019

Lime has launched 100 electric scooters in the Brookline area of Boston, US. It hopes the roll-out will help change current legislation which prohibits electric scooters from operating in Massachusetts. Brookline sits on the border of several ...

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Lyft pledges $50m a year to US transport initiatives
  • 12/04/2019

Lyft is to invest at least $50 million of profits to local transportation initiatives in the US as part of a commitment called Lyft City Works. Starting in Los Angeles, Lyft which has just begun life on the stock market - says it will support ...

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New York mayor to reduce city's vehicle fleet
  • 11/04/2019

New York's mayor Bill de Blasio has signed an executive order to reduce the city's on-road public sector vehicle fleet. The move is part of a commitment to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. The city will remove 1,000 vehicles from its fleet by June ...

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Daimler Trucks acquires majority stake in Torc Robotics
  • 11/04/2019

Daimler Trucks has acquired a majority stake in Torc Robotics in a bid to commercialise highly automated trucks operating at SAE Level 4 on US roads. Roger Nielsen, CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), says: Torc's Level 4 system has been ...

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Flowbird brings touch screen terminals to Durham, UK
  • 11/04/2019

Flowbird has deployed touchscreen terminals at three park and ride sites in the UK city of Durham, allowing users to pay for multiple tickets in a single transaction. The company says its Cale Web Terminal Touch product, installed by scheme ...

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Jaguar uses PTV microsimulation tool for C/AV concepts
  • 10/04/2019

Jaguar Land Rover is using PTV's Vissim, a multi-modal microsimulation tool to simulate and test connected and automated vehicle (C/AV) concepts. Vissim can be used for the modelling of multi-modal urban or motorway networks and for testing the ...

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Telensa delivers intelligent street lighting in Australia
  • 10/04/2019

Telensa is to deploy its Planet intelligent street lighting system as part of an upgrade project in the city of Palmerston, Australia. Athina Pascoe-Bell, Palmerston mayor, says: Telensa's smart technology will improve our street lighting service, ...

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Serco wins Dubai Metro contract extension to 2021
  • 10/04/2019

Serco has signed a two-year extension with Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to continue operating and maintaining Dubai Metro until September 2021. HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the board of executive directors of ...

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Microsoft predicts 'pay as you-go' solution to congestion
  • 09/04/2019

Congestion pricing is the solution to inner city traffic gridlock, according to Microsoft's chief economist, Michael Schwarz. Speaking at the IBTTA's Annual Technology Summit in Orlando, Florida last week, Schwarz said traffic will be a thing of ...

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Daimler and Geely to develop Smart's electric cars
  • 09/04/2019

Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, has partnered with Chinese automotive group Zhejiang Geely Holding Group to develop Smart's electric cars. Smart makes small vehicles designed for urban driving and the new joint venture will assemble the next ...

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ITS America student essay competition: deadline 14 April
  • 09/04/2019

The deadline for US college students to take part in ITS America's annual essay competition is fast approaching entries must be in by Sunday 14 April. The competition, sponsored by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), invites students of ...

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ZF acquires braking control specialist Wabco
  • 09/04/2019

German technology group ZF Friedrichshafen is to acquire Wabco, a supplier of braking control systems for commercial vehicles. ZF says commercial vehicle braking solutions are central for the control of automated driving functions such as emergency ...

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ChargeWheel sparks mobile EV charging in San Francisco
  • 08/04/2019

ChargeWheel has secured $1 million in funding to launch a mobile electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the San Francisco Bay Area. The network will be based on ChargeWheel's mobile Energy Trailers, which don't require a connection to the grid, ...

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Jenoptik spot speed camera achieves UK gov approval
  • 08/04/2019

Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK has announced its Vector SR camera has achieved UK Home Office type approval to operate as an unattended enforcement device for measurement of vehicle speeds. Jenoptik says the Vector SR camera was developed to measure ...

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Getaround brings car-sharing service to Atlanta
  • 08/04/2019

Getaround is launching its car-sharing platform in the US city of Atlanta, allowing residents to earn money by making their car available to rent. The company says the platform utilises cars already on the road and will therefore help to reduce ...

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Lindsay and Iteris to create smart workzones on US roads
  • 05/04/2019

Lindsay, a manufacturer of infrastructure equipment, has partnered with Iteris to create smart workzones on roads across the US. The partnership supports the Federal Highways Administration's Smarter Work Zone campaign to reduce traffic congestion ...

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Wellington council to install 15 EV chargers in residential areas
  • 05/04/2019

Wellington City Council in New Zealand is to install 15 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in residential areas in a bid to lower transport emissions. The council is hoping that the move will enable people who do not have off-street parking and are ...

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Agendum changes name as it moves into smart cities solutions
  • 05/04/2019

Enforcement systems specialist Agendum has rebranded to Parkius as it prepares to expand its services to include smart city solutions. Agendum says users of its parking solution can then use smart data services for monitoring and predicting traffic ...

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Renault begins large-scale V2G trials in Europe
  • 04/04/2019

Renault is trialling large-scale pilot schemes in Vehicle to Grid (V2G) charging for electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe. The company says a fleet of 15 Zoe vehicles with V2G charging will be introduced over the course of 2019 to help lay the ...

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PTV to research effect of EVs on electricity network
  • 04/04/2019

PTV Group is to model how transport networks can be integrated with future electricity network requirements as electric vehicle (EV) charge points are rolled out. It has joined a consortium, led by SP Energy Networks, which will look at ways of ...

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MaaS data reveals shared ride potential
  • 03/04/2019

Origin/destination information derived from MaaS-style operations could be the key to reducing future gridlock caused by autonomous vehicles. That was the message RideFlag's chief technology officer Mark Feltham delivered to the IBTTA's Annual ...

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EC and EIB establish CEF transport blending facility
  • 03/04/2019

The European Commission (EC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are launching a CEF transport blending facility, a funding instrument to support projects contributing to environmental sustainability and transport efficiency. With an initial ...

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Q-Free wins US parking contracts
  • 02/04/2019

Tolling specialist Q-Free has signed multiple contracts with an unnamed customer in the US. The company says it will therefore reduce pollution caused by drivers searching for parking spaces. The 29 million NOK (£2.5m) contract includes the delivery ...

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Bolt launches dockless e-scooters in Madrid
  • 02/04/2019

Bolt, the ride-share company which was formerly called Taxify, has launched electric kick scooters in central Madrid. The firm piloted the vehicles in Paris last year making it the first to combine scooter sharing and ride-hailing together in one ...

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WiTricity and Furukawa to trial wireless EV charging system
  • 02/04/2019

WiTricity is to test an advanced wireless charging system prototype for electric vehicles (EVs) using materials and components developed by Japanese supplier Furukawa Electric. WiTricity says Furukawa offers copper wiring and thermal components ...

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Siemens trials bus lane enforcement tech in New York
  • 01/04/2019

Siemens Mobility has won a $6.2m contract to trial enforcement technology on New York City's buses. The move is part of NYC Transit's plans to modernise the bus fleet and speed up rides by gathering evidence on drivers who obstruct buses - and will ...

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Cohda Wireless to supply V2X technology for Berlin test
  • 01/04/2019

Cohda Wireless is to apply Vehicle to Everything (V2X) technology at an open test environment for connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) technologies in the centre of Berlin. Cohda will deliver its MK5 on-board units for large-scale field trials ...

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ChargePoint to provide EV chargers at Morrisons stores
  • 01/04/2019

ChargePoint Services is to install its GeniePoint Network electric vehicle (EV) chargers across all Morrisons supermarkets in the UK. ChargePoint says its 50-100kW rapid chargers will allow customers to refuel their EV in around 20 minutes. The ...

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Hyundai and Kia invest $300m in ride-hailing firm Ola
  • 29/03/2019

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors are investing $300 million in ride-hailing firm Ola to develop smart mobility solutions in India. The partners will also work together to develop fleet solutions as well as electric vehicles (EV) and ...

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EU backs transport renewal funding to 2027
  • 29/03/2019

MEPs have backed a funding programme which will include money for the digitalisation of transport and the development of 5G systems. The European Union policymakers have voted to support the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme for 2021-2027 in ...

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Optimus to launch AV services in New York and California
  • 29/03/2019

Optimus Ride is to launch autonomous vehicle (AV) mobility services for residents and workers in Brooklyn, New York and Paradise Valley Estates in Fairfield, California. The company says it will deploy the AVs (or 'self-driving vehicles', as it ...

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Speed limiters mandatory in EU cars by 2022
  • 28/03/2019

Various vehicle safety measures have been given the green light by European policymakers, paving the way for speed limiters in cars by 2022. The European Parliament, Council and Commission have approved the measures, which means such technology as ...

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Iteris to upgrade ITS in San Francisco as part of C/AV initiative
  • 28/03/2019

Iteris has been chosen by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to upgrade ITS across five cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The three-year project is supporting the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC) Innovative Deployments ...

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ITS European Congress expo 'biggest ever', says Ertico
  • 28/03/2019

For anybody interested in the latest trends in smart and integrated mobility, June's ITS European Congress in Brainport-Eindhoven represents an opportunity to share knowledge and learn about the latest technologies and policy developments. That is ...

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Uber to buy Dubai rival Careem for $3.1 billion
  • 27/03/2019

Uber is to acquire Dubai-based rival Careem for $3.1 billion in a move that will expand its presence in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The deal would allow Uber to acquire Careem's mobility, delivery and payments in countries from Morocco to ...

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Qatar to introduce automated fares and ticketing system
  • 27/03/2019

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) in Qatar has unveiled an integrated automated fare collection and ticketing system for the country's internal transportation network. The system is scheduled for completion in 2020 and will arrive ...

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UK reviews MaaS, data and micromobility regulation
  • 27/03/2019

Mobility as a Service (MaaS), transport data and micromobility are to be the subject of new regulatory review by the UK government. Zero-emission vehicles, driverless vehicles (AVs) and drones are already under similar review. But in a document, ...

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MVIS appoints customer relationship manager
  • 27/03/2019

MVIS has appointed Ian Lee as customer relationship manager where he will handle client services operations and manage the new North England depot. MVIS' products and solutions are created by Bartco UK and, and incorporate monitoring and visual ...

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Bolt pledges not to 'serve up eyeballs for advertisers'
  • 26/03/2019

Bolt, the ride-share firm which was previously called Taxify, has insisted that the ITS industry must be careful what it does with the data it collects. Speaking at ITS International's MaaS Market conference in London last week, Dominick ...

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Fortum to offer wireless charging for electric taxis in Oslo
  • 26/03/2019

Clean energy company Fortum is working with Momentum Dynamics and the City of Oslo to introduce wireless fast-charging infrastructure for electric taxis in the Norwegian capital. Fortum says the project is seeking to reduce the time it takes for ...

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ST adds BYD to Singapore bus consortium
  • 26/03/2019

ST Engineering has added BYD as its first partner in a consortium which seeks to deploy driverless buses in Singapore. The company is equipping BYD's electric buses with autonomous vehicle technology. The vehicles will operate in the towns of ...

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Volvo to provide EV service at Birmingham airport
  • 26/03/2019

Volvo Bus is to deliver six single-deck electric buses to serve as an environmentally-friendly transport service at Birmingham airport in the UK from October. Nick Barton, CEO at Birmingham Airport, says: Since 2012 the Airport has reduced its CO2 ...

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Three US cities trial Passport's mobility platform to better manage scooters
  • 25/03/2019

The US cities of Charlotte, Detroit and Omaha are looking to develop a regulatory model for scooter deployment using Passport's mobility platform. Mark de la Vergne, chief of mobility innovation for the City of Detroit, says: With this pilot ...

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LTA to enable contactless travel in Singapore via Mastercard
  • 25/03/2019

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) in Singapore is to launch an account-based ticketing system which will allow commuters to pay for public transport via Mastercard from 4 April. LTA says the SimplyGo system will allow card users to also keep track ...

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Fluor and partners to build and operate LAX Automated People Mover
  • 25/03/2019

Fluor and its partners are to construct and operate the Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX) Automated People Mover, a project valued $4.9 billion, over the next 30 years. The announcement follows the completion of a pre-construction phase ...

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Denso takes $5m stake in Airbiquity to advance OTA technology
  • 25/03/2019

Denso has taken a $5 million stake in Airbiquity, a US company which develops connected vehicle services and automotive telematics technology. Denso says the investment will accelerate the development of over-the-air (OTA) systems for wirelessly ...

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'We should have binned dockless bikes earlier,' admits Dallas transit boss
  • 22/03/2019

Micromobility innovations such as dockless bikes have been welcomed by users but in many cases have been dreaded in the cities where they have been launched, as abandoned bicycles and scooters have caused problems for local residents. It is not ...

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Sprint to launch commercial 5G service 'in May'
  • 22/03/2019

Connected technology firm Sprint is to launch a commercial 5G service in May. Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Kansas City will be the first of its nine markets, with Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, DC expected to follow by ...

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Hyundai adds fuel-cell SUVs to Canadian car-sharing service
  • 22/03/2019

Hyundai Auto Canada has launched Nexo, a fuel cell-powered SUV which it will make available to members of the public via Modo's car-sharing service. The partners are seeking to make the fuel cell vehicles available to a wider audience and allow ...

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Swarco to deliver 100 VMS to SRL Traffic Systems
  • 22/03/2019

Swarco is to supply 100 mobile variable message signs (VMS) to SRL Traffic Systems in the UK as part of a £2.25 million deal. Alison Spooner, commercial director at SRL, a manufacturer of portable and temporary traffic equipment, says the company ...

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'Abolish the DfT,' says UK Transport Systems Catapult boss
  • 21/03/2019

Radical steps to improve travellers' experience of transport in the UK were proposed at ITS International's MaaS Market conference in London this week. In the keynote speech on day one of the two-day event, UK Transport Systems Catapult CEO Paul ...

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Brigade launches QVS sound system for hybrid and EVs
  • 21/03/2019

Electronic vehicles (EVs) are a technical marvel but vulnerable road users (VRUs) can't hear them, which creates obvious safety problems. Brigade Electronics says help is at hand with its Quiet Vehicle Sounder (QVS), a speaker system which the ...

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Karhoo unveils 'roaming' service with Taksee
  • 21/03/2019

Ride-hailing platform Karhoo and Taksee a Spanish provider of taxi services to the corporate market have launched what they call a 'roaming' service. Taksee is currently available via phone and app in Spain, and just via app in a number of other ...

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WMG to put battery-powered rail-based vehicle on track
  • 21/03/2019

WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) and Transport Design International are developing a battery-powered rail-based vehicle on behalf of Coventry City Council in the UK. WMG, an academic department at the University of Warwick, is hoping that the ...

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Cohda trials V2X tech in Norwegian tunnel
  • 20/03/2019

Cohda Wireless has carried out a trial of Vehicle to Everything (V2X) technology in Norway's Bjørnegård tunnel. The idea was to demonstrate the ability of Cohda's V2X-Locate solution to provide accurate vehicle positioning in areas where GPS systems ...

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ZF acquires 60% stake in 2getthere
  • 20/03/2019

ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a 60% share of 2getthere, the Dutch provider of automated electric passenger transport systems. The deal is expected to strengthen ZF's position in providing Mobility as a Service solutions, autonomous transport ...

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US DoT forms council to support Hyperloop commercialisation
  • 20/03/2019

US secretary of transportation Elaine Chao has announced a new council to help commercialise Hyperloop technology. The Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT) Council will aim to explore the regulation of Hyperloop technology ...

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ISS deploys smart parking technology for US truck drivers
  • 19/03/2019

Intelligent Imaging Systems (ISS) is providing US state departments of transportation with smart parking solutions for trucks at rest stops. The technology was installed in Ohio as part of the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials ...

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