Lyft ramps up driver and passenger safety efforts
  • 19/09/2019

Ride-share firm Lyft is seeking to head off concerns over passenger safety by requiring its drivers to take a 'community safety' course. Lyft has partnered with non-profit anti-sexual assault organisation Rainn, and drivers will be required to ...

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Wejo and Waycare sign Nevada connected car data deal
  • 19/09/2019

Connected vehicle data specialist Wejo and traffic management firm Waycare are to collaborate on a deal in Nevada. Part of an existing programme in the US state, Waycare will use the data for more accurate traffic management solutions and there are ...

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5G smart light poles extend from Nokia campus
  • 19/09/2019

A collaboration led by Nokia Bells is extending smart poles beyond the LuxTurrim5G project in the Finnish city of Espoo to a nearby residential area called Kera. The LuxTurrim5G project seeks to develop and demonstrate a fast 5G network based on ...

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Drivewyze adds to mountain corridor alerts in US
  • 19/09/2019

Drivewyze is extending its safety notification service by adding mountain corridor safety alerts to more than 100 locations in 20 US states. The technology company says drivers receive in-cab alerts on safe locations to pull over to inspect brakes ...

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Uber: AB5 'does not automatically reclassify' drivers
  • 18/09/2019

Business life may be about to get trickier for transportation network companies following the passing of a new law in California which aims to give gig economy workers more rights. Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), which is due to come into effect in January ...

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Microsoft launches programme for AV start-ups
  • 18/09/2019

Microsoft is inviting autonomous vehicle (AV) start-ups to take part in a programme which offers access up to $120,000 of free Azure cloud computing platform. The Microsoft for Startups: Autonomous Driving programme will provide participants with ...

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Unisys helps Queensland identify driver licence applicants
  • 18/09/2019

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in Australia has chosen Unisys to provide facial image processing technology for the state's smart card driver licences. Biometrics are used to verify a person's identity when applying ...

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Falling asleep in an AV but what happens next?
  • 18/09/2019

Sleeping while a driverless car speeds you to your destination has long been touted as the dream of the new technology and something of a nightmare for safety campaigners. A new video from the BBC shows exactly what happens if a driver falls asleep ...

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NACTO updates city micromobility guide
  • 17/09/2019

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has updated a guide which it says helps US cities regulate and manage micromobility companies. NACTO president Seleta Reynolds says: NACTO's guidance provides crucial steps for cities ...

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StreetLight Data releases AAHT metrics
  • 17/09/2019

StreetLight Data is making annual average hourly traffic (AAHT) counts and monthly annual daily traffic (MADT) counts available to transportation planners via its cloud-based software platform InSight. The company says AAHT and MADT help identify and ...

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TelliQ acquires part of Swedish GPS tech firm
  • 17/09/2019

Swedish telematics company TelliQ has acquired part of GPS tech firm Axtech in a move which it says increases its customer base by 20%. TelliQ will take over the Axtech's RedKnow Driver Log, which documents vehicle routes, and a fleet management ...

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Ertico reveals new ITS event for 2020 in Russia
  • 17/09/2019

Ertico ITS Europe has announced it is to hold the first-ever Central Eastern European Congress next year. Hosted by the city of Kazan, in south-west Russia, the event will focus on cooperation with Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States ...

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Inrix: micromobility could replace half of US metro car trips
  • 16/09/2019

Nearly 50% of all car trips in the most congested US metropolitan areas are less than three miles and could be replaced by micromobility services, says Inrix. The company analysed data points from connected devices to rank the top US, UK and German ...

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Wyoming develops open-source RSU monitoring app
  • 16/09/2019

A connected vehicle project in the US state of Wyoming has developed an open-source application to allow third parties to monitor safety along the I-80 highway. The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDoT) Connected Vehicle Pilot includes the ...

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BlackBerry to provide tech for Jaguar's connected vehicles
  • 16/09/2019

BlackBerry has extended its agreement with Jaguar Land Rover to provide artificial intelligence and machine learning technology for the automakers connected vehicles. BlackBerry says it will use its QNX and Cylance solutions to improve vehicle ...

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Volocopter raises €50m for air taxi launch
  • 16/09/2019

Volocopter has raised €50 million to help commercially launch its VoloCity air taxi within the next few years. Automotive company Zhejiang Geely Holding led the funding round and is partnering with Volocopter to develop urban air mobility in China. ...

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'Quarter of crashes' caused by distraction, says FIA Region 2
  • 13/09/2019

FIA Region 2 has warned that a driver only has to be distracted for two seconds to cause a crash. The FIA's data suggests that to 25% of road crashes are due to distraction, with up to 30% of total driving time spent on distracting activities. ...

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NACTO releases 'blueprint' for AVs in cities
  • 13/09/2019

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) must be part of future transport policies which prioritise efficiency and fairness, according to senior transport executives in the US and Canada. The second edition of the National Association of City Transportation ...

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UK organisations disagree on smart motorway 'dangers'
  • 13/09/2019

A spat over how dangerous the UK's all lane running (ALR) or 'smart' motorways are has broken out between Highways England and a leading motoring organisation. Smart motorways do not have hard shoulders, instead relying on emergency areas at ...

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TomTom enters partnership to update HD Map
  • 13/09/2019

TomTom has partnered with Hella Algaia, a supplier of computer vision software, to update its high definition (HD) map in real-time using crowdsourced data from vehicles. Willem Strijbosch, head of autonomous driving at TomTom, says: We are offering ...

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Zenzic identifies 'golden threads' to accelerate AV roll-out
  • 12/09/2019

A UK organisation has identified 500 'milestones' to be passed in order to get connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AVs) on the road in numbers by 2030. Zenzic, which was set up by government and industry to coordinate a national platform for testing ...

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Curiosity Lab enters partnership on AV research
  • 12/09/2019

A US transport research organisation has partnered with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Delta Airlines to advance autonomous vehicle (AV) and infrastructure research. Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a 5G-enabled autonomous vehicle (AV) ...

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Bombardier supplies 30 trams to DVB in Germany
  • 12/09/2019

Bombardier Transportation is to supply 30 trams to German transport authority Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB) in a €197 million deal. Bombardier says the Flexity trams come with obstacle detection and assistance systems and can carry up to 290 ...

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Kerb bolsters parking app in UK and Ireland
  • 12/09/2019

Kerb has partnered with parking service provider Q-Park in a move which adds 63 car parks in the UK and 17 in Ireland to its app. Kerb says drivers can pre-book parking ahead of time without needing to use a car park payment machine. Sessions are ...

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Washington Post game highlights AV flaws
  • 11/09/2019

Mind the kangaroos! That is among the more surprising suggestions in a new entertainment which purports to illustrate the pitfalls of autonomous vehicles (AVs). US media giant The Washington Post has created a short interactive game which shows ...

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Congestion could cost Australian cities $40bn by 2030, says minister
  • 11/09/2019

Australian state capitals are paying $25 billion per year on avoidable congestion - and could end up paying $40bn by 2030 unless there is a policy change. That is the stark warning from Alan Tudge, federal minister of population, cities and urban ...

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Wini unveils dispatch software for Columbus taxis
  • 11/09/2019

Wini Technologies has launched Winicabs, an automated dispatch software which it says unites taxis under one app in the city of Columbus, Ohio. Beyene Gola, president of the Independent Taxicab Association of Columbus, says: "Taxi companies have ...

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Managed charging to solve EV demand issue, says TRL
  • 10/09/2019

Managed charging (MC) can shift electric vehicle (EV) charging demand in the UK away from peak times, according to a study led by TRL. MC aims to shift plug-in vehicle (PiV) charging load to times - such as overnight - when other demands are ...

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Q-Free to provide ISS in Texas toll road project
  • 10/09/2019

Q-Free is to deploy its Intrada Synergy Server (ISS) in an IBM contract to upgrade the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDoT) toll road back office. Q-Free says the vehicle identification and automatic number plate recognition system will ...

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St. Andrews gets £12m to develop EV battery
  • 10/09/2019

The UK's University of St. Andrews has received £12 million to lead a project on the development of a sodium ion battery for electric vehicles (EV). The four-year Nexgenna project is seeking to commercialise a safe sodium ion battery which offers ...

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NOCoE opens submissions for TSMO Awards
  • 10/09/2019

The US National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) is accepting submissions for the second Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Awards. The TSMO awards celebrate transportation management and operations that save lives, time ...

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Mobileye utilises Orange's IoT connectivity
  • 09/09/2019

Mobileye has selected telecoms giant Orange to provide Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity for a solution which it claims will make roads safer. The company, part of Intel, says the Mobileye 8 Connect provides drivers with collision avoidance ...

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Via expands operations in Chicago
  • 09/09/2019

Ride-share company Via has expanded its operating zone in Chicago by offering a mobility service to and from 65 Chicago Transit Authority and Metra stations for $2.50. This rate is available to riders booking trips up to two miles within the zone, ...

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Verra Mobility to provide toll services in France
  • 09/09/2019

US-based Verra Mobility has partnered with motorway operator APRR to provide toll management services in France. David Roberts, CEO of Verra, says: "Initially, we will be focusing on providing toll services to our rental car company partners ...

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Infor to manage assets for Auckland Transport
  • 09/09/2019

Infor is to manage $19 billion worth of assets managed by Auckland Transport (AT) in New Zealand via its asset management software CloudSuite EAM. Infor says CloudSuite EAM can predict equipment failure and carry out preventive maintenance, ...

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TRL: 'To ensure future road safety - don't repeat the past'
  • 06/09/2019

The UK's Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) says that future road safety will require innovation rather than repeating past measures. Speaking at the UK Department for Transport (DfT)'s International Road Safety Conference, TRL's academy director ...

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Cincinnati Bell to deploy Ohio smart city solution
  • 06/09/2019

Telephone company Cincinnati Bell is partnering with the Oregon District Business Association to install a smart city solution to support law enforcement safety initiatives. The partners will install cameras throughout the Oregon District - a ...

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DiDi Chuxing launches Shanghai robo-taxi service
  • 06/09/2019

DiDi Chuxing has launched a robo-taxi pilot in Shanghai which it says will allow passengers to hail vehicles from its app. DiDi is to deploy 30 autonomous vehicles (AVs) operating at SAE Level 4 in the Jiading District of Shanghai. Initially, the ...

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EDP invests €500,000 to develop Fuelsave solution
  • 06/09/2019

Energy company EDP has invested €500,000 in Portuguese start-up Fuelsave to help truck drivers save fuel, which it claims takes up 40% of transport companies' budgets. Fuelsave is developing a solution that is expected to optimise truck driving and ...

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Zenuity and CERN to develop AV machine learning
  • 05/09/2019

Zenuity has joined forces with CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, to develop fast machine learning for autonomous vehicles (AVs). Zenuity - an autonomous driving software company - is hoping the collaboration will aid the ...

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Volocopter pilots air taxi at Helsinki
  • 05/09/2019

Volocopter has trialled an air taxi at the Helsinki International Airport in Finland, integrating into the air traffic management (ATM) and unmanned aircraft traffic management (UTM) system. Within the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) ...

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Bolt partners with Tartu University on self-driving tech
  • 05/09/2019

Ride-sharing company Bolt has joined forces with the University of Tartu (UT) in Estonia to develop technology for SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicles (AV). The partners intend to carry out AV pilots in urban areas and integrate AVs onto Bolt's on-demand ...

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PBSC expands Bixi Montréal's e-bike fleet
  • 05/09/2019

PBSC Urban Solutions is adding 120 electric bikes to Bixi Montréal's fleet in a pilot project taking place in the Canadian province until 15 November. PBSC says its E-Fit's central motor propels riders up to 32km/h on a full charge and has an ...

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Homeland Security to launch smart cities pilot in St. Louis
  • 04/09/2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is to launch a smart cities technology pilot in the US city of St. Louis, Missouri. DHS S&T will work with the city and the Open Geospatial Consortium to design and ...

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ST Engineering trials AVs in Singapore
  • 04/09/2019

ST Engineering is operating a free on-demand autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle service in Sentosa, an island resort in Singapore, until 15 November. Singapore's secretary of transport, Loh Ngai Seng, says: This trial will provide important insights ...

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Vodafone and IBM to provide new tech to National Express
  • 04/09/2019

Tech giants Vodafone and IBM have signed an eight-year deal to equip National Express coaches with cloud and digital services to improve safety. Vodafone Business and IBM joined forces in January to offer customers access to technologies for ...

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GMV to build positioning system for BMW AVs
  • 04/09/2019

Spanish technology company GMV is to develop a satellite-based positioning system for BMW's next generation of autonomous vehicles (AVs). The company says its software determines the vehicle's position using algorithms modified to meet BMW's safety ...

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Indra supervises 9km tunnel in Columbia
  • 03/09/2019

Indra and engineering firm Eléctricas de Medellín Ingeniería y Servicios has commissioned a control centre and a back-up centre to supervise a 9km tunnel in Columbia. Both centres will monitor the safety and revenue collection systems of the Túnel ...

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Waymo opens AV dataset to researchers
  • 03/09/2019

Waymo is making its Waymo Open Dataset for autonomous vehicles (AVs) available to the research community for free. Waymo is hoping the data will help researchers make advances in 2D and 3D perception and progress in areas such as domain adaptation ...

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TfL chooses Sopra to develop software for London roads
  • 03/09/2019

Transport for London (TfL) has chosen IT company Sopra Steria to develop software to help tackle congestion and road danger in the UK capital. TfL is responsible for managing 580km of London's roads, as well as managing a range of assets including ...

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Google Maps to include first and last mile options
  • 03/09/2019

Google is to pair transit directions with bike- and ride-share options within Google Maps in a bid to improve first and last mile journeys. Google says users will be able to enter their destination in the search box, tap 'Directions' to see routes ...

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HDR to bolster Florida's C/AV efforts
  • 02/09/2019

Engineering firm HDR has been chosen by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDoT) to deploy and evaluate statewide investment in connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) technology. HDR will develop a business plan aimed at realising ...

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TomTom releases APIs to help EV developers
  • 02/09/2019

TomTom has launched two application programming interfaces (API) to help developers build applications for electric vehicle (EV) drivers. TomTom says the Long Distance EV Routing API comes with an algorithm which calculates the route - including ...

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UK government to open up roadworks data
  • 02/09/2019

The UK government plans to open up roadwork data to tech companies with the aim of reducing traffic jams. The Department of Transport (DfT) says companies could potentially develop navigation apps powered by artificial intelligence that can warn ...

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Via to power school bus system in New York City
  • 02/09/2019

Via is to launch a routing system for school buses which it claims will reduce transportation costs for the New York City (NYC) Department of Education (DoE). The 'Via for Schools' system will allow users to track school buses as well as receive ...

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Gui'an gets $199m traffic management loan
  • 30/08/2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $199 million loan to help develop traffic management systems in the Chinese city of Gui'an. Susan Lim, ADB senior transport specialist for East Asia, says: This project will serve as an example of how ...

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Volocopter reveals on-demand air taxi for cities
  • 30/08/2019

Volocopter has unveiled VoloCity, an on-demand air taxi for cities which it claims has a calculated range of 35km and airspeed of 110 km/h. Florian Reuter, CEO of Volocopter, says the air taxi is a result of all the insights we have gathered from ...

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San Diego opens future transport 'laboratory'
  • 30/08/2019

The San Diego Association of Governments (Sandag) has opened a laboratory with the aim of developing a fully integrated transportation system in the US city. The Sandag Vision Lab will serve as a collaborative space for agency staff, elected ...

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ITS Asia Pacific Forum 2020: entry reminder
  • 30/08/2019

The ITS Asia Pacific (AP) Forum 2020 is accepting entries on the theme of 'ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities' until 6 September. The programme committee invites submissions for consideration as either scientific, technical or commercial ...

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TRL calls for EU crash data law update
  • 29/08/2019

TRL is calling for an update to UK and EU automotive legislation to allow police, insurers and road safety researchers access to event data recorder (EDR) information. EDR is the equivalent of a black box that records a range of data from safety ...

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Florida has 'most limited' disaster evacuation routes: study
  • 29/08/2019

Florida has 20 of the top 100 communities in the US that offer limited evacuation routes for natural disasters, says StreetLight Data. The company analysed 30,000 towns with populations under 40,000 with the aim of better preparing communities for ...

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NEC to improve bus performance in Saudi Arabia
  • 29/08/2019

NEC is to deploy an ITS solution to improve the performance of buses operated by Modern Bus in the city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Ryuji Nakagawa, general manager, transportation and logistics solutions at NEC, says: "NEC aims to manage the operation ...

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Lime and rivals form Nordic Micromobility Association
  • 29/08/2019

Lime and its competitors Tier and Voi have formed the Nordic Micromobility Association to promote safety standards for electric scooters. The association will seek to strengthen relationships between Nordic cities and micromobility businesses as ...

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GHSA presents 2019 highway safety awards
  • 28/08/2019

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has presented its road safety awards to two individuals and four programmes in the US. Candace Lightner, president of We Save Lives - a non-profit organisation which focuses on reducing drunk, drugged ...

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Parsons accepting entries for smart city challenge
  • 28/08/2019

Engineering firm Parsons and its partners have launched a global smart cities challenge called Transforming Intersections aimed at reducing the time drivers spend at red lights. Chuck Harrington, chairman of Parsons, says: Our goal is to give ...

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Local Motors trials autonomous shuttle in California
  • 28/08/2019

Local Motors is trialling a free autonomous shuttle called Olli at a business park of 1,600 employees in the city of Rancho Cordova, California. During the three-month trial at the White Rock Corporate Campus, data will be gathered via rider surveys ...

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Strabag to modernise railway in Czech Republic
  • 28/08/2019

Strabag is to modernise 12km of railway between Oldřichov u Duchcova, part of the village of Jenikov, and the town of Bílina in the Czech Republic. The CZK1.91 billion (£66 million) contract includes the relocation of station platforms, upgrading ...

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Q-Free unveils device manager for traffic signal controllers
  • 27/08/2019

Q-Free has unveiled a product which it says could save agencies tens of thousands of dollars when they upgrade signalised intersections. The Intelight Device Manager allows transportation agencies to remotely schedule firmware updates in bulk ...

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Optimus Ride launches AV service at Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • 27/08/2019

Optimus Ride is operating an autonomous vehicle (AV) service at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York and expects to transport more than 16,000 passengers per month. The 300-acre industrial park has more than 400 manufacturing businesses and 10,000 ...

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Conduent to upgrade buses in Southern California
  • 27/08/2019

Conduent Transportation has won two contracts to upgrade the hardware and software for the management system on hundreds of buses in Southern California. Conduent is to provide its computer-aided dispatch/automatic vehicle location (CAD/AVL) solution ...

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Siemens to offer Smart Columbus payment solution
  • 27/08/2019

Siemens Mobility is working with its subsidiary Bytemark to provide a common payment solution for the Smart Columbus travel app in Ohio. Smart Columbus - a joint venture with the city and Columbus Partnership - is utilising government grants and ...

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Teralytics raises $17.5m to develop mobility insights
  • 26/08/2019

Swiss software company Teralytics has raised $17.5 million to offer mobility insights to more countries. The company is building a platform to provide advanced mobility analytics powered by telecom network data. Using data science and proprietary ...

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Here partners with Citi Logik for UK smart cities analysis
  • 23/08/2019

Here technologies has partnered with Citi Logik to help cities in the UK manage their environments without relying on hardware infrastructure. Here is to integrate its real-time traffic and speed data with the mobility company's CitiAnalytics tool, ...

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ATS releases flood detection and notification system
  • 23/08/2019

All Traffic Solutions (ATS) has launched a flood detection and warning product which it says can be used by transit authorities, municipalities and law enforcement agencies. ATS CEO Andy Souders says: The FloodAlert detection and notification system ...

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ViaVan and BVG launch last-mile service in Germany
  • 22/08/2019

ViaVan and public transport company Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) have launched a last-mile service that connects people to railway stations in rural areas outside the German capital. ViaVan says each vehicle operating under the 'BerlKönig BC' ...

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Electrify America unveils robotic EV charging
  • 22/08/2019

Electrify America has joined forces with Stable Auto to deploy a robotic charging solution for self-driving electric vehicles (EVs) at a demonstration site in San Francisco. The partners are hoping to charge autonomous EVs without human intervention ...

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Traffic solutions key to Dubai World Expo 2020
  • 22/08/2019

Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority and the city's police say they will use traffic solutions to secure the movement of participants and visitors for the Dubai World Expo 2020. The announcement came following a meeting on a five-year plan aimed at ...

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Canada puts $2.5m into tackling drug-impaired driving
  • 21/08/2019

The government of Canada is investing CAN$2.5 million over five years to tackle drug-impaired driving in the province of Prince Edward Island. The move is part of a CAN$81 million package to support public and road safety activities. Funding will ...

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Ford Smart Mobility acquires Journey Holding
  • 21/08/2019

Ford Smart Mobility (FSM) has acquired technology company Journey Holding to help cities deliver more accessible transportation systems. Journey Holding will integrate its software solutions with FSM's TransLoc, a provider of technology solutions ...

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Tata to install 300 EV charging stations in India
  • 21/08/2019

Tata Power is working with Tata Motors to install 300 fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) stations across five cities in India by 2020. Praveer Sinha, CEO Tata Power, says: We are committed to making India EV ready in line with the government's ...

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GetCharged unveils e-scooter charger in New York City
  • 20/08/2019

Micromobility firm GetCharged has unveiled a charging and docking station for electric scooters in New York City. Andrew Fox, GetCharged co-founder, says cities continue to use micromobility as an option to ease pressures on public transportation and ...

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Wayne State University to open advanced mobility centre
  • 20/08/2019

Wayne State University in Michigan is to open a centre for advanced mobility to offer more degrees and certificates in autonomous driving, smart infrastructure and electrification. Farshad Fotouhi, dean of the Wayne State College of Engineering and ...

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EHang to carry out urban air pilot in Guangzhou
  • 19/08/2019

EHang, an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) company, is to carry out an urban air mobility pilot in the city of Guangzhou, China. Hu Huazhi, founder of Ehang, says the pilot will explore the various meaningful ways in which AAVs can solve some of the ...

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Toyota to launch road maintenance study in Japan
  • 19/08/2019

The Toyota Mobility Foundation is to carry out a study on using connected car data to inform road maintenance in Akaiwa City, Japan. The study will combine connected car data and image data from vehicle video cameras to help local governments ...

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Drivewyze introduces notification service for truck drivers
  • 16/08/2019

US technology company Drivewyze has launched a notification service that issues an audible tone and visual alert when a truck approaches dangerous curves or low bridges. Brian Heath, CEO of Drivewyze, says the company's rollover alerts, on targeted ...

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PTV partners with MHP to improve mobility offerings
  • 16/08/2019

PTV is combining its resources with IT consultancy MHP to offer an expanded range of solutions including the implementation of digital service offerings. Dr. Markus Kirchler, member of the board of management of MHP, says: We can examine mobility ...

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ComfortDelGro operates autonomous shuttle at Singapore University
  • 15/08/2019

ComfortDelGro is operating a free autonomous shuttle service in mixed traffic conditions at the National University of Singapore's Kent Ridge Campus. Yang Ban Seng, CEO at ComfortDelGro says: This passenger service trial provides us with an ...

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Kyocera to open autonomous driving facility in Japan
  • 15/08/2019

Kyocera is to open a research centre that will focus on the development of autonomous vehicles and Internet of Things in the city of Yokohama, Japan. The research centre will integrate resources of three similar facilities in Tokyo which develop ...

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British drivers face ban on hands-free mobiles
  • 14/08/2019

UK drivers could be banned from using phones in hands-free mode, following a suggestion from MPs. The House of Commons Transport Select Committee has said that current UK law creates the misleading impression that the use of hands-free phones is a ...

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Shanghai Keolis opens new section of Songjiang tram network
  • 14/08/2019

Shanghai Keolis - a joint venture with Shanghai Shentong Metro - has opened a new section of the Songjiang tram network, bringing its total coverage up to 27km. Shanghai Keolis says the network now serves 40 stations across the city's residential ...

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HEAT trials autonomous shuttle in regular traffic in Hamburg
  • 13/08/2019

The HEAT (Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation) project is integrating an autonomous shuttle bus into regular traffic in the German city. The electric bus will be available to riders travelling in HafenCity, a district within the borough of ...

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Canada to invest British Columbia's public transit
  • 13/08/2019

The government of Canada has announced $79 million in joint funding to improve public transit in the province of British Columbia. The funding will be used to purchase 118 buses for use in the city of Victoria and the surrounding communities. It ...

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Aselsan installs Macedonian corridor electronic toll system
  • 13/08/2019

Engineering company Aselsan has installed an electronic toll collection system on the 200km highway between the Serbian and Greek border. Aselsan says the Macedonian Corridor 10 Electronic Toll Collection System will prevent irregularities during ...

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City of Lincoln to receive $2.6m grant to improve buses
  • 12/08/2019

US senator for Nebraska Deb Fischer confirmed the city of Lincoln will receive a $2.6 million grant to update its buses and related infrastructure. Fischer, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, says the grant will help the city improve and ...

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Cabonline chooses Here Technologies as mapping provider
  • 12/08/2019

Nordic taxi company Cabonline has chosen Here Technologies as its mapping and location services provider in a bid to improve fleet operations. Kristofer Signer, chief technology officer at Cabonline, says: With Here Technologies as our location ...

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Karhoo partners with iVcardo to expand ride-hailing platform
  • 12/08/2019

Karhoo has joined forces with booking and dispatch platform iVcardo in a bid to expand its platform globally. The deal is expected to provide Karhoo with increased infrastructure and access to transport operators beyond ride-hailing city ...

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Toyota invests $600m in China's DiDi and sets up joint venture
  • 09/08/2019

Toyota is to invest $600 million in Chinese ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing and will form a joint venture to develop vehicle-related services for its drivers. The partners intend to expand the connected services of Toyota's Mobility Services ...

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Horiba Mira to deliver autonomous parking project in UK
  • 09/08/2019

Horiba Mira has partnered with Coventry University to deliver the Trusted and Autonomous Parking (Park-IT) project at a facility under construction in the UK. Park-IT is one of eight projects that create Testbed UK, an ecosystem led by the Centre ...

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Nortech launches controllers for shared parking facilities
  • 09/08/2019

Nortech introduced the CPC202 and CPC204 Shared Occupancy Controllers, which control access for groups of users sharing the same parking facility. The company says the CPC204 controller provides full access control to a parking facility shared by up ...

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Uber and Sun Mobility to accelerate e-mobility in India
  • 08/08/2019

Uber has partnered with services provider Sun Mobility to deploy three-wheeled electric autos on its platform in India. Chetan Maini, co-founder of Sun Mobility says: Our mission is to give users a cost-effective and convenient energy ...

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Call for contributions open for ITS World Congress 2020
  • 08/08/2019

The International Program Committee is inviting ITS experts to submit their contributions for papers and special interest sessions for the 2020 ITS World Congress in Los Angeles. Focusing on 'The New Age of Mobility', contributors will be prompted ...

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UAE introducing new tolling system
  • 08/08/2019

A new road tolling system is to be implemented in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Sophisticated electronic tolling technology is being installed at the four bridges, Al Maqtaa, Mussafah, Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Khalifa, that connect with Abu ...

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Veovo to ease subway crowding in New York
  • 07/08/2019

Veovo is working with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to help ease crowded subways in New York as part of a one-year pilot. It follows an agreement made last year between the MTA and Partnership for New York City to launch the ...

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BP and DiDi to build EV charging network in China
  • 07/08/2019

BP has partnered with ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing to develop a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs across China. The charging hubs will be available to DiDi's drivers and the public. The partners also intend to expand into ...

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Videalert launches air quality monitoring sensors
  • 07/08/2019

Videalert has unveiled an air quality monitoring sensor which it says provides councils with instant measurements showing the level of pollution in key locations. Tim Daniels, sales and marketing director of Videalert, says: The sensor generates ...

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Autonomous shuttle passenger injured following sudden stop
  • 06/08/2019

A 76-year-old passenger travelling on an autonomous shuttle has been injured after the vehicle came to an unexpected stop, says KUTV. Gene Petrie, an employee at the Utah State Tax Commission, was thrown from his seat and hit the handrail near the ...

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Speed limiters will limit fatalities, says the TRL
  • 06/08/2019

The soon-to-be mandatory speed limiters on vehicles in the European Union will make all safety other features more efficient, according the UK-based Transport Research Laboratory. In March the European Parliament passed a law that safety features ...

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Masabi brings account-based fare collection to Fort Collins
  • 06/08/2019

Masabi and transit agency Transfort have launched a mobile and account-based fare collection system for riders in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado. The solution allows Colorado State University students to use their existing student ID card ...

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Halifax to upgrade pedestrian and cycling network
  • 05/08/2019

The Government of the Halifax Regional Municipality in Canada is jointly funding an improved pedestrian and cycling network, valued CAN$25 million. Mike Savage, mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality, says: This bikeway is a critical part of the ...

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Trafficware rolls out advanced controller software Scout
  • 05/08/2019

Trafficware, part of Cubic Transportation Systems, has upgraded its controller software Scout to provide communities with more smart intersection technology. The controller database has been expanded to support additional phases, overlaps, rings, ...

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EDP and Cabify unveil free EV charger in Brazil
  • 05/08/2019

Energy company EDP has installed a free electric vehicle (EV) charger at Cabify's main site in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. EDP says the charger can recharge a vehicle in six to seven hours. The T2 plug charger is expected to fit most models of ...

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Bytemark appoints Eric Reese chief operating officer
  • 05/08/2019

Bytemark, a company specialising in transit fare solutions and intermodal mobility, has appointed Eric Reese chief operating officer to lead strategic development strategies. Reese previously worked at Gannett Fleming - an American engineering firm ...

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Indra tech to boost safety on Colombia highway
  • 02/08/2019

Indra is to supply traffic management technology, communications and toll systems to the Bucaramanga-Barrancabermeja-Yondó highway in Colombia, in a deal valued at €10.5 million. The company says its line of Mova Traffic solutions will manage the ...

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EarthSense clears traffic from pollution hotspots
  • 02/08/2019

EarthSense is working in the UK with Coventry City Council to divert traffic away from heavily congested roads and pollution hotspots. EarthSense's air quality sensors are located in areas of the city where levels of nitrogen dioxide have been ...

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NZ approves Wellington multimodal funding
  • 02/08/2019

The NZ Transport Agency has approved NZ$66.2 million in funding for the next phase of the Let's Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) programme in New Zealand. The programme seeks to deliver a multimodal transport system that moves people, goods and services ...

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Efkon to deploy traffic system in India
  • 02/08/2019

Efkon, a subsidiary of Strabag, is to install a traffic monitoring system covering an area of 85 km in the city of Aligarh, India. Thomas Birtel, CEO of Strabag, says: The introduction of the new transportation system will increase traffic safety. ...

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Uber trials $24.99 monthly subscription including food
  • 01/08/2019

Uber is trialling a monthly subscription pass in the US that combines its transportation and food delivery services. A report by TechCrunch says the service is being launched in San Francisco and Chicago. For $24.99 per month, users receive a fixed ...

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Virgin to build 35km Saudi hyperloop test track
  • 01/08/2019

Virgin Hyperloop One is working with Saudi Arabia's Economic City Authority (ECA) to conduct a study to build a 35km test and certification track. The company claims its technology can reduce travel times between cities: it says the trip from ...

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Curiosity Lab and SCATL promote AV mobility
  • 01/08/2019

A US driverless vehicle 'living laboratory' has partnered with Smart City Expo Atlanta (SCATL) - the US edition of Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a 5G-enabled autonomous vehicle (AV) test bed with a ...

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DfT to conduct UK road markings health check
  • 01/08/2019

The UK's Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded £2 million to develop a national health-check of road markings. The DfT is to analyse nearly 10,000 miles of road with the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) to understand where ...

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World Economic Forum unveils SEAM library
  • 31/07/2019

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has built a policy library and gathered modelling tools to help decision-makers implement Shared, Electric and Automated Mobility (SEAM) options. The SEAM framework is a set of sustainable mobility policy guidelines ...

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Traffic incidents 'down 30%' on Indiana toll road
  • 31/07/2019

Extreme Networks provided the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company (ITRCC) with a system which it claims has reduced traffic incidents along the US road by 30%. The company says its system is powered by Smart OmniEdge technology, which provides ...

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Tritium supplies EV chargers to Drive Energi
  • 31/07/2019

Tritium has signed a deal with Box Energi to be the sole supplier for Drive Energi, a nationwide electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the UK. Drive Energi is expected to consist of 2,500 charging locations by 2025, with at least 100 sites live ...

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Redvision upgrades VMS1000 control system
  • 31/07/2019

Redvision has updated its VMS1000 open-platform control system which it says can be used for traffic management and vehicle counting. Stephen Lightfoot, technical director at Redvision, says the new object linking feature can be used to configure a ...

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Toronto maps out new rules for vehicle-for-hire industry
  • 30/07/2019

Toronto City Council has amended its vehicles-for-hire rules to improve safety and accessibility of taxis and private transportation companies including Uber and Lyft. Toronto mayor John Tory, says: These new and updated requirements are a necessary ...

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Toyota to boost safety of Hamo Ride service in Japan
  • 30/07/2019

Toyota Motor Corporation is to conduct verification tests using data obtained from Hamo Ride, a car-share service comprised of battery electric vehicles operating in Japan. The manufacturer says the tests will seek to raise awareness of safe driving ...

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Navya enters deal to develop autonomous tech via 5G network
  • 30/07/2019

Navya has partnered with Esmo and SK Telecom to develop autonomous driving features using 5G technologies already deployed in South Korea. Navya will provide autonomous driving technology and R&D resources to incorporate features associated with 5G ...

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Survey: US drivers with safety tech take more risks
  • 29/07/2019

Financial services company State Farm's research revealed that 62% drivers using adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist frequently or sometimes read or send text messages State Farm, a financial services company, says these drivers are ...

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Bosch and Daimler get driverless parking approval
  • 29/07/2019

Bosch and Daimler have obtained approval to operate an automated parking system that requires no safety driver in Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Michael Hafner, head of drive technologies and automated driving at Daimler, says: This approval from the ...

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China's Yin Long to produce e-buses in Serbia
  • 29/07/2019

Chinese bus manufacturer Yin Long intends to produce electric buses at Ikarbus' factory in Serbia by the end of the year, according to a report by SeeNews. Yin Long acquired Ikarbus through its subsidiary Lanzhou Guangdong New Energy Automobile, ...

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Samsung SDI to develop Volvo e-truck batteries
  • 29/07/2019

Volvo has chosen Samsung SDI to provide battery cells and modules for its electric trucks. Martin Lundstedt, CEO of Volvo, says: The alliance with Samsung SDI is an important next step on our journey to offering the world's most truly sustainable ...

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Japan to trial EV service for elderly people
  • 26/07/2019

The government of Japan is to introduce a low-speed electric vehicle (EV) service for elderly people travelling to shopping destinations and hospitals. A report by The Japan News says trial will comprise 10 small EVs called 'Green Slow Mobility'. ...

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Google Maps displays bike-sharing locations in 24 cities
  • 26/07/2019

Google is rolling out its real-time bike-share information on Google Maps to 24 cities in 16 countries. Originally launched in New York City, the service allows people to use Google Maps to locate bike-sharing stations and pinpoint how many bikes ...

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Denso opens innovation laboratory in Seattle
  • 26/07/2019

Denso has opened an innovation lab in Seattle to develop connected technologies and advance its Mobility as a Service (MaaS) model. In the area of MaaS, Denso is developing cloud computing technology that collects and analyses data from car-sharing ...

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Moovit adds Wondo's services to mobility app
  • 26/07/2019

Moovit is to integrate Wondo's urban mobility services into its app in seven cities in Spain and Portugal. Moovit says the deal will allow its users to access multiple public and private transit services, such as bike rentals, car-sharing, ...

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New Zealand government wants fewer road deaths
  • 25/07/2019

The government of New Zealand is developing a plan aimed at reducing 750 deaths and 5,600 serious injuries expected on its roads over the next ten years. Anne Genter, associate transport minister, says: Most roads deaths and serious injuries are ...

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ReachNow scraps car rental service in Seattle and Portland
  • 25/07/2019

ReachNow has scrapped its car-rental services in Seattle and Portland following a corporate realignment, says The Seattle Times. ReachNow offered rentals for BMWs and Mini Coopers and launched a ride-hailing service last year. In May, the ...

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University of Michigan wins Transportation Technology Tournament
  • 25/07/2019

A team from the University of Michigan has won the Transportation Technology Tournament for designing a solution to reduce congestion on two interstate highways in the Detroit area. The team presented their solution, Corridor Management in the ...

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Self-driving bus collides with pedestrian in Vienna
  • 24/07/2019

A self-driving bus trial in the Austrian capital Vienna has been halted after a collision between a vehicle and pedestrian, says Bloomberg. Authorities are now investing the cause of the incident which led to minor injuries. According to ...

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New-build UK homes to come with EV chargepoint
  • 24/07/2019

The UK government intends to change its building regulations to ensure that all new-build homes with a dedicated parking space are fitted with an electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint. The proposals were outlined in a public consultation and are aimed ...

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Lytx to participate in smart cities programme
  • 24/07/2019

Lytx, a video telematics provider, is to participate in the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Programme to help drive fleet safety, tracking and management of smart cities. The programme seeks to connect cities, municipalities, government agencies ...

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Siemens to add 68 traffic detectors to highway in Bosnia
  • 24/07/2019

Siemens Mobility is to install 68 traffic detectors from ADEC Technologies on highway E661 from the municipality of Gradiška to the city of Banja Luka in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Siemens says the TDC3-8 (TLS 8+1) traffic detectors are part of an ITS ...

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ADB approves grant for BRT in Karachi
  • 23/07/2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $235 million loan to help develop a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Karachi, Pakistan. The project will deliver the 26km Bus Rapid Transit Line Red Line Corridor and associated facilities. More than ...

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Lyft to offer AV service for blind riders
  • 23/07/2019

Lyft has joined forces with Aptiv and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) to bring self-driving technology to its blind and low-vision riders in Las Vegas. The deal extends an agreement last year, in which Aptiv launched 30 autonomous ...

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Cohda introduces C-V2X hardware solution
  • 23/07/2019

Cohda Wireless has launched a hardware solution MK6C Evaluation Kit with the aim of accelerating the commercial introduction of cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology. Cohda says MK6C features the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X Platform and offers ...

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Fusus unveils smart city video platform
  • 23/07/2019

Fusus has launched a unified video solution for smart cities which it says combines private and public video sources into a single platform called FususOne. Fusus detects, analyses and connects to every camera on a building's network and sends a ...

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DfT to review UK traffic enforcement
  • 22/07/2019

The Department for Transport (DfT) in the UK is to carry out a review into road policing and traffic enforcement in a bid to improve highway safety. The two-year review - jointly funded by the DfT and Highways England - will look at how road ...

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Inrix upgrades Road Rules platform
  • 22/07/2019

Inrix has updated its Road Rules solution aimed at helping cities and road authorities digitise, manage and communicate local rules on the roadway, kerb and the pavement. Inrix says the platform now supports guidelines that enable other mobility ...

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Autotalks and Datang complete Beijing C-V2X test
  • 22/07/2019

Autotalks and Datang have tested chipset-level interoperability of their solutions for Cooperative Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) direct communications in Beijing, China. Autotalks says the test enabled both companies to validate their solutions ...

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TRC to open C/AV testing facility in Ohio
  • 22/07/2019

The Transportation Research Center (TRC), an automotive proving ground in North America, has opened a connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) testing facility in Ohio. The $45 million site, called SmartCenter, is to test advanced automotive and ...

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