CIMB bank to offer more toll pay options in Malaysia
  • 22/11/2019

Malaysian bank CIMB Group Holdings Berhad has entered an agreement which it says will provide drivers with more payment options at Plus Malaysia Berhad's expressways from 1 April 2020. The toll payment services will be facilitated Touch n' Go Sdn ...

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VTT appoints autonomous systems subsidiary CEO
  • 22/11/2019

VTT has appointed Jere Laaksonen as CEO of a new subsidiary aimed at developing autonomous systems. The company says VTT Sense Way will provide autonomous systems for transport, logistics and mobile work machines. VTT's CEO Antti Vasara says the ...

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Q-Free calls on traffic signal companies to stop 'stifling innovation'
  • 21/11/2019

Q-Free is challenging all traffic signal companies to release their management information bases (MIB) to speed up innovation and reduce agency costs. Q-Free says openly sharing MIBs enables multi-vendor solutions to work, giving departments of ...

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Virgin Hyperloop links up with Saudi university
  • 21/11/2019

Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) is exchanging scientific and technological knowledge with King Abdulla University of Science and Technology to support the development of transportation in Saudi Arabia. VHO's chairman Sultan bin Sulayem says: Together we ...

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Renault and Waymo explore AV service in Paris
  • 20/11/2019

Renault and Waymo are hoping to establish an autonomous mobility service between Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and La Défense, a business district in France's capital Paris. Valérie Pécresse, president of the Paris region, says the service could ...

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Dubai's RTA installs surveillance cameras in all taxis
  • 20/11/2019

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) says it has put surveillance cameras in all of its taxis to monitor driver behaviour. Khalid Al-Awadhi, director of transport systems department at RTA's public transport agency, says the cameras have been ...

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Charlotte to improve city services with Microsoft tech
  • 19/11/2019

The US city of Charlotte in North Carolina has entered into a three-year agreement with Microsoft to launch a smart city initiative. The city says it will use Microsoft technologies to improve city services with the aim of establishing a regional ...

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Ekar brings e-car-share service to Abu Dhabi
  • 19/11/2019

Ekar has joined forces with renewable energy company Masdar to launch an electric vehicle (EV) car-sharing service in Abu Dhabi's Masdar City. Yousef Baselaib, Masdar's executive director of sustainable real estate, says: The launch of this new ...

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NTU and M1 to develop Singapore 5G C-V2X testbed
  • 18/11/2019

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is working with M1 to integrate 5G technology into its cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) research testbed. The S$24 million (£13m) testbed allows participants to research, develop and ...

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Hyundai chooses BlackBerry to power ADAS platform
  • 18/11/2019

Hyundai Autron has selected BlackBerry QNX to power its next-generation advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving software platform. BlackBerry says its QNX OS for Safety solution will provide the Hyundai subsidiary with a ...

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Cepton and Mechaspin launch lidar tolling solution
  • 15/11/2019

Cepton Technologies is working with machine learning company MechaSpin to develop a lidar-based solution that produces detailed 3D classification of vehicles in real time for automated tolling applications. Cepton - a provider of 3D sensing solutions ...

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Kar-go 'road-ready' driverless delivery bot makes debut
  • 15/11/2019

A start-up has demonstrated an electric driverless delivery vehicle at the CAV Scotland show which it says reduces the last mile delivery costs by up to 90%. Academy of Robotics says Kar-go uses artificial intelligence to deliver small parcels in ...

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Amey: sustainability 'crucial' for future of mobility
  • 14/11/2019

No business conversation over the next 10 years can really be had without talking about sustainability, says infrastructure support company Amey. Speaking at the launch of the firm's latest white paper at the London Transport Museum this week, ...

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Indra to manage traffic at seven tunnels in Colombia
  • 14/11/2019

Indra is to deploy its Horus traffic management platform to control seven tunnels and open-air roads in Colombia. The €20 million contract on the final section of the Bogotá-Villavicencio Corridor includes the Buenavista tunnel - which at 4,559m long ...

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New York transit joins Paris greenhouse gas initiative
  • 13/11/2019

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has joined the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. The Paris document seeks to keep a global temperature rise ...

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Ericsson demos autonomous parking via solar energy
  • 13/11/2019

Ericsson has launched a solar-powered car which finds out which parking spot contains the most sunshine and then moves to position itself accordingly. The company says it can drive autonomously to a particular space to recharge its batteries. The ...

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Finland prepares 'fossil-free transport' roadmap
  • 12/11/2019

Finland is aiming to go green in a big way by cutting road transport emissions. The country's minister of transport and communications, Sanna Marin, has appointed a working group to prepare the country's roadmap for fossil-free transport. Marin ...

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InnoSent unveils intersection radar system
  • 12/11/2019

InnoSent has released the ISYS-5220 radar system which it says uses angular resolution to monitor complex intersections. The high angular resolution of 4 degrees is expected to detect, differentiate and locate objects in real time. These advantages ...

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Research shows increase in AV motion sickness
  • 11/11/2019

Passengers are suffering from queasiness in highly autonomous vehicles (AVs), according to academic research. The UK's University of Coventry said its data showed an increase in motion sickness from passengers in such driverless vehicles. Speaking ...

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Uber adds Delhi's public transport information to app
  • 11/11/2019

Uber has launched its journey planning feature 'Public Transport' in New Delhi in a move which integrates its app with the Indian city's metro and bus services. Uber says riders will be provided with the fastest and cheapest routes, and real-time ...

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Vietnam strengthens pledge to sustainable transport
  • 08/11/2019

Vietnam's Ministry of Transport has announced plans to bolster its activities to improve sustainable transport. The news came at the Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum, an annual event which aims to boost Asian ...

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TRL powers UTC with SCOOT 7 at Highways UK
  • 08/11/2019

TRL demonstrated the capabilities of its new urban traffic control (UTC) system, which uses the SCOOT 7 adaptive traffic control system, at Highways UK this week. The company says the UTC system - powered by SCOOT 7 (Split Cycle Offset Optimisation ...

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Volvo creates AV subsidiary
  • 08/11/2019

Auto manufacturer Volvo is creating a business area to offer autonomous transport solutions which can be used to operate between logistics centres from 1 January 2020. The company says autonomous transport solutions that are based on self-driving ...

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Toronto maps out 2022 AV preparation plans
  • 07/11/2019

Toronto City Council has approved a plan to make the Canadian city ready for autonomous vehicles (AVs) by 2022. The council says the Automated Vehicles Tactical Plan and Readiness 2022 report will help provide a transportation system that improves ...

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FCA/PSA merger will 'advance sustainable mobility'
  • 07/11/2019

Italian automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is merging with Peugeot owner Groupe PSA in a move that will combine their capabilities in sustainable mobility. FCA is to incorporate its technologies with the French manufacturer in areas such as ...

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Valerann wins CES 2020 smart cities innovation award
  • 07/11/2019

ITS start-up Valerann has been given a major innovation award for its road studs product. Announced in Amsterdam during CES Unveiled, the Valerann Smart Roads System has won the CES 2020 Best of Innovation Award for outstanding design and ...

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NTSB: Uber's AV in fatal crash 'had software issues'
  • 06/11/2019

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found that an Uber autonomous vehicle which killed Elaine Herzberg last year had software flaws. NTSB released a report which says the Volvo XC60's autonomous system software classified the ...

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Gnewt to trial V2G tech to power EV fleet
  • 06/11/2019

A London-based parcel delivery service is to trial Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology to help power 70 electric vehicles (EVs). Gnewt by Menzies Distribution intends to use V2G to explore the ability of EVs releasing energy back to the grid when not in ...

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Panasonic to launch autonomous cart ride-share in 2021
  • 06/11/2019

Panasonic is to launch a ride-sharing service of autonomous electric carts in Japan in 2021 for small towns and other 'confined' areas. A report by The Mainichi says the company is now using four carts to transport more than 14,000 employees around ...

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Melbourne to 'increase non-car road space' over 10 years
  • 05/11/2019

The Australian city of Melbourne is proposing a 10-year plan to deliver more space for pedestrians, public transport users and cyclists. The plan will seek to create more than 50km of protected on-road bicycle lanes and establish pedestrian shared ...

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Siemens prepares for growth in EV infrastructure
  • 05/11/2019

Siemens ITS Digital Lab and Siemens Energy Business Advisory are working with StreeLight Data to help communities prepare for the growth in electric vehicle (EV) and to improve EV infrastructure planning. Siemens will offer its energy and EV ...

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Abu Dhabi drivers use 'free' toll gate until 2020
  • 05/11/2019

The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (ADDoT) has announced that drivers can use its new toll gate system for free until 1 January, 2020. ADDoT is hoping the testing period will provide drivers with more time to plan the best travel times and explore ...

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Allied Vision unveils Prosilica cameras with Sony CMOS sensors
  • 05/11/2019

Allied Vision has launched Prosilica GT Large Format cameras with Sony Pregius CMOS sensors which it says can be used for traffic and transportation surveillance. The Prosilica cameras come with resolutions up to 31.4 MP at varied aspect ratios to ...

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Trimble and Qualcomm to improve positioning for connected cars
  • 04/11/2019

Trimble has joined forces with Qualcomm Technologies to deliver a solution for maintaining absolute in-lane positioning in connected vehicles. The company says the solution will also aid the development of road-level navigation, advanced driver ...

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Horiba urges electric retrofits for bus fleets
  • 04/11/2019

Horiba Mira is urging bus manufacturers and operators to consider converting existing buses with electric powertrain technology to help the UK achieve a cleaner public transportation network. Horiba's global electrification services leader Greg ...

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European Bank presents transport funding plan to 2024
  • 04/11/2019

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is setting out its new transport development plan for the coming five years. The EBRD has approved a new Transport Sector Strategy for 2019-2024, intended to refine the previous strategy. ...

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Delhi tries 'car rationing' to combat pollution
  • 04/11/2019

Delhi has introduced 'car rationing' in a bid to battle the Indian capital's ongoing pollution problem, allowing drivers to use roads only on alternate days. Electric vehicles, public transport, emergency vehicles, taxis and two-wheelers are exempt - ...

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BYD helps launch electric bus corridor in Chile
  • 01/11/2019

BYD (Build Your Dreams) is operating 285 electric buses in an electric bus corridor in the Chilean capital Santiago. BYD Chile country manager Tamara Berríos says: The current 285 BYD pure electric buses operating in Santiago are reducing emissions ...

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Sharebox unveils white label car-share key management
  • 01/11/2019

Key sharing app Sharebox has launched a white label key management solution which can be used by car-share companies among other types of businesses. Sharebox has a network of key exchange machines in 450 kiosks, shops and meeting points in eight ...

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Nodum launches road closure coordination software
  • 01/11/2019

Start-up Nodum has launched a product which allows transit authorities and construction engineers to coordinate road closures to minimise disruption. Nodumtraffic.com allows closures to be programmed in order to maximise traffic flow, allowing ...

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Video: Volocopter makes first public flight
  • 01/11/2019

Whether you think flying taxis are the future of transportation or just pure Blade Runner, the Singapore skyline provided a pretty cool backdrop for the first public flight of the Volocopter last week ...

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Indra picks up €75m dynamic toll system deal in US
  • 31/10/2019

Indra has been awarded a €75 million deal for work to switch a major US roadway to dynamic pricing. The contract is with concession company I-66 Express Mobility Partners - 50% owned by Cintra - to implement toll technology to operate a dynamic fare ...

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South Korea goes for smart road tech
  • 31/10/2019

Advanced technologies will be incorporated into future road developments in South Korea as part of a 10-year programme. The country will incorporate smart road technology into expressway routes, with charging systems for EVs as they are being driven ...

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Karhoo adds to Iomob's European MaaS offering
  • 31/10/2019

Karhoo is offering its taxis and private hire vehicles as part of Iomob's Mobility as a Service (MaaS) offerings on projects throughout Europe. Karhoo CEO Boris Pillchowski says Iomob's solution of marrying scooters and bicycles with Karhoo's ...

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Cohda achieves C-V2X certification in China
  • 30/10/2019

Cohda Wireless has announced its cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) software stack is compliant with Chinese standards and specifications via the IMT-2020 certification. Cohda says IMT-2020 is regarded by many OEMs as one of the interoperability ...

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Estonian police offer 'road breaks' for first-time speeders
  • 30/10/2019

Police in Estonia have been offering drivers caught speeding with a choice between taking a break from the road instead of paying a fine. A report by ERR.ee says drivers exceeding the speed limit by 20 km/h must wait 45 minutes in a parking area ...

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Luna unveils 'cm-level' positioning for e-scooters
  • 30/10/2019

Dublin-based start-up Luna has released a telematic device which it says uses 10cm-level positioning accuracy to help scooter companies ensure their scooters are ridden and parked correctly. The device uses GNSS/GPS positioning with an integrated ...

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Intelematics veteran to get ITS Australia lifetime award
  • 30/10/2019

Intelematics veteran Brian Smith is to receive the ITS Australia Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award for advancing the country's navigation technology. Rod Chapman, CEO of Intelematics says: Today, thanks in large part to Brian, Intelematics uses ...

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LG U+ uses app to summon AV at South Korea demo
  • 29/10/2019

LG U+ demonstrated how a smartphone app can be used to summon an autonomous vehicle (AV) at the LG Science Park in Seoul, South Korea. A report by Korea Joongang Daily says an LG U+ employee summoned the AV connected to the carrier's 5G network from ...

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Audi uses 5G to develop digital mobility network in Germany
  • 29/10/2019

Audi is working with Deutsche Telekom and the German city of Ingolstadt to use new 5G technology to improve urban mobility. The partners will seek to develop a digital transport infrastructure that will improve road safety and traffic flows and ...

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Carrida has big plans for mini camera tech
  • 29/10/2019

Carrida Technologies, a specialist in automatic licence plate recognition (ALPR) cameras for traffic and parking applications, has announced plans to expand into other sectors. The company manufactures Carrida Cam, which it believes is probably the ...

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Kistler weighs in with its WIM systems
  • 29/10/2019

Swiss-headquartered Kistler is using ITS World Congress to present the company's proven weigh-in-motion Lineas sensors, available in three sensor lengths: 15m, 1.75m and 2m, and two connecting cable length options 40m and 100m. In 2016, the ...

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Free pass shake-up on Virginia's HOV lanes
  • 28/10/2019

The US state of Virginia has radically changed which cars are eligible to use high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. Most of the 16,000 vehicles which carry clean special fuel number plates can no longer use HOV lanes without three or more occupants ...

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FiveAI starts AV commuter trials in London
  • 28/10/2019

A consortium led by FiveAI called StreetWise is carrying out commuter research trials for autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads in London. FiveAI says the trials will aim to gather insights into AV services, which it says could offer a greener ...

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Kapsch wins major Georgia ATMS deal
  • 28/10/2019

Kapsch TrafficCom has won a contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDoT) in the US to design and implement a statewide advanced traffic management system (ATMS). Tracy Bumpers, Kapsch executive VP, Solution Center Traffic, says the ...

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NCS signs agreement with LTA's MSI Global
  • 28/10/2019

Singapore-based information, communications and tech services provider NCS has agreed in principal to provide consultancy and intelligent transport solutions to overseas customers. NCS, part of the Singtel Group, signed a memorandum of understanding ...

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StreetLight Data offers dashboard of bike and pedestrian metrics
  • 25/10/2019

StreetLight Data has unveiled a tier of its InSight software which it says offers metrics to help transportation planners improve bike, scooter and pedestrian infrastructure. StreeLight Data claims its 'Bike and Pedestrian Essentials' will help ...

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Virgin Hyperloop joins Ellen MacArthur network
  • 25/10/2019

Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) is joining a network of companies which aim to accelerate the transition of businesses to a more sustainable economic model. VHO says it will commit to establishing methods to reuse decommissioned elements of its system and ...

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Toyota rises to Olympic AV mobility challenge
  • 25/10/2019

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics fast approaching, Toyota is adapting 20 of its e-Palette autonomous shuttles to move contestants around the athletes' village. Adoption of the automated electric vehicles has been based in part on feedback from athletes ...

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Econolite sees 'green shoots' of collaboration
  • 25/10/2019

The ITS industry is coming into an exciting new phase of genuine cooperation which will benefit users, says Econolite president and COO Abbas Mohaddes. I feel we are now truly bringing people together in a collaborative approach to multimodal ...

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TBTA chooses TransCore to build tolling system in New York City
  • 24/10/2019

MTA Bridges and Tunnels (TBTA) has asked TransCore to design and build toll system equipment for the Central Business District Tolling Program (CBDTP) in New York City. The partners will work with the city's department of transportation to install ...

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Nevada police uses Waycare AI to prevent crashes
  • 24/10/2019

The Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) has used Waycare's artificial intelligence-based platform to deploy five strategic traffic management sites (STMS) to help prevent speeding and crashes. NHP says the STMS locations provide the police with elevated ...

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Bentley buys up Citilabs and Orbit
  • 24/10/2019

Infrastructure software specialist Bentley Systems is continuing to expand its portfolio with its just-announced acquisition of Citilabs and Orbit Geospatial Technologies. Citilabs provides the global mobility solution CUBE and analytics package ...

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Singapore transport minister: 'Use ITS wisely'
  • 24/10/2019

ITS can bring great benefits but the industry must be mindful of the potential downsides too. That was the candid message from Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore's minister for transport, at the Opening Ceremony of ITS World Congress 2019. The upsides of ITS ...

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New York green light to re-signal subways
  • 18/10/2019

New York's authorities are to solicit proposals for re-signalling the city's subways. The move comes hot on the heels of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)'s proposal to invest $51.5 billion in the city's subways, buses and railroads ...

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Waymo may operate AVs in Phoenix 'without safety driver'
  • 17/10/2019

Ride-hailing company Waymo may be about to start operating fully-autonomous vehicles (AVs) to pick people up - without a safety driver. An email sent to users, which appeared on Reddit, said people in Phoenix, Arizona, who were matched with an AV ...

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ITS European Congress 2020: call for contributions
  • 17/10/2019

Ertico ITS Europe is calling for contributions to the ITS European Congress taking place in Lisbon next year. Authors of papers and organisers of proposed sessions will be asked during the online submission process to explain how their contribution ...

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Tattile launches Axle Counter
  • 17/10/2019

Tattile has launched an automatic system for determining the number of axles on a vehicle for tolling solutions. Axle Counter records the axles of any vehicle - driving at speeds up to 180km/h - in order to help toll operators allocate the correct ...

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Three east African countries to introduce road tolling
  • 16/10/2019

Uganda is to introduce a road toll on the Entebbe Expressway in January 2020. The country's government will start collecting money over 40 years for the 55km route which links the capital, Kampala, with Entebbe International Airport. The tolls will ...

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Amsterdam's municipal fleet 'zero-emission by 2025'
  • 16/10/2019

Amsterdam's authorities have announced that most municipality vehicles must be zero-emission by 2025 - followed by all other vehicles in the city 2030. The Dutch city says the municipality owns around 1,500 vehicles, which account for around 4% of ...

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Dyson scraps EV project
  • 16/10/2019

British technology company Dyson has pulled out of a project to build electric vehicles (EVs), saying it is unable to make its car commercially viable. Chief executive Sir James Dyson said in a statement: We have been through a serious process to ...

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Q-Free launches web-based lane management
  • 16/10/2019

Q-Free has unveiled LaneAware, a web-based application which it says streamlines the lane management of workzones to reduce workload on agency staff and minimise traffic disruptions. Q-Free America's senior vice president Morten Andersson says most ...

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EU states support Denmark's diesel ban proposal
  • 15/10/2019

Ten European Union (EU) countries have backed a proposal from Denmark to ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars by 2040. Danish climate and energy minister Dan Jorgensen told Reuters that the ban will hopefully put pressure on the European ...

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New York approves transit toll hikes
  • 15/10/2019

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved a package of toll and fare hikes to raise funds for large-scale improvements. Executive director Rick Cotton says: "We don't want to impose increases. But we must, on the other hand, support ...

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Climate fears driving EV buyers, says Geotab
  • 15/10/2019

Reducing their environmental impact is as likely to persuade UK consumers to buy an electric vehicle (EV) as saving money, according to a new survey. Connected vehicle company Geotab surveyed 3,001 consumers on factors that appeal to them in an EV. ...

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ITS Australia: National Awards 2019 nominees
  • 15/10/2019

An autonomous Mobility as a Service pilot at a retirement village is among the nominees in ITS Australia's National Awards 2019. Aurrigo is exploring how the technology will be used safely by elderly passengers in an environment where technical ...

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Most pedestrian detection systems 'hit pedestrians at 30mph'
  • 14/10/2019

In-car automatic emergency braking systems with pedestrian detection mostly fail to avoid hitting pedestrians - and are completely ineffective at night, according to new research. In shocking findings, the American Automobile Association (AAA) ...

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London more than twice over air pollution limit, says ClientEarth
  • 14/10/2019

Greater London is more than twice over the legal limit for air pollution levels in the UK, according to a study. Charity ClientEarth says the UK is failing to meet the legal limits of nitrogen dioxide pollution, where the annual average concentration ...

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Here unveils Live Sense road hazard SDK
  • 14/10/2019

Here Technologies has released a software development kit (SDK) which it says provides real-time insights on driving conditions and upcoming obstacles without the need for connectivity. Here claims its Live Sense SDK uses artificial intelligence and ...

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Indra drones to manage road traffic in Spain
  • 14/10/2019

Indra is to use drones to monitor road traffic and detect incidents in Lugo, Spain. The company plans to employ the drones as sensors for current transportation monitoring systems and integrate them into its transportation control solution Mova ...

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C40 mayors make global 'clean air' pledge
  • 11/10/2019

In a move that will have significant implications for urban transit, 35 mayors at this week's C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen have pledged to implement substantive clean air policies by 2025. Among other developments, this is likely to mean ...

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Spin seeks non-profits for US street safety projects
  • 11/10/2019

Scooter-sharing company Spin is launching an initiative to involve non-profit organisations in US street safety projects. Spin says the pilot phase of the Mobility Data for Safer Streets initiative will provide a suite of data sources, software ...

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Tata and What3words simplify last-mile in India
  • 11/10/2019

Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors has joined forces with location technology provider What3words to help simplify last-mile navigation in India. Mayank Pareek, president, passenger vehicle business unit at Tata Motors, says: Our customers will now ...

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Septentrio demos AV localisation tech
  • 11/10/2019

Septentrio provided GPS/global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology for computer vision supplier Artisense's Visual Inertial Navigation System (VINS). Septentrio says the GNSS technology provides centimetre-level positioning to the VINS ...

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Crypta supplies Czech C-Roads tech
  • 10/10/2019

Tech firm Crypta Labs is working with cybersecurity firm Teska Labs and O2 Czech Republic to deliver a hardware solution for the country's C-Roads programme. C-Roads is a joint initiative of European member states and road operators for cross-border ...

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NEMA previews connected infrastructure standard
  • 10/10/2019

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is developing a standard which it claims could accelerate the deployment of connected vehicle roadside infrastructure technology. The NEMA TS 10 Connected Vehicle Infrastructure-Roadside ...

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SP Group expands Singapore EV chargers
  • 10/10/2019

SP Group is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charger network in Singapore to 200 points, including 52 DC fast chargers. The company says the DC fast chargers will be able to charge an EV in 30 minutes in the Central Business District, Orchard ...

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Careem expands Iraq ride-share operation
  • 10/10/2019

Dubai-based ride-hailing company Careem has expanded into the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a report by Arabian Business. The company is hoping to provide technology-based mobility options for riders and offer flexible employment opportunities ...

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Ola brings motorbike service to 150 Indian cities
  • 09/10/2019

Ride-hailing firm Ola says it has rolled out its motorbike service - Ola Bike - to 150 cities in India and plans to introduce hundreds more to new towns and cities. The company says Ola Bike serves as a primary mobility solution in small towns, ...

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Uber launches shift worker-to-job platform
  • 09/10/2019

Not content with ride-hailing and food delivery, Uber has branched into the employment market. The company has launched its Uber Works platform in Chicago, a service which aims to connect workers with businesses that need to fill available shifts. ...

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Ctrack bolsters Swarco's telematics solution
  • 09/10/2019

Ctrack by Inseego is expanding Swarco's telematics solution by providing the Driver Mobi app to promote responsible driving among its van fleet. Ctrack says the app communicates driving scores to staff via a smartphone alongside company or team ...

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Q-Free to deliver Thailand toll solutions
  • 08/10/2019

Q-Free and an unnamed local partner have been chosen to deliver tolling solutions for a 22km toll road which runs from central Bangkok to Don Muang Airport in Thailand. The 95 million NOK (£8.5m) Don Muang Tollway (DMT) project includes the delivery ...

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LAX bans ride-hailing pick-ups at terminals
  • 08/10/2019

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is to ban ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft from picking up passengers outside its terminals. The draconian move, which is planned to come into force later this month, is in a bid to reduce ...

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India 'to consider single tag' for all toll roads
  • 08/10/2019

Indian transportation officials will meet this month (October) to discuss implementing a 'One Nation One Tag' policy to replace multiple smart tags being used on toll roads. The Times of India says the Fastag RFID-based smart tag is being used to ...

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Voom's San Francisco helicopter service lifts off
  • 08/10/2019

Voom is offering helicopter flights to five airports in the San Francisco Bay Area which it says will provide an affordable way to fly over traffic. Voom CEO Clément Monnet says: Our service will make it easy and affordable for business travellers ...

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Driven demos AVs operating 'safely' in London
  • 07/10/2019

The Driven Consortium has completed a week-long demonstration which it says shows that autonomous vehicles (AVs) can operate safely in London - with a safety driver. Driven - a £13.6 million initiative supported by the UK government - carried out the ...

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Kapsch given OmniAir nod for connected vehicle RSUs
  • 07/10/2019

Kapsch has received certification for the RIS-9160 and RIS-9260 connected vehicle roadside units (RSUs) from the OmniAir consortium. The green light from OmniAir confirms RSUs meet operational standards set by the Institute of Electrical and ...

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IBTTA CEO: Industry can help solve climate crisis
  • 07/10/2019

IBTTA CEO Pat Jones has invoked the example of climate change protestor Greta Thunberg to insist that the tolling industry can help tackle global environmental concerns. Speaking at the IBTTA's annual meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jones said that ...

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Dutch road safety 'getting worse' says expert
  • 07/10/2019

Roads in the Netherlands have become more dangerous over the last decade, according to one of the country's leading road safety experts. Dr Peter van der Knaap, head of the scientific institute for road safety research, SWOV, made the remarks in an ...

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Cleveland installs smart streetlight and camera control
  • 04/10/2019

Cleveland in Ohio is ramping up a programme to improve management of cameras and lighting. The US city is using the T-Light Galaxy Network from ST Engineering Wireless to manage 61,000 streetlights. Cleveland Public Power commissioner Ivan ...

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Paris to offer €500 help-to-buy for e-bikes
  • 04/10/2019

Parisians are to be given a big financial incentive to get on two wheels next year, according to MSN News. The Île-de-France Mobilités transport authority which covers the city of Paris and outer suburbs - plans to offer residents €500 to buy an ...

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Ford plans AV transport in Austin in 2021
  • 04/10/2019

Ford Motor is to launch an autonomous vehicle (AV) transportation service in Austin, Texas, by 2021. Reuters says Ford is testing a self-driving system - developed with Argo AI, an AV technology company backed by Ford - in its Fusion Hybrid sedans. ...

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Berlin seeks to embed MaaS with Jelbi app
  • 03/10/2019

Berlin has become the latest city seeking to convince travellers of the benefits of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Trafi and public transport company Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) have officially launched the Jelbi app following a beta launch in ...

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Iteris to update Florida's ITS architectures
  • 03/10/2019

Iteris has won a $1 million contract to upgrade the Florida Department of Transportation (FDoT)'s state-wide ITS architecture (SITSA) and seven regional ITS architectures (RITSA). Iteris says SITSA and RITSAs support Florida's ITS planning and ...

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Gogoro unveils Taiwan e-scooter battery-swap station
  • 03/10/2019

Taiwan-based Gogoro Network has unveiled a battery-swapping station which it says retains more than 200kWh of energy and supports 1,000 electric scooters per location. The company is utilising artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced algorithms to ...

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ITS Asia Pacific Forum 2020: early bird registrations
  • 03/10/2019

Early bird registrations are open for the 17th ITS Asia Pacific Forum 2020 with the opportunity of saving up to $AUS200 (£109). ITS Australia says the forum, whose theme is 'ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities', will demonstrate Australia's ...

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Chicago pushes traffic safety plan for 'poorer' areas
  • 02/10/2019

The city of Chicago has unveiled a plan to help improve traffic safety in its poorer areas, focusing on the south and west sides. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says studies show that residents living in communities experiencing economic hardship are three ...

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Lyft updates app to boost two-wheeled travel
  • 02/10/2019

Lyft is tweaking its app in a bid to make it easier for users to switch between different modes of travel - including scooters, bikes, public transit and car rentals. The ride-share firm has added shared bikes and scooters to its app over the past ...

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Car2go reverses from five North American cities
  • 02/10/2019

Car2go is to remove its free-floating car-share service from the North American cities of Austin, Calgary, Denver, Portland and Chicago by the end of the year. Car2go released a statement, in which it admitted mistakes: We have had to face the hard ...

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UVS releases colour alert system for video walls
  • 02/10/2019

Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has developed an alarm system which it says can be used in a traffic control centre where on-screen colour changes represent major fluctuations. The system, which operates within UVS' Lucidity video wall controller and ...

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Uber bolsters app features to boost micromobility
  • 01/10/2019

Uber is combining its ride-hailing and food delivery apps, while polishing its green credentials and launching a range of new features and partnerships. There is a particular focus on micromobility: bikes and scooters will be displayed on the map ...

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Kinetic unveils Detroit EV charging initiative
  • 01/10/2019

A collaboration led by DTE Energy called Project Kinetic has launched an initiative which allows drivers to charge electric vehicles (EVs) at Beacon Park in downtown Detroit, Michigan. DTE says the ChargeD initiative is offering access to four DC ...

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China's Changzhou metro takes Bombardier train control tech
  • 01/10/2019

Bombardier Transportation has provided propulsion and signalling systems for trains running on China's Changzhou Metro Line 1 in a bid to reduce travel time. Bombardier says its Cityflow 650 communications-based control solution enables automatic ...

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E-con launches 5MP monochrome camera
  • 01/10/2019

E-con Systems has launched a 5MP monochrome USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed Camera which it says captures images in visible and near-infrared regions. The See3CAM_CU55M camera includes a high level of signal to noise ratio which, E-con says, guarantees a ...

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Egis offers VR training for French highway patrols
  • 30/09/2019

A new scheme in France aims to give highway police a first-hand view of what to expect in high speed incidents without putting anyone at risk. Egis has launched the training module for motorway patrollers using a virtual reality (VR) headset and ...

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San Miguel moots elevated toll solution for Manila congestion
  • 30/09/2019

San Miguel Corporation is seeking a high-level solution to congestion in Metro Manila in the Philippines. The company - whose flagship product is the San Miguel beer is proposing an elevated toll road on top of the EDSA (Epifanio de los Santos ...

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Masabi: bespoke tech is holding transit agencies back
  • 30/09/2019

Sixty per cent of transit agencies looking to use account-based ticketing are struggling with bespoke technology which is slow to deploy and costly to maintain, claims Masabi. Masabi CEO Brian Zanghi says agencies have been denied access to systems ...

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Via Mobility Japan trials ride-hailing for Itochu
  • 30/09/2019

Via Mobility Japan is providing a free ride-sharing service for employees living within a seven-mile zone of Itochu's HQ in the capital, Tokyo. General trading company Itochu is hoping the BlueVia service will reduce transportation costs and allow ...

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Aptiv and Hyundai to develop AV tech
  • 27/09/2019

Dublin-based Aptiv has partnered with South Korean automotive manufacturer Hyundai Motor to develop SAE Level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies. Aptiv says the joint venture will begin testing fully autonomous systems in 2020 and have an ...

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Cubic completes contactless payment deployment in Sydney
  • 27/09/2019

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) has completed the roll-out of Sydney's Opal contactless payment system, with final installations this week across the Australian city's bus network. CTS says commuters can now travel on buses, ferries, trains and ...

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T-Labs trials blockchain e-scooters at German HQ
  • 27/09/2019

Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) is launching a blockchain-based electric scooter pilot for employees at its HQ in Bonn, Germany. John Calian, senior vice president of T-Labs, says the Xride service will decentralise identity management, ...

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Road safety reformer Jacques Chirac dies
  • 27/09/2019

The news that former French president Jacques Chirac has died, aged 86, should be of note for those in the road safety sector. His political legacy is well known. Chirac was prime minister of France from 1974-76 and again from 1986-88, mayor of ...

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Amazon pledges to meet Paris Agreement 10 years early
  • 26/09/2019

Amazon has ordered 100,000 new electric vehicles (EVs) as part of The Climate Pledge, a commitment which calls on signatories to be net zero carbon by 2040 a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement. Companies signing the pledge agree to measure and ...

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European Day Without A Road Death: 'Everyone's vulnerable'
  • 26/09/2019

This year's European Day Without A Road Death (Project EDWARD) takes place today, emphasising a theme of vulnerability. It is organised by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), which offers a somewhat pessimistic view of the state of play. We ...

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Lyft app gets bike lanes to encourage safer cycling
  • 26/09/2019

Lyft is adding protected bike lanes and bike-friendly routes to its app to encourage more people to use two-wheeled transportation. The Verge reports that the protected bike lanes will appear as dark green lines in the app while bike-friendly ...

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Come Together: iconic Abbey Road crossing gets makeover
  • 26/09/2019

It is perhaps the best-known image of vulnerable road users (VRUs) in history: the Abbey Road pedestrian crossing in north London is famous from the photo gracing the cover of Abbey Road, the last studio album released by The Beatles, recorded at the ...

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New York to pump $51.5bn into transit
  • 25/09/2019

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has proposed investing $51.5 billion in the city's subways, buses and railroads over the next five years. Janno Lieber, MTA chief development officer, says: The proposed capital programme will ...

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Uber granted London licence for just two months
  • 25/09/2019

Transport for London (TfL) has issued Uber London with just a two-month private hire operator licence. The ride-hailing company's previous 15-month licence awarded by a court on appeal after TfL originally decided not to grant one - expires tonight ...

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Unmanned to trial autonomous delivery bots in Seoul
  • 25/09/2019

Technology start-up Unmanned Solutions is to deploy autonomous delivery robots in Sangam Digital Media City (DMC), an autonomous driving test bed South Korea's capital Seoul. The Korean Times says the four-wheeled electric vehicles will operate in ...

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C2A and NXP unveil cybersecurity solution for C/AVs
  • 25/09/2019

C2A Security has launched a cybersecurity solution for connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AVs) that uses NXP Semiconductors' CAN (Controller Area Network) transceivers. C2A says the transceivers detect and prevent malicious activity on the ...

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European and US mayors support climate change strikes
  • 24/09/2019

European and US city mayors have written an open letter in support of the thousands of people involved in global climate change strikes. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, New York's Bill de Blasio, Los Angeles' Eric Garcetti and lord mayor of Copenhagen, ...

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DiDi Chuxing to expand into Chilean cities
  • 24/09/2019

Chinese ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing is to expand to 14 cities in Chile by the end of the year, according to a report by China Daily. Mi Yang, DiDi's head of operations in Latin America, says the company is aiming to provide a safe mobility ...

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Ghana assesses feasibility of light railway system
  • 24/09/2019

The Ministry of Railways Development (MORD) in Ghana is to carry out a feasibility study on the development of a light rail system in the West African country. MORD will work with a consortium of companies from the Czech Republic to introduce the ...

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Wejo unveils data products to predict traffic build-up
  • 24/09/2019

Wejo has launched three products using connected vehicle data which it says can pinpoint where and when traffic is going to build up. Wejo founder Richard Barlow says the company has curated more than 130 billion miles of data, showing the positive ...

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Kistler installs WiM system on Czech highway
  • 23/09/2019

The Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) has approved a Weigh in Motion (WiM) system from Kistler to help prevent road damage from trucks. Kistler, a measurement technology company, says its KiTraffic system is being used to track and fine overloaded ...

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MTC approves e-tolling upgrade for Bay Area bridges
  • 23/09/2019

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) intends to replace cash lanes with the electronic FasTrak tolling system at seven bridges in the San Francisco Bay Area. A report by Fox 2 KTVU says the MTC is hoping the $4 million upgrade will speed ...

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HaCon launches MaaS app to tackle Luxembourg jams
  • 23/09/2019

Software company HaCon is working with the Luxembourg Transport Community to introduce a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app which it says is designed to reduce congestion. The Transport Community - a public institution which works for the Ministry of ...

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ITS European Congress: call for contributions
  • 23/09/2019

Ertico ITS Europe is calling for session proposals and papers for the 14th ITS European Congress, which takes place in Lisbon, Portugal on 18-20 May 2020. Themed 'ITS: The Game Changer', the Congress will look in particular at data, focusing on ...

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USDoT awards $60m funding for ADS systems testing
  • 20/09/2019

The US Department of Transportation (DoT) is to provide nearly $60 million in funding for eight projects to test the safe integration of autonomous driving systems (ADS). US secretary of transportation Elaine Chao says: The Department is awarding ...

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Masabi bulks up mobile ticketing in Japan for Rugby World Cup
  • 20/09/2019

As the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, Masabi is expanding its mobile ticketing to help local and international fans navigate around Toyota City. Masabi says the move will allow riders to purchase daily bus passes in Jorudan's trip planning app ...

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World cities drive change on Car-Free Day
  • 20/09/2019

A global event which aims to shift cars off the road and encourage people onto alternative transport modes takes place on Sunday. World Car-Free Day 2019 gives metropolitan areas from Bangkok, Thailand to Reykjavik, Iceland, the opportunity to stop ...

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McCain to install parking guidance in California
  • 20/09/2019

McCain has been chosen by retail group Vestar to install its Optipark Parking Guidance System in the city of Pleasant Hill, California. The system will be installed at a parking garage at the corner of Boyd Road and Contra Costa Boulevard. It ...

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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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