UK council 'budget cuts' halt development of EV charging
  • 18/03/2019

More than 100 UK local authorities say they have no plans to increase their number of electric vehicle (EV) charging points. These findings have been revealed from freedom of information (FoI) requests submitted by the Liberal Democrats and shared ...

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Bosch opens London office to encourage smart mobility
  • 18/03/2019

Bosch has opened its London Connectory, a Shoreditch-based office space to allow different partners to develop smart mobility solutions. Bosch is now working with Nitrous, a platform for facilitating projects, to encourage collaboration between ...

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Canadian gov invests in PEI's EV charging infrastructure
  • 18/03/2019

The Canadian government has committed CAN$300,000 to develop six electric vehicle (EV) chargers across Prince Edward Island (PEI) province. The funding is part of the government's CAN$182.5 million investment to develop a fast-charging network for ...

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City of Phoenix appoints light rail administrator
  • 18/03/2019

The US city of Phoenix has appointed Markus Coleman light rail administrator where he will seek to provide more transit options for commuters in the capital of Arizona. Mario Paniagua, Phoenix's deputy city manager, says Coleman grew up in Phoenix, ...

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Spark and Ohmio trial 5G-connected driverless car in New Zealand
  • 15/03/2019

Telecoms operator Spark has joined forces with Ohmio Automotion to trial a 5G-connected driverless car on the streets of Auckland, New Zealand. The test was carried out in a controlled area at Auckland's Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct, using ...

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Groupil Industrie uses Geotab platform to improve EV fleet
  • 15/03/2019

French electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Groupil Industrie is using Geotab's connected fleet management platform to optimise its fleet. Geotab, a UK connected transportation firm, says its platform will provide Groupil with access to technical ...

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Metro Transit announces St. Louis transportation app
  • 15/03/2019

St. Louis public transport operator Metro Transit is launching a new real-time information and trip-planning mobile app covering the US region, which includes parts of Illinois and Missouri. Jessica Mefford-Miller, executive director of Metro ...

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AGD Systems acquires manufacturer of cone tactile equipment
  • 15/03/2019

ITS manufacturer AGD Systems has acquired Radix Traffic, a UK manufacturer of rotating cone tactile equipment to assist visually impaired pedestrians at signalled crossings. AGD says the Radix tactile indicator allows a blind or partially-sighted ...

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Tata to supply Tritium DC fast chargers in India
  • 14/03/2019

Automobile components company Tata AutoComp Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply Tritium's chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) in India. Tata says Tritium's Veefil-RT DC fast chargers supply power to a range of EVs, ...

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Las Vegas approves Elon Musk tunnel plan
  • 14/03/2019

Hot on the heels of a similar plan in Los Angeles, serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has been given the green light to build underground 'express-route' tunnels in Las Vegas, US. The decision by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) ...

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European lawmakers consider future C-ITS framework
  • 14/03/2019

Draft legislation which will underpin future services such as connected vehicles has been put before the European Parliament and Council this week. Aimed at harmonising cooperative ITS deployment, the C-ITS Delegated Act - a leaked draft of which ...

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Siemens Mobility unveils Digital Lab for ITS in Texas
  • 14/03/2019

Siemens Mobility has opened a Digital Lab for Intelligent Traffic Systems in Texas to collect and analyse data to develop digital urban mobility technologies. Siemens says the lab will mainly focus on new technologies such as connected and ...

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Indra launches Air Drones solution to manage UAV traffic
  • 13/03/2019

Indra is launching Air Drones, a set of solutions for managing air traffic for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) at local, regional and national territories. The company says Air Drones is designed to ensure the safety of air operations for drones ...

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Cohda Wireless supplies technology for smart pedestrian crossing
  • 13/03/2019

Cohda Wireless is to provide Vehicle to Everything (V2X) hardware and software for a pedestrian crossing solution in Estonia which is expected to reduce road accidents and fatalities. The crosswalk, created by mobility developer Bercman ...

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Zhejiang to launch C-V2X and 5G-enabled vehicles in China
  • 13/03/2019

Chinese auto maker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has entered into a partnership to launch cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) and 5G-enabled cars in 2021. Geely says it is working with Qualcomm Technologies and technology group Gosuncn to offer 5G ...

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Grab enters smart city agreement with Sinar Mas Land in Indonesia
  • 12/03/2019

Grab has partnered in Indonesia with property developer Sinar Mas Land to strengthen BSD (Bumi Serpong Damai) City's position as an integrated smart digital city. BSD City is an urban planning scheme which combines housing, business and commercial ...

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Trafficware upgrades ATMS traffic management system
  • 12/03/2019

Trafficware has upgraded its ATMS central traffic management system to include user interface customisation enhancements and metadata for connected vehicles. Trafficware, part of Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), says the ATMS 2.9 brings traffic ...

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Moovit extends multimodal trip planner to include parking options
  • 12/03/2019

Moovit is adding SpotHero's parking facilities to its multimodal trip planner in a bid to make commuting easier in the San Francisco Bay Area. Moovit says users will be able to find parking facilities nearest to their transit station, removing the ...

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San Diego and US Marine Corps partner on smart city development
  • 11/03/2019

The City of San Diego has partnered with the US Marines to develop smart cities technologies such as drones - or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) - and smart streetlights. The Californian city's authorities will meet with the Marine Corps ...

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British Safety Council launches app for measuring air pollution in London
  • 11/03/2019

The British Safety Council (BSC) and Kings College London have launched an app for outdoor workers to measure exposure to air pollution an increasing preoccupation for the ITS industry. The Canairy app could help improve workzone safety by ...

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Bharat installs solar EV chargers along highway in Delhi
  • 11/03/2019

Bharat Heavy Electricals is setting up a network of solar-based electric vehicle chargers (SEVC) on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway in India to help alleviate range anxiety for drivers. The company says the SEVC chargers are being set-up over the ...

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Lime expands tie-up with Google Maps to 80 new cities
  • 11/03/2019

Lime is building on a partnership with Google Maps which it says will allow riders to locate bikes and scooters in 80 cities worldwide. Last December, Lime launched an initial pilot with Google Maps in 13 cities such as Brisbane, Australia, and ...

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Siemens Mobility wins traffic management contract in Northern Ireland
  • 08/03/2019

Siemens Mobility has been chosen by the Department of Infrastructure in Northern Ireland to maintain and develop existing traffic management systems, which are mainly located in Belfast. The scope of the four-year contract includes the maintenance ...

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Transdev and Ericsson team up on AV cybersecurity project in France
  • 08/03/2019

Transport operator Transdev and telecoms firm Ericsson have teamed up in France on an autonomous vehicle (AV) cybersecurity project. The companies have deployed high-speed private network LTE data communications to demonstrate secure mobility ...

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London Science Museum hosts free driverless vehicle exhibition
  • 08/03/2019

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are at the heart of a new exhibition at the London Science Museum. Driverless: Who is in control? opens on 12 June and looks at how close we are to living in a world driven by thinking machines. Continuing until October ...

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MaaS Market London considers mobility for elderly and those with special needs
  • 08/03/2019

The ways in which authorities can meet the mobility needs of an ageing population and people with disabilities are to be addressed at ITS International's MaaS Market Conference later this month. Beth Cocker, head of design and consultancy at ESP ...

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Volvo tests autonomous electric bus on roads at Singapore campus
  • 07/03/2019

Volvo is trialling its 12m long autonomous electric bus on roads at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore ahead of an anticipated release onto public roads. The Volvo 7900 Electric single-decker bus can carry approximately 80 ...

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Citi Bike rolls out 4,000 e-bikes across New York
  • 07/03/2019

New York City bike-share service Citi Bike is to roll out 4,000 electric bicycles over the coming months and will add 13 stations and 2,500 more docks. The company is waiving the $2 per ride fee until 27 April for members. After this date, Citi ...

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Chula Vista invites private sector to develop drone and AV programmes
  • 07/03/2019

The city of Chula Vista in California is inviting researchers to propose projects, partnerships and pilot programmes on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). The city has issued a 'request for expressions of interest' ...

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PAL-V unveils 'world's first production model flying car'
  • 07/03/2019

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is no longer just the stuff of children's fiction, according to a Dutch company. Although sceptics suggest that flying cars will remain fantasy for many years to come, PAL-V has revealed the Liberty Pioneer, which it says is ...

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Los Angeles drivers may face congestion charge following study
  • 06/03/2019

After a century as the city of the automobile, Los Angeles is taking a major step on the road towards congestion charging. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LAMetro) is to explore road pricing and is also thinking about ...

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Rio's commuters welcome contactless Visa application
  • 06/03/2019

Transit authorities could soon be seeing the benefits of contactless payments without having to replace expensive turnstiles or terminals. That, at least, is what Visa is suggesting as the company launches its own secure access model (SAM), which is ...

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Teleste to enable development of smart campus applications in Thailand
  • 06/03/2019

Teleste is to help the Prince of Songkla University (PSU) in Thailand develop smart campus applications for transport and street lighting. PSU students and researchers will utilise Teleste's advanced video management, Internet of Things and ...

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Ola Electric Mobility raises £42m in funding round
  • 06/03/2019

Ola Electric Mobility, a company backed by Indian ride-hailing platform Ola, has raised 4 billion rupees (£42m) in an initial funding round. Ola hopes to bring one million electric vehicles (EVs) to India by 2022 and is currently running pilots to ...

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Toyota to build HD maps for automated vehicles using camera data
  • 05/03/2019

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development and telematics company Carmera are conducting a 'proof of concept' project to develop camera-based automation of high definition (HD) maps for roads in Japan. Toyota says the project will help realise ...

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Applied Information releases Knockdown Detection Sensor
  • 05/03/2019

Applied Information has launched a product to detect when a traffic control device has been knocked down due to an accident, storm or vandalism and call for help. The AI-900-032 Knockdown Detection Sensor uses battery power and wireless Internet of ...

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Coup to expand e-scooter service in Europe
  • 05/03/2019

Coup is to deploy 1,500 electric scooters across Berlin, Paris and Madrid expanding its overall fleet to 5,000. The company says the European cities will each receive 500 e-scooters to meet increased demand. From 1 April, users will have access to ...

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M&M offers mobility service for office workers in Mumbai
  • 05/03/2019

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has launched an electric mobility service called Glyd for commuters travelling to offices in Mumbai, India. Glyd comprises ten electric sedans called e-Veritos which are operating between corporate hubs at the Bandra ...

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ASECAP cautiously welcomes EU agreement on VRU safety
  • 04/03/2019

Tolling organisation ASECAP has welcomed a European agreement which would force governments to take 'systematic account' of vulnerable road users (VRUs). But it warns that the industry must guard against any unintended consequences of the provisional ...

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Thales and Telstra link up to enable safe airspace for drones
  • 04/03/2019

Thales and Australian mobile network provider Telstra are working together to enable the management of low altitude airspace for autonomous flying taxis, drones and helicopters. The partnership is investigating how 4G and 5G technology and Internet ...

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Maruti Suzuki partners with Delhi police on traffic enforcement
  • 04/03/2019

Automotive manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has partnered with the Delhi Police to stop red-light running and speeding. The partners are launching a red light and speed violation detection system along the 14km ring road between the Dhaula Kuan ...

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MTR Nordic launches app for Stockholm public transit disruptions
  • 04/03/2019

MTR Nordic has launched its MyHeadsapp travel app which it says will provide public transport updates for service disruptions on routes in Stockholm, Sweden. The firm operates and maintains the city's metro and commuter trains in cooperation with ...

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Barcelona council introduces tax for bike and moped sharing services
  • 01/03/2019

Barcelona City Council has approved a tax which will require bike and moped shared services to pay €75 per vehicle per year to operate. The tax is designed to regulate companies to limit their presence and minimise impact on public space. Licences ...

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Genetec updates security platform to include cybersecurity features
  • 01/03/2019

Genetec has upgraded its Security Center platform for automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) and video surveillance to include cybersecurity and privacy features. The Security Center 5.8 comes with a security score which ranks compliance with ...

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Gotcha to supply 1,000 e-bikes to southern California
  • 01/03/2019

Gotcha is to deploy 1,000 electric bikes across southern California this summer in a bid to improve air quality and reduce vehicle usage. The agreement with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments in the US state, and covers 15 municipalities, ...

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MaaS Market London takes practical view of MaaS technology
  • 01/03/2019

Practical applications of new and developing technologies in the transport sector will dominate the agenda at the fourth MaaS Market conference taking place in London on March 20-21. City authorities, transport operators and senior tech industry ...

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TRL develops vehicle safety standards for Europe
  • 28/02/2019

Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has developed new vehicle safety standards which it claims will save 25,000 lives and assist European countries in the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs). Matthias Seidl, senior researcher - vehicle safety & ...

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BMW and Daimler to cooperate on advancing mobility offerings
  • 28/02/2019

BMW and Daimler are investing €1 billion to cooperate on developing their mobility offerings in car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging and multimodal transport. Harald Krüger, chairman of BMW, says: These five services will merge ever more ...

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Intercomp launches LS-WiM system for fleet operators
  • 28/02/2019

Intercomp has launched a low-speed Weigh in Motion (LS-WiM) system which it says allows fleet managers to collect the weight of vehicles without hampering traffic flow. The system is suitable for high-volume entry and exit gates and, unlike ...

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McCain deploys VMS to improve parking congestion in San Jose, California
  • 28/02/2019

McCain is to deploy 13 variable message signs (VMS) in San Jose, California, showing the availability of parking garages in the city. Niko Stieldorf, project lead at McCain, says the signs will help drivers locate available parking, thus reducing ...

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Ford partners with What3words to offer precise navigation
  • 27/02/2019

Ford has joined forces with geocoding start-up What3words to offer its drivers in North America and Europe with more precise navigation. What3words, a global addressing system, divides the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigns each a ...

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MTA announces finalists for Transit Tech Lab in New York
  • 27/02/2019

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and non-profit organisation Partnership for New York City have announced six finalists for the inaugural Transit Tech Lab programme. The eight-week project will allow the technology companies to ...

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EP and council negotiators agree to upgrade road infrastructure rules
  • 27/02/2019

The European Parliament and Council Romanian Presidency negotiators have agreed to strengthen the road infrastructure management rules to help improve road safety in the European Union. The rules require road safety audits to be carried out during ...

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VWFS acquires majority share in Truck Parking Europe in Utrecht
  • 27/02/2019

Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) is acquiring a 75% stake in Utrecht-based Truck Parking Europe with the aim of improving safety for truck drivers in the Netherlands. Truck Parking Europe - a PTV company - offers a range of services for truck ...

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AV technology 'could reduce congestion', says Australian minister
  • 26/02/2019

Congestion costs would drop by more than a quarter if automated vehicles (AVs) account for 30% of kilometres travelled, says Alan Tudge, Australia's minister for cites urban infrastructure and population. Speaking at the Australia-New Zealand Cities ...

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Here Technologies extends location services to China
  • 26/02/2019

Here Technologies is extending its suite of location services to China following an agreement with NavInfo, a provider of digital maps and location services. Peter Kürpick, chief technology officer at Here, says: By simplifying the sourcing of ...

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Air Liquide and partners to increase hydrogen fuel cell taxis in France
  • 26/02/2019

Air Liquide has entered into a joint venture called HysetCo to boost the number of hydrogen fuel cell taxis in the Île-de-France region to 600 by 2020. The company says HysetCo will make it easier to roll out hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and their ...

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Tonnjes Card to develop vehicle identification number plates in Senegal
  • 26/02/2019

Tonnjes Card is to build a production plant for vehicle number plates to help authorities in Senegal identify drivers. The €1 million plant will be in the West African country's capital, Dakar. Tonnjes will work under the name of Afriplaque to ...

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Siemens Mobility project uses rerouting to improve air quality in Munich
  • 25/02/2019

Up to 40% of drivers are willing to help reduce air pollution when provided with alternative routes on ThinxNet's Ryd platform, says Siemens Mobility. The partners worked with air quality specialist Hawa Dawa in a four-week project in Munich to ...

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Stage Intelligence partners with Smovengo on Paris bike-share
  • 25/02/2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) company Stage Intelligence has linked up with a consortium in a bid to make a Paris bike-share scheme more efficient. Stage is partnering with Smovengo a grouping which consists of Smoove, Moventia, Mobivia and Park ...

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Nasa tests drone traffic management system in Nevada and Texas
  • 25/02/2019

US space agency Nasa is moving into the final phase of its four-year programme to prove that it can safely control drones flying over urban centres. Drones, less commonly called unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), are likely to form an increasing ...

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UITP partners with Metropolis on development of sustainable mobility
  • 25/02/2019

UITP, the international organisation for public transport, has partnered with Metropolis, the world association of the Major Metropolises, to cooperate on sustainable mobility. Metropolis is a global network of major cities and metropolitan areas ...

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Scania and Nobina to trial autonomous buses in Stockholm
  • 22/02/2019

Scania has joined forces with public transport operator Nobina to trial autonomous buses on public roads in Stockholm. Two Scania Citywide LF electric buses will operate in the Barkaby area of the Swedish capital, around 20km from the centre. Both ...

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Keolis Downer opens light rail in Newcastle, Australia
  • 22/02/2019

Keolis Downer has started operating a light rail service in the Australian city of Newcastle, which will serve as part of a multimodal transport network. The Australian subsidiary of Keolis was awarded the multimodal contract in 2016. It covers the ...

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Nortech to present detector range and ANPR system at Parkex 2019
  • 22/02/2019

Nortech is to exhibit its upgraded detector range at Parkex 2019 in the UK which it says now offers detection technology packaged in a slimline housing. The company claims its 8 Series range of single and dual channel detectors will facilitate ...

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Trafi and BVG launch all-in-one mobility app in Berlin
  • 21/02/2019

Technology firm Trafi has partnered with public transport company Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) to launch a mobility app which it says integrates all modes of transport in Berlin, Germany. Trafi claims that the Jelbi app will allow users to ...

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DEC unveils smart cities incubator in Dallas
  • 21/02/2019

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Network (DEC) backed by tech giants AT&T, Cisco and Microsoft - is launching an initiative to help regional companies and entrepreneurs develop urban technologies. The DEC says its Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator will ...

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Moscow is world's most gridlocked city, says Inrix
  • 21/02/2019

Moscow is the most gridlocked city in the world, according to a survey of snarl-ups by Inrix. The company's annual Global Traffic Scorecard found that road users in the Russian capital lost 210 hours last year because of congestion. Inrix weights ...

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Electriq Global to launch water-based fuel in the Netherlands
  • 21/02/2019

Australian-Israeli company Electriq Global has partnered with Dutch firm Eleqtec to bring its water-based fuel to the Netherlands to power electric mobility solutions. Electriq Fuel is expected to be suitable for mobility applications for trucks, ...

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Lyft pledges $700,000 to improve transport in East Oakland
  • 20/02/2019

Lyft is donating $700,000 to bring more transportation options and free-rides to under-served residents living in East Oakland, California. The ride-hailing company is working with the city of Oakland's mayor Libby Schaaf and non-profit organisation ...

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MaaS Market London: year one update from Whim West Midlands
  • 20/02/2019

Almost a year after it came into operation, Transport for West Midlands' head of smart travel, Chris Lane, will update delegates at the MaaS Market Conference (London 20 and 21 March) on how the Whim West Midlands pilot scheme is working in practice. ...

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Parkopedia offers services for Mercedes-Benz cars in China
  • 20/02/2019

Parkopedia has integrated its service into Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in China to provide drivers with information on parking garages. The company says the service offers information on garage prices, opening hours, precise location and dynamic ...

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BYD to build autonomous monorail system in Brazil
  • 20/02/2019

BYD is to build its SkyRail autonomous monorail in Brazil to connect Salvador's central business district with São João Island. SkyRail will operate along a 20km track with a capacity of 150,000 passengers per day. The route will be partially built ...

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Peak-hour commutes of less than 45 minutes by 2040, says panel
  • 19/02/2019

Nine out of ten peak-hour commutes in Singapore should take less than 45 minutes by 2040, saving the average person around 15 minutes every weekday. This is one of the recommendations that the Land Transport Master Plan's (LTMP) advisory panel ...

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Sompo to launch system to assist virtual testing of AVs
  • 19/02/2019

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance is to develop a system which will allow local governments to carry out virtual tests of autonomous vehicles (AV). A report by The Japan News says the insurance company is hoping to reduce costs associated with ...

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Nobina adds special services to bus operations in Denmark
  • 19/02/2019

Bus operator Nobina is to acquire parts of public transport company Örslev Holding to offer special public transport services in Denmark. The scope of the DKr.15.5 million (£1.8m) deal includes 16 buses which offer regular services in South Zealand ...

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Cubic appoints Dan Hedstrom vice president and CIO
  • 19/02/2019

Cubic has appointed Dan Hedstrom vice and president and chief information officer (CIO), where he will lead the company's global IT team. Hedstrom will manage Cubic's information security and platform services as well as business support. He will ...

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Vector offers EV journey planning app to drivers in New Zealand
  • 18/02/2019

Energy company Vector has partnered with Dutch start-up Chargetrip to launch an electric vehicle (EV) journey planning app in New Zealand aimed at reducing 'range anxiety' for drivers. Range anxiety is a term used to describe the stress EV users ...

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UITP unveils regional training centres in Turkey and China
  • 18/02/2019

UITP has opened two regional training centres in Istanbul, Turkey, and Shenzhen, China, to provide its members with courses in sustainable mobility. The international organisation for public transport says Istanbul was chosen for its bus rapid ...

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Tata Motors to supply 40 e-buses to India
  • 18/02/2019

Tata Motors is to deploy 40 electric buses to Lucknow City Transport Services in India to support the government's efforts for promoting electric vehicles (EVs). The delivery is part of a larger order in which 255 e-buses will be delivered to six ...

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Videalert offers refit service to improve MEVs
  • 18/02/2019

Videalert is launching a refit service for mobile enforcement vehicles (MEV), which it says will allow UK councils to extend the operational life of existing assets. The firm claims that the service will allow councils who obtain MEVs from suppliers ...

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China Mobile to trial 5G smart expressway in Hubei province
  • 15/02/2019

Telecoms company China Mobile is working with highway operators to unveil a 5G-based smart expressway programme in China's central Hubei province. A report by Ecns.com says the company's Hubei subsidiary is taking steps to choose sites for 5G ...

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Init launces simulation tool for integrating EVs into fleets
  • 15/02/2019

Init has launched a simulation and planning tool which it says will allow transit agencies and bus manufacturers to integrate electric vehicles (EV) into fleets The company says the eMobile-Plan can be used to simulate scenarios using different ...

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Canada invests in Vancouver's EV charging infrastructure
  • 15/02/2019

The government of Canada is investing CAN$300,000 in the construction of six electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in Vancouver. This funding is part of the government's CAN$182.5m investment to develop a fast-charging network for EVs and establish ...

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Volocopter and Fraport to develop ground infrastructure for air taxis
  • 15/02/2019

Volocopter has joined forces with Fraport to develop concepts for the ground infrastructure required to allow air taxis at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Volocopter says its partnership with German airport manager Fraport will focus on integrating ...

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Dutch are most ready for AVs - but bikes are an obstacle, says KPMG
  • 14/02/2019

The Netherlands is the number one country in terms of readiness to deploy autonomous vehicles (AVs) except for one small problem: bicycles. People on two wheels - in this notoriously bike-friendly country - pose a problem for the deployment of AVs ...

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Lyft Green Mode option allows riders to request electric and hybrid vehicles
  • 14/02/2019

Lyft is launching a Green Mode feature within its app to provide riders in Seattle with the option to travel in an electric or hybrid vehicle. The move follows the company's planned introduction of thousands of electric vehicles (EVs) onto its ...

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Ride-hailing and taxi drivers could face tougher criminal checks in England
  • 14/02/2019

Drivers who ply their trade on apps such as Uber could be under greater scrutiny as part of proposals being put forward by the UK government. The potential risk to passengers from the explosion of ride-hailing apps, as private-hire drivers are ...

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Cognitive Technologies to develop autonomous tram in Russia
  • 14/02/2019

Cognitive Technologies has joined forces with Russian manufacturer PC Transport Systems to deploy an autonomous tram on the streets of Moscow by 2022. Cognitive says that its simplified system means autonomous trams will appear on public roads much ...

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Zero-emission transport at centre of Democrat 'Green New Deal'
  • 13/02/2019

Clean and affordable transportation and zero-emission vehicle infrastructure are at the heart of the US Democrats' 'Green New Deal' package. The proposals seek to move the US away from fossil fuels and other sources of emissions that cause global ...

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Moovit, TomTom and Microsoft launch multimodal trip planner
  • 13/02/2019

Mobility as a Service firm Moovit has linked up with TomTom and Microsoft's Azure Maps to launch a multimodal trip planning app. The companies say it offers users their options for driving a car to park at a station, for example, and taking a train ...

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VeoRide to launch e-scooter with swappable battery in US
  • 13/02/2019

VeoRide is to launch an electric scooter with a swappable battery in the US which it says sets the product apart from anything on the market. The company could not resist a dig at commercial rivals, saying that its R&D team designed vehicles from ...

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MaaS Market London conference looks at first/last mile
  • 13/02/2019

Next month's MaaS Market conference in London will host a session dedicated to first/last mile travel within multimodal trips delivered through Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platforms. The provision of first/last mile connections is crucial if MaaS is ...

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Latin American micromobility firms merge to form Grow
  • 12/02/2019

Two micromobility firms in Latin America have joined forces to create a new outfit, Grow Mobility. Electric scooter company Grin, and dockless bike provider Yellow, have merged and say they plan to double their combined 135,000-strong ...

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New York gov: introduce Manhattan road pricing 'or face 30% fare rise'
  • 12/02/2019

New York's governor has suggested that unless some form of dynamic pricing is imposed on motorists in the city, there will be a 30% hike in public transit fares and tolls. Democrat Andrew Cuomo said the stiff Metropolitan Transportation Authority ...

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UK government pledges £6m on chargepoints for ultra-low emission taxis
  • 12/02/2019

The UK government is investing more than £6 million in the deployment of chargepoints to support ultra-low emission taxis across the country. The money will be used to install nearly 300 rapid points and 46 fast ones in 17 local authorities, ...

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Connectivity vital for advancing autonomous, electric and shared tech, says Bloomberg
  • 12/02/2019

Connectivity is essential for the development of autonomous, electric and shared technologies, according to international media outlet Bloomberg. Connectivity is at the heart of this as autonomous cars need high-definition maps that are connected ...

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ITS European Congress 2020 to be hosted by Lisbon
  • 11/02/2019

ITS European Congress 2020 is to take place in Lisbon, bringing together international mobility stakeholders next year in the Portuguese capital. Organised by Ertico ITS Europe, the Congress will be themed 'ITS - The Game Changer' and is an ...

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MaaS could lead to 'unintended negative consequences', say UK politicians
  • 11/02/2019

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) could lead to 'unintended negative consequences', according to influential figures in the UK parliament. The House of Commons Transport Committee's report on MaaS suggested that increased road congestion and poorer air ...

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Indra's Davaq demos accurate high-occupancy ID in US trial
  • 11/02/2019

Indra says its Davaq free-flow identification system has scored the highest overall accuracy rate 88% - in a US trial to detect high-occupancy vehicles. The real-world test was set up by the by the San Francisco Bay Area's Metropolitan ...

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European Start-up Prize for Mobility reveals first 150 projects
  • 11/02/2019

The European Start-up Prize for Mobility has whittled down 568 entrants to 150 projects. These will go on to the next stage of the competition the second year that the accelerator programme for sustainable mobility options has been run when their ...

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US road infrastructure 'needs more technology', says leading Republican
  • 08/02/2019

America will never have the infrastructure system it needs and deserves if we don't do a better job of incorporating technology, said leading Republican Sam Graves. He leads the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the US House of ...

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Car-sharing locations need to be revised to tackle car ownership, says Drivy
  • 08/02/2019

The only way to reduce car ownership is to stop putting car-sharing vehicles in places where people travel - and start putting them in places where they live. This was one of the main messages from the 'Future of Global Urban Mobility' event, ...

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Miovision partners with CT Group to distribute traffic signal platform across US
  • 08/02/2019

Traffic signal control specialist CT Group is to distribute Miovision's TrafficLink ITS platformacross the US in a new partnership between the two companies. The exclusive deal will see CT selling the product in 31 states from Alaska to Wyoming. ...

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LAMetro and Via launch ride-sharing service at three metro stations
  • 08/02/2019

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LAMetro) has partnered with Via to offer a ride-sharing service to and from three metro stations. The one-year pilot, supported by a $1.3 million grant from the Federal Transit ...

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No need for safety drivers in AVs, says UK government
  • 07/02/2019

The UK government has signalled that it is ready to allow autonomous vehicles (AVs) with no driver to be tested on public roads. It is already committed to having fully self-driving vehicles on UK roads by 2021. At present, operators are legally ...

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Go-Ahead uses Dovu's blockchain tech to augment customer data
  • 07/02/2019

UK train and bus company Go-Ahead is to use Dovu's blockchain-driven reward platform to gain more data on its passengers. The scheme will be rolled out initially on Go-Ahead's Thameslink and Southern Rail train services and offers passengers using ...

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Cotares adds Parking Tours to its public developer site
  • 07/02/2019

Cotares, which specialises in software for navigation and mapping, has added a tool to encourage the development of smart parking solutions to its public developer site. The firm says Parking Tours is designed for the developers of route finding and ...

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THEA tests connected vehicle technology in Florida
  • 07/02/2019

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) in Florida trialled connected vehicle technology which it says could lead to collision avoidance in real life. The test was carried out as part of the THEA Connected Vehicle (CV) pilot, an ...

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MaaS Market London tackles transport firms' big question
  • 06/02/2019

Will Mobility as a Service (MaaS) destroy public transport as we know it? That's the question representatives from the taxi, bus, rail and multi-modal sectors will consider in 'The role of vertical transport providers', the opening session of the ...

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2019 'won't be the year of blockchain', says Fujitsu
  • 06/02/2019

Blockchain technology will not break through into the mainstream of the British transportation sector during 2019, according to Fujitsu. Blockchain has been touted as the solution to a number of transportation issues, but Chris Patton from Fujitsu's ...

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RTD joins forces with Uber for trip planning in Denver
  • 06/02/2019

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver, Colorado, has entered into an agreement which will allow its riders to view transit routes within Uber's app. RTD says the collaboration will allow commuters to plan their travel with additional ...

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Lime brings renewable operations to France
  • 06/02/2019

Lime's scooters and warehouses in France will be powered by local, solar and small hydro projects in a bid to advance clean micro mobility in Europe, the firm says. The move stems from a three-year agreement with Planète Oui, an electricity ...

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Uber suspends Barcelona service after new regulations introduced
  • 05/02/2019

Taxi-hailing giant Uber is suspending its service in the Spanish city of Barcelona. The move comes after new regulations were passed by local authorities, according to Reuters. The company started its UberX service in the city last year. But from ...

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Texas to form taskforce to develop C/AV projects
  • 05/02/2019

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDoT) is to create a taskforce which will coordinate all ongoing connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) projects in the US state. The C/AV task force is being set up in order to document public and private ...

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Iteris expands US regional presence with office in Chicagoland
  • 05/02/2019

Iteris has opened a new regional office in the Chicago metropolitan area (Chicagoland) as part of an expansion in the US Midwest region. The company says it is driven by additions to various projects, which will start imminently, including the ...

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Lucid Vision adds four models to Triton camera series
  • 05/02/2019

Lucid Vision Labs has launched four Triton GigE vision cameras which it says can be used for ITS applications and traffic systems due to its IP67 protection rating. The cameras, which feature an interface for long cables up to 100m, come with M12 ...

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Finland pledges to launch autonomous technology research cluster in 2020
  • 04/02/2019

Finland plans to launch next year a research cluster which the government hopes will put the country at the forefront of developments in autonomous technology. The RAAS (Research Alliance for Autonomous Systems) 'innovation ecosystem' is designed to ...

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Connected Kerb installs charging infrastructure for EVs in London
  • 04/02/2019

Connected Kerb has launched its public kerbside charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) in the London borough of Southwark. The project, which is set for a city-wide rollout, stems from an agreement with Southwark Council and electricity ...

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Continental wins follow-on order to upgrade Shanghai metro
  • 04/02/2019

Continental has secured a follow-on order for future metro projects in the Chinese city of Shanghai to help increase usage of rail and reduce gridlocks on roads. The project will expand the metro network from 16 to 22 lines by 2020 and cover an ...

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ID Tech and IIT Ropar explore IoT and RFID applications for smart cities in India
  • 01/02/2019

Developing smarter cities in India is the goal of a tie-up between smart card company ID Tech and the Institute of Technology (ITT) Ropar, an academic institution in the northern India state of Punjab. ITT Ropar, which specialises in engineering, ...

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Stage Intelligence AI platform deployed in Latin America
  • 01/02/2019

Stage Intelligence's Bico artificial intelligence (AI) platform is being used by Tembici to help increase the usability of more than 16,000 bikes across Latin America. The Bico platform is expected to help bike-share companies increase ridership by ...

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Bridgestone Europe buys TomTom Telematics in €910m mobility deal
  • 01/02/2019

The telematics business of data provider TomTom is to be snapped up by the European arm of Bridgestone in a €910m cash deal. Part of the Bridgestone Corporation tyre empire, Bridgestone Europe says the deal will speed up its journey to becoming a ...

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Flir updates ThermiCam2 thermal traffic sensor and detector
  • 01/02/2019

Flir has upgraded its thermal traffic sensor and detector with traffic data collection features. The company says ThermiCam2 uses thermal energy emitted from road users rather than light - to detect vehicles and vulnerable road users at night, over ...

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Austria issues highest fines for violation of diesel bans, says study
  • 31/01/2019

Austria imposes the highest fines in Europe for violating diesel bans and low-emission zones, according to new research. Austrian authorities charge up to €2,180 for violators the next highest is the UK, with fines up to £1,138. Auto parts company ...

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Virginia and Transurban spend $1bn on infrastructure to improve congestion
  • 31/01/2019

The US state of Virginia and road operator Transurban are investing more than $1 billion in four projects to help tackle congestion on the I-495 and I-95. The partners want to establish a 90-mile network of connected Express Lanes throughout Northern ...

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Speed management safety site launched for transport planners
  • 31/01/2019

Speeding causes many road crashes and this is the motivation behind a new, free digital tool from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The Speed Management for Safety interactive website provides an overview of available resources for ...

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Thales and Centech launch programme to assist AI start-ups
  • 31/01/2019

Thales has partnered with Centech, a Canadian start-up incubator, to help develop more than ten start-ups a year in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Through the partnership's AI@Centech Programme, Thales will provide them with business ...

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MaaS Market London: rising tide won't lift all transport providers
  • 30/01/2019

In his keynote address to the second day of ITS International's MaaS Market Conference (London, 20-21 March), connected vehicle expert Frederic Bruneteau will consider 'The harsh reality of urban mobility: Winners and losers in the MaaS value chain'. ...

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Zenuity gets green light to trial self-driving cars on Swedish highways
  • 30/01/2019

Zenuity, a joint venture between vehicle solution manufacturer Veoneer and Volvo Cars, is to trial self-driving cars on Swedish highways at a maximum speed of 80km/h. Dennis Nobelius, CEO at Zenuity, says the vehicles will collect important data ...

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Disability Rights California sues San Diego over dockless scooters
  • 30/01/2019

While the clutter from mis-used dockless scooter schemes is frustrating for many, it is physically unsafe for some, according to a legal action in the US. Disability Rights California slams an 'unregulated onslaught' in its class action lawsuit ...

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Boeing autonomous air vehicle completes first flight in Virginia
  • 30/01/2019

Boeing has completed a test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in the US. The electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft was developed through a collaboration between Boeing subsidiary companies Boeing NeXt and Aurora ...

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NUMO alliance erects 'big tent' to build more sustainable cities
  • 29/01/2019

A new alliance has formed to help governments and cities around the world integrate ride-hailing, dockless bikes and scooters and autonomous vehicles into communities. NUMO (New Urban Mobility Alliance) is to launch a range of pilot projects and ...

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First 10km of UAE hyperloop 'ready in 2020'
  • 29/01/2019

The project billed as the world's first commercial hyperloop system is on course to open its first 10km section next year in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). In an interview Bibop Gresta, chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, told ...

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Mercedes-Benz to trial electric buses in two German cities
  • 29/01/2019

Mercedes-Benz has supplied three fully-electric buses to German municipal transport company Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr (RNV) to help improve air quality in the cities of Mannheim and Heidelberg. Dr. Peter Kurz, mayor of Mannheim, says: The electrification ...

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Google spin-off Waymo to open 'world's first Level 4 AV' factory in Michigan
  • 28/01/2019

Waymo, the company that began as Google's driverless car project, has pledged to open a facility in Michigan, US, to produce advanced autonomous vehicles (AVs). In a statement, Waymo insisted: This will be the world's first factory 100% dedicated to ...

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Vietnam gov urges ministries to improve traffic safety
  • 28/01/2019

Vietnam's deputy prime minister Truong Hoa Binh is calling on government ministries to better enforce traffic safety following deaths caused by drink- and drug-driving. Binh says the Ministry of Transport needs to scrutinise procedures for ...

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Highways England appoints Janette Beinart as non-exec director
  • 28/01/2019

Highways England has appointed a data specialist to advise the organisation, which manages England's major roads. Janette Beinart, former interim chief information officer at investment business M&G Prudential, will join as a non-executive ...

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Colorado signs exec order to support transition to ZEVs
  • 25/01/2019

Governor of Colorado Jared Polis has signed an executive order which outlines a suite of initiatives to support a transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEV) in the US state. Polis says: Our goal is to reach 100% renewable electricity by 2040 and ...

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Rapidly-changing mobility environment is challenging policymakers, says UK DfT
  • 25/01/2019

Policy makers are working hard to make sense of a rapidly-changing mobility environment, according to a senior official from the UK's Department for Transport (DfT). Ella Taylor, DfT's head, future of mobility, Centre for Connected and Autonomous ...

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ERM bolsters StarLink telematics platform to improve car-sharing services
  • 25/01/2019

Israeli company ERM Advanced Telematics is improving its StarLink product to include add-ons which allow car-sharing companies to control and immobilise a vehicle to prevent unauthorised use. The StarLink telematics device serves as a foundation ...

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Apple cuts 200 staff from Project Titan AV programme
  • 24/01/2019

Tech giant Apple has cut 200 staff from its autonomous vehicle (AV) programme, Project Titan, according to US media reports. Apple is said to describe the changes to Project Titan as a restructuring move. CNBC quotes a company spokesperson as ...

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PTV works with partners to develop transport modelling software for AVs
  • 24/01/2019

PTV, a member of the CoEXist European research project, has announced the development of transport modelling software which it says is ready for automated vehicles (AVs). CoEXist is a three-year project which focuses on the interaction between ...

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Impact of MaaS on taxi firms under spotlight at MaaS Market Conference
  • 24/01/2019

The impact of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) on the taxi and private hire sector will come under close scrutiny at the 2019 MaaS Market Conference in London on 20-21 March. Lauri Suokannas, head of business development for Helsinki Taxis, will share ...

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Bosch to trial driverless tech on Australia's high-speed rural roads
  • 24/01/2019

Bosch has received an automated driving system (ADS) permit from the Victorian government to test automated vehicle technology on high-speed rural roads in the south-eastern Australian state. Bosch is to use a $2.3 million grant from the Connected ...

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Ford's decision to bin Chariot ride-share service came after 'significant consideration'
  • 24/01/2019

Ford has given no explanation for the decision to abandon its ride-sharing shuttle service Chariot, but said it came after significant consideration. The service will stop operating on UK shuttle commuter routes tomorrow after just a few months - ...

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Majority of people 'unaware of smart cities', says ATG Access
  • 23/01/2019

More than two-thirds of people do not know what a smart city is - and around a quarter find the concept worrying due to lack of available information, says a new study. ATG Access surveyed 1,000 UK participants and found that just 24% of people in ...

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MaaS can work but must be consistent with 'decarbonised future', says UK expert
  • 23/01/2019

Innovations such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) will help to make transport more free-flowing for individuals but that must not be done at the cost of society or the environment. That was the message from Paul Campion, CEO of the UK Transport ...

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Foretellix receives $14m to develop solution for AV testing
  • 23/01/2019

Israeli start-up Foretellix has received $14 million in funding to further develop a solution which measures the safety of autonomous vehicles (AV) in a range of scenarios. Foretellix says its coverage driven verification solution enables developers ...

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Alstom sends electric bus on six-week road show in Spain
  • 23/01/2019

Alstom is to test its Aptis electric bus in a range of depots and urban environments in Spain as part of a six-week roadshow. The initiative will evaluate vehicle's charging system, autonomy and its performance in traffic. It is starting in the ...

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