LA Metro seeks to attract more bus riders
  • 17/01/2020

Transport authorities in Los Angeles are trying to attract more people to bus services in a bid to halt falling ridership and entice drivers out of their cars. A report in the Los Angeles Times says that LA Metro officials have come up with plans ...

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Hyundai to develop Uber's air taxis
  • 16/01/2020

Hyundai has entered an agreement to develop Uber's air taxis as the companies hope the concept of ride-share takes to the skies. Hyundai is to produce and deploy the flying vehicles while Uber will provide airspace support services, connections ...

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Autotalks unveils V2X/DSRC chipset for US
  • 16/01/2020

Autotalks has developed a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)-compliant chipset for cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) or dedicated short range communication (DSRC) deployments in the US. Yaniv Sulkes, Autotalks' vice president of ...

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Amey launches AV service while protecting kangaroos
  • 16/01/2020

Amey Australia is to operate a retrofitted autonomous pick-up truck to collect passengers living in the Australian town of Dubbo, 440km north-west of Sydney. Amey is also investigating technology that may help detect and avoid kangaroos in a bid to ...

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Birmingham steers towards car restrictions
  • 15/01/2020

The UK city of Birmingham is proposing to restrict private car access to its centre as part of a wide-ranging blueprint to improve the way people move around. The Birmingham Transport Plan 2031 describes what the city needs to do differently to ...

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Avis forms Urban Movement Labs in LA
  • 15/01/2020

Avis Budget Group has helped form Urban Movement Labs (UML), a public-private partnership in Los Angeles which aims to accelerate transportation technology. UML was launched by LA mayor Eric Garcetti, and Avis says it will focus on rolling out ...

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Swarco's vehicle-activated warning signs alert drivers to a cyclist ahead
  • 15/01/2020

Swarco Traffic has created a 'bicycle-ahead' warning system for drivers on busy country lanes in the English county of Bedfordshire. Central Bedfordshire Council wanted to improve protection for cyclists and encourage safer cycling on its ...

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BlackBerry and Renovo showcase data platform
  • 14/01/2020

BlackBerry QNX and Renovo showcased features of an advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving data platform at last week's CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The platform combines BlackBerry's real-time operating system with Insight, a solution ...

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Here Technologies joins 5GAA
  • 14/01/2020

Here Technologies has joined the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) with the aim of developing solutions for future mobility and transportation services. Here says 5GAA supports the idea that 5G will be best able to carry out critical communications ...

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Moovit helps guide visually-impaired transit riders
  • 14/01/2020

Moovit has partnered with remote assistance app Aira and Microsoft Azure Maps to help make public transit more accessible for blind and low-vision riders. Moovit says Aira's mobile app or smart glasses allow Aira agents to see a user's environment ...

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Signage firms Sunrise and SESA merge
  • 13/01/2020

Signage specialists Sunrise Systems Electronics Co and SES America (SESA) have merged to form Sunrise SESA Technologies. Sunrise, which formed in the 1970s, manufactures LED display technology and custom signs for bus and rail, while SESA provides ...

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Las Vegas uses AI to understand traffic patterns
  • 13/01/2020

Las Vegas has equipped 30 intersections with cameras and sensors in a bid to understand traffic patterns and alleviate congestion. A report by The Wall Street Journal says the system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to count the number of cars and ...

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CES 2020: AV tech 'not advanced enough' yet, says Elaine Chao
  • 10/01/2020

Autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies are not advanced enough to enable widescale deployment, according to US secretary of transportation Elaine Chao. As development continues in the years ahead, the federal government's areas of focus in ...

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CES 2020: Cities must offer 'door to door' mobility, says Siemens
  • 09/01/2020

Cities need an efficient and attractive transit system to improve urban mobility, says Marcus Welz, CEO of Siemens Mobility Intelligent Traffic Systems North America. Speaking at this week's CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Welz said: We want to enable cities ...

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CES 2020: Aerial autonomy 'may come before driverless cars'
  • 08/01/2020

Vehicle autonomy could be realised more quickly in the air than on the ground, according to Bell Textron's vice president of innovation, Scott Drennan. Speaking at this week's CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Drennan acknowledged that air taxis will require ...

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CES 2020: Here partners with Mitsubishi to deploy tech in Asia
  • 07/01/2020

Here Technologies has announced a partnership with Mitsubishi to deploy its technology in transportation projects in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. Speaking at this week's CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2020 in Las Vegas, Here says its tech ...

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Waymo acquires UK AI company
  • 06/01/2020

Waymo has entered the UK following the acquisition of Oxford artificial intelligence (AI) company Latent Logic for an undisclosed amount, says The Guardian. Latent Logic, part of Oxford University, uses imitation learning to teach machines how to ...

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Intertraffic changes awards classifications
  • 03/01/2020

Intertraffic Amsterdam has altered the classifications of its transport and mobility awards format while also allowing non-exhibiting organisations to join the competition. The Green Globe Award recognises solutions, products and working practices ...

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Ertico makes Lisbon 2020 'carbon neutral' pledge
  • 02/01/2020

Ertico - ITS Europe has pledged that this year's ITS European Congress in Lisbon will be the first mobility conference in Europe to offset all carbon emissions related to the event. The organisation is paying to off-set the CO2 emitted by planting ...

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Wales opens clean air consultation
  • 31/12/2019

The Welsh government has launched a consultation on a clean air plan which targets pollution from cars. The Clean Air Plan for Wales: Healthy Air, Healthy Wales seeks to invest an additional £60 million over three years to implement the Active ...

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TRL develops road maintenance monitoring device
  • 30/12/2019

Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has launched a monitoring device which it says enables highways organisations to assess the condition of their road networks. The solution is expected to help users plan ahead by identifying roads that require ...

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Snap brings smart payment tech to Germany
  • 24/12/2019

Snap is launching an account's depot parking system in Germany which it says uses a truck driver's number plate to pay for key parking and washing expenses. The company says registered users provide number plate details on site, with payments ...

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Qatar opens autonomous metro network
  • 23/12/2019

The RKH Qitarat joint venture has completed an autonomous metro network in Qatar, the Middle Eastern emirate which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The opening of the green line and second section of the red line follows the recent opening of the ...

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Bus lanes for London's new Silvertown Tunnel
  • 20/12/2019

Financial close has been reached on London's Silvertown Tunnel - the UK's first major road tunnel to include a dedicated bus lane in both directions. RiverLinx consortium was chosen earlier this year by the client, Transport for London (TfL), for ...

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NOCoE announces TSMO award winners
  • 20/12/2019

Several US departments of transportation (DoTs) have won the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) awards. NOCoE says TSMO aims to get the most out of existing transportation systems ...

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French university demos Galileo-enabled AV
  • 20/12/2019

France's University of Technology of Compiègne hosted a demonstration of an autonomous vehicle (AV) powered by Galileo satellite signals around its track and public roads. A GNSS (global navigation satellite system) which utilises Galileo signals ...

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Eberle Design founder dies
  • 19/12/2019

Eberle Design, a manufacturing firm that provides motorist and pedestrian safety monitoring devices, has announced that co-founder Anthony Eberle has died. He ran the manufacturing side of Eberle for 30 years, guiding the company with his brother ...

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ITE maintains 5.9 GHz safety spectrum support
  • 19/12/2019

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has expressed disappointment following a proposal by Federal Communications (FCC) to give away spectrum for communications between vehicles and other users. ITE says the proposal to reallocate the ...

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Indonesia opens congestion-busting elevated toll road
  • 18/12/2019

Indonesia has launched the Jakarta-Cikampek II elevated toll road with the aim of reducing congestion on the route by 30%. A report by The Jakarta Post says drivers travelling between the capital to cities in Java will shortly be able to use the ...

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ACM names Chaput as interim CEO
  • 18/12/2019

The American Center for Mobility (ACM) has selected chief operating officer Mark Chaput to serve as interim CEO following the departure of Michael Noblett. Following a 31-year career with the Michigan Department of Transportation, Chaput took a lead ...

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Tartu gets to grips with winter bicycling
  • 17/12/2019

The Estonian city of Tartu and its bike-share scheme partner have outfitted around 250 bicycles with studded tyres for the winter. The city the second largest in Estonia and with a population of around 100,000 - unveiled its bike share system in ...

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Euro policy lacks focus on ADAS flaws: study
  • 16/12/2019

Government policy is so focused on the future of autonomous vehicles (AV) that not enough attention is being given to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), says a study. The Dutch Safety Board has identified safety risks associated with ADAS ...

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BYD to deploy 379 e-buses in Colombia
  • 13/12/2019

BYD (Build Your Dreams) has been chosen by transport authority TransMilenio to provide 379 electric buses to the Colombian capital Bogotá. BYD says the buses are estimated to cancel out 21,900 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 526kg of particulate ...

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Dubai to offer Careem bike service
  • 13/12/2019

Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has joined forces with Careem to operate 3,500 bicycles and 350 docking stations over the next five years. Careem is to manage 1,750 bikes and install 175 stations for the first two years of the agreement, ...

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Clearview and Here partner on real-time journey insights
  • 13/12/2019

Clearview Intelligence has entered an agreement to offer journey time information based on its Insight software platform and real-time traffic data from Here Technologies. Clearview says this combination will help operators manage the road network ...

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Hyundai launches mobility venture in LA
  • 12/12/2019

Hyundai Motor has established a venture called MoceanLab to provide mobility services in Los Angeles while also aiming to reduce congestion ahead of the 2028 Olympics. MoceanLab is to launch a car-sharing service as part of a permit pilot offered by ...

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Arizona DoT trials dust-warning system along I-10
  • 11/12/2019

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADoT) has developed a system to tell drivers to slow down on part of Interstate 10 (I-10) where blowing dust reduces visibility. ADoT is installing sensors, overhead message boards, variable speed limit signs, ...

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ProPART demos positioning solution in Sweden
  • 11/12/2019

European consortium PRoPART has unveiled a new positioning solution to help manage the difficult transition period when autonomous and manually-driven vehicles are using the roads at the same time. The seven partners behind PRoPART (Precise and ...

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Singapore bans e-scooters from pavements
  • 10/12/2019

Singapore has banned electric scooters from pavements in a move which could cost offenders fines up to S$2,000 along with three months in prison. Senior minister of state for transport Lam Pin Min says: "This ban of e-scooters from footpaths is a ...

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Lyft pulls out of six US cities
  • 09/12/2019

Lyft is withdrawing its scooter operations from the US cities of Nashville, San Antonio, Atlanta, the Phoenix area, Dallas and Columbus. A company spokesperson told TechCrunch. We're choosing to focus on the markets where we can have the biggest ...

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CurbFlow 'reduces double parking' in DC
  • 06/12/2019

CurbFlow has revealed findings from a kerb management programme in Washington, DC which it says has reduced double parking by an estimated 64%. The company says its three-month partnership with the District Department of Transportation (DDoT) led to ...

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MaaS Alliance joins Global New Mobility Coalition
  • 05/12/2019

MaaS Alliance has joined The Global New Mobility Coalition (GNMC), a community of more than 100 institutions which aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 95%. The GNMC also seeks to improve transport efficiency by 70% and reduce mobility costs by ...

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VW forms driverless subsidiary
  • 04/12/2019

Volkswagen (VW) has formed an autonomy subsidiary in the German cities of Munich and Wolfsburg with the aim of developing a self-driving system (SDS). The company says Volkswagen Autonomy (VWAT) is to work with Argo AI to establish an SDS as a ...

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Iteris becomes partner for Cisco's IoT solutions
  • 03/12/2019

Iteris has been appointed a solution technology integrator partner for Cisco Transportation's Internet of Things (IoT) segment. Iteris is to incorporate Cisco technology into its smart transportation solutions and communication systems for current ...

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ViaVan and Shell pilot Amsterdam EV charging
  • 02/12/2019

ViaVan has partnered with Shell in a mobility project in Amsterdam which seeks to demonstrate the viability of deploying shared electric vehicle (EV) fleets in urban environments. ViaVan's CEO Chris Snyder says it shows how technology can interact ...

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CAMI to bring urban air mobility to communities
  • 29/11/2019

A non-profit industry association whose founding members include SAE International and Joby Aviation has formed to help integrate urban air mobility options into transport. The Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) is aiming to connect ...

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MaaS Alliance adds JR East as member
  • 28/11/2019

The MaaS Alliance, a public-private partnership aiming to roll out Mobility as a Service (MaaS), has welcomed Japanese railway company JR East as its newest member. JR East's president Yuji Fukasawa says the company is developing a mobility linkage ...

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Lagos is top city for road fatalities, says study
  • 27/11/2019

A study has revealed that Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, has the highest number of fatalities involving at least one vehicle per 100,000 inhabitants. Mister Auto says the city's 26 people per 100,000 was based on a country-level ratio as city-level ...

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Singapore offers grant to boost active mobility
  • 27/11/2019

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched a grant to encourage developers to support those who walk, cycle and run to work by providing end-of-trip facilities. The authority will help fund up to 80% of the construction for amenities ...

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TfL bans Uber from London following security breaches
  • 26/11/2019

Transport for London (TfL) has stripped Uber of its private hire operator's licence following security breaches which it says put passengers at risk. Uber slammed the decision but TfL says that a change in the ride-hailing giant's systems allowed ...

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DriveOhio gets state mobility solutions nod
  • 26/11/2019

The US state of Ohio's governor Mike DeWine has signed an executive order re-authorising DriveOhio as the state-wide centre for advanced mobility solutions. The Ohio Department of Transportation's director Jack Marchbanks says: The smart mobility ...

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Waymo scraps AV operations in Austin
  • 25/11/2019

Waymo is closing its operations in the US city of Austin following an increase in investment in the Detroit and Phoenix areas. A spokesperson told Austin Inno: As a result, we've decided to relocate all Austin positions to Detroit and Phoenix. We ...

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Liberty Global sets sights on sparking on-street EV charging
  • 25/11/2019

Liberty Global is utilising the network infrastructure of its UK subsidiary Virgin Media with the aim of improving on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging. The telecoms company says it will utilise Virgin Media's 40,000 powered street cabinets and ...

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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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Pathfinder buys control room console group Winsted
  • 22/11/2019

Pathfinder Companies has bought control room console provider Winsted Corporation. Jack Cardwell, previously at 3M, is Winsted's new CEO. He was at 3M for 27 years, most recently as vice president, marketing and sales operations. Randy Smith will ...

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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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