GoTo Mobility integrates platform with Moovit app in Israel
  • 21/01/2019

GoTo Mobility has integrated its vehicle sharing technology platform with Moovit's Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app to offer commuters in Israel with access to shared cars. The partnership is expected to allow GoTo Mobility customers in Israel such ...

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Transdev enters partnership to develop shared mobility solution
  • 21/01/2019

Transdev is to launch an electric and automated shuttle service by 2020 in France and Germany. The company is to integrate its autonomous shuttle transport and supervision system with a shuttle provided by the e.Go Moove joint venture a partnership ...

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Masabi and Jorudan sign Japanese mobile ticketing deal
  • 21/01/2019

Ticketing specialist Masabi's Justride mobile ticketing platform is to be incorporated into Japan's transit market. The deal sees Japanese trip planner Jorudan integrating Justride into its transit apps. The firm will also use the Justride external ...

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GMV to renew Seville Metro's video surveillance system
  • 21/01/2019

GMV is to upgrade the onboard video surveillance system for Spanish operator Seville Metro's 21-train fleet. GMV says it will help improve safety for passengers and those outside the train, by recording and sending the video signal of all the train's ...

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Redflex 'does not expect further action' from US Department of Justice
  • 18/01/2019

Traffic enforcement specialist Redflex Holdings says it expects no further legal action or new financial liabilities arising from investigations by the US Department of Justice (DoJ). The action, which has rumbled on for several years, related to ...

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Swarco eVolt appoints Siemens' Anne Buckingham as head of sales
  • 18/01/2019

UK-based Swarco eVolt has named Anne Buckingham, former head of electromobility at Siemens, as head of sales effective 11 February. Swarco eVolt, an electric vehicle (EV) charging business, also plans to launch a series of e-mobility products and ...

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Spark EV Technology selected for IM Accelerator programme
  • 18/01/2019

Start-up Spark EV Technology has been chosen for the UK's Intelligent Mobility (IM) Accelerator programme to further commercialise its artificial intelligence-based electric vehicle (EV) journey prediction software. The IM Accelerator, a partnership ...

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Entries open for ITS America's 10th student essay competition
  • 18/01/2019

US college and university students are being invited to submit their thoughts on the future of mobility in an ITS America scheme which offers a $1,000 prize. Submissions will be accepted until 14 April for the competition, which is sponsored by ...

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Car2Go launches e-car rental service in central Paris
  • 17/01/2019

Daimler subsidiary Car2go has made its electric car rental service available to Parisian users in a 77km square area within the city's Périphérique motorway. Drivers are charged between €0.24 to €0.34 per minute depending on the location and time of ...

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Ojo Electric develops sit-down e-scooter for commuters in Texas
  • 17/01/2019

Ojo Electric has launched an electric scooter which comes with a seat to serve as part of a ride-share service in Austin, Texas. The deployment stems from an agreement with Austin Commuter Scooter (ACS), a subsidiary of Bike Share of ...

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in wireless electric charging
  • 17/01/2019

Volvo Group Venture Capital has invested in Momentum Dynamics a company which provides wireless charging technology for commercial electric, connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AVs). Per Adamsson, vice president at the Volvo subsidiary, says: High ...

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Innoviz and Harman combine to offer LiDAR to car makers
  • 17/01/2019

Innoviz Technologies and Samsung Electronics subsidiary Harman International have teamed up to offer LiDAR solutions to car manufacturers. The companies Innoviz the manufacturer and Harman the supplier say their partnership will support the ...

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MaaS Market London: Top names debate local authorities' digital dilemma
  • 16/01/2019

Key players in the transport sector will debate the challenges faced by local authorities worldwide from new digitised platforms such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in a dedicated session at ITS International's 2019 MaaS Market Conference in London ...

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Most EU motorists want legislation on vehicle data, says survey
  • 16/01/2019

The overwhelming majority of European road users want laws to protect their rights when it comes to the data their vehicle generates while driving. A new survey, by FIA Region I across 15 countries, found that 93% of motorists support the need for ...

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Ordnance Survey and Mobileye to deliver roadside infrastructure data in UK
  • 16/01/2019

National mapping agency Ordnance Survey (OS) has joined forces with Mobileye, an Intel company, to deliver high precision road network location data in the UK. OS' geospatial and technology resources will be paired with Mobileye's automotive ...

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North Carolina DoT wins top award for hurricane response
  • 16/01/2019

North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDoT) has won a major award for its work responding to Hurricane Florence last year. The organisation was the overall trophy winner up against 60 other submissions - at the first annual Transportation ...

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Aimsun enters partnership to develop tool for managing mixed-autonomy traffic
  • 15/01/2019

Aimsun has partnered with UC Berkeley's Institute of Transportation Studies to develop Flow, a tool for managing large-scale traffic systems where human-driven and autonomous vehicles (AVs) operate together. Flow offers a suite of pre-built traffic ...

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Iteris and Cisco to deliver connected road solutions
  • 15/01/2019

Iteris is promoting Cisco's Connected Roadway solution through initiatives between the companies which include a demo at the Smart Cities Innovation Accelerator during this week's Innovator's Forum in Las Vegas, US. Iteris is to integrate its ...

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StreetLight Data to measure VRU and vehicle transport in one platform
  • 15/01/2019

US data company Streetlight Data is adding bike and pedestrian analytics to its existing StreetLight InSight platform. The move is an industry first, the firm insists, and means the movements of vulnerable road users (VRUs) can be measured along ...

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PTV appoints Gabriel Sanchez to manage expansion in the Americas
  • 15/01/2019

PTV has appointed Gabriel Sanchez as regional director of PTV America, where he will be responsible for the company's expansion in North and South America. The appointment is part of the company's strategy to expand its transport planning and ...

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Ford commits to C-V2X from 2022 in new US cars
  • 14/01/2019

All new Ford cars will be equipped with cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) technology in the US from 2022. In a blog post, Don Butler, executive director, Ford connected vehicle platform and product, said that the move would help make city ...

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AVs need to be '100 to 1,000 times better than humans', says Intel
  • 14/01/2019

Autonomous vehicles (AV) need to have a robotic system which is better than a human driver, because society will not accept machines killing people, according to Intel. Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas, Intel senior vice ...

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Edeva to deliver two ActiBumps to Curtain University in Western Australia
  • 14/01/2019

Edeva is to deploy two active speed bumps at Curtain University in Perth, Western Australia, following an initial deployment in which speeding was reduced from 70% to 25%. Edeva's Actibump detects the speed of oncoming vehicles and lowers its hatch ...

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Speed cameras targeted by French 'yellow vest' protesters
  • 14/01/2019

Protesters in France have put more than half of the country's speed cameras out of action, according to the country's authorities. Interior minister Christophe Castaner said that almost 60% of France's 3,200 cameras have been affected, the BBC ...

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Smart communities require 5G, says Samsung Electronics America
  • 11/01/2019

A community has to have 5G in order to be a smart community, which means having a regulatory environment which is conducive to investment. This was among the key messages at 5G and Self-Driving Vehicles: A Policy Roadmap at this week's Consumer ...

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Here Technologies to provide live traffic service for Audi and Daimler cars
  • 11/01/2019

Here Technologies has announced it has been selected by Daimler to provide live information for its range of Mercedes Benz vehicles across the Americas and Asia Pacific, at CES 2019. The Here Real-Time Traffic service will provide drivers with ...

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Building a mobility operating system requires leadership of cities, says LADoT
  • 10/01/2019

A mobility operating system cannot be privately built, it must be open and governed by cities, according to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADoT). Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas, LADoT general manager ...

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Autotalks showcases chipset integrated with telematics platform at CES 2019
  • 10/01/2019

Autotalks is demonstrating how its chipset, integrated with Valeo's telematics platform, can toggle between directed short-range communications (DSRC) and cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) communications, at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The ...

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MaaS Market Conference debates transport's digital dilemma
  • 10/01/2019

A major restructuring of transport services is underway in a growing number of cities worldwide as new consumer-lead business models threaten the future of traditional operators. That's the message Paul Campion, CEO of UK innovation agency Transport ...

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New Flyer to deliver nearly 200 diesel-electric buses to Massachusetts
  • 10/01/2019

New Flyer of America is to deliver 194 heavy-duty Xcelsior diesel-electric transit buses to Massachusetts to replace buses which are at the end of their life. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) placed the order in 2010 and now ...

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Governments must develop regulations to ensure AV safety, experts warn
  • 09/01/2019

Governments are lagging behind in developing regulations to ensure the safety of autonomous vehicles (AVs). This was among the main messages from a key session at this week's Consumer Electronics Event 2019 event in Las Vegas, US. Speaking during ...

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Kapsch TrafficCom introduces new roadside unit for C-V2X
  • 09/01/2019

Kapsch TrafficCom has introduced what it says is the first configurable roadside unit for Cooperative Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) direct communication. Presented at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas, the RIS-9260 is based on the ...

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Keolis Shanghai opens first section of Songjiang tram line
  • 09/01/2019

Keolis Shanghai, a joint venture with Shanghai Shentong Metro, has opened the first section of the Songjiang tram line, offering connections to Shanghai Metro Line 6. The first phase is expected to transport 170,00 passengers per day. The 13.9km ...

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Delphi partners with TomTom on Intelligent Driving controls
  • 09/01/2019

Delphi Technologies is collaborating with TomTom on electronic and software applications designed to further optimise vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions through the use of real-time mapping data. Delphi says its Intelligent Driving controls will ...

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Transportation industry challenged by urban congestion, says IBTTA president
  • 08/01/2019

Road congestion and lack of infrastructure funding are among the main issues facing the transportation industry, according to the new president of the IBTTA. Chris Tomlinson, who is also interim executive director of the newly created Atlanta-region ...

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Scania to deploy more than 700 gas buses to Bogotá
  • 08/01/2019

Scania is to deliver 741 Euro 6 gas buses to Bogotá, Colombia, in a deal which is expected to reduce carbon emissions by up 20%. This deployment serves as an extension to an initial order placed by TransMilenio for the procurement of 481 Euro 6 gas ...

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WSP enters partnership to develop transport strategy for south-east England
  • 08/01/2019

WSP has been appointed by the UK's Transport for the South East (TfSE) to develop a transport strategy that will help unlock growth in the region. For the next 18 months, WSP will work with Steer (formerly Steer Davies Gleave) to develop a strategy ...

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Here uses Alexa to offer drivers voice-first navigation
  • 08/01/2019

Here Technologies is to integrate its navigation and location services with Amazon's Alexa to offer drivers voice-first navigation. At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Here announced that it would utilise Alexa Auto tools to keep drivers focused on the road ...

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Jenoptik's TraffiSection receives type approval in Germany
  • 07/01/2019

Jenoptik's average speed control system has received type approval to be used in an 18-month trial on a stretch of highway in Lower Saxony, Germany. Jenoptik's TraffiSection, which is laser-based, has been approved by PTB (Physikalisch-Technische ...

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Construction starts on first section of San Diego's downtown cycle path
  • 07/01/2019

Construction has started on the first phase of San Diego's Downtown Mobility Plan to help improve safety for cyclists and scooter riders. The 9.3 mile section will feature two-way cycle tracks on major arteries and help provide safer passage from ...

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Onemile launches e-scooter rental service which comes with seating pad
  • 07/01/2019

Chinese technology start-up Onemile has launched its electric scooter rental service which comes with a seating pad to help improve rider safety. The company's Halo City scooters are available in Hawaii, Paris, London and Berlin. Onemile aims to ...

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Alstom to provide VMI services to San Francisco
  • 07/01/2019

Alstom is to supply vendor managed inventory (VMI) services to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) over three years to help improve passenger safety. The €50 million contract includes two-year exercisable two-year options. The ...

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Cubic acquires Gridsmart to expand intelligent traffic management portfolio
  • 04/01/2019

Cubic has acquired US technology company Gridsmart Technologies in an $87 million deal and will use its video tracking solution to help reduce congestion. Gridsmart's Bell Camera offers horizon to horizon tracking with a fisheye lens for ...

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Keolis launches free autonomous shuttle service at French University
  • 04/01/2019

Keolis has launched a free electric autonomous shuttle service at the University of Lille in France which is operating on open public roads for one year. Two Navya shuttles are running on a 1.4km route in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France, which ...

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FastGo brings ride-hailing services to Myanmar
  • 04/01/2019

Vietnamese firm FastGo has launched its ride-hailing, delivery and catering services in Myanmar as part of a strategy to grow its business in 2019. A report by The Saigon Times says the company intends to attract two million users and 100,000 ...

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Uber's Jump e-bikes upgraded to make charging easier
  • 04/01/2019

Jump, an Uber bike-rental company, has upgraded its electric bikes to include swappable batteries which it says can be changed within a few minutes. Riders can use a front dashboard underneath the handlebars to unlock the bike as well as a phone ...

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Gojek to expand ride-hailing service across Singapore
  • 03/01/2019

Gojek to expand ride-hailing service across Singapore ...

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Volvo Trucks puts its first commercial autonomous vehicles into action
  • 03/01/2019

Volvo Trucks puts its first commercial autonomous vehicles into action ...

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Parsons promotes Thomas Topolski EVP, infrastructure business development
  • 03/01/2019

US engineering services firm Parsons has promoted Thomas Topolski executive vice president, infrastructure business development to help extend the company's infrastructure portfolio while also leading proposal operations. In his new role, Topolski ...

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Nedap launches next generation of ANPR platform
  • 03/01/2019

Dutch identification technology company Nedap has launched two more cameras for its automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) platform. The advanced ANPR Lumo can be applied in challenging vehicular access control applications, including in regions ...

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ITS European Congress: final call for papers
  • 02/01/2019

Time is running out for submissions to the ITS European Congress in Brainport, Netherlands, in June. ITS experts have until 11 January to submit special interest Sessions proposals and papers to be considered for presentation and publication at the ...

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IRD to install WIM sorting system in South Dakota
  • 02/01/2019

International Road Dynamics (IRD) is to install its Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) sorting system to protect road infrastructure in the US state of South Dakota. The $1.3 million deal is part of a wider ambition from the South Dakota Department of ...

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HART uses Init's e-fare system for buses in Hawaii
  • 02/01/2019

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) in Hawaii is trialing Holo Card, an account-based electronic fare system from Init, over a three-month period. It will then be made available on all buses owned by Oahu Transit Services. The ...

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RoadBotics clinches Detroit road assessment deal
  • 02/01/2019

RoadBotics has been chosen to use their machine-learning technology to assess the city of Detroit's entire 4,185km road network. The company will work with PlanetM, a Michigan state networking partnership of mobility organisations, educational ...

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Kyocera participates in self-driving bus test in Japan
  • 31/12/2018

Kyocera has installed roadside units to enable Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communications for a self-driving bus test in Japan. The Mobility Innovation Consortium, a group led by East Japan Railway (JR East), is organising the three-month trial ...

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Lyft establishes dedicated pick-up zone at Toronto shopping centre
  • 31/12/2018

Lyft has established a dedicated zone at the west exit of the Cadillac Fairview Toronto Eaton Shopping Centre to help visitors get to and from the venue. Riders can then use Lyft's app to choose specific pick-up and drop-off points around the ...

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London 'should emulate New York' to reduce congestion, says Karhoo
  • 28/12/2018

London could reduce congestion by emulating New York when it comes to open data, claims technology firm Karhoo. New York has publicly-available anonymised TPEP/LPEP75 data which allowed Karhoo to assess the impact of taxi and private hire (PH) ...

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USDoT calls for comment on V2X integration
  • 28/12/2018

The US Department of Transportation (USDoT) is seeking public comment on how Vehicle to Everything (V2X) technology should be integrated into the transport environment. The organisation says it intends to maintain the priority use of 5.9Ghz spectrum ...

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ITS will help 'fifth generation' roads offer pan-European solution
  • 27/12/2018

The next generation of roads - the 'fifth generation' - will provide the world's highway authorities with a big leap forward, delegates to the recent European Road Conference heard. Adewole Adesiyun, deputy secretary general at the Brussels-based ...

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Init unveils software development centre in Ireland
  • 27/12/2018

Init has opened a development centre in Ireland to develop software for ticketing systems and field devices. Currently, eight employees are working at the facility located in the town of Maynooth, Kildare. Future plans include the creation of 20 ...

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European mobility start-up prize open for entries
  • 24/12/2018

A European accelerator programme that supports sustainable mobility solutions is now open. Free to enter, projects for the European Start-up Prize for Mobility (EUSP) will be judged on criteria such as innovation, market traction and ecological ...

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AID teams up with Luminar for advanced LiDAR sensing technology
  • 24/12/2018

AID-Autonomous Intelligent Driving, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Audi, is partnering with Luminar Technologies to deploy LiDAR products. Launched in March last year, AID has an autonomous vehicle (AV) test fleet in Munich and bills itself as the ...

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MaaS Market London: Ertico's Jacob Bangsgaard joins speaker line-up
  • 21/12/2018

More leading ITS innovators have been confirmed as speakers at ITS International's fourth MaaS Market conference in London, UK, on March 20-21, 2019. Among them is Jacob Bangsgaard, CEO of European association Ertico and president of the MaaS ...

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Fluor to upgrade Red and Purple rail lines in Chicago
  • 21/12/2018

A joint venture team of Fluor and Walsh Construction has been chosen as the preferred partner for phase one of the Red and Purple Line modernisation programme in Chicago. The Chicago Transit Authority is behind the $2.1 billion project, which is ...

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Elon Musk unveils Los Angeles tunnel plan
  • 20/12/2018

Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla and SpaceX, has opened the first tunnel in a planned network under Los Angeles to help ease congestion in the US city. The world's media was invited this week to travel in the mile-long tunnel built by Musk's Boring ...

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Keolis Canada to acquire 12 e-buses from Lion Electric
  • 20/12/2018

Keolis Canada has ordered 12 electric Type C all-electric school buses from Lion Electric to transport hundreds of children in the Lanaudière region, Quebec. The fleet will operate alongside two other Type C e-buses which Keolis ordered in 2016. ...

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Enterprise CarShare brings service to University of Delaware
  • 20/12/2018

Enterprise CarShare has launched a short-term car rental service aimed at University of Delaware (UD) students and staff. Delaware is the latest campus to sign up for the service, which targets people who typically need a vehicle for just a few ...

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Here Technologies' platform helps Motion Auto deliver insurance policies
  • 19/12/2018

Here Technologies' location platform is being used by Motion Auto to deliver user-based insurance policies to its customers. The platform will provide the insurer with information on speed limits and rules of the road as well as measurements of the ...

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Conduent to deploy fare collection system across Flanders
  • 19/12/2018

Conduent Transportation is to install a fare collection system in the Flanders region of Belgium which will enable contactless bank card payments and account-based ticketing. Conduent will also operate the system for ten years on behalf of Flemish ...

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Aptiv opens technical centre in Las Vegas
  • 19/12/2018

Aptiv has opened a technical centre in Las Vegas, US, to gather insights on its fleet of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and to improve safety operator training. Aptiv says its AVs are supporting more than 1,600 destinations across Clark County and the ...

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Road user subscriptions will fund the road ecosystems of the future says ERF Lab
  • 18/12/2018

The highway of the future will not be a physical asset created and maintained by the construction industry it will increasingly be seen as part of an emerging global services sector. Every day we hear about Mobility as a Service (MaaS), but what ...

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California to require all bus fleets to be zero-emission by 2040
  • 18/12/2018

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved a statewide regulation which will require public transit agencies to gradually transition to fully zero emission buses by 2040. The Clean Transit regulation is expected to help transit agencies ...

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Engie unveils CNG station to refuel buses in West Africa
  • 18/12/2018

Engie and its engineering subsidiary Tractebel have installed a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Ivory Coast, a country in West Africa, to refuel 50 buses. The station has been built as part of the Ivorian government's commitment to the ...

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Kapsch to deploy tolling roadside systems in Australia
  • 17/12/2018

Kapsch TrafficCom Australia is to deliver a tolling roadside system for two projects in Melbourne and Sydney for a combined value of AUD$30 million (£17m). In Melbourne, Kapsch's tolling technology will be utilised in the West Gate Tunnel Project, ...

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Cohda Wireless supplies OBUs for Australian connected vehicle pilot
  • 17/12/2018

Cohda Wireless has become the latest technology firm to get involved in the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot in Queensland, Australia. The trial aims to allow 500 participating vehicles to communicate with roadside cooperative ITS (C-ITS) devices ...

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Uber introduces bus service in Egypt
  • 17/12/2018

Uber has launched its Uber Bus service in Egypt as part of a strategy to provide commuters living in Cairo with an affordable transportation option. The service can be accessed via Uber's standard app. Uber groups passengers travelling in the same ...

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Q-Free withdraws from ERP tender process in Indonesia
  • 17/12/2018

Tolling specialist Q-Free has withdrawn from a tender process for an electronic road pricing (ERP) system in Jakarta, Indonesia, due to uncertainty on the tender timeline and outcome. This withdrawal decision is also based on uncertainty regarding ...

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TfL describes reports of closer ties with Uber as 'nonsense'
  • 14/12/2018

Transport for London (TfL) has described claims that it is deepening its relationship with Uber as 'nonsense'. Media reports suggested that London's transit authority might be going to offer customers access to public transport services via the ...

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Inrix and Here collaborate to develop automotive services
  • 14/12/2018

Inrix is to utilise map content from Here Technologies in more than 50 countries to increase its coverage of connected services in the automotive industry. Inrix collects anonymous data on connected vehicles and cities, road weather conditions, ...

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Clearview launches Journey Time Monitoring System
  • 14/12/2018

Clearview Intelligence has launched its Journey Time Monitoring System which uses crowdsourced data to generate automatic traffic alerts for temporary and permanent routes. Paul Bates, head of product management for Clearview, says the system which ...

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Gig economy 'makes congestion better AND worse', says report
  • 14/12/2018

Driving associated with the gig economy has the capacity to worsen and ease congestion depending on a variety of factors, says new research. Streetlight Data says this is because 'gig driving' for example, by drivers of ride-sharing services such ...

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Illinois EPA funds cleaner transport options in Chicago area
  • 13/12/2018

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pledged approximately $19 million in its first round of funding to help transit agencies invest in cleaner modes of transport. This initial round has been distributed to local companies as part ...

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McCain to use ATC cabinets to improve traffic signal infrastructure in San Francisco
  • 13/12/2018

McCain is to upgrade San Francisco's traffic signal infrastructure through the introduction of 400 M advanced transportation controller (ATC) cabinets over the next three years. Reza Roozitalab, McCain's vice president of hardware engineering, says: ...

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Karhoo says London faces decline in taxis and private hire vehicles
  • 13/12/2018

Ride-hailing platform Karhoo says that the number of taxis and private hire (PH) vehicles in London is set to decline as demographic and financial pressures bite. Taxis can be hailed in the street while PH vehicles can only be booked in advance, but ...

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Voi launches electric scooters in Lisbon
  • 13/12/2018

Swedish company Voi has launched its electric scooters in Lisbon as part of a wider ambition to expand in Europe. In addition to Portugal, the company says it plans to bring its e-scooters to Italy and France over the coming months. Frederico ...

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VTT utilises 5G network to improve road safety
  • 12/12/2018

VTT's Technical Research Centre in Finland has carried out an experiment using the 5G mobile network to help improve road safety, control self-driving cars and assist road maintenance providers. The company says 5G networks and fast data ...

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NGMN calls on EC to rethink connected car technology
  • 12/12/2018

An organisation representing telecoms network operators has warned European lawmakers that their vision for the development of cooperative ITS (C-ITS) risks being too narrow. In a letter to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, the ...

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InDriver's ride-hailing app allows NYC users to negotiate fares
  • 12/12/2018

InDriver has launched its ride-hailing app in New York City (NYC) which allows the driver and passenger to negotiate lower fares. The app allows users to set a fare for a selected route. Nearby drivers receive the destination and fare and can either ...

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Antaira Technologies expands range of wireless units
  • 12/12/2018

Antaira Technologies has launched its ARS-7234-AC-T industrial wireless unit which is designed for indoor wireless access applications. ARS-7234-AC-T allows users to position the wireless antenna in a better signal-broadcasting location for improved ...

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Luxembourg to make public transport free
  • 11/12/2018

Luxembourg is to become the first country in the world to allow free travel for everyone on public transport. The tiny European country's coalition government, which was re-elected last week, has pledged to scrap fares on trains, trams and buses by ...

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Kapsch to deliver 30 C-ITS devices for Australian connected vehicle pilot
  • 11/12/2018

Kapsch TrafficCom is to deliver 30 roadside co-operative ITS (C-ITS) devices over two years in support of a connected vehicle trial in Australia. This project, led by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, will seek to develop C-ITS ...

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Populus and Lime enter vehicle data partnership in Seattle
  • 11/12/2018

A partnership between data and car-share providers has been formed in the US city of Seattle to help improve parking utilisation. Data solutions company Populus will receive real-time GPS data from Lime's free-floating car-share fleet, LimePod, which ...

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WSP USA appoints Patrick McGowan as mobility operations director
  • 11/12/2018

WSP USA has appointed Patrick McGowan, former head of ITS World Congress 2011, as mobility operations director. Based in the company's Virginia office, McGowan will oversee the marketing, management and development of mobility operations such as ITS ...

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Waymo trials commercial driverless taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 10/12/2018

Waymo has launched a driverless taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona, where riders will be charged for the journeys they take. In a blog post, CEO John Krafcik says the commercial self-driving service called Waymo One - is available to early riders who ...

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UK's Loughborough University attempts to smooth Europe's path to C/AVs
  • 10/12/2018

Loughborough University in the UK is leading a three-year initiative which aims to assess the impact of introducing connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AVs) in Europe. The £5.7m project, called Levitate, is funded by the European Union and will ...

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Redvision releases Vega 2052 bullet camera
  • 10/12/2018

Redvision has launched its outdoor Vega 2052 camera which it says is waterproof and resistant to vandalism. The company says the bullet camera does not require a junction box and is made from die-cast aluminium. It features a marine-grade plating as ...

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Road traffic deaths still rising worldwide, says WHO report
  • 10/12/2018

Poor road safety worldwide is a serious cause for concern, with thousands being injured or killed across the glove every single day. The issue is highlighted by a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This indicates road traffic deaths ...

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Feig delivers 600 RFID readers to improve tolling in India
  • 07/12/2018

Feig Electronic has deployed more than 600 radio frequency identification (RFID) readers in India to allow drivers to pay for tolls without stopping at toll booths. The delivery is part of the National Highway Authority in India's (NHAI) Fastag ...

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Ohio cities sign up for AV testing
  • 07/12/2018

Marysville has become the latest urban area to join DriveOhio's programme to test connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AVs). The suburb of Ohio state capital Columbus has plans to equip 1,200 vehicles with on-board units as part of the AV pilot ...

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Ericsson provides CVC platform to Volvo Cars
  • 07/12/2018

Ericsson's Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform is being used by Volvo Cars to further develop its digital services. The five-year deal is expected to allow Volvo Cars to provide drivers with services such as automation, fleet management, ...

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Videalert CCTV cameras enforce red route in north west England
  • 07/12/2018

Videalert's CCTV cameras are being used by Blackburn with Darwin Council in north west England to tackle dangerous parking at a nearby red route. The cameras are located on the A678 at Copy Nook on the Furthergate Link Road, a route which was ...

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Cowlines MaaS app to be available in 62 cities in US and Canada
  • 06/12/2018

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app Cowlines is to be rolled out across 62 North American cities following successful trials in Vancouver, Canada. The app, developed by Greenlines Technology, is expected to allow citizens to select the greenest, ...

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Keolis deploys shared mobility service in Bordeaux
  • 06/12/2018

Keolis has launched an on-demand shared mobility service in Bordeaux, France, in a bid to reduce congestion and the impact on the local environment. The Ke'op service operates in a 50km2 area and provides connections to the public transport network ...

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SafeRide joins Genivi Alliance to strengthen C/AV security
  • 06/12/2018

Israel-based cybersecurity firm SafeRide Technologies has joined the Genivi Alliance in a bid to secure connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AVs) from hacking threats. Genivi is a non-profit alliance focused on delivering open source, in-vehicle ...

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Tamron partners with Macq
  • 06/12/2018

Lens manufacturer Tamron and visions system integrator Macq have signed a deal to produce a new camera. Tamron is providing the lens, while Belgium-based Macq is providing the housing and the electronics boards and will sell the camera as its own ...

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Ride-hailing firm Lyft highlights new bike-share service
  • 05/12/2018

Lyft, the ride-hailing firm which rivals Uber, has shown off the distinctive, pink-tyred bicycles which it is to use in its new bike-share programme. The company has completed its acquisition of US bike-share giant Motivate, which was announced in ...

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Columbus, Ohio is named Smart Cities Dive's city of 2018
  • 05/12/2018

Columbus, Ohio has been named City of the Year in the Smart Cities Dive website's awards for its work on transit and electrification. The US city won the US Department of Transportation's inaugural Smart City Challenge two years ago and is rolling ...

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England's first motorway celebrates 60th birthday with ITS upgrade
  • 05/12/2018

Sixty years today, 2,300 drivers drove along an eight-mile section of road in England the first motorway in the country. Opened in 1958, the Preston bypass now part of the M6 - only had two lanes in each direction, with no safety barrier in the ...

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Quantum XYZ intends to launch air taxi service in Los Angeles
  • 04/12/2018

Quantum XYZ is seeking to use SureFly's eight-rotor hybrid 'octocopters' to launch an air taxi service in Los Angeles. SureFly, a subsidiary of US technology company Workhorse, is currently pursuing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type ...

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Transdev and Mobike to make free floating bikes available across France
  • 04/12/2018

Mobility operator Transdev and bike-share company Mobike will offer 'free floating' bicycles to local authorities in France in a partnership to provide residents with a 'clean' last-mile solution. Transdev says 70% of local authorities in France ...

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VW to install EV charging network at UK Tesco stores
  • 04/12/2018

Volkswagen (VW) says it will install more than 2,400 free electric vehicle (EV) chargers at 600 Tesco stores in the UK by 2020. The chargers, provided by public charging network operator Pod Point, will allow customers to use a 7kW charger and pay ...

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Majority of Brits do not think AVs will reduce accidents, says Axa
  • 03/12/2018

Three-quarters of UK residents do not believe driverless cars will improve road safety, even though 90% of accidents are caused by human error. In a survey of 2,000 respondents, insurance firm Axa says only a third of UK residents believe driverless ...

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Siemens to provide intelligent technology for Stockholm bypass
  • 03/12/2018

Siemens Mobility is to deliver intelligent tunnel solutions for a section of the European route number four (E4), the Stockholm Bypass, as part of a €75 million contract. The 21km bypass will connect the southern and northern parts of the ...

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Kirk Steudle nominated to receive IRF Man of the Year award
  • 03/12/2018

Kirk Steudle, former director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDoT), has been nominated to receive the IRF Man of the Year award. Established in 1951, IRF's Man (Woman) of the Year award recognises public, private and education sector ...

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Hurricane preparedness and crash reduction projects among inaugural NOCoE award winners
  • 30/11/2018

A project to avert transport chaos in hurricane season and a programme which led to a huge reduction in road crashes were among the big winners in a new US awards scheme. The US National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE)'s inaugural ...

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London comes first for public transport but suffers from congested roads, says Here Technologies
  • 30/11/2018

London has the best public transport system in the world - but the UK capital's roads are among the most congested, says a new report. Here Technologies' Urban Mobility Index ranked transit efficiency in 38 cities based on their public transport ...

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Former US DoT boss says job was sometimes like 'sitting over trapdoor'
  • 30/11/2018

The political pressure on transit organisations was starkly highlighted by the distinguished former boss of Michigan Department of Transportation at a UK conference this week. Kirk Steudle, who joined Econolite recently after a career in the public ...

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ITS Australia appoints first academic to board of directors
  • 30/11/2018

ITS Australia has appointed Professor Majid Sarvi from the University of Melbourne to its board of directors. Sarvi, the founder of transport technology programme AIMES, is the first academic to join the board. AIMES (Australian Integrated ...

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Nearly 40% of UK councils need more funding for parking and transport programmes, says Passport
  • 29/11/2018

More than a third of UK councils say they receive inadequate funding for parking and public transportation programmes, according to software provider Passport. This figure is from Passport's report - Solving the UK's Traffic Challenges which was ...

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Conduent appoints John Peracchio to newly-created mobility solutions role
  • 29/11/2018

Conduent Transportation has appointed John Peracchio to the newly-created role of general manager, mobility solutions and strategy. Based in Detroit, Peracchio will identify emerging technologies as well as seek new business opportunities for the ...

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Clever technology is not enough: ITS must solve customers' problems, warn experts
  • 28/11/2018

ITS professionals must ensure they are responding to customer needs and not simply being blinded by the possibilities of technology, warn ITS experts. This was among the main messages from ITS (UK)'s 2018 summit this week. Don't deploy technology ...

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Driven consortium aims to trial AVs in London before Christmas
  • 28/11/2018

The Driven consortium, led by software provider Oxbotica, hopes to trial a fleet of autonomous vehicles (AV) in London before Christmas following successful ongoing tests in Oxford. The vehicles will map streets in the London Borough of Hounslow as ...

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CTS extends contactless payments to Sydney's trains
  • 28/11/2018

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) is extending Sydney's contactless payment system beyond light rail and ferries to include the Australian city's train network. The technology allows commuters to pay for ticketing via credit cards, smart watches ...

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Teledyne e2v releases Emerald 5M image sensor
  • 28/11/2018

Teledyne e2v has launched its Emerald 5M CMOS image sensor which it says provides higher resolution images of objects in motion with no distortion. The solution is expected to be suitable for machine vision, automated optical inspection and factory ...

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2019 MaaS Market conference announced
  • 27/11/2018

ITS International has announced its 2019 MaaS Market Conference. Under the new tagline of Optimising multimodal mobility, the 2019 event will examine the latest developments in the fast-changing Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) sector. Returning to the ...

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UK readiness for AVs depends on gender, age and location, says Fujitsu
  • 27/11/2018

The UK's readiness to use a ride from a driverless car depends on gender, age and where you live, says a new report from Fujitsu. In a study of 2,000 members of the British public and 600 senior business decision makers, Fujitsu has discovered that ...

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Hawaii wins more than $400,000 in EPA Grants
  • 27/11/2018

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $411,578 in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to Hawaii to help curb pollution from diesel vehicle sources. The EPA's West Coast Collaborative administers the DERA programme. This ...

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Teleste unveils 5G smart bus stop in Finland
  • 27/11/2018

Teleste says its smart bus stop in Espoo, Finland, uses video surveillance and 5G to help security personnel respond to incidents. Teleste's bus stop is being tested as part of the Nokia Bell Labels LuxTurrim5G project, which seeks to demonstrate the ...

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Grab Ventures and NUS launch e-scooter service at Singapore campus
  • 26/11/2018

Grab Ventures has launched a three-month electric scooter pilot at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Kent Ridge campus for three months. The subsidiary of technology firm Grab says it offers a green transportation option for NUS staff and ...

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Western Australia PTA chooses Flowbird for SmartRider scheme
  • 26/11/2018

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia has chosen Flowbird Transport Intelligence as the prime contractor for its multimodal smart card scheme, SmartRider. The contactless electronic ticketing system uses RFID technology to provide ...

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Nova Bus delivers 55 hybrid e-buses to Toronto
  • 26/11/2018

Nova Bus has delivered 55 hybrid electric buses to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in Canada in a bid to reduce emissions. The deployment is part of a larger order of 325 buses which was made last year. Nova says the buses feature electric ...

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Uber enlists MV Transportation drivers to pick up disabled passengers
  • 23/11/2018

Uber is adding drivers from a specialist company to its app in a bid to provide more wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAV) to disabled passengers in the US. MV Transportation specialises in providing on-demand transportation to people with ...

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Brian Negus receives ITS Australia lifetime achievement gong
  • 23/11/2018

Industry veteran Brian Negus has been given an award by ITS Australia to mark his long service to the ITS sector. Following a career spanning more than half a century, Negus received the Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in Brisbane ...

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Theia lenses bring ANPR/LPR into focus
  • 23/11/2018

Theia Technologies says its range of 4K and megapixel NIR corrected lenses for ITS can be used in applications ranging from long distance traffic surveillance and ANPR/LPR, to ultra-wide views without distortion. At the Vision show in Stuttgart ...

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European lawmakers agree to improve toll collection rules
  • 22/11/2018

The European Parliament (EP) and European Council (EC) have agreed on rules to improve the tracing of drivers who fail to pay road tolls when travelling within the European Union. The informal agreement is expected to improve information exchange on ...

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Lime launches free-floating car-share service in Seattle
  • 22/11/2018

Bike-share and electric scooter company Lime has launched a 'free-floating' car-share service in Seattle and intends to make 1,500 vehicles available in early 2019. Bloomberg says the company has deployed 50 Lime-branded vehicles and intends to ...

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Nedap expands ANPR camera range
  • 22/11/2018

Nedap has launched two automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras for vehicle access control applications. The company says its advanced ANPR Lumo uses deep learning algorithms to capture number plates which include different font formats. ...

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Bournemouth council urges residents to avoid social media 'taxi' service
  • 21/11/2018

People in the UK resort of Bournemouth are being warned not to use a 'lifts-for-cash' service which is operating in the town. A closed Facebook group called 'Bournemouth & Poole town lifts' has more than 7,000 members but council leaders say the ...

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RATP Dev aims to turn London bus depot 'all-electric'
  • 21/11/2018

RATP Dev is upgrading one of its London bus depots to house a fleet of 36 electric buses. The Shepherd's Bush location will house the vehicles for two all-electric Transport for London (TfL) bus routes, and the French company says it plans to turn ...

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Dubai invests £125m in expanding smart traffic systems
  • 21/11/2018

The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has approved the expansion of its smart traffic systems project valued at د.إ 590 million (£125m). RTA says the initiative also includes the development of a control centre for traffic management in ...

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Interactive map reveals the UK's riskiest roads
  • 20/11/2018

The A254 between the junction with A28 in Margate and the junction with the A255 near Ramsgate is the UK's riskiest road, according to an interactive Dangerous Road Map. There were 26 fatal and serious crashes per billion vehicle kilometres on this ...

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BlaBlaCar intends to expand mobility service beyond carpooling
  • 20/11/2018

BlaBlaCar is hoping to expand its carpooling service by making an offer to acquire Ouibus, a subsidiary of SNCF and French bus operator. BlaBlaCar believes adding buses to its current offering will help optimise vehicle occupancy rates for buses and ...

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MKM Mobilitas installs Tritium fast charger in Budapest
  • 20/11/2018

NKM Mobilitas has installed a Tritium liquid-cooled DC fast charger for electric vehicles (EV) at the Koki Terminál P+R, a parking facility in Budapest. NKM Mobilitas is a subsidiary of National Utilities, the state Hungarian provider which ...

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Kapsch and Axxès to launch EETS solution for truck drivers
  • 19/11/2018

Tolling specialists Kapsch TrafficCom and Axxès will form a joint venture called MoKA to launch solution for European electronic toll collection services (EETS). Kapsch says EETS helps to simplify toll processing for commercial vehicles over 3.5 ...

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Masabi provides contactless ticketing system for Bilbobus riders
  • 19/11/2018

Masabi has added contactless EMV ticketing capabilities to its Justride platform in the city of Bilbao, Spain. The technology will allow commuters travelling on Bilbobus vehicles to pay for fares via contactless bank cards. The company says fare ...

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EVgo installs EV fast-chargers at six locations in Los Angeles
  • 19/11/2018

EVgo has expanded its deployment of electric vehicle (EV) fast-chargers to six locations across Los Angeles in a bid to accelerate adoption of the technology. EVgo says the power ratings from its fast-chargers range from 50 kW to 350 kW and is ...

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Beat to bring ride-hailing service to Mexico City
  • 19/11/2018

Beat, a Daimler ride-hailing firm, is opening offices in Mexico City during the first quarter of 2019 and expects to recruit thousands of drivers. Beat says the move is part of a strategy to expand its presence in Latin America. The service and user ...

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Continental and EasyMile team up for autonomous driving R&D
  • 16/11/2018

Automotive giant Continental has signed a deal with autonomous driving specialist EasyMile to create a joint R&D facility in Singapore. The combined team will work on solutions for driverless mobility, focusing on perception and deep learning, to ...

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OCTA launches on-demand microtransit service
  • 16/11/2018

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has launched an on-demand microtransit programme to help better match public transit services with how commuters want to travel. The one-year pilot, called OC Flex, will allow riders to take an ...

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Detroit pilots new data standard for dockless mobility
  • 16/11/2018

Several organisations are coming together in Detroit, US, to pilot a new tool to analyse mobility data for dockless bikes and scooters. The aim is to allow urban authorities which work with dockless mobility providers to share and analyse trip data, ...

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