November 6, 2017    Comment off

Shared transit a fix for traffic bottlenecks in cities: experts

Shared mobility declared an emerging mode of transport at UMI Conference Shared transport modes were consistently taking over private transit choices in Indian cities, including Hyderabad. Ride-sharing and shuttle services were growing at a pace of 9% per annum. This against the 3.16% growth rate of urban population. At the 10th Urban Mobility India Conference […]

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November 1, 2017    Comment off

Comstock bill seeks to extend grants to communities for smart transportation projects

Small- and medium-sized communities would continue to have access to competitive grants and other resources to develop smart transportation systems that leverage technology under a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) on Friday. Comstock’s STREET Act, which stands for the Smart Technology for Resilient, Efficient, Economic and Reliable Transportation in Cities and Communities […]

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October 25, 2017    Comment off

Uber offers Paris data to help city planners

Uber is opening up its travel data in Paris to help city officials and urban planners better understand transport needs, in what is said to be an attempt to “woo” city authorities. The companycollects huge amounts of data from trips taken by customers and Reuters reports it has already started to make it available for […]

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October 23, 2017    Comment off

Nashville Mayor’s $5.2 Billion Transit Plan

Nashville Mayor Outlines $5.2 Billion Regional Transit Plan “Let’s move Nashville,” Mayor Megan Barry urged an audience of supporters at the Music City Center Tuesday as she officially took the wraps off a regional transit proposal that will be the largest and most complex public works project in the history of Metro Nashville if the […]

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October 17, 2017    Comment off

Travel app makes an impact

Applied Information’s TravelSafely smartphone app has won the Social Impact Award from Mobile Breakthrough, an independent organisation that recognises the top companies, technologies and products in the global wireless and mobile market today. The concept behind the TravelSafely app is to create a community of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians united by technology to create a […]

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October 10, 2017    Comment off

An Uber dilema for Smart Cities

By the end of last week, ride-hailing app Uber was still set to lose its licence to operate in London. Despite two rounds of talks between Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi and Transport for London (TfL) commissioner Mike Brown, it looks like Uber will be barred from the capital come 13 October. Londoners have not […]

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October 4, 2017    Comment off

Ford will put more money into electric, connected trucks and SUVs

Keeping up with the industry’s fast push to electrify vehicles and produce more trucks and SUVs, Ford Motor Company’s new CEO Jim Hackett said Tuesday the automaker would boost development funds for new electric vehicles, while cutting money spent on cars and internal combustion engines. Hackett, who was put in charge as president and CEO […]

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October 2, 2017    Comment off

GTT to discuss intelligent transport insights at Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

Smart cities have embraced the use of traffic preemption systems to provide public transit and emergency vehicles with priority at intersections. At the 10th annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference in Dubuque, Iowa, Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) product manager Chad Mack will discuss how traffic and public safety departments can use analytics to assess, reveal and […]

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October 2, 2017    Comment off

Dubai tests drone taxi service

Dubai has conducted its first test of a drone taxi service that it hopes will become a viable transportation system in the city. The two-seater, 18-rotor unmanned vehicle took off for a five-minute flight above a strip of sand on the Gulf coast. The flight was watched by Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed. Dubai […]

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September 20, 2017    Comment off

The future of mobility: tech and the city of tomorrow

Today, 54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this is expected to rise to 75 percent by 2050. A recent United Nations report projects that urbanisation, combined with population growth, is likely to add another 2.5 billion to urban populations by 2050, with close to 90 percent of the increase concentrated in […]

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