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Austin uses virtual reality to train first responders
17 Mar 2021
The City of Austin has partnered with local start-up Augmented Training Systems to develop programmes that allow skills to be quickly refreshed, without needing the physical equipment or set-up.
Intelligent infrastructure pilot launched in Texas
11 Mar 2021
The Autonomy Institute and its partners are deploying a public infrastructure network node at Texas Military Department in Austin with plans to expand across major US cities and globally.
Austin approves release of funds for mobility projects
08 Mar 2021
Projects for investment are outlined by Austin’s strategic mobility plan that includes reducing dependence on vehicle trips, so only half are made alone by car by 2040.
Austin deploys emergency preparedness app for citizens
02 Oct 2020
The app will provide resources and information for citizens across the Central Texas area to better prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies, as well as coronavirus updates.
Austin launches pilot to test scooter infrastructure
29 Jun 2020
Austin Transportation and Swiftmile are undertaking the six-month, no-cost pilot project to test the usability of the company’s universal scooter parking and charging stations for e-scooters.
Cities create online hubs to connect citizens during coronavirus crisis
31 Mar 2020
Austin in the US and Wyndham in Australia are combatting practical issues and mental strain arising from the Covid-19 outbreak with the help of online community hubs.
Austin mobility challenge winners revealed
23 Jan 2020
Solutions from the winning start-ups of the City:One Challenge provide a healthy food delivery service that also reduces waste and navigation guides for those with mobility impairments.
30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked
08 Oct 2019
Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.
Austin prepares its streets for self-driving vehicles
02 Oct 2019
Ford and AI company, Argo AI, are working with the city to ensure testing pursues community-wide goals by providing services that are accessible, equitable, sustainable and, above all, safe.
Austin airport moves into public testing of driverless shuttle
05 Aug 2019
The Texas airport will use the Easy Mile EZ10 driverless shuttle to move passengers around from one terminal to the ground transportation area and will investigate other route options.
Ride Report aims to provide trustworthy micro-mobility data to cities
21 Jun 2019
Scheme operators will be scored based on their performance against rigorous data benchmarks, helping cities understand which operators are meeting their compliance requirements.
Austin to roll out electric buses
28 Apr 2019
Public transit agency Capital Metro is taking a major step towards its goal of an all-electric fleet with four Proterra Catalyst E2 buses.
How cities can overcome "aimless innovation"
02 Apr 2019
Based on insights from 50 city leaders in the US, a new handbook aims to offer guidance on how technology and innovation can be deployed to benefit entire communities.
Austin puts new dockless mobility licences on hold
23 Jan 2019
The Texan city is collecting and analysing data to assess the level of demand for currently licenced vehicles before it resumes issuing any more
Bloomberg completes climate action line-up
16 Jan 2019
Albuquerque, Austin, Denver, Orlando and San Antonio are named as the final cities in the American Cities Climate Challenge
Austin launches circular economy challenge
11 Jan 2019
Styrofoam coolers and wine grape skins are among the materials available for those wishing to take part in the Texas city’s annual contest to find innovative solutions to repurpose waste
Sit-down scooter ride-share rolls out in Austin
09 Jan 2019
OjO Electric will provide what claims to be the Texan city’s first ever commuter-focused electric scooter ride-share programme
Google Maps and Lime partner in 13 cities
14 Dec 2018
Google Maps has announced a partnership with Lime in selected cities around the world.
Roadmap aims to provide open data framework for cities
10 Dec 2018
The Sunlight Foundation has released a set of resources that aims to help local governments at both the discovery and action phase of open data projects
San Diego further boosts digital infrastructure
13 Nov 2018
The city debuts new smart city apps at Smart City Expo World Congress to improve parking, traffic and public safety
Electric bike-share rolls out in six US cities
09 Nov 2018
It follows the launch of BCycle’s new electric bike, which also marks the bike-share provider’s 10th anniversary
Austin tests traffic tech for connected vehicles
30 Oct 2018
It becomes the first city in the state of Texas to enter the US Department of Transportation’s signal phasing and timing challenge
Helsinki leads in mobility-as-a-service
05 Sep 2018
A study by Juniper Research reveals that mobility-as-a-service platforms will replace more than 2.3 billion urban private car journeys by 2023
New ‘rule book’ for self-driving vehicles
17 Jul 2018
Inrix’s autonomous vehicle platform aims to make automated vehicles safer and our roads more prepared for the expanding technology
25 Sep 2018
Blockchain: Hype, hope and growing up in public
A recent Smart Cities World event looked at where things currently stand with blockchain for smarter cities and how we proceed from here.
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