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Miami deploys informational signs to enhance public transportation experience
19 Feb 2021
Start-up Soofa is installing its signs at two Metromover stations to provide real-time transportation updates and community-generated content for riders and tourists in Miami.
Zipabout integrates first- and last-mile options with UK public transport network
19 Feb 2021
The feature is live on the company’s personalised information service and will soon be made available to transport operators, local authorities, and event organisers and venues.
Moscow to introduce mobility-on-demand service
17 Feb 2021
A pilot project utilising a microbus will start operating on the outskirts of the city that seeks to increase accessibility to transport in remote residential areas.
Edinburgh publishes 10-year mobility plan
15 Feb 2021
The City Mobility Plan aims to create a better connected, net zero carbon transport system and a more inclusive capital that also champions the concept of the 20-minute neighbourhood.
Microcities to drive adoption of urban tech
05 Feb 2021
Research by ABI finds that a wide range of smart cities technology vendors and service providers are focusing product and solution strategies on one or more microcity types.
Hitachi tests battery-powered tram in Florence
01 Feb 2021
The trial involves installing battery packs on an existing Hitachi-built Sirio tram and power is returned to the batteries when the train breaks, reducing overall energy consumed.
Virgin Hyperloop unveils its vision for the passenger experience of the future
28 Jan 2021
A concept video shows how the company has taken some of the best aspects from aviation, rail, automotive, and even hospitality to create a new kind of passenger experience.
Report reveals what global transit commutes looked like in 2020
27 Jan 2021
Moovit’s 2020 Global Public Transport Report includes two new categories: Covid-19 impact on public transit usage, and mobile payment demand for mass transit rides.
Transit platform launched for small- to mid-size cities
26 Jan 2021
Cubic Transportation Systems is launching Umo, a flexible suite of products that enable riders to conveniently pay fares and plan trips across public and private modes, and access real-time travel information.
Dutch coalition explores hyperloop for busy freight corridors
21 Jan 2021
Coalition is investigating a pilot route that would constitute a first step in creating a pan-European emission-free hyperloop network in a large urban area between Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Newlab puts out open call for tech innovators
08 Jan 2021
Accepted applicants will work with Newlab to design and implement pilots and validate new concepts, unlock new product capabilities, uncover use cases, and explore partnership opportunities.
Berlin's S-Bahn smart rail project goes live
07 Jan 2021
Teams based at S-Bahn’s ‘4S’ operational headquarters are able to connect, respond, and collaborate with passengers and staff on-board trains, at stations, and with field personnel.
Routing Company raises $5m in seed funding to power demand-responsive transit
15 Dec 2020
The Routing Company’s technology powers an easy-to-use platform that helps cities and other transit providers solve the problem of how to deliver reliable demand-responsive transit.
Hitachi Rail announces plans to test battery-powered long-distance trains
15 Dec 2020
Hitachi Rail and Eversholt Rail have signed an exclusive agreement aimed at bringing battery power and fuel savings of 20 per cent to the GWR passenger service between London and Penzance.
WEF continues drive to make facial recognition tech more transparent
14 Dec 2020
The forum has focused on FRT for passengers boarding aircraft and the toolkit’s questionnaire has been tested by Tokyo-Narita Airport, which will encourage other airports to adopt this framework.
Rail company invests in Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
08 Dec 2020
Hitachi Rail will integrate hyperloop’s capsule travelling system with its signaling technology, the European Rail Traffic Management System, at HyperloopTT’s R&D centre in Toulouse.
Denver’s RTD teams with Lyft on mobile fare payment
07 Dec 2020
Launch of mobile ticketing solution for RTD public transit makes customers in the Denver Metro region the first to be able to purchase tickets to ride local buses and trains through the Lyft app.
Boston surveys citizens on the impact of Covid-19 on commuting
07 Dec 2020
A majority of the responses indicated a plan to return to pre-pandemic commuting choices and, of those who did plan to switch, more plan to change to driving alone than any other mode.
Helsinki announces new domain names and access to its innovation testbed
02 Dec 2020
The testbed is targeted at domestic and foreign companies that want to develop and test their products and services together with City of Helsinki.
Mobility company expands partnerships to facilitate more connected travel
01 Dec 2020
Karhoo enables its network of partners to integrate a local and national taxi and vehicles-for-hire offering into their service, extending travel options for customers.
Cashless mobile ticketing fare system rolled out in San Joaquin County
23 Nov 2020
Cashless mobile ticketing is integrated into the Vamos mobility app to help make journeys safer, easier and simpler across transit agencies serving San Joaquin County.
UK solar rail pioneer secures funding for community solar farm
23 Nov 2020
The 3.75 MW Cuckmere Community Solar Farm in Berwick, East Sussex, will be built to power the London mainline railway via a ‘private-wire’ direct connection.
Bedford Park launches suburban-city job access mobility pilot
20 Nov 2020
Pilot aims to increase transit ridership and the use of shared modes of travel by providing the community’s commuters’ access to safe and reliable last‐mile connections.
Companies collaborate to better understand mobility behaviours
12 Nov 2020
SkedGo and Motiontag are combining advanced journey planning and analytics capabilities to understand how, when and why people travel, and measure changes in travel behaviour.
18 Nov 2020
Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion
The first day of the online event confirmed that the smart cities sector is well aware of its destination but it’s how it gets there that will be the problem.
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Insight Report: Distributed Acoustic Sensors and the Smart Cities of the Future
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