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Toronto approves plan to create more resilient and safer transport system
30 Nov 2020
Plan proposes five key measures including smart traffic signals and intelligent intersections to make the city’s transportation system more resilient in response to the effects of Covid-19.
Micro-mobility company launches research fund for use of e-scooters
26 Nov 2020
Research will focus on the various safety aspects of e-scooter use as well as rider travel behaviour and the challenges and opportunities of the integration of e-scooters within a city.
Hillsborough County implements smart mobility and safety technology
13 Nov 2020
The Florida county will use Iteris technology to provide a range of services including traffic signal retiming, connected vehicle priority solutions and traffic management centre operations.
Bristol and Bath launch e-scooter rental trials
29 Oct 2020
During the trial, operator Voi will hold weekly safety pop-up events where ambassadors will be on hand to answer any questions about how to use the scooters safely.
StreetLight Data and Ford Mobility team for data-driven safety solutions
15 Oct 2020
A bundled offering will combine datasets and machine learning to identify how cities can reduce serious and fatal crashes as well as inform future safety strategies.
Queensland connected vehicle pilot aims to pave the way for cities and other states
29 Sep 2020
The Australian city of Ipswich has fitted up to 500 cars with Cohda Wireless on-board units allowing them to communicate with each other and with roadside infrastructure.
Motional expands dataset for safer autonomous driving
02 Sep 2020
In the 18 months since launch, more than 10 new datasets have been made publicly available across the industry, helping to build “safer, more educated” autonomous vehicles.
Glasgow to introduce car free zones around 21 city primary schools
01 Sep 2020
The scheme follows an initial pilot at six primary schools with a reported 69 per cent fewer vehicles identified outside those schools during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.
Adelaide trials contactless pedestrian crossings
21 Aug 2020
The implementation of smart technology aligns with one of the council’s strategic outcomes to ensure the city is safe and well-connected for all people and all transport modes.
Columbus unveils three smart mobility pilots and seeks community participation
30 Jul 2020
Smart mobility hubs, connected vehicles and the re-commissioned Linden LEAP aim to improve mobility and road safety as well as provide community food support.
Michigan formally launches future mobility office
19 Jul 2020
The Office of Future Mobility and Electrification will be headed up by Trevor Pawl, named as the US state’s chief mobility officer.
Bike Share Toronto collaborates with private sector association
15 Jul 2020
The partnership will offer members of the Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario a number of rewards and benefits and help promote cycling in the city.
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.
Manchester's 'Cyclops' junction reaches major milestone
19 Jun 2020
The junction, equipped with cycle optimised protected signals, allows bicycles to approach from four arms which converge onto a cycle track and help segregate cyclists from general traffic.
Four cities recognised for their sustainable mobility efforts
20 May 2020
The EU describes the cities as powerful examples that show the local role leaders can play in making their cities cleaner, safer and more sustainable.
Next-gen pedestrian crossing aims to use IoT to improve safety
19 May 2020
Applied Information’s system uses a combination of technologies to create an active safety zone that encourages pedestrians and drivers to be more alert.
Milton Keynes launches ride-sharing trial
03 Feb 2020
Trial will help the council understand whether shared ride services could complement Milton Keynes’ bus network as part of its review later this year.
San Francisco’s Market Street goes car-free
30 Jan 2020
San Francisco is the latest of a growing number of cities to close off some or all of the centre to private vehicles.
NTT launches vehicle monitoring trial in Cyberjaya
29 Jan 2020
The PoC will focus on congestion and road safety. NTT will adapt vehicle monitoring technology which it has deployed in the City of Las Vegas since February 2019.
Birmingham latest city to propose private car restrictions
16 Jan 2020
Goals behind the transport plan include connecting citizens with new job and training opportunities, prioritising people over cars and revitalising the city centre and local areas.
‘Drivers are guests’: How Oslo cut traffic deaths to almost zero in 2019
09 Jan 2020
Oslo’s governing mayor tells SmartCitiesWorld how the city is making its streets safer, and that autonomous vehicles could help with retaining and improving the results.
New South Wales deploys AI-powered cameras to detect drivers using mobile phones
02 Dec 2019
A trial of cameras earlier this year caught over 100,000 drivers illegally using a phone.
Mobility technology firms announce data partnership in Nevada
16 Sep 2019
Traffic management solution company Waycare will utilise connected vehicle data from Wejo to bring more accurate solutions to its existing programme in the US state.
Telco and carmaker join forces to make Spain's roads safer for cyclists
16 Sep 2019
Telefónica and SEAT will work with Spain’s Directorate General for Traffic to deploy Internet of Things technology to reduce accidents on Spanish roads.
30 Apr 2021
Cybersecurity: a smart city imperative
Attacks on state and local governments went up dramatically in the pandemic as cybercriminals sought to take advantage of the crisis but have city leaders learned the lessons?
Rebuilding green: Analysing the Biden infrastructure plan
Advancing adoption of digital twin technology
Think Tank: When the sea swallows your cities
OnDemand Webinar: Kyoto: the Japanese start-up community powering the future of smart cities
eBook: Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World
Watch: Cloudera and IBM Storage discuss how cities can unlock the true value of their data
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