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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.
Australian shipbuilder launches series of electric-powered high-speed ferries
19 Jan 2021
The 46 metre Passenger Express 46V is designed to provide an environmentally friendly, economical vessel ideal for metropolitan, inland waterway commuter ferry services.
Multi-modal terminal aims to improve mobility in Washington region
07 Jan 2021
The Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal is the state’s first new ferry terminal for 40 years and incorporates the cultural influence of the Pacific Northwest’s native people.
UK port cuts carbon emissions by 700 tonnes in 12 months
05 Jan 2021
The Port of Tyne in the north-east of England has been assessing current and future energy requirements in line with Tyne 2050’s roadmaps for it to become carbon neutral by 2030, and all-electric by 2040.
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.
Momentum builds behind a hydrogen-driven economy
11 Nov 2020
According to analysis from Frost & Sullivan, hydrogen production will double by 2030 as the world advances towards a sustainable energy economy and countries battle climate change.
Business mobility-as-a-service offering to be launched in the UK
10 Nov 2020
Fleetondemand’s Mobilleo platform will power Kinto’s MaaS offering that consolidates all forms of travel into a single solution where customers can search thousands of different travel providers
Port of Tyne sets up clean energy park
09 Nov 2020
The park, which has already welcomed its first tenant, will play an important role in supporting the government’s goal to power every UK home with offshore wind electricity.
Maid of the Mist launches all-electric ferries at Niagara Falls
12 Oct 2020
ABB has supplied an integrated power and propulsion solution for the newbuild vessels, including an offshore charging system, enabling sustainable operation.
Only 60 per cent of transit agencies have a cybersecurity preparedness plan
08 Oct 2020
Research carried out by the Mineta Transportation Institute also found that less than half of agencies reported auditing their cybersecurity programme at least once a year.
Major cities sign the European Circular Cities Declaration
05 Oct 2020
The cities and regions are committed to act as ambassadors and champion a circular economy that leads to a resource-efficient, low-carbon and socially responsible society.
Thames Clippers launches re-branded Uber Boat in London
03 Aug 2020
Thames Clippers is joining forces with Uber to encourage people to travel by boat across London city using its fleet of 20 boats that depart from 23 piers on the Thames.
One in four Americans want a Covid vaccine before riding public transit
30 Jul 2020
More than half of US citizens are deeply cautious about using sharing economy services or riding public transportation, according to a new study by Genomatica.
Mayors put forward a 'green and just' Covid-19 recovery plan
17 Jul 2020
The C40 Cities network has announced its agenda for delivering a sustainable and equitable recovery plan from the pandemic and calls for support for the vision from national government.
LiDAR technology used for smarter space management
16 Jul 2020
Qortex People Counter provides powerful insights about the flow and number of people in retail stores, public transportation centres, stadiums, venues, and more.
New York launches Covid-19 response initiative for public transit
09 Jul 2020
The MTA and the Transit Innovation Partnership want to engage the private tech industry to evaluate and deploy technologies that make transport safer and more responsive to needs amid the pandemic.
Ranking reveals smartest and most sustainable cities
03 Jul 2020
Prepared by IESE Business School´s Centre for Globalisation and Strategy, the Cities in Motion Index 2020 analyses the level of development of 174 world cities.
Danish municipalities launch ambitious climate action plans
01 Jul 2020
Samsø and Sønderborg have launched their strategies as part of the Danish Deadline 2020 project, DK2020, which is aligned with the Paris Agreement.
Mobility innovation lab launched in Miami-Dade County
01 Jul 2020
C-Lab Miami plans to source and attract innovative mobility ideas and technologies from around the world and test them through local proof-of-concepts.
Helsinki trials electric ferry across the Reposalmi strait
19 Jun 2020
The ferry will operate as a calling service using a mobile app and transport six passengers at a time from Vartiosaari to Laajasalo, covering a distance of 150 metres.
Robot cleaners win MIT Sloan's inaugural AI competition
02 Jun 2020
The robots perform the task of spraying disinfectant at consistent rates and speeds, enabling human cleaners to focus on manually scrubbing biofilms and residues.
Blockchain tool aims to tackle supply chain failures exposed by Covid-19
29 Apr 2020
The toolkit launched by the World Economic Forum aims to bring more transparency, trust and resilience to supply chains by offering a "shared truth".
LiDAR used to monitor safe distancing and analyse crowd density
23 Apr 2020
iinside has upgraded its solution to help building, facility and venue operators monitor the effectiveness of customer spacing efforts and take action to preserve them.
NACTO hub rounds up city transport strategies for Covid-19
31 Mar 2020
Actions shared include converting parking spaces into restaurant food pick-up zones, allowing rear-door bus boarding, suspending fare collections and converting car lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.
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.
Our society needs systemic changes. Hyperloop is just one way we can get there
Why utilities and cities make powerful partnerships
Three ways cities can improve their cybersecurity resilience
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