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Japanese railway and Nokia collaborate on AI-based crossing trials

Japanese railway and Nokia collaborate on AI-based crossing trials

Odakyu Electric Railway is using Nokia’s scene analytics to detect abnormal events by applying machine-learning-based AI to images generated by railroad crossing cameras.

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Mobility-as-a-service will only be successful if we can all come together to realise a joint vision of ensuring seamless travel for every commuter, says Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems.

£21 million awarded for local smart energy ‘blueprint’ projects in the UK

£21 million awarded for local smart energy ‘blueprint’ projects in the UK

The government says the projects could see over 250,000 people’s homes powered by local renewable sources by 2030 – which could lead to their energy bills reducing by as much as half.

Moovit uses augmented reality for better public transit navigation

Moovit uses augmented reality for better public transit navigation

Based on user feedback, Moovit is using AR to display digital directions on top of real-world images to help point the way for users to get to their destination. 

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed LA’s Green New Deal: Leading By Example which lays out a carbon neutral vision and a firm commitment to environmental justice and equity.

Miami-Dade rewards public transport users and monetises app

Miami-Dade rewards public transport users and monetises app

Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works’ incentive programme enables travellers to earn ‘stars’, based on a digital loyalty currency owned and operated by Cubic.

Hyderabad opens final section of automated metro

Hyderabad opens final section of automated metro

India’s second-largest metro network at 69km long connects to six railway stations to help create shared mobility and multi-modal transport options for passengers.

City Lights: Mark Patton. Vice President, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

City Lights: Mark Patton. Vice President, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Mark Patton, vice president, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership, about the Ohio city’s journey so far.

London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges

London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges

The cities’ mayors have signed an agreement to become Innovator Cities, enabling them to share best practice, ideas and pioneering solutions to solve global transport problems.

Cardiff secures £21m for air quality improvements

Cardiff secures £21m for air quality improvements

The award follows a request for the local authority to identify measures to address air quality urgently.