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Robotic last-mile delivery service rolls out

Robotic last-mile delivery service rolls out

A low-cost, lightweight autonomous delivery robot that can operate in both the bike lane and on the roadway has been launched at the TechCrunch Mobility event.

Autonomous drone trialled for emergency management

Autonomous drone trialled for emergency management

The vehicles can fly without human intervention and provide on-the-fly analysis that could help locate a missing person or monitor a fire in an emergency situation.

US Ignite launches smart city accelerator

US Ignite launches smart city accelerator

Benefits for participants include access to an eight-week training course, an opportunity to connect with Amazon mentors as well as up to 10,000 in AWS credits.

National League of Cities suggests charging road users by the mile

National League of Cities suggests charging road users by the mile

The National League of Cities has released a report aimed at helping local leaders pilot road user charge systems to address the country’s transportation infrastructure deficit.

New York state innovation centre deploys self-driving vehicles

New York state innovation centre deploys self-driving vehicles

Optimus Ride will provide workers at the site with an efficient and convenient self-driving mobility option within defined geofenced areas.

Smart Cambridge signs up to GeoSpock cloud

Smart Cambridge signs up to GeoSpock cloud

The organisation will use the spatial big data platform to help unlock siloed data and share information with third parties working on urban innovation projects

China to develop drone airworthiness certification

China to develop drone airworthiness certification

Five Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle companies have been authorised as pilots to develop different programmes to explore airworthiness standards

University trials driverless shuttle

University trials driverless shuttle

Researchers at the University of South Florida have begun an autonomous trial with Coast Autonomous to transport students, faculty staff and visitors in a driverless vehicle

UK on track to have fully self-driving cars on roads by 2021

UK on track to have fully self-driving cars on roads by 2021

The UK government has announced that a process is being developed to support advanced trials of automated vehicles which pass rigorous safety assessments

Fleet challenge launched for self-driving shuttle

Fleet challenge launched for self-driving shuttle

Local Motors has invited Australian municipalities, campuses, districts and transport operators to come up with best-use scenarios for its autonomous vehicle, Olli