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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. 

City-wide mobile ticketing rolled out in Bucharest

City-wide mobile ticketing rolled out in Bucharest

The multi-lingual app and payments platform is part of the mayor’s plan for the Romanian capital to become a smart city and allows for cashless travel on urban, express, regional and city bus routes.

Public transport ITS market experiencing rapid growth in Europe and US

Public transport ITS market experiencing rapid growth in Europe and US

The penetration rate of on-board computers featuring GPS location functionality and wireless communications is now at very high levels in both North America and Western Europe.

Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator

Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator

The calculator aims to allow users to find a route and check how much their carbon footprint would be affected by using public transport, cycling or walking, compared to driving.

Sacramento launches US’ largest on-demand public microtransit system

Sacramento launches US’ largest on-demand public microtransit system

Described as a mix between ride-hailing and taking the bus, the on-demand service uses small shuttle vehicles and costs $2.50 a ride.

London receives £4 million investment for EV infrastructure

London receives £4 million investment for EV infrastructure

The investment will see more than 1,000 EV charging points deployed across 29 London boroughs from next year, building on the 1,500-strong network already installed.

UK transport operators apprehensive about adopting new technology

UK transport operators apprehensive about adopting new technology

Majority of transport leaders point the finger at public nervousness as one of the barriers that has stopped their organisation from adopting new technologies in the past.

Aira deal to make transportation better for people with vision impairment

Aira deal to make transportation better for people with vision impairment

The intent of the partnership is to make public transit “more accessible and inclusive”, empowering blind and low vision riders to travel with more confidence. 

Onboard passenger information solution for UK bus and coach industry

Onboard passenger information solution for UK bus and coach industry

In addition to being able to use reliable, high-performance onboard wi-fi, passengers will have instant access to accurate arrival times, assistance and onward travel options.

ViaVan launches first- and last-mile transit solution in Finland

ViaVan launches first- and last-mile transit solution in Finland

Transit solution will allow residents of the Helsinki suburb of Espoo to book on-demand rides and connect to train and Metro stations in the operating zone.