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Apcoa and Here announce strategic collaboration around digital parking

Apcoa and Here announce strategic collaboration around digital parking

The companies intend to develop and commercialise digital parking services and high-definition indoor maps of parking facilities in Europe.

Work on 300km CAV test environment underway in the UK

Work on 300km CAV test environment underway in the UK

Located in the West Midlands and spanning the cities of Coventry and Birmingham, it will allow connected and autonomous vehicles to be trialled on urban, rural, suburban and highway roads.

Joint venture aims to boost on-street EV charging in the UK

Joint venture aims to boost on-street EV charging in the UK

Liberty Charge said it will provide the “under-the-pavement power” and communications infrastructure necessary for charging in residential areas in towns and cities.

Four cities recognised for their sustainable mobility efforts

Four cities recognised for their sustainable mobility efforts

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

Next-gen pedestrian crossing aims to use IoT to improve safety

Applied Information’s system uses a combination of technologies to create an active safety zone that encourages pedestrians and drivers to be more alert.

New heart of downtown San Ramon installs smarter parking and wayfinding

New heart of downtown San Ramon installs smarter parking and wayfinding

The Optipark system captures data through camera sensors and delivers crucial availability and location information to drivers to help improve the parking experience for the visiting public.

New partners sign up to self-driving mobility trials in Norway

New partners sign up to self-driving mobility trials in Norway

The purpose of the self-driving vehicle trials is to explore ways to integrate autonomous vehicles into Ruter’s public transport service and provide new mobility services.

Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025

Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025

Video surveillance is a popular area of AI deployment but the coronavirus pandemic could also see more use of the technology to better co-ordinate public health responses.

Pain points, politics and the future of transport

Pain points, politics and the future of transport

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Paul Comfort about the themes of his new book, The Future of Public Transportation.

NACTO hub rounds up city transport strategies for Covid-19

NACTO hub rounds up city transport strategies for Covid-19

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.