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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.

All-electric ride-hailing service extends its offering

All-electric ride-hailing service extends its offering

Start-up Go360 claims to offer a unique ride subscription model to help people get to work and transit hubs faster and easier using employee drivers.

City of Fremont launches autonomous shuttle service for employees

City of Fremont launches autonomous shuttle service for employees

The service, provided by Pony.ai, is part of Fremont’s drive to decrease single-driver commuting and has the potential to expand beyond city employees in the future.

Road usage charge pilot offers roadmap for transportation funding in the US

Road usage charge pilot offers roadmap for transportation funding in the US

To compensate for diminishing funds, a growing number of American states have looked to alternative revenue systems based on vehicle miles travelled.

Los Angeles announces ambitious zero emissions roadmap

Los Angeles announces ambitious zero emissions roadmap

Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city must kick its "zero-emissions transportation future into high gear" and the goal is to deliver a 25 per cent reduction in GHGs and pollution by the 2028 Olympic Games.

Nokia private wireless networks drive digital transformation

Nokia private wireless networks drive digital transformation

Among the customers using the networks are public sector organisations and cities with use cases ranging from testing drones for tsunami evacuation alerts to building smarter ports.

California launches first state-wide earthquake warning app

California launches first state-wide earthquake warning app

The tool uses ground motion sensors to detect earthquakes before humans can feel them and send automated notifications.

San José strengthens its emergency response capability

San José strengthens its emergency response capability

The Californian city has deployed the FirstNet communications platform to all of its public safety and emergency response staff.

Los Angeles moves legacy IT infrastructure to the cloud

Los Angeles moves legacy IT infrastructure to the cloud

The mainframe-based system will transition to the California Department of Technology’s state data centre in Sacramento in a $10.5m modernisation project.

Chula Vista sends out smart signals

Chula Vista sends out smart signals

The city in Southern California has chosen Trafficware’s SynchroGreen signal technology to adapt to traffic patterns