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Calgary Transit launches mobile ticketing system

Calgary Transit launches mobile ticketing system

Masabi’s JustRide platform allows passengers to buy tickets and passes anytime, anywhere, using their smartphones and provides a contactless service in the Covid-19 era.

O-City joins Visa's Ready for Transit programme

O-City joins Visa's Ready for Transit programme

Visa’s transit programme is aimed at companies whose technology products and capabilities can help agencies and riders realise the benefits of tapping to ride with a contactless card or digital wallet.

IBM offers open source toolkit for Covid-19 data analysis

IBM offers open source toolkit for Covid-19 data analysis

The toolkit aims to help policy-makers, developers and data scientists identify and respond to key trends in the pandemic such as finding correlations between poverty levels and infection rates.

Bloomberg helps city leaders collect data to inform pandemic response

Bloomberg helps city leaders collect data to inform pandemic response

Covid-19 Management Metrics for Cities sets out to provide a set of critical indicators alongside technical assistance for cities around their utilisation.

Return to work health and safety solution from the edge

Return to work health and safety solution from the edge

Enterprise-wide solution that automates monitoring through video and other sensors is designed to improve workplace safety and help mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses.

Birmingham announces measures to prioritise walking and cycling

Birmingham announces measures to prioritise walking and cycling

The schemes include pop-up cycle lanes, pavement widening and road closures to create low traffic neighbourhoods, which are all part of a package of active travel measures.

Masabi and Littlepay unveil contactless ticketing solution “in a box”

Masabi and Littlepay unveil contactless ticketing solution “in a box”

Passengers will be able to tap their contactless bank cards or mobile phones to travel, removing the potential risks of handling cash or physically interacting with ticketing infrastructure.

Intelligent disinfection solution aims to create healthier buildings

Intelligent disinfection solution aims to create healthier buildings

The Nexos Intelligent Disinfection solution pairs ultraviolet (UV-C) lighting with Internet of Things controls to enable widespread, automated disinfection of surfaces.

Crowdfunding platform launches pandemic innovation fund

Crowdfunding platform launches pandemic innovation fund

Goal is to raise the sum for investment in urgent technological solutions for the medical, business, educational and social needs triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies.

Robot cleaners win MIT Sloan's inaugural AI competition

Robot cleaners win MIT Sloan's inaugural AI competition

The robots perform the task of spraying disinfectant at consistent rates and speeds, enabling human cleaners to focus on manually scrubbing biofilms and residues.