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AI computer vision used on e-scooters to detect pedestrian movement

AI computer vision used on e-scooters to detect pedestrian movement

Electric scooter company Voi is using technology from Luna to sense pedestrians, recognise pavements and react accordingly to ensure both rider and pedestrian safety.

UK city of Norwich extends free Beryl Bike scheme

UK city of Norwich extends free Beryl Bike scheme

The initiative forms part of a package of government measures in response to Covid-19 paid for through the Department for Transport’s Travel Demand Management fund.

Ecommpay announces payment service for mobility sector

Ecommpay announces payment service for mobility sector

The solution allows mobility companies to offer familiar payment methods while building a unified payment process, in order to expand into new markets.

Go-ahead given for Norwich e-scooter trial

Go-ahead given for Norwich e-scooter trial

Beryl Bikes will operate the service with an initial 100 scooters from September as part of a city-wide multimodal trial that also includes bikes, and e-bikes.

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

Alongside the review, the government also announced £90 million in funding for technology trials in three new ‘future transport zones’.

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber claimed it has been left with little choice than to take the action but LADOT defended its data policy and lamented the “unfortunate timing".

LA wins appeal in data-sharing dispute with Uber’s Jump

LA wins appeal in data-sharing dispute with Uber’s Jump

Many cities around the world are looking for ways to benefit from dockless scooters and bikes while ensuring safety and reducing disruption. For them and mobility companies, this case is one to watch.

Bamboo bikes and electric skateboards take to the track at MOVE 2020

Bamboo bikes and electric skateboards take to the track at MOVE 2020

As SmartCitiesWorld is a media partner for MOVE 2020, readers can get 50 per cent off a pass.

Luna to pilot cm-level positioning for e-scooters in Dublin

Luna to pilot cm-level positioning for e-scooters in Dublin

The new technology could help micromobility providers better manage their fleets and therefore reduce the disruption and conflict seen in some cities.

Momentum behind MaaS continues to build in Europe

Momentum behind MaaS continues to build in Europe

Vulog has announced the latest update to its multi-modal, multi-city platform which has increased user engagement by a third, while Iomob and Karhoo are partnering for MaaS projects.