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Emergency on-demand transit service launched to help essential workers

Emergency on-demand transit service launched to help essential workers

Moovit’s Emergency Mobilisation service enables public and private companies to transform unused vehicle fleets into an on-demand service during the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

German state of Baden-Württemberg to run battery-powered trains

German state of Baden-Württemberg to run battery-powered trains

The Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus B two-car electric trainsets can operate on rail routes with or without overhead power lines due to their battery hybrid drive.

Tainan to launch commercial autonomous bus service

Tainan to launch commercial autonomous bus service

The service will cover two business districts in the fifth-largest city in Taiwan, and is part of a two-year smart transportation development plan.

Consortium to deploy LTE wireless network for Grand Paris Express metro

Consortium to deploy LTE wireless network for Grand Paris Express metro

The private wireless network project will provide critical, high-speed wireless connectivity services to meet future operational and maintenance requirements.

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.

Smart city start-up challenge launches in Ruhr Metropolis

Smart city start-up challenge launches in Ruhr Metropolis

The German cities of Bochum, Bottrop, Gelsenkirchen and Hagen and their business partners are seeking innovative solutions for their individual problems and development projects.

Dubai strikes deal for ‘sky pod’ transit system

Dubai strikes deal for ‘sky pod’ transit system

The move is part of Dubai’s goal for 25 per cent of mobility journeys to be via autonomous transit by 2030.

Japanese railway and Nokia collaborate on AI-based crossing trials

Japanese railway and Nokia collaborate on AI-based crossing trials

Odakyu Electric Railway is using Nokia’s scene analytics to detect abnormal events by applying machine-learning-based AI to images generated by railroad crossing cameras.

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Mobility-as-a-service will only be successful if we can all come together to realise a joint vision of ensuring seamless travel for every commuter, says Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems.