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Austin launches pilot to test scooter infrastructure

Austin launches pilot to test scooter infrastructure

Austin Transportation and Swiftmile are undertaking the six-month, no-cost pilot project to test the usability of the company’s universal scooter parking and charging stations for e-scooters.

City of Pasadena deploys mobile smart city solution

City of Pasadena deploys mobile smart city solution

Mayor Jeff Wagner said that giving citizens the opportunity to receive information relating to Covid-19 or other emergency situations directly on their mobile phones is paramount.

Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

The North Texas Innovation Alliance, which has also joined the City Possible network, will focus both on immediate challenges related to Covid-19, as well as look ahead to establish core priorities.

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.

All-digital hotel opens in Fort Worth

All-digital hotel opens in Fort Worth

The smart hotel aims to deliver the “next-generation connected guest experience” through location-based analytics, as well as by utilising the latest offerings from digital vendors.

Virgin Hyperloop One kicks off US road trip

Virgin Hyperloop One kicks off US road trip

The mass transit system is being presented to state and local governments and stakeholders – including those in Ohio, Missouri and Texas, where feasibility studies are ongoing.

Texas creates future mobility innovation zone

Texas creates future mobility innovation zone

Real-estate company Hillwood is establishing the AllianceTexas multi-modal transportation testbed, north of Forth Worth, which incorporates air and rail hubs.

MassChallenge accelerator seeks start-ups in Houston

MassChallenge accelerator seeks start-ups in Houston

Six-week bootcamp includes a range of intensive in-person training, mentoring, community connectivity and virtual classes

Austin launches circular economy challenge

Austin launches circular economy challenge

Styrofoam coolers and wine grape skins are among the materials available for those wishing to take part in the Texas city’s annual contest to find innovative solutions to repurpose waste

Sit-down scooter ride-share rolls out in Austin

Sit-down scooter ride-share rolls out in Austin

OjO Electric will provide what claims to be the Texan city’s first ever commuter-focused electric scooter ride-share programme