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Charter to identify which emerging tech innovations are right for London

Charter to identify which emerging tech innovations are right for London

The mayor has tasked the UK capital’s chief digital officer and Smart London Board to set out the criteria that innovations must meet before being deployed in the city.

London mayor progresses plans to create more green spaces

London mayor progresses plans to create more green spaces

Two new woodlands will be created in London’s Green Belt, the majority of which is not public open space despite making up 22 per cent of the capital’s land area. 

London mayor progresses plans to power tube with green energy

London mayor progresses plans to power tube with green energy

Sadiq Khan wants to change the way the Transport for London tube network is supplied with electricity and make the move towards a greater use of renewable energy.

Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

The Odysseus project’s overall goal is to help manage the Covid-19 crisis, inform the return to normality, and act as a springboard to London’s economy in the long term.

London to transform streets to prepare for increase in cycling and walking

London to transform streets to prepare for increase in cycling and walking

Mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport for London said the UK capital needs to prepare for a possible 10-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased.

Coronavirus: TfL trials longer-lasting anti-viral cleaner

Coronavirus: TfL trials longer-lasting anti-viral cleaner

Enhanced cleaning will be introduced across all TfL transport but the public must continue to follow handwashing advice, the authority stressed.

London deploys AI for cycle route planning

London deploys AI for cycle route planning

The sensors use AI to detect road users and decide which mode of transport they are using. A trial found that the Vivacity sensors are up to 98 per cent more accurate than manual methods.

London advances towards 4G coverage on the Tube

London advances towards 4G coverage on the Tube

Several telcos have signed up for the trial to prepare for the roll-out of 4G across one of London’s most challenging environments.

London receives £4 million investment for EV infrastructure

London receives £4 million investment for EV infrastructure

The investment will see more than 1,000 EV charging points deployed across 29 London boroughs from next year, building on the 1,500-strong network already installed.

TfL revokes Uber’s licence in London

TfL revokes Uber’s licence in London

TfL cited “a pattern of failures” by the taxi company, including several related to safety. Uber will appeal.