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The threat of urban canyons to autonomous vehicles

The threat of urban canyons to autonomous vehicles

The continued growth of skyscrapers and urban infrastructure means AVs are at risk of signal black-out in cities across the world, warns UK-based AV software specialist, Oxbotica.

Newcastle launches autonomous shuttle trial

Newcastle launches autonomous shuttle trial

The driverless mobility service, operated by Keolis Downer, is being funded in the Australian city through a $5m grant from the Federal Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Programme.

Curiosity Lab teams with Kennesaw State University for open source V2V project

Curiosity Lab teams with Kennesaw State University for open source V2V project

KSU researchers selected Curiosity Lab as one of its primary test locations due to the lab’s autonomous vehicle test track and commitment to supporting and facilitating innovation.

Taipei to operate autonomous shuttle in bus lanes

Taipei to operate autonomous shuttle in bus lanes

Taipei City Government and start-up Turing Drive are working together to validate autonomous driving technologies in the Taiwan capital.

O2 5G technology to be used for driverless trials in London

O2 5G technology to be used for driverless trials in London

The mobile operator has signed an agreement for its technology to be used for connected and autonomous testing at London’s Smart Mobility Living Lab.

Helsinki citizens give positive feedback to 'robot' buses

Helsinki citizens give positive feedback to 'robot' buses

More than 2000 passengers have ridden on the driverless bus, including many first timers, and the majority said they felt safe and secure.

Mobileye helps cities and utilities prepare for a smarter future

Mobileye helps cities and utilities prepare for a smarter future

The Intel company is using IoT connectivity from Orange Business Services for its next-generation platform that helps municipalities plan for smart cities.

Texas A&M University signs up for remote control of autonomous shuttles

Texas A&M University signs up for remote control of autonomous shuttles

Remote Assistance will be integrated into the Texas A&M shuttle autonomy system to authorise the vehicles to proceed at four-way intersections and stops.

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

This was the theme of the 13th ITC European Congress, which brought together mayors, city officials and industry leaders to discuss the challenges ahead for smart mobility.

Interactive map tracks the smart mobility progress of 100 cities

Interactive map tracks the smart mobility progress of 100 cities

Frost & Sullivan’s data-driven study found that none of the cities achieved a score that would qualify them to be termed smart mobility leaders.