Smart Cities News

Christchurch launches electric bike hire trial with Lime

Christchurch launches electric bike hire trial with Lime

The council wants to investigate how a shared e-bike service might fit into the transport network in the long-term in the New Zealand city.

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.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Funchal mobility strategies recognised

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Funchal mobility strategies recognised

The island capital cities took the top honours at the 2020 Civitas Awards, which recognise cities and towns demonstrating excellence in the areas of sustainable transport policy-making and measures.

Zipp Mobility appoints US e-scooter executive

Zipp Mobility appoints US e-scooter executive

The company’s e-scooter model has recently been approved by the UK Department for Transport for use in shared e-scooter trials, in co-operation with local councils, across the UK.

Reimagining an EV future

Reimagining an EV future

Changing work patterns gives a real opportunity to embrace healthier and safer transport networks, writes Simon Brammer, head of cities, Ashden

West Midlands announces e-scooter trial

West Midlands announces e-scooter trial

Voi has been awarded an exclusive tender and will work with Transport for West Midlands to bring e-scooters to major towns and cities in the region including Birmingham and Coventry.

City of Yonkers launches shared e-scooter scheme

City of Yonkers launches shared e-scooter scheme

This marks the first ever e-scooter pilot in New York State and is scheduled to launch later this month with electric transportation specialist Bird the exclusive provider.

End-to-end platform aims to better manage sustainable mobility options

End-to-end platform aims to better manage sustainable mobility options

The platform helps to coordinate mobile assets and users to provide real-time insights into how they use company cars, scooters, charging stations and other components of the mobility ecosystem.

UK to fast-track e-scooter rental trials to test safety and green credentials

UK to fast-track e-scooter rental trials to test safety and green credentials

The first trials, due to last for 12 months, are expected to begin next week and will be closely monitored so the government can assess the benefits of e-scooters and their impact on public space.

Spanish energy companies launch platform to tackle Covid-19 through innovation

Spanish energy companies launch platform to tackle Covid-19 through innovation

Positive Energy + is looking for start-ups and scale-ups which have innovative projects that can be launched immediately and developed and implemented in one year.