Smart Cities News

Micro-mobility company launches research fund for use of e-scooters

Micro-mobility company launches research fund for use of e-scooters

Research will focus on the various safety aspects of e-scooter use as well as rider travel behaviour and the challenges and opportunities of the integration of e-scooters within a city.

Greater Manchester deploys AI-controlled road junctions

Greater Manchester deploys AI-controlled road junctions

The technology anonymously identifies different types of road users at selected junctions and controls traffic signals to allow different modes of transportation to be prioritised as and when required.

New York pilots smartphone app to assist blind and low-vision bus riders

New York pilots smartphone app to assist blind and low-vision bus riders

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transit Innovation Partnership have launched the programme that helps riders use their smartphones to find bus stops and learn of arrival times.

Amiens adopts open payment system for multi-modal public transport

Amiens adopts open payment system for multi-modal public transport

The system from Flowbird helps operators to create frictionless multi-modal travel through the digital transformation of their legacy ticketing systems as well as meet the needs of tech-savvy populations.

Data company progresses public transport mapping project in developing world

Data company progresses public transport mapping project in developing world

WhereIsMyTransport is aiming to map the formal and informal public transport networks of the 30 major cities of the Majority World by 2023 and update the information as they expand.

Research shows growing interest from rail users in 5G and smart city services

Research shows growing interest from rail users in 5G and smart city services

A survey carried out on rail users in Hong Kong, London, New York, Sydney and Toronto revealed 95 per cent are more likely to use the rail network in their city if technology-driven solutions were implemented. 

LA Metro and Cubic facilitate touch-free travel

LA Metro and Cubic facilitate touch-free travel

Through the Transit Access Pass, LA Metro and 25 participating agencies across Los Angeles County can offer customers touchless bus and rail payment options.

Kagoshima and Hachijo-jima introduce mobile ticketing in-app service

Kagoshima and Hachijo-jima introduce mobile ticketing in-app service

The two deployments are the latest driven by the partnership between Jorudan and Masabi signed in 2019 to integrate their services and roll out mobile ticketing in cities across Japan.

Go-ahead given for Norwich e-scooter trial

Go-ahead given for Norwich e-scooter trial

Beryl Bikes will operate the service with an initial 100 scooters from September as part of a city-wide multimodal trial that also includes bikes, and e-bikes.

Specialists to jointly develop MaaS applications

Specialists to jointly develop MaaS applications

Masabi and Kyyti have formed a partnership to provide best-of-breed mobility-as-a-service solutions to transport authorities, agencies and operators around the world.