Smart Cities News

Toronto approves plan to create more resilient and safer transport system

Toronto approves plan to create more resilient and safer transport system

Plan proposes five key measures including smart traffic signals and intelligent intersections to make the city’s transportation system more resilient in response to the effects of Covid-19.

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.

Hillsborough County implements smart mobility and safety technology

Hillsborough County implements smart mobility and safety technology

The Florida county will use Iteris technology to provide a range of services including traffic signal retiming, connected vehicle priority solutions and traffic management centre operations.

Bristol and Bath launch e-scooter rental trials

Bristol and Bath launch e-scooter rental trials

During the trial, operator Voi will hold weekly safety pop-up events where ambassadors will be on hand to answer any questions about how to use the scooters safely.

StreetLight Data and Ford Mobility team for data-driven safety solutions

StreetLight Data and Ford Mobility team for data-driven safety solutions

A bundled offering will combine datasets and machine learning to identify how cities can reduce serious and fatal crashes as well as inform future safety strategies.

Queensland connected vehicle pilot aims to pave the way for cities and other states

Queensland connected vehicle pilot aims to pave the way for cities and other states

The Australian city of Ipswich has fitted up to 500 cars with Cohda Wireless on-board units allowing them to communicate with each other and with roadside infrastructure.

Motional expands dataset for safer autonomous driving

Motional expands dataset for safer autonomous driving

In the 18 months since launch, more than 10 new datasets have been made publicly available across the industry, helping to build “safer, more educated” autonomous vehicles.

Glasgow to introduce car free zones around 21 city primary schools

Glasgow to introduce car free zones around 21 city primary schools

The scheme follows an initial pilot at six primary schools with a reported 69 per cent fewer vehicles identified outside those schools during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.

Adelaide trials contactless pedestrian crossings

Adelaide trials contactless pedestrian crossings

The implementation of smart technology aligns with one of the council’s strategic outcomes to ensure the city is safe and well-connected for all people and all transport modes.

Columbus unveils three smart mobility pilots and seeks community participation

Columbus unveils three smart mobility pilots and seeks community participation

Smart mobility hubs, connected vehicles and the re-commissioned Linden LEAP aim to improve mobility and road safety as well as provide community food support.