Smart Cities News

First passengers travel safely on Virgin Hyperloop

First passengers travel safely on Virgin Hyperloop

The test on the new form of transportation took place at Virgin Hyperloop’s 500-metre DevLoop test site in Las Vegas, where the company has previously run over 400 unoccupied tests.

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.

City of Medford upgrades more than 7,000 streetlights

City of Medford upgrades more than 7,000 streetlights

Improvements are being financed by a low-interest loan and include converting all city- and utility-owned streetlights, as well as additional park and parking lot locations.

Las Vegas self-driving mobility service resumes operation

Las Vegas self-driving mobility service resumes operation

Service of the publicly available autonomous fleet run by Motional and Lyft was paused earlier this year due to Covid-19 but has resumed with enhanced protective measures.

UK and Thailand partner to help create smarter cities

UK and Thailand partner to help create smarter cities

The Smart City Handbook is part of a series of planned activities announced to support the UK and Thai governments’ joint work on smart cities.

Only 60 per cent of transit agencies have a cybersecurity preparedness plan

Only 60 per cent of transit agencies have a cybersecurity preparedness plan

Research carried out by the Mineta Transportation Institute also found that less than half of agencies reported auditing their cybersecurity programme at least once a year.

Michigan announces plans for autonomous vehicle corridor

Michigan announces plans for autonomous vehicle corridor

The initial phase of the project will test technology and explore the viability of a more than 40-mile driverless vehicle corridor between Downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor.

MassDOT launches statewide travel time system

MassDOT launches statewide travel time system

IBI Group will provide a 24/7-hosted solution that includes the travel time module of its advanced traffic management system as well as an asset management platform.

Analytics company secures funding to help transportation make the data-driven shift

Analytics company secures funding to help transportation make the data-driven shift

StreetLight Data said the $15m in funding would help it to transform transportation analytics with big data to meet the challenges of the pandemic era.

Travel companies partner for last-mile offerings

Travel companies partner for last-mile offerings

Mobility solutions and services aggregator Karhoo has announced a number of new partners, enabling the travel brands to offer a white-label last-mile offering and improve the experience for passengers worldwide.