Smart Cities News

Mapping platform joins open source foundation

Mapping platform joins open source foundation

The Urban Computing Foundation will host and govern Mapzen, which aims to develop a truly open platform for mapping, search, navigation, location and transit data.

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber claimed it has been left with little choice than to take the action but LADOT defended its data policy and lamented the “unfortunate timing".

Uber joins privacy coalition to curb city data collection

Uber joins privacy coalition to curb city data collection

Newly formed CARS says it wants to “set the record straight” about MDS programmes but LADOT called it “a disinformation campaign”.

LA wins appeal in data-sharing dispute with Uber’s Jump

LA wins appeal in data-sharing dispute with Uber’s Jump

Many cities around the world are looking for ways to benefit from dockless scooters and bikes while ensuring safety and reducing disruption. For them and mobility companies, this case is one to watch.

Melbourne councils sign up to jump-start electric bike-share

Melbourne councils sign up to jump-start electric bike-share

The Australian city has signed a memorandum of understanding with Jump, a subsidiary of Uber, which will see around 400 e-bikes introduced to the streets in early March.

LA could mandate EVs for ride-sharing companies

LA could mandate EVs for ride-sharing companies

The Mayor’s comments follow the recent launch of LA’s Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0, aiming to deliver a 25 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

TfL revokes Uber’s licence in London

TfL revokes Uber’s licence in London

TfL cited “a pattern of failures” by the taxi company, including several related to safety. Uber will appeal.

LA launches PPP to steer mobility innovation

LA launches PPP to steer mobility innovation

Urban Movement Labs aims to unite government, business, academics and residents around new mobility solutions for the city.

In-app ticketing comes to Denver metro area

In-app ticketing comes to Denver metro area

RTD, Transit and Masabi have come together to enable travellers to plan and pay for trips involving multiple modes of transportation on a single platform.

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

The Urban Computing Foundation enables developers to collaborate on software to make improvements in areas such as mobility, energy and road infrastructure in connected cities.