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Columbus exceeds electric vehicle adoption target

Columbus exceeds electric vehicle adoption target

In 2016, Columbus set a goal to increase electric vehicle adoption to 3,200 vehicles by March 2020 to help speed the city’s transition to an electrified, low-emissions transportation system.

Five companies selected in Michigan mobility initiative to address Covid-19 challenges

Five companies selected in Michigan mobility initiative to address Covid-19 challenges

A disinfecting robot, contactless autonomous delivery system and vehicle safety partitions are among the solutions to have received funding by PlanetM’s challenge.

Proptech company launches fourth smart city project in Brazil

Proptech company launches fourth smart city project in Brazil

The Smart City Aquiraz development is located 29km from Ceará’s capital Fortaleza, and built on a 200-hectare site, it will be home to more than 18,000 residents.

Liverpool announces £450,000 project to help reimagine outdoor spaces

Liverpool announces £450,000 project to help reimagine outdoor spaces

The fund will be used to help local independent businesses redesign outdoor spaces and turn them into seating areas to make up for the internal space they are losing as a result of social distancing.

Vancouver sets out its plan to create 50km of slow streets

Vancouver sets out its plan to create 50km of slow streets

The Canadian city also plans to expedite the permitting process for outdoor patios and restaurants to give people the room they need to resume some of their normal activities.

Apcoa and Here announce strategic collaboration around digital parking

Apcoa and Here announce strategic collaboration around digital parking

The companies intend to develop and commercialise digital parking services and high-definition indoor maps of parking facilities in Europe.

Work on 300km CAV test environment underway in the UK

Work on 300km CAV test environment underway in the UK

Located in the West Midlands and spanning the cities of Coventry and Birmingham, it will allow connected and autonomous vehicles to be trialled on urban, rural, suburban and highway roads.

Westerville progresses smart city plans with parking pilot

Westerville progresses smart city plans with parking pilot

The US city will test the technology in the popular Uptown District to reduce traffic congestion, providing citizens with real-time information on open spaces.

5G car aims to help redefine human mobility

5G car aims to help redefine human mobility

The HiPhi 1 will connect between cars, roads and cities and features a human oriented architecture which enables it to self-adapt and learn to enhance user experience.

How the holistic approach is central to the Covid-19 recovery

How the holistic approach is central to the Covid-19 recovery

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Lauren Sorkin, acting executive director of the Global Resilient Cities Network, on how cities can rebuild post Covid-19.