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Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

The North Texas Innovation Alliance, which has also joined the City Possible network, will focus both on immediate challenges related to Covid-19, as well as look ahead to establish core priorities.

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.

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.

Safe distancing tool for rail and metro operators launched

Safe distancing tool for rail and metro operators launched

Using live dashboards and heatmaps, the solution from Veovo highlights the degree of risk in real time, based on social distancing recommendations, crowd movement patterns and area size.

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.

New light rail system planned for Helsinki

New light rail system planned for Helsinki

The Viikki-Malmi line will be a new public transport trunk connection from the city centre to Kumpula, Viikki, Latokartano and the Malmi Airport area, and on to Malmi or Jakomäki.

Weekly: making the post-apocalyptic more palatable

Weekly: making the post-apocalyptic more palatable

The opening up of a city to cyclists is one of the best ways to enforce social distancing, increase public health and also change a citizen’s relationship with their city.

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.