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Smart Cities - Articles and news items

First and last mile: emerging autonomous public transport

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  14 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

With mobility solutions provider NAVYA recently demonstrating the fully autonomous ARMA shuttle at London Heathrow for the first time in the UK, Eurotransport questions whether autonomous vehicles can complete the transport jigsaw in populous towns and cities.

Driverless in Amsterdam

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  13 February 2017  •  2getthere

2getthere explores the potential integration of infrastructure and city development in Amsterdam via a multimodal transport hub and discovers how driverless vehicles can add value to the area.

MaaS enables West Midlands residents to travel on a Whim

Industry news  •  16 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

West Midlands will become the first region in the UK to pilot Mobility as Service (MaaS) to its residents via the Whim app.

Urban Transport Group report urges industry to ‘get smart on data’

Industry news  •  9 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

A new report published by the Urban Transport Group has called on transport authorities and UK legislation to keep pace with vast volumes of data generated through travel enabling improved customer services.

Plans to expand driverless Parkshuttle in the Netherlands revealed

Industry news  •  8 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

ParkShuttle, the world’s first driverless vehicle, is to continue operating for a further two years in the city of Capelle aan den Ijssel in the Netherlands.

The continued rise of the smart city in Central and Eastern Europe

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  4 November 2016  •  Artur Perchel, Manager - Central Eastern Europe & Israel, UITP

EuroTransport Issue 6 2016 will proudly feature an elucidating article from Artur Perchel, Manager – Central Eastern Europe & Israel, UITP. Sharing shining examples of CEE’s smart city initiatives, you can read for yourself how the phenomenon is continuing to evolve.

Supporting transport innovation through future research programmes

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  31 October 2016  •  Jayne Diffin, Head of Innovation and Development, TRL

Cyber security, virtual reality and machine learning will drive the future of transport says Jayne Diffin, Head of Innovation at the Transport Research Laboratory, as the organisation reveals research projects being delivered over the coming year…

The smart city: cell-powered traffic information

Industry news  •  21 October 2016  •  Fältcom

Billions of devices are expected to be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. Sensors receive and analyse data and communicate with the outside world to create smarter and more attractive environments, products and services. This transformation is described as bigger than before and after the advent of the Internet and smartphones.

Technology-Enabled On-Demand / Flexible Transit Services: New Opportunities for Public Transport Authorities

Webinars, Z homepage promo  •  14 October 2016  •  DemandTrans Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, we discuss how an appropriate technology platform in combination with innovative service concepts provides regional transit authorities with the ability to configure, control, and operate cost-effective DRT / flexible transit services…

New survey provides insight into the impact of digital mobility in everyday life

Industry news  •  4 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A survey of three thousand people carried out by operator Keolis in collaboration with Netexplo, gives new insight into digital mobility expectations in France.

A vision for future bus travel in Reading

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  15 September 2016  •  Reading Buses

Reading Buses shares its vision for the future of bus travel and explains its role in helping to create a smart and sustainable city…

Future mobility: making the city smart

Transport Extra  •  9 September 2016  •  Juho Kostiainen & Elina Aittoniemi, Transport Researchers, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

A ‘smart city’ needs an efficient and sustainable transport system to support the needs of citizens. Easy and affordable access to living, working and leisure activities is important for efficient use of time and improving quality of life…

Autonomous driving: Dynamic scheduling for the autonomous public transportation era

Whitepapers, Z homepage promo  •  4 August 2016  •  Optibus

This paper discusses the implementation of autonomous driving in public transportation and the impact this may have on passengers…

The role of automated vehicles in delivering smarter cities

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  28 July 2016  •  Professor Nick Reed, TRL

Professor Nick Reed of the UK Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) highlights the importance of automated vehicles in delivering smart cities for a growing population.

Connected commuter: the next generation of passenger satisfaction

Webinars, Z homepage promo  •  22 June 2016  •  LILEE Systems

In this webinar, we discuss the transformation of operations and passenger services through the application of innovative technology for real-time broadband communications…

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