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Siemens to acquire public transport software solutions company

Industry news  •  4 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Siemens plans to acquire HaCon – a software solutions provider of planning, scheduling and information systems for public transportation.

Payment Technology: Part Two

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  26 April 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Graham discusses how Latvia is offering passengers varied and flexible travel payment solutions in part two of his payment technology series…

Payment Technology: Part One

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  20 April 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Regular blogger Graham Ellis discusses innovations the UK is currently operating with that make public travel payments faster and easier.

New report shows the need for a better use of data in public transport

Industry news  •  14 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

According to a new report by TSC, innovation in transport is at risk because data is not being shared properly within the sector.

Government funding awarded to driverless and low carbon projects across the UK

Industry news  •  12 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

£109.7 million of government and industry funding has been awarded to help develop the next generation of driverless and low-carbon vehicles.

All aboard for the latest technology on Hampshire’s buses

Industry news  •  23 March 2017  •  Hampshire County Council

Finding the right change for a bus fare will soon be a thing of the past in Hampshire, as the County Council and bus operators First, Go South Coast and Stagecoach have pledged to bring forward investment in contactless payment technology.

How Cambridge is putting the ‘smart’ in smart cities

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  22 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

With Cambridge today launching the first phase of its cutting-edge Intelligent City Platform (iCP) we delve deeper into what makes a city ‘smart’ in regards to transportation and what the city of Cambridge is implementing to make sure it’s at the forefront of said technologies.

EVs: Supporting The Next Generation of Transport

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  9 March 2017  •  Keir Pimblett and Alex Underwood

Against a backdrop of health concerns due to pollution, the stage is set for the rise of Electric Vehicles as part of a country’s transport objective.

HASTUS comes to Metz – French public transport operator chooses GIRO’s software to optimize services

Industry news  •  2 March 2017  •  GIRO

Transports de l’Agglomération de Metz Métropole (TAMM) has chosen GIRO’s HASTUS software to manage and optimize the public transport services provided by the Le Met’ network in the urban agglomeration of Metz, France…

Transport digitalisation and its impact on railway station innovations

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  2 March 2017  •  Kristoff Van Leeuwen, Project Manager Station Innovation, Transport Systems Catapult

Transport Systems Catapult discusses how stations will play an important role in the digital railway revolution and highlights a project that aims to accelerate the adoption of new technologies.

Translink Group upgrades WiFi on its trains, buses and coaches

Industry news  •  28 February 2017  •  Rachael Harper

The Translink Group (the main public transport provider in Northern Ireland) has partnered with Nomad Digital to offer state-of-the-art WiFi on its trains, buses and coaches.

Barco toasts to another year of technological innovation at ISE 2017

Industry news  •  11 January 2017  •  Barco

Global technology company Barco is getting ready to showcase its latest AV solutions at this year’s Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Arriva Netherlands begins 15-year multi-modal Limburg contract

Industry news  •  12 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Public transport operator Arriva Netherlands has begun a 15-year, £1.7 billion multi-modal contract promising integrated services and new technology for passengers.

£2.5m package of awards announced for transport technologies

Industry news  •  6 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

The UK government has announced a £2.5 million package of awards for the development of transport technologies to make travelling safer, quicker and more reliable.

Transport sector needs to increase its focus on cyber-security says report

Industry news  •  28 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

According to a report published by Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), the UK Transport sector needs to increase its focus on cyber-security in the face of rapidly emerging technological developments.