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Transport Systems Catapult launches new data platform

Industry news  •  12 September 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) has launched a facility which will analyses data sources to help address challenges in transport.   

ABI Research finds use of autonomous vehicles are expected to rise in the U.S

Industry news  •  4 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

ABI Research has found that 30% of the U.S transportation industry plan to introduce robotics into their business operations within a year.

Transport for London launches new digital travel assistant with Facebook

Industry news  •  13 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Transport for London (TfL) has launched the next generation in customer service technology with ‘TravelBot’ using Facebook Messanger.

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.

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.

Whitepaper: Automatic people counting systems

Whitepapers, Z homepage promo  •  1 October 2016  •  Acorel

In this whitepaper, find out more about big data and the future of public transport…

Using e-ticketing data in transport planning

Issue 4 2016  •  19 August 2016  •  Peter Mott, Solution Director Public Transport, PTV Group

For Eurotransport Peter Mott, Solution Director Public Transport at PTV Group, explains how data from electronic fare collection systems can be imported offline into a planning system for further processing and focuses on the example of the SmarTrip® Card in Washington DC.

TfL updates open-data resource to include Night Tube

Industry news  •  16 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

With London’s Night Tube launching on Friday 19 August, Transport for London (TfL) has updated its open Application Program Interface (API) to include Night Tube data.

How TfL uses ‘big data’ to plan transport services

Issue 3 2016  •  20 June 2016  •  Lauren Sager Weinstein, Head of Analytics at Transport for London (TfL)

Lauren Sager Weinstein, Head of Analytics at Transport for London (TfL), has responsibility for the analysis of customer data, supporting operational and planning areas in delivery of services to TfL’s customers. London is a big growing city; more than 31 million journeys are made in the capital each day, 23% more than 15 years ago. Trains on one of the busiest underground lines, the Victoria line, carries thousands of commuters at a rate of one every 100 seconds during the morning peak. As Lauren explains for Eurotransport, it’s therefore natural that the data that TfL has access to is big as well…

Understanding urban mobility challenges

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  17 March 2016  •  Simon Spooner, Osborne Clarke

Simon Spooner, Partner at international law firm, Osborne Clarke, talks to Eurotransport about research into transport innovation which is determining the rise of ‘smart cities’ and discusses barriers to widespread smart technology adoption.

IT-TRANS 2016: Big data and the revolution in public transport customer experience

Industry news  •  16 November 2015  •  IT-TRANS 2016

The massive increase in data available to public transport companies and its potential for a customer service revolution will be the key focus of the conference programme at the 2016 IT-TRANS International Conference and Exhibition (1-3 March) in Karlsruhe, Germany…

FourC announces revolutionary passenger flow analysis product

Industry news  •  4 August 2015  •  FourC AS

​FourC AS is proud to announce a revolutionary patent pending passenger flow analysis product that totally disrupts the way passenger flow and counting has been done up until now….

Record-breaking year for London’s public transport network

Industry news  •  21 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for London’s (TfL) Annual Report reveals an additional half a billion journeys took place on London’s public transport network in 2014/15 compared to five years ago. The Report records passenger journeys between April 2014 and March 2015. According to TfL, record numbers of customers used the public transport network coinciding with the introduction of […]

Whitepaper: Connected Car Brings Intelligence to Transportation

Whitepapers  •  29 January 2015  •  Nexcom

We show how the growing challenge of traffic jams can be met with by the Connected Car and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) from NEXCOM…

Opensky realises the future of European Real Time SMART passenger travel for Ireland

Industry news, News  •  5 July 2013  •  Opensky

“Technology can greatly improve the transport experience…”