Smart Cities - Articles and news items

MaaS Global raises over €10 million in funding

Industry news  •  20 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

MaaS Global, a developer of the ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) concept, has raised over €10 million in a funding round.

Are smart cities S.M.A.R.T?

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  9 June 2017  •  Mark Cartwright, Managing Director of RTIG

Mark Cartwright, Managing Director of RTIG, discusses the open-ended goals of smart cities and whether they’re truly S.M.A.R.T.

City of Sacramento announces smart city plans

Industry news  •  7 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Verizon and the City of Sacramento have announced an agreement to bring smart city infrastructure and services to the city.

Are smart cities safe?

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  6 June 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular blogger, Graham Ellis, questions whether smart cities will actually ever happen, and if they do, will they be safe?

Public sector automation: who is driving the transport revolution?

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  1 June 2017  •  Alan Stevens, Chief Scientist, Transportation, TRL

In this article for Eurotransport, TRL Chief Scientist, Alan Stevens, outlines three key areas for successful automation in public transport.

First autonomous shuttle project to be undertaken in Quebec

Industry news  •  30 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Keolis Canada, NAVYA and URBIS, has announced a one-year autonomous shuttle pilot project in the RCM of Les Moulins.

Uber and Transit integrate for multimodel travel in the US

Industry news  •  26 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Uber has integrated with the Transit app in nearly 50 U.S. cities, allowing passengers to now combine Uber with their public transport needs.

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.

Driverless technology receives government grant

Industry news  •  24 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced that driverless technology will receive an Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) grant.

Smart Cities In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 2 2017, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  11 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

Captialising on emerging data; MaaS – where can money be made; A collaborative approach to UK’s smart cities; Evolving to smart mobility; and a roundtable with industry experts…

Research begins into the public’s reaction of driverless vehicles

Industry news  •  5 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

The GATEway Project has begun research into public acceptance of, and attitudes towards, driverless vehicles.

The endless possibilities of smart cities

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  29 March 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular contributor, Graham Ellis, delves into the subject of smart cities, smart ticketing and the numerous possibilities of autonomous vehicles…

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.

NAVYA enters the Japanese market

Industry news  •  7 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

NAVYA, a leading name in the development of innovative, smart and sustainable mobility solutions, has sold two NAVYA ARMA shuttles to SB Drive Corp, entering the company into the Japanese market.

Commercial Mobility as a Service in the West Midlands case study

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  21 February 2017  •  Chris Lane, Head of Smart Travel at Transport for West Midlands and Director of Federated APIs, TravelSpirit

Chris Lane, Head of Smart Travel at Transport for West Midlands and Director of Federated APIs at TravelSpirit, discusses Commercial Mobility as a Service as a case study in the West Midlands.