DriveNow calls for brakes to be taken off car clubs in London

DriveNow calls for brakes to be taken off car clubs in London

Mark Moran

Car-sharing could make a major contribution to reducing traffic congestion, vehicle emissions and pressure on parking. This is what the various local government agencies the capital... continue

26 Jan 2017Parking Review News

FirstGroup explains Trenitalia tie-up

FirstGroup has revealed more details of its joint ventures with  Italian state rail operator Trenitalia to bid for the East Midlands and West Coast Partnership franchises. Mike Gregory, FirstGroup’s chief financial officer, said First had 70% of the equity in each of the ventures.... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

US columnist ridicules Europe’s efforts to ‘green’ road transport

Rik Thomas

“Dieselgate is a political disaster,” said columnist Holman Jenkins in The Wall Street Journal on 14 February. “We’ll begin with the punch-line: less than 4/1,000ths of a degree Celsius. That’s how much warming might be spared half a century from now thanks to... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property 2017 8 June: 15 Hatfields, London Parking & Property is the only annual event dedicated to off-street parking. Over the past 6 years the conference has provided a forum for debate and sharing best practice among public and... continue

15 Feb 2017Parking Review Features

Parking company Indigo on the market

International parking operator Indigo has been put on the market, it has been reported. According to Nasdaq, French private equity fund Ardian and French bank Predica have given the mandate to two investment banks to seek a buyer for Indigo, which was previously known as VINCI Park. The deal could... continue

10 Feb 2017Parking Review News
8 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Audi is developing cars that learn how to park safely

Audi is developing cars that learn how to park safely

Mark Moran

In the future people won’t drive cars, they... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review Features
Parkopedia unveils 3D car park mapping system

Parkopedia unveils 3D car park mapping system

Parkopedia’s parking information services guide drivers to the location of car parks in cities around the world. The firm provides parking information for a wide range of... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review Products & Services
Google Maps will help you find a parking spot

Google Maps will help you find a parking spot

Google appears to be preparing to add parking guidance information to its Google Maps service.  As well as offering users potential routes by different modes, a forthcoming... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review Products & Services
It's time to enable 'roaming' for electric car drivers

It's time to enable 'roaming' for electric car drivers

Sander van der Veen

Owning and driving an electric vehicle (EV) in the UK... continue

26 Jan 2017Parking Review Opinion
80% of European electric vehicle users are men aged over 40, survey suggests

80% of European electric vehicle users are men aged over 40, survey suggests

The number of electric cars on the road rose to 1% of the total car market in several European countries, including United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Denmark and Norway. There were 2 million electric vehicles on the road globally, one hundred times more than 2010. NewMotion, an electric... continue

26 Jan 2017Parking Review News
Volvo launches shared mobility business

Volvo launches shared mobility business

Mark Moran

Volvo Cars is to set up a new shared mobility business unit as part of a broad expansion of its car sharing and... continue

24 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News

Jenoptik acquires ESSA Technology

Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK has acquired ESSA Technology, a UK software developer that specialises development police and enforcement back office solutions. ESSA Technology interfaces real-time vehicle information with operators’ data, through the use of data mining and analysis tools used... continue

23 Jan 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Call for good urban practices examples to be shared across Europe

In early December URBACT launched a call for Good Practices, inviting Europe’s cities to put forward their most effective examples. The call remains open until 31st March. Across Europe, cities face formidable environmental, economic and social challenges. Affordable housing, business... continue

17 Jan 2017RUDI News
Nissan to test autonomous cars in London

Nissan to test autonomous cars in London

Mark Moran

Nissan will bring real-world demonstrations of autonomous driving cars to Britain next month. The Japanese car-maker... continue

16 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News
16 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News
Europe on track to have 2,500 electric buses operating within three years - report

Europe on track to have 2,500 electric buses operating within three years - report

Lee Baker

Nine public transport operators serving 25 European cities have now published a... continue

11 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News
Nissan joins 100 Resilient Cities network

Nissan joins 100 Resilient Cities network

Mark Moran

Nissan has joined 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), a network pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation that seeks to help... continue

9 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News
Nissan sets out Intelligent Mobility vision at CES

Nissan sets out Intelligent Mobility vision at CES

Mark Moran

Autonomous and connected vehicles had a very high profile at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place in Las Vegas. Car-makers, automotive system developers and tech companies... continue

9 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News
MaaS: too many cooks could spoil the broth

MaaS: too many cooks could spoil the broth

Zehra Chudry

There is much about the concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) that has been generating widespread enthusiasm worldwide from... continue

6 Jan 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Volkswagen buys PayByPhone service

Mark Moran

Volkswagen has bought the PayByPhone cashless parking service from PayPoint for £26.5m in cash. PayPoint sold its Mobile Payments business to Volkswagen Financial Services AG on 23 December. A dividend of the gross sale proceeds, which amounts to 38.9p per share, will be paid on 11 January... continue

23 Dec 2016Parking Review News

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