Indigo sells UK, German, Czech and Slovak parking subsidiaries

Indigo sells UK, German, Czech and Slovak parking subsidiaries

French parking company Indigo sold several of its European subsidiaries to, including the UK, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia operations, to Spain’s Saba... continue

12 Dec 2018Parking Review News
UK media praises Luxembourg plan for free public transport – with caveats

UK media praises Luxembourg plan for free public transport – with caveats

Rik Thomas

The news that the small but rich European state of Luxembourg is... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Van der Willik is Nedap’s new managing director

Van der Willik is Nedap’s new managing director

Joost van der Willik has been appointed as the new managing director of Nedap Identification Systems, a supplier of traffic and parking management systems. “For many years, Nedap... continue

3 Dec 2018Parking Review News
Hectronic expands management board

Hectronic expands management board

German parking and refuelling systems manufacturer Hectronic has appointed two further managing directors to support existing managing... continue

3 Dec 2018Parking Review News
Autonomous vehicles will increase traffic congestion before dramatically reducing it, simulation study suggests

Autonomous vehicles will increase traffic congestion before dramatically reducing it, simulation study suggests

A real-world simulation analysis that demonstrates that switching to totally autonomous vehicles significantly reduces urban congestion by a factor of 10, but that mixing human and robot drivers together will increase traffic jams by over 16%. The micro-simulation was based on a major intersection in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, notorious for its evening traffic jams.  This five-lane highway includes two lanes turning left and one to... continue

3 Dec 2018Parking Review News

Legal and ethical implications of driverless vehicles threaten their future development, says French academic

The legal and ethical implications of driverless vehicles threaten their development, warns research from Université Paris-Saclay. The two main issues that self-transport vehicles face are the protection of personal data and responsibility, says Professor Mélanie... continue

3 Dec 2018Parking Review News
Audi and SWARCO develop autonomous valet parking system

Audi and SWARCO develop autonomous valet parking system

Driver assistance systems are evolving to the point were a driver does not have to be in a car when parking. A number of car-makers are now experimenting with systems that enable a vehicle to head off into a car park... continue

3 Dec 2018Parking Review News

Nedap launches Internet of Things parking sensor

Parking detection technology specialist Nedap has launched an Internet of Things enabled version of its SENSIT parking sensor.  The new sensor will allow cities to collect real-time parking data via Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) networks.  NB-IoT technology connects devices such... continue

2 Dec 2018Parking Review Products & Services

UK opposes end to clock changes

The Government opposes the European Commission’s plan to discontinue seasonal clock changes. The Commission has proposed that changes end next year, with member states having the freedom to decide to permanently apply summer- or wintertime (LTT?28 Sep). Transport secretary Chris Grayling said... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Bristol aims to become carbon neutral by 2030

Bristol aims to become carbon neutral by 2030

Juliana O'Rourke

Calls for the city to declare a climate emergency and take urgent action to tackle the pressing threat of “abrupt and... continue

15 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

London launch for EU city roads project

The launch event of a new EU project on the management of main roads in cities will take place in central London on 27 November. The MORE (Multimodal Optimisation of Roadspace in Europe) project is addressing the future challenges of planning, designing, managing and operating main roads in cities,... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
How innovation is boosting industry and the economy

How innovation is boosting industry and the economy

In a week that General Motors reveals two innovative, integrated and connected eBikes, it’s clear that the cycling industry is set to become a much bigger global player in the shared mobility... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today Features

Lorry drivers need safer overnight stops, says ITS (UK) freight forum

More needs to be done to help lorry drivers find safe, secure and welcoming rest areas, the ITS (UK) Freight Forum says.  The forum’s 20th anniversary meeting in Birmingham heard how demand for overnight parking facilities is increasing more than twice as fast as supply. It also heard... continue

4 Nov 2018Parking Review News
Italian rail network shares journey with ParkCloud

Italian rail network shares journey with ParkCloud

Italian high-speed rail network Italo has renewed its contract with parking reservation specialist ParkCloud. Over the past 12 months Italo has seen growth in bookings across the 25 rail stations... continue

3 Nov 2018Parking Review Products & Services
‘Introducing road user charge need not be political suicide’

‘Introducing road user charge need not be political suicide’

Jonas Eliasson

Stockholm’s congestion charge scheme has proved... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Features

TfWM, Wales & Borders Railway – War against the motorist

If you are a regular user of Welsh trains and you think that much of the rolling stock you are forced to endure whilst travelling has seen better days then you are not alone – Transport for Wales chief executive James Price agrees with you. “I think people need to be aware that... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

ParkCloud seals deal with Amadeus travel platform

Parking reservation business ParkCloud, has agreed a new technology partnership with travel distribution platform Amadeus, operator of the CheckMyTrip app. With over 500,000 active users, CheckMyTrip allows holidaymakers to upload and manage their travel itineraries and aims to amalgamate schedules... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review Products & Services

Paris-Beauvais Airport renews relationship with ParkCloud

Online parking reservation service ParkCloud has renewed its contract with French international airport Paris-Beauvais Airport, one of the three international airports serving France’s capital. ParkCloud, which worked in partnership with the airport for over four years, will offers passengers... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review Products & Services
Riding the long road pays off

Riding the long road pays off

Cycling duo raise £40k for air ambulance and fight against motor neurone disease Tim Daniels, sales and... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
ParkCloud is flying into the future

ParkCloud is flying into the future

Mark Moran

We now live in a world where it has become commonplace to book airline tickets, holidays, rail journeys... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review Features
PARK(ing) Day: Redefining the kerbside

PARK(ing) Day: Redefining the kerbside

Something strange happened on kerbsides and in car parks across the globe on 21 September. Spaces normally used by cars were filled up with chairs,... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review Opinion

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