Driverless vehicles spell the end for public transport, says minister in Australia - report

Driverless vehicles spell the end for public transport, says minister in Australia - report

Lee Baker

A state transport minister in Australia has been reported as saying that the rise of driverless vehicles spells the end for public transport. In the reported comments that put him at odds with the International Association of Public Transport, which said that public... continue

29 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Jones is leading Designa in the UK

Jones is leading Designa in the UK

Tony Jones will take over sole responsibility for Designa UK following the retirement of managing director Ewan Miller on 1... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Uber self-driving cars back on road after Arizona crash

Uber self-driving cars back on road after Arizona crash

Uber Technologies has restarted its self-driving car trials just days after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a crash in Arizona, USA. The company has resumed autonomous vehicle (AV) testing in Tempe,... continue

28 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Google Maps parking location reminder feature upgraded

Google Maps parking location reminder feature upgraded

Patrick McDonnell

Google has upgraded its a feature that enables people... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Volvo selects TomTom digital map for autonomous driving trials

Volvo selects TomTom digital map for autonomous driving trials

Mark Moran

Volvo Cars Corporation has selected TomTom’s digital... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Predicting the impact on traffic of events is goal of L.A big data project

Predicting the impact on traffic of events is goal of L.A big data project

Lee Baker

What is claimed to be the most comprehensive database ever built on L.A... continue

23 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Uber president leaves role after just 6 months

Mark Moran

Jeff Jones, president of the taxi booking app Uber, is leaving the company after less than six months. Uber said in a statement on Sunday: “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best.” According to technology news site Recode, Jones left because of... continue

20 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

OnStar extends cooperation with Parkopedia

Subscribers to the Onstar driver information service in the USA, Canada and Europe are being offered a premium parking service through the OnStar AtYourService offering. The parking service includes dynamic parking space availability for equipped vehicles and other features supplied by... continue

20 Mar 2017Parking Review Products & Services
TomTom expands HD mapping of road networks for automated cars

TomTom expands HD mapping of road networks for automated cars

TomTom has completed the expansion of its High Definition (HD) Map product to the mainland US interstate network, and it now covers over 185,000km of interstate highways and other roads across the country. TomTom is building up this data for... continue

20 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Dubai: a busman’s holiday for  transport planners

Dubai: a busman’s holiday for transport planners

Chris Oldham

A recent holiday in Dubai provided a fascinating opportunity for observations about their transport, which may interest some readers. The city is... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment
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 7 years the conference has provided a forum for debate and sharing best practice among public and... continue

15 Mar 2017Parking Review Features
Honda reveals automated car that will seek out passengers

Honda reveals automated car that will seek out passengers

Japanese car-maker Honda has unveiled a concept for an automated car that will seek out passengers when its primary driver is not using it. The NeuV, which made its European show debut at the Geneva Motor Show, also features an... continue

8 Mar 2017Parking Review News

1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments, says WHO

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million... continue

6 Mar 2017RUDI News

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev to develop driverless vehicle fleet system

Mark Moran

The companies will collaborate to develop a transportation system that will enable clients to book rides, and mobility operators to monitor and operate self-driving electric car fleets. “As the mobility services landscape keeps evolving, we have a great opportunity to offer innovative,... continue

28 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Expectations Trump's "big statement on infrastructure" will rely on private cash

Lee Baker

President Trump has promised "a big statement on infrastructure" during his speech to Congress tonight amid reports that despite a campaign promise to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure he would delay unveiling proposals until next year. Trump said yesterday he would press ahead given the... continue

28 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
The car is a smartphone on wheels

The car is a smartphone on wheels

Fabian Simmer

SEAT’s chief digital officer Fabian Simmer discussed the Spanish car-makers’ the... continue

24 Feb 2017Parking Review Opinion

Traffic congestion costs London over £30bn a year, claims INRIX

Mark Moran

The UK has been ranked as the fourth most congested developed country in the world and the third most congested in Europe in an index of global traffic. British drivers spending an average of 32 hours a year in congestion during peak hours, according to INRIX Research. The INRIX Global Traffic... continue

20 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

TfL asks Foreign Office to help it collect unpaid Congestion Charges from embassies

Mark Moran

Transport for London has asked Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to take foreign governments to the international courts to make them pay London's Congestion Charge. TfL figures suggest that London-based embassies owe £105,258,715 for the period since the congestion charge was launched in 2003... continue

17 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Network Rail Consulting opens in Toronto

Network Rail Consulting has opened a Canadian subsidiary based in Toronto, led by Susanne Manaigre in the post of vice president. Manaigre has more than 30 years experience in the rail sector and will report to Ron Hartman, Network Rail Consulting’s president for North America. Nigel Ash is... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today People

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
Public transport commutes too long to get people out of their cars, says US magazine

Public transport commutes too long to get people out of their cars, says US magazine

Lee Baker

Stagnant transport patronage can only be increased if commute times are decreased,... continue

1 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

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