Public authorities must take an active role in the roll-out of AVs, says UITP

The arrival of driverless autonomous vehicles (AVs) represents a unique opportunity for a fundamental change in urban mobility as long as public authorities and public transport companies take an active role now to integrate AVs... continue

17 Jan 2017RUDI News

Warwick University app supports ride-sharing for the drive to campus

A free app that will allow Warwick students to share rides between Leamington and Campus is set to launch in January 2017 for iPhone and Android users. Any Warwick student will be able to sign up for the app, called UniDrive, using their Warwick email address. The app will operate on a feedback... continue

29 Dec 2016RUDI News
Autonomous shuttle pilots connect travellers to bus, bike and car-sharing services

Autonomous shuttle pilots connect travellers to bus, bike and car-sharing services

EasyMile, an electric vehicle producer founded in 2014, specialises in providing both software powering autonomous vehicles and last mile smart mobility solutions. Together with public transport company Kolumbus and Forus PRT, EasyMile will start a pilot project at the Forus PRT business park in Stavenger, Norway, starting... continue

22 Dec 2016RUDI News
UK 4G network worse than Romania and Albania: poor preparation for smart, digital futures

UK 4G network worse than Romania and Albania: poor preparation for smart, digital futures

The National Infrastructure Commission has published its final report into 5G and telecommunication technology. 5G means seamless connectivity, says the NIC. 5G is 'Ultra-fast, ultra-reliable, ultra-high capacity transmitting at super low latency', it states. It will support the ever larger data requirements of the existing network and new... continue

15 Dec 2016RUDI News
Another day, another driverless car, shuttle and taxi trial

Another day, another driverless car, shuttle and taxi trial

Didi Chuxing in China, Google and Uber are all exploring the potential for driverless taxis. Driverless shuttle and taxi trials are taking place all over the world, led by Delphi in the US and Singapore, and nuTonomy in Singapore.... continue

12 Sep 2016RUDI News

Hamburg and VW join forces to develop model city for sustainable and integrated urban mobility

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Volkswagen Group  will collaborate over the next three years to jointly develop innovative solutions for making urban mobility more environmentally-friendly, safer, more reliable and more efficient. Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, and... continue

31 Aug 2016RUDI News
First public trial of a robo-taxi service begins in Singapore

First public trial of a robo-taxi service begins in Singapore

nuTonomy, the leading developer of state-of-the art software for self-driving cars, has launched the first-ever public trial of a robo-taxi service. The trial, which will continue on an on-going basis, is being held within Singapore’s... continue

31 Aug 2016RUDI News
Combined satellite images and machine learning maps poverty via land uses

Combined satellite images and machine learning maps poverty via land uses

Stanford researchers combined satellite images and machine learning to predict poverty. Their improved poverty maps could help aid organizations and policymakers distribute funds more efficiently and enact and evaluate policies more effectively. One of the biggest challenges in providing... continue

22 Aug 2016RUDI News

Fund to make road transport smarter through the use of data, connectivity and Internet of Things

A £2 million fund to allow councils to capitalise on emerging technologies and deliver better journeys for motorists has been launched. Local authorities have been invited by the Department for Transport to apply for a share of the money to develop projects to greatly enhance... continue

15 Aug 2016RUDI News

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