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
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

Using mobile phone and sensor data to track people’s movement provides a deeper picture of exposure to urban pollution

A recent study led by MIT researchers, focused on New York City, suggests that using mobile-phone data to track people’s movement provides an even deeper picture of exposure to pollution in urban settings. The study, based on data from 2013, broke New York City into 71 districts and found... continue

8 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
New urban mobility indicator tool to support decision-making

New urban mobility indicator tool to support decision-making

Back in April 2016, the Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, announced that the Commission is endorsing the urban mobility indicators tool developed by WBCSD, the World Business Council for Sustainable... continue

28 Jul 2016RUDI News
Demand prediction models for mobility-on-demand services and pedestrian flows

Demand prediction models for mobility-on-demand services and pedestrian flows

The Ford Motor Company is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers on a new, innovative mobility research project to improve demand prediction models for mobility-on-demand services. The project uses LiDAR sensors and inexpensive cameras to route electric shuttles toward... continue

28 Jul 2016RUDI News
Councils not on track for smart city delivery, new research shows

Councils not on track for smart city delivery, new research shows

At the beginning of July, new research released by smart city consultancy Lucy Zodion highlighted the risk that many local governments are lacking the budget, leadership and capability to progress smart initiatives and connected technology in cities across... continue

28 Jul 2016RUDI News

Insurance, motorway assist systems and remote control parking under review in new CCAV consultation

A new Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) consultation is seeking views on proposals for people and businesses in the UK to use automated vehicle technologies, and advanced driver assistance systems. Automated vehicle technology will profoundly change the way we travel, says CCAV,... continue

11 Jul 2016RUDI News

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