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Automated Parking System Approved for Commercial Use at Stuttgart Airport

Automated Parking System Approved for Commercial Use at Stuttgart...

Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved the commercial use of Bosch and Mercedes-Benz's automated parking system.

UK Adults Aim to Use More Public Transport and Shared Mobility in 2023

UK Adults Aim to Use More Public Transport and Shared Mobility in...

FREE NOW has published survey results revealing that over half of the UK public plans to use more sustainable transport in 2023.

Italy: Hitachi Rail’s Smart Ticketing 360Pass Goes Live in Trentino

Italy: Hitachi Rail’s Smart Ticketing 360Pass Goes Live in ...

Hitachi Rail's 360Pass travel app is now live in Trentino, Italy, allowing users to purchase tickets for all modes of public transport.

China: Baidu Plans to Establish World’s Largest Autonomous Ride-Hailing Area

China: Baidu Plans to Establish World’s Largest Autonomous ...

Baidu has announced plans to establish the world's largest fully-autonomous ride-hailing service area by expanding its operations in China.

Construction Begins on Protected Bike Lane in Downtown San Francisco

Construction Begins on Protected Bike Lane in Downtown San Franci...

SFMTA has announced that construction is now underway on the first protected bike lane in San Francisco's Financial District.

Amazon Launches Additional Micromobility Hubs in London and Manchester

Amazon Launches Additional Micromobility Hubs in London and Manch...

Amazon has expanded its UK e-cargo bike fleet with the launch of three additional micromobility delivery hubs in Manchester and London.

Rolls-Royce and easyJet Run Aircraft Engine on Hydrogen

Rolls-Royce and easyJet Run Aircraft Engine on Hydrogen

Rolls-Royce and easyJet have run an aircraft engine on hydrogen power. This is designed as a stepping stone towards hydrogen-powered flight.

ULEZ Zone to Be Expanded to Greater London

ULEZ Zone to Be Expanded to Greater London

The Mayor of London has announced that the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded to cover all boroughs in Greater London.

Brightside Publishes E-Scooter Lifespan Report

Brightside Publishes E-Scooter Lifespan Report

Brightside has released a study entitled, 'How Long Do E-Scooters Last?' evaluating the lifespan of shared electric micromobility vehicles.

Moove Announces EV Charging App for Uber Drivers in London

Moove Announces EV Charging App for Uber Drivers in London

Moove has partnered with PAUA to develop an end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) charging network for ride-hailing drivers in London. 

CLEVON 1 to Operate on Belgium’s Longest Unmanned Route

CLEVON 1 to Operate on Belgium’s Longest Unmanned Route

Colruyt Group's online shopping service, Collect&Go is now testing CLEVON 1, an unmanned vehicle built by Clevon, on public roads in Belgium.

UK Trial Finds Financial Benefits of Public Smart Charging for EV Drivers

UK Trial Finds Financial Benefits of Public Smart Charging for EV...

Results from the UK’s first trial of smart public EV chargers reveal that smart on-street chargers could save drivers 604.65 GBP per year.

V2X Technology to Help Autonomous Cars Safely Merge onto Motorways

V2X Technology to Help Autonomous Cars Safely Merge onto Motorway...

WMG at the University of Warwick has presented technology allowing autonomous cars to merge onto motorways with improved levels of safety.

Dubai RTA Awards 7km Cycle Lane Contract, with Plans for 278km More by 2026

Dubai RTA Awards 7km Cycle Lane Contract, with Plans for 278km Mo...

Dubai's RTA will construct new cycle lanes in Al Khawaneej and Mishref as part of its plan to increase Dubai's network to 819km by 2026.

France: Autonomous Shuttles to Address Lack of Rural Transport

France: Autonomous Shuttles to Address Lack of Rural Transport

The French government has selected beti, Macif, Navya and SVMS to deliver an Automated Road Mobility project to improve rural transport. 

HEVO to Supply 105 Wireless EV Chargers for New York’s Dollar Vans

HEVO to Supply 105 Wireless EV Chargers for New York’s Doll...

HEVO will supply 105 wireless EV charging stations to support seamless charging of New York's dollar van commuter fleets. 

Future Transport Supplier News

Accessible Transport: A Problem We Can’t Ignore

Accessible Transport: A Problem We Can’t Ignore

SkedGo takes a look at the ongoing issues associated with accessible transport, and explores how it can be improved.

VoloDrone Completes Deconfliction Flights in Germany

VoloDrone Completes Deconfliction Flights in Germany

Urban air mobility pioneer, Volocopter, has completed a two-week test flight campaign for its VoloDrone multirotor heavy-lift cargo carrier.

On-Demand Mobility: The Evolution of Local Public Transport

On-Demand Mobility: The Evolution of Local Public Transport

Padam Mobility takes a look at the main applications and advantages for the use of on-demand mobility in all areas.

FinePowerX Licenses WiTricity Technology

FinePowerX Licenses WiTricity Technology

WiTricity and FinePowerX have announced they have entered into a technology licensing agreement for WiTricity's wireless charging systems.

Max Network: Building the EV Backbone of the Nation

Max Network: Building the EV Backbone of the Nation

One of the first entrants in the BaaS segment in India, it’s been a successful year of growth, innovation and tremendous learnings for Yulu.

Chile Minister of Transport visits Optibus

Chile Minister of Transport visits Optibus

Chile's Minister of Transport, Juan Carlos Muñoz Abogabir, recently visited Optibus to discuss the future of public transportation in Chile.

Pod Point’s New Partnership with Pendragon Vehicle Management

Pod Point’s New Partnership with Pendragon Vehicle Manageme...

Pod Point has signed a three-year partnership with leading fleet management business, Pendragon Vehicle Management (PVM).

Weev Partners with Geotab to Unlock ‘Huge Fleet Savings’

Weev Partners with Geotab to Unlock ‘Huge Fleet Savings’

Leading EV company Weev has announced a partnership with Geotab to provide insights into the benefits of switching to EV technology.

Padam Mobility as Technology Partner for New AV Projects

Padam Mobility as Technology Partner for New AV Projects

The EU-funded ULTIMO project has brought Padam Mobility on board as technology partner for new AV projects.

InstaVolt to Bring Rapid EV Charging to Spain and Portugal

InstaVolt to Bring Rapid EV Charging to Spain and Portugal

CCV and InstaVolt UK have made an exclusive arrangement to improve the infrastructure of rapid EV charging in the Iberian Peninsula.

New Cybersecurity Updates Are Coming to EV Chargepoints

New Cybersecurity Updates Are Coming to EV Chargepoints

A second phase of smart charging regulations, launched by the UK Government, will come into force in December.

Raw Data Sensor Fusion and Perception That Drives Road Safety

Raw Data Sensor Fusion and Perception That Drives Road Safety

This blog introduces the reader to NCAP, the role of Raw Data Sensor Fusion and the various NCAP safety programs across the world.

Capability Spotlight: Responding to Emergency Vehicles

Capability Spotlight: Responding to Emergency Vehicles

Aurora discusses how it trains autonomous vehicles to safely share the road with law enforcement and first responders.

NYC Dept. of Education Launches Via School Bus Tracking System

NYC Dept. of Education Launches Via School Bus Tracking System

The New York City Department of Education has announced it will be launching a school bus tracking system, developed by Via.

Wireless EV Charging for Government Fleets

Wireless EV Charging for Government Fleets

WiTricity gives a presentation highlighting the benefits of its wireless EV charging solutions for government fleets.

Choosing the Right Solution for Your MaaS Application

Choosing the Right Solution for Your MaaS Application

API, SDK or White Label? SkedGo provides you with the insight you need to take the next step towards creating your MaaS application.

Autonomous Vehicles

Automated Parking System Approved for Commercial Use at Stuttgart Airport

Automated Parking System Approved for Commercial Use at Stuttgart...

Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved the commercial use of Bosch and Mercedes-Benz's automated parking system.

China: Baidu Plans to Establish World’s Largest Autonomous Ride-Hailing Area

China: Baidu Plans to Establish World’s Largest Autonomous ...

Baidu has announced plans to establish the world's largest fully-autonomous ride-hailing service area by expanding its operations in China.

CLEVON 1 to Operate on Belgium’s Longest Unmanned Route

CLEVON 1 to Operate on Belgium’s Longest Unmanned Route

Colruyt Group's online shopping service, Collect&Go is now testing CLEVON 1, an unmanned vehicle built by Clevon, on public roads in Belgium.

V2X Technology to Help Autonomous Cars Safely Merge onto Motorways

V2X Technology to Help Autonomous Cars Safely Merge onto Motorway...

WMG at the University of Warwick has presented technology allowing autonomous cars to merge onto motorways with improved levels of safety.

France: Autonomous Shuttles to Address Lack of Rural Transport

France: Autonomous Shuttles to Address Lack of Rural Transport

The French government has selected beti, Macif, Navya and SVMS to deliver an Automated Road Mobility project to improve rural transport. 

Weather Research to Improve Waymo Driver System

Weather Research to Improve Waymo Driver System

Waymo is investing in understanding weather and its impact on autonomous driving, by having its vehicles act as 'mobile weather stations'.

Navya Autonomous Shuttles to Participate in Red Sea Global Tourism Project

Navya Autonomous Shuttles to Participate in Red Sea Global Touris...

Navya has signed a MoU with Red Sea Global to participate in THE RED SEA sustainable tourism development in Saudi Arabia.

Auve Tech Unveils Autonomous Shuttle MiCa

Auve Tech Unveils Autonomous Shuttle MiCa

Estonian manufacturer, Auve Tech has launched its latest autonomous shuttle, MiCa, which is equipped with seven lidar sensors and ten cameras

AVs: What Do the Different Levels of Automation Mean?

AVs: What Do the Different Levels of Automation Mean?

We hear a lot about autonomous vehicles but how are the different levels of autonomy defined and what are some examples?

BREAKING: Autonomous Vehicle Company Argo AI Shuts Down

BREAKING: Autonomous Vehicle Company Argo AI Shuts Down

BREAKING: Ford has announced the winding down of its autonomous vehicle company Argo AI, saying L4 automation was still "a long way off".

US: Kodiak and IKEA Partner on Autonomous Freight Deliveries

US: Kodiak and IKEA Partner on Autonomous Freight Deliveries

Kodiak Robotics is partnering with IKEA Supply Chain Operations to pilot autonomous freight deliveries in Texas.

Trafikverket Sweden Orders 4 Autonomous Electric Ferries

Trafikverket Sweden Orders 4 Autonomous Electric Ferries

Trafikverket Sweden has contracted Holland Shipyards Group to supply four autonomous all-electric ferries.

Navya Deploys Its First Autonomous Shuttle in Portugal

Navya Deploys Its First Autonomous Shuttle in Portugal

A Navya autonomous shuttle is currently operating in the city of Aveiro, marking Navya's first autonomous shuttle deployment in Portugal.

Uber and Motional Partner on Autonomous Operations

Uber and Motional Partner on Autonomous Operations

Uber and Motional have partnered to offer autonomous rides and deliveries using Motional's all-electric IONIQ 5-based robotaxis.

Gatik Completes First Fully Autonomous Deployment in Canada

Gatik Completes First Fully Autonomous Deployment in Canada

Gatik has commenced fully autonomous commercial operations for Canada’s food and pharmacy retailer, Loblaw Companies Limited.

Uber and Nuro Partner on Autonomous Food Deliveries

Uber and Nuro Partner on Autonomous Food Deliveries

Uber and Nuro have announced a 10-year partnership that will see Nuro's autonomous, electric vehicles provide food deliveries in the US.

Videos

Self-Driving Safety with former NHTSA Administrator Dr. Jeff Rung...

Aurora Vice President of Safety Nat Beuse and Dr. Jeff Runge discuss the importance of strong organisational safety systems and frameworks.

Micromobility

Construction Begins on Protected Bike Lane in Downtown San Francisco

Construction Begins on Protected Bike Lane in Downtown San Franci...

SFMTA has announced that construction is now underway on the first protected bike lane in San Francisco's Financial District.

Amazon Launches Additional Micromobility Hubs in London and Manchester

Amazon Launches Additional Micromobility Hubs in London and Manch...

Amazon has expanded its UK e-cargo bike fleet with the launch of three additional micromobility delivery hubs in Manchester and London.

Brightside Publishes E-Scooter Lifespan Report

Brightside Publishes E-Scooter Lifespan Report

Brightside has released a study entitled, 'How Long Do E-Scooters Last?' evaluating the lifespan of shared electric micromobility vehicles.

Dubai RTA Awards 7km Cycle Lane Contract, with Plans for 278km More by 2026

Dubai RTA Awards 7km Cycle Lane Contract, with Plans for 278km Mo...

Dubai's RTA will construct new cycle lanes in Al Khawaneej and Mishref as part of its plan to increase Dubai's network to 819km by 2026.

‘Bike Libraries’ Improve Access to Cycling in Greater Manchester

‘Bike Libraries’ Improve Access to Cycling in Greater...

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has invested 145,000 GBP in a new scheme that provides bike libraries for local communities.  

Lime to Upcycle Used E-Scooter and E-Bike Batteries

Lime to Upcycle Used E-Scooter and E-Bike Batteries

Lime is mitigating the carbon impacts of its vehicles by partnering with Innov8 and Gouach to upcycle used e-scooter and e-bike batteries.

Voi and Bumblebee Launch UK’s First Wireless E-Scooter Charging Trial

Voi and Bumblebee Launch UK’s First Wireless E-Scooter Charging T...

Voi has partnered with WMG and Bumblebee Power to trial the use of wireless e-scooter charging at the University of Warwick.

Vision Vélo to Add 200 Kilometres of Cycleways in Montréal

Vision Vélo to Add 200 Kilometres of Cycleways in Montréal

The City of Montréal has unveiled details of its 2023-2027 Vision Vélo to expand a safe and efficient cycling network.

Study Demonstrates Impact of E-Scooter Ban on Traffic Congestion in Atlanta

Study Demonstrates Impact of E-Scooter Ban on Traffic Congestion ...

A study published in Nature Energy has analysed the effects of an evening e-scooter ban in Atlanta, resulting in an increase in travel times.

MTA Announces Initial Actions of Bike, Pedestrian and Micromobility Action Plan

MTA Announces Initial Actions of Bike, Pedestrian and Micromobili...

New York's MTA has announced the initial actions of its Bike, Pedestrian, and Micromobility Strategic Action Plan.

Brisbane: Beam Presents Saturn 5, Its Latest E-Scooter, and Apollo E-Bike

Brisbane: Beam Presents Saturn 5, Its Latest E-Scooter, and Apoll...

Micromobility company Beam has presented the fifth generation of its e-scooter, the Saturn 5, alongside its Apollo e-bike in Brisbane.

TfL and London Councils to Extend London’s Trial of Rental E-Scooters

TfL and London Councils to Extend London’s Trial of Rental ...

Following new guidance from the DfT, TfL has announced that its rental e-scooter trials would be extended in the capital.

HumanForest Launches New E-Bike in London

HumanForest Launches New E-Bike in London

HumanForest has unveiled its latest e-bike model, which aims to make its services more accessible and efficient in London.

Australia: Beam and UniSA Launch Future Scooter Lab

Australia: Beam and UniSA Launch Future Scooter Lab

Beam and the University of South Australia (UniSA) have launched a ‘Future Scooter Lab’ to help shape the future of micromobility.

UK: Neuron Mobility e-Scooters Could Contribute £14.9m a Year to Local Businesses

UK: Neuron Mobility e-Scooters Could Contribute £14.9m a Year to ...

Neuron Mobility has published research revealing that each of its e-scooters in the UK contributes 11,500 GBP a year to local businesses. 

TfL to Restart Work on London’s Walking and Cycling Schemes

TfL to Restart Work on London’s Walking and Cycling Schemes

Transport for London (TfL) is set to restart work on its schemes to make roads safer and more attractive for pedestrians and cyclists..

Urban Air Mobility

Archer Aviation to Construct High-Capacity eVTOL Production Facility in Georgia

Archer Aviation to Construct High-Capacity eVTOL Production Facil...

Archer Aviation has announced plans to construct the industry's first high-capacity eVTOL manufacturing facility in Covington, Georgia.

Indonesia: Hyundai to Establish Advanced Air Mobility ‘Ecosystem’ in Nusantara

Indonesia: Hyundai to Establish Advanced Air Mobility ‘Ecos...

Hyundai has signed a MoU with the Nusantara Capital City Authority in Indonesia to establish an advanced air mobility ecosystem.

US: Archer and United to Operate eVTOL Services between EWR and NYC

US: Archer and United to Operate eVTOL Services between EWR and N...

Archer Aviation and United Airlines's first eVTOL service will operate between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and New York City.

NASA to Conduct Urban Air Mobility Crash Test

NASA to Conduct Urban Air Mobility Crash Test

NASA will be conducting a crash test of an urban air mobility passenger vehicle at the Landing and Impact Research Facility on 9 November.

AECOM and Ferrovial Host Vertiport Design Challenge

AECOM and Ferrovial Host Vertiport Design Challenge

AECOM and Ferrovial Vertiports recently hosted a vertiport design challenge in which teams were asked to create vertiport design concepts. 

Dubai: XPENG X2 Completes Its First Public eVTOL Flight

Dubai: XPENG X2 Completes Its First Public eVTOL Flight

XPENG AEROHT has celebrated the first public electric vertical take-off-and-landing (eVTOL) flight of its 'flying car,' the XPENG X2.

FAA Releases Design Guidelines for Vertiport Infrastructure

FAA Releases Design Guidelines for Vertiport Infrastructure

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released design guidelines on vertiport infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).

United Airlines to Purchase up to 400 eVTOL Eve Aircraft

United Airlines to Purchase up to 400 eVTOL Eve Aircraft

United Airlines has announced a 15 million USD investment in Eve alongside a conditional purchase agreement for up to 400 eVTOL aircraft.

AAM Corridors to Be Created Between Quebec and the US

AAM Corridors to Be Created Between Quebec and the US

A consortium of organisations aims to establish international electric Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) corridors between Quebec and the US.

Helicus Completes EU’s First Urban Clinical Drone Flight

Helicus Completes EU’s First Urban Clinical Drone Flight

For the first time in the EU, a remotely operated drone was used to transport human blood samples and tissues in an urban setting in Belgium.

Eve to Conduct Urban Air Mobility Simulation in Chicago

Eve to Conduct Urban Air Mobility Simulation in Chicago

Eve will conduct its first North American urban air mobility (UAM) simulation in Chicago using helicopters powered by Blade Air Mobility. 

UK Government Commits to Aerospace Innovations at Farnborough Airshow

UK Government Commits to Aerospace Innovations at Farnborough Air...

The UK Business Secretary has announced £273m for low-carbon aerospace innovation, including solar powered aircraft and medical drones.

EU Aviation Safety Agency Publishes Air Taxi Regulations

EU Aviation Safety Agency Publishes Air Taxi Regulations

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has become the first regulatory authority to publish rules for operating urban air taxis.

NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Project Works to Reduce Noise Impacts

NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Project Works to Reduce Noise ...

NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility mission is developing design tools to help manufacturers reduce noise impacts of future drones and air taxis.

Air Nostrum Reserves Airlander 10 Hybrid Aircraft from HAV

Air Nostrum Reserves Airlander 10 Hybrid Aircraft from HAV

Air Nostrum Group has signed an aircraft reservation agreement with Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) for ten Airlander 10 hybrid aircraft.

Eve and Falcon Partner to Deliver eVTOL Flights in Dubai

Eve and Falcon Partner to Deliver eVTOL Flights in Dubai

Eve Urban Air Mobility and Falcon Aviation Services have signed a Letter of Intent to deliver up to 35 eVTOL aircraft to Dubai.

All the Latest News

$85 Million to Advance Clean Transportation in New York

$85 Million to Advance Clean Transportation in New York

Ten awards have been allocated as part of the New York Clean Transportation Prizes programme to enhance clean transportation in New York.

Dynamic Wireless EV Charging to Be Deployed on a German Autobahn

Dynamic Wireless EV Charging to Be Deployed on a German Autobahn

Eurovia and Electreon have announced a project to demonstrate dynamic wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging on a German Autobahn.

‘Bike Libraries’ Improve Access to Cycling in Greater Manchester

‘Bike Libraries’ Improve Access to Cycling in Greater...

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has invested 145,000 GBP in a new scheme that provides bike libraries for local communities.  

Lime to Upcycle Used E-Scooter and E-Bike Batteries

Lime to Upcycle Used E-Scooter and E-Bike Batteries

Lime is mitigating the carbon impacts of its vehicles by partnering with Innov8 and Gouach to upcycle used e-scooter and e-bike batteries.

European Commission Proposes Euro 7 Standards for Motor Vehicles

European Commission Proposes Euro 7 Standards for Motor Vehicles

The European Commission has presented a new proposal for Euro 7 standards that will reduce air pollution from motor vehicles. 

Voi and Bumblebee Launch UK’s First Wireless E-Scooter Charging Trial

Voi and Bumblebee Launch UK’s First Wireless E-Scooter Charging T...

Voi has partnered with WMG and Bumblebee Power to trial the use of wireless e-scooter charging at the University of Warwick.

UK: TfN Opens Consultation on Draft Transport Strategy

UK: TfN Opens Consultation on Draft Transport Strategy

Transport for the North has opened a consultation on a new draft strategy that aims to increase access to public transport. 

Vision Vélo to Add 200 Kilometres of Cycleways in Montréal

Vision Vélo to Add 200 Kilometres of Cycleways in Montréal

The City of Montréal has unveiled details of its 2023-2027 Vision Vélo to expand a safe and efficient cycling network.

Gogoro Battery Swapping to Launch in India

Gogoro Battery Swapping to Launch in India

Gogoro is working with Zypp Electric to accelerate the electrification of logistics fleets in India with its battery swapping ecosystem.

Lödige Industries Completes Australia’s First Autonomous Car Park

Lödige Industries Completes Australia’s First Autonomous Ca...

Lödige Industries has constructed a fully autonomous car park for the new luxury high-rise building, 'The Lennox' in Sydney, Australia.

DPD to Start Using First Bus EV Charging Infrastructure at Caledonia Depot

DPD to Start Using First Bus EV Charging Infrastructure at Caledo...

UK delivery company, DPD has become the first company to sign up to First Bus's charging scheme at its Caledonia Depot in Glasgow.

Iomob Launches WheelCoin for Business to Incentivise Sustainable Travel

Iomob Launches WheelCoin for Business to Incentivise Sustainable ...

Iomob has launched its WheelCoin for Business product in the UK to measure transport emissions and incentivise users to travel sustainably.

Cabify and Incode Technologies Introduce Selfie Identity Verification

Cabify and Incode Technologies Introduce Selfie Identity Verifica...

Cabify has partnered with Incode Technologies to expand its passenger identity validation system to include selfie verification technology. 

Shared Mobility 2030 Action Agenda Published

Shared Mobility 2030 Action Agenda Published

The full text of the Shared Mobility 2030 Action Agenda has been published to advance the uptake of shared mobility.

Germany: FREE NOW Integrates Public Transport Tickets into App

Germany: FREE NOW Integrates Public Transport Tickets into App

FREE NOW has become the first private mobility platform to integrate public transport tickets into its app. 

Bolt Launches ‘Share Your Car’ Feature in Estonia

Bolt Launches ‘Share Your Car’ Feature in Estonia

Bolt has launched a new 'share your car' feature that allows users to rent out their personal cars to earn a guaranteed monthly income.

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