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New York Ride-Hailing Vehicles to Be Zero-Emission by 2030

New York Ride-Hailing Vehicles to Be Zero-Emission by 2030

Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams has announced that ride-hailing vehicles will be required to be zero-emission at tailpipe by 2030.

UK: £81 Million to Advance Self-Driving Transport Technology

UK: £81 Million to Advance Self-Driving Transport Technology

81 million GBP in joint government and industry funding has been awarded to 7 projects that aim to develop self-driving transport technology.

Beam Integrates Pedestrian Shield into Auckland E-scooter Fleet

Beam Integrates Pedestrian Shield into Auckland E-scooter Fleet

Micromobility operator, Beam is now integrating its Pedestrian Shield path detection technology within its e-scooter fleet in Auckland. 

UK: Voi Trials an Electric Tuk-Tuk for E-scooter Services in Bristol

UK: Voi Trials an Electric Tuk-Tuk for E-scooter Services in Bris...

Voi has commenced a four-month trial operating a Biliti Electric tuk-tuk for battery swapping and e-scooter maintenance in Bristol.

Pyka Unveils Autonomous Electric Pelican Cargo Aircraft

Pyka Unveils Autonomous Electric Pelican Cargo Aircraft

Pyka has unveiled its electric Pelican Cargo aircraft, which is the first autonomous vehicle of its class.

Dott, Lime and TIER to Launch Shared E-Scooters in Madrid

Dott, Lime and TIER to Launch Shared E-Scooters in Madrid

Dott, Lime and TIER have been awarded a three-year contract to each launch a fleet of 2,000 e-scooters in Madrid, Spain. 

UPPER Project Aims to Increase Public Transport Usage in the EU

UPPER Project Aims to Increase Public Transport Usage in the EU

The International Association of Public Transport has launched UPPER, a new EU-project to strengthen the role of public transport.

New Zealand: Beam Launches Saturn 5 E-Scooter in Wellington

New Zealand: Beam Launches Saturn 5 E-Scooter in Wellington

Micromobility operator, Beam has launched its fifth-generation e-scooter — the Saturn 5 — in Wellington, New Zealand. 

Siemens and Skyway to Develop Infrastructure for Vertiport Operations

Siemens and Skyway to Develop Infrastructure for Vertiport Operat...

Siemens and Skyway have announced a collaboration to develop electrical and digital infrastructure for vertiport operations.

UK Government Funds Projects to Decarbonise Highways

UK Government Funds Projects to Decarbonise Highways

The UK government is providing 30 million GBP in funding for seven projects that will help decarbonise the nation's highways.

75% Prefer Better-Connected Public Transport Over Driving, Hitachi Study Reveals

75% Prefer Better-Connected Public Transport Over Driving, Hitach...

Hitachi Rail has published a new report exploring attitudes to public transport and smart mobility in eight cities around the world.

UK: OVO Energy and Volkswagen Announce V2X EV Charging Trial

UK: OVO Energy and Volkswagen Announce V2X EV Charging Trial

OVO Energy and Kaluza are partnering with Volkswagen UK and smart charging company, Indra to launch a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) trial. 

bp pulse Launches Europe’s First Electric Truck Charging Corridor

bp pulse Launches Europe’s First Electric Truck Charging Corridor

bp pulse has launched Europe's first charging corridor for electric trucks along on the Rhine-Alpine corridor in Germany.

Shell Subsidiary ubitricity to Install 300 EV Charging Points in Liverpool’s Lampposts

Shell Subsidiary ubitricity to Install 300 EV Charging Points in ...

Liverpool City Council has selected Shell's subsidiary, ubitricity to install a network of 300 EV charging points into existing lampposts.

ZeroAvia Flies World’s Largest Aircraft with a Hydrogen-Electric Engine

ZeroAvia Flies World’s Largest Aircraft with a Hydrogen-Ele...

ZeroAvia has successfully tested its 19-seat Dornier 228 aircraft, powered partly with a full-size hydrogen-electric engine.

Embracing Micromobility: As Easy as Riding a Bike?

Embracing Micromobility: As Easy as Riding a Bike?

On 19 January 2023, Micromobility Industries hosted Micromobility World to explore how small vehicles will reshape our cities.

Future Transport Supplier News

Safe by Design: The Safety Checklist Process

Safe by Design: The Safety Checklist Process

Aurora highlights the types of processes used to manage the safety risks of vehicle operations during development of its autonomous solutions.

Île-de-France Mobilités Extends Cooperation with Padam Mobility

Île-de-France Mobilités Extends Cooperation with Padam Mobility

The Padam Mobility – Setec consortium will continue to provide the Île-de-France Mobilités on-demand transport service for another 4 years.

Geotab & EV Café’s ‘The End of the ICEage’ Promotion

Geotab & EV Café’s ‘The End of the ICEage’ Promotion

Geotab Inc. & EV Café have announced Thomas Hardie Commercials as the beneficiary of their ‘The End of the ICEage’ promotion.

The Right Ecosystem for EVs through New Mobility Solutions

The Right Ecosystem for EVs through New Mobility Solutions

Yulu takes a look at four different ways the government can boost new EV mobility solutions in the 2023 budget.

MiniDRT – The Future of In-Resort Transport

MiniDRT – The Future of In-Resort Transport

The first DRT software of its kind; MiniDRT enables guests to book transport to travel between different locations within a hotel.

Regional DRT Service of the VGI Expands Further

Regional DRT Service of the VGI Expands Further

Padam Mobility and Île-de-France Mobiltés extend 'VGI-Flexi' DRT service to the municipality of Denkendorf.

4 Technical Solutions to Make E-mobility More Attractive

4 Technical Solutions to Make E-mobility More Attractive

Schunk offers 4 technical solutions to make e-mobility more attractive: Increased efficiency, reliability, user-friendliness & safety.

Challenges of Agile Project Management in Public Transportation

Challenges of Agile Project Management in Public Transportation

Padam Mobility discusses the challenges of agile project management in the world of public transportation.

West Midlands on Demand Is Scaling

West Midlands on Demand Is Scaling

WMoD is merging with the Coventry Ring-and-Ride service and consolidating both services under one DRT umbrella – managed by weDRT.

Can You Get an Electric Car If You Live in a Flat or Rent?

Can You Get an Electric Car If You Live in a Flat or Rent?

Pod Point introduces the OZEV Grant, a scheme to make EV charging more accessible for renters and people who own a flat.

Five Trends Driving the Future of Transport

Five Trends Driving the Future of Transport

SkedGo explores five of the most prominent trends driving the constantly evolving future of transport in the years to come.

InstaVolt Doubles Number of Rapid Chargers at Banbury Site

InstaVolt Doubles Number of Rapid Chargers at Banbury Site

InstaVolt is expanding its ultra-rapid EV charging hub in Banbury, Oxfordshire – doubling the number of chargers that currently exist onsite.

Low-Level Fusion and Perception for NCAP and GSR – Part 2

Low-Level Fusion and Perception for NCAP and GSR – Part 2

LeddarTech look to understand the testing requirements for new vehicles regarding ADAS under new car assessment programs (NCAP).

Tolling System Improves Traffic for More than 60 Million Brazilians

Tolling System Improves Traffic for More than 60 Million Brazilia...

Kapsch TrafficCom will install a new tolling system on the highway between the Brazilian megacity Rio de Janeiro and Santos.

WiTricity and VTT Join Forces to Aid Zero-Emissions Transportation

WiTricity and VTT Join Forces to Aid Zero-Emissions Transportatio...

WiTricity and VTT will collaborate to install WiTricity’s wireless charging technology, supporting the EU-funded REFLECTIVE project.

Scenario Series – Wakanda

Scenario Series – Wakanda

WeDRT look at lessons to be learnt from transit approaches utilised in the fictional African nation of Wakanda.

Autonomous Vehicles

UK: £81 Million to Advance Self-Driving Transport Technology

UK: £81 Million to Advance Self-Driving Transport Technology

81 million GBP in joint government and industry funding has been awarded to 7 projects that aim to develop self-driving transport technology.

Pyka Unveils Autonomous Electric Pelican Cargo Aircraft

Pyka Unveils Autonomous Electric Pelican Cargo Aircraft

Pyka has unveiled its electric Pelican Cargo aircraft, which is the first autonomous vehicle of its class.

US: ZF and Beep Partner to Deploy Autonomous Shuttles

US: ZF and Beep Partner to Deploy Autonomous Shuttles

At CES 2023, ZF unveiled its latest autonomous shuttle and announced a new partnership with Beep to deliver thousand of units to the US.

Germany: Up to 10,000 Autonomous Vehicles to Operate in Hamburg

Germany: Up to 10,000 Autonomous Vehicles to Operate in Hamburg

Germany's BMDV aims to establish Hamburg as a 'Metropolitan Mobility Model Region,' with up to 10,000 autonomous vehicles by 2030.

France: Fully Autonomous Shuttles Deployed in Yvelines

France: Fully Autonomous Shuttles Deployed in Yvelines

In a European first, the autonomous shuttles deployed as part of the Navetty project are operating in Yvelines without an operator onboard

University of Minnesota Explores How Shared AVs Could Improve Liveability

University of Minnesota Explores How Shared AVs Could Improve Liv...

New research from the University of Minnesota outlines how planning for autonomous vehicles (AV) could help make US cities more liveable and equitable.

France: Carrefour Deploys Autonomous Delivery Vehicles in Plateau de Saclay

France: Carrefour Deploys Autonomous Delivery Vehicles in Plateau...

Carrefour and Goggo Network are trialling the use of autonomous delivery vehicles in the Plateau de Saclay, France.

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?

Videos

MiniDRT by weDRT

The first software of its kind; MiniDRT enables guests to book transport to travel between different locations within a hotel.

Micromobility

Beam Integrates Pedestrian Shield into Auckland E-scooter Fleet

Beam Integrates Pedestrian Shield into Auckland E-scooter Fleet

Micromobility operator, Beam is now integrating its Pedestrian Shield path detection technology within its e-scooter fleet in Auckland. 

Dott, Lime and TIER to Launch Shared E-Scooters in Madrid

Dott, Lime and TIER to Launch Shared E-Scooters in Madrid

Dott, Lime and TIER have been awarded a three-year contract to each launch a fleet of 2,000 e-scooters in Madrid, Spain. 

New Zealand: Beam Launches Saturn 5 E-Scooter in Wellington

New Zealand: Beam Launches Saturn 5 E-Scooter in Wellington

Micromobility operator, Beam has launched its fifth-generation e-scooter — the Saturn 5 — in Wellington, New Zealand. 

Embracing Micromobility: As Easy as Riding a Bike?

Embracing Micromobility: As Easy as Riding a Bike?

On 19 January 2023, Micromobility Industries hosted Micromobility World to explore how small vehicles will reshape our cities.

EU Association Publishes Incident Data for Shared E-Scooters

EU Association Publishes Incident Data for Shared E-Scooters

Micro-Mobility for Europe (MMfE), has published a first-of-its-kind factsheet on incident data involving shared e-scooters in Europe.

New Micromobility Vehicles Launched at CES 2023

New Micromobility Vehicles Launched at CES 2023

From 5-8 January, CES 2023 took place in Las Vegas, debuting the latest micromobility vehicles from brands such as OKAI and Brightway. 

UK Government Invests £32.9 Million in Improving National Cycling Network

UK Government Invests £32.9 Million in Improving National Cycling...

Active Travel England is investing 32.9m GBP in establishing a network of experts to improve high streets for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Voi Partners with Swobbee to Install E-Scooter Battery Swapping Stations

Voi Partners with Swobbee to Install E-Scooter Battery Swapping S...

Voi is partnering with Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider, Swobbee to install battery swapping stations for e-scooter fleets in Europe. 

Motor Vehicles Reported as Largest Barrier to Cycling in Melbourne

Motor Vehicles Reported as Largest Barrier to Cycling in Melbourn...

A recent survey has revealed that the most commonly reported barriers to cycling in Melbourne relate to riding alongside motor vehicles.

Switzerland: Voi Announces Successful Test Phase with BLS Railway

Switzerland: Voi Announces Successful Test Phase with BLS Railway

Micromobility provider, Voi has announced that its cooperation with Swiss rail company, BLS AG has revealed positive results.

Bolt Uses Drover AI’s PathPilot to Combat E-Scooter Pavement Riding

Bolt Uses Drover AI’s PathPilot to Combat E-Scooter Pavemen...

Micromobility operator, Bolt is implementing Drover AI's PathPilot solution to combat e-scooter riding on pedestrian pavements across Europe.

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.  

Urban Air Mobility

ASKA Debuts Drive & Fly eVTOL at CES 2023

ASKA Debuts Drive & Fly eVTOL at CES 2023

AT CES Las Vegas 2023, ASKA debuted a full-scale, functional prototype of its ASKA A5 drive & fly eVTOL aircraft.

Archer Aviation and Stellantis Partner to Manufacture Midnight eVTOL Aircraft

Archer Aviation and Stellantis Partner to Manufacture Midnight eV...

Stellantis and Archer Aviation have announced a partnership to manufacture Archer’s eVTOL aircraft, Midnight.

Hyundai’s Supernal to Run eVTOL Aircraft on Microsoft Cloud

Hyundai’s Supernal to Run eVTOL Aircraft on Microsoft Cloud

Hyundai Motor Group's subsidiary, Supernal has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to run advanced air mobility on Microsoft cloud.

Eve to Supply Volatus with Vertiport Automation Software

Eve to Supply Volatus with Vertiport Automation Software

Eve Air Mobility has signed a LOI with Volatus Infrastructure to supply a vertiport automation software to manage eVTOL vehicles.

First International AAM Corridor to Operate Between Québec and New York

First International AAM Corridor to Operate Between Québec and Ne...

VPorts has announced the creation of its first international electric 'advanced air mobility' (AAM) corridor between the US and Canada.

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. 

All the Latest News

City of London Proposes Permanent Restrictions for Britain’s First ‘Zero-Emission’ Street

City of London Proposes Permanent Restrictions for Britain’s Firs...

The City of London has announced that restrictions on Britain’s first 24/7 ‘zero-emission street' could be introduced permanently. 

India: Gogoro and Belrise to Establish Battery-Swapping Network in Maharashtra

India: Gogoro and Belrise to Establish Battery-Swapping Network i...

The Indian State of Maharashtra has partnered with Gogoro and Belrise Industries to establish a network of battery-swapping infrastructure.

UK Government Publishes Smart Charging Action Plan

UK Government Publishes Smart Charging Action Plan

The UK government and Ofgem have released a plan that would benefit drivers by making it cheaper for them to run their electric vehicles.

Lambeth Council to Reclaim Kerbside Parking for Sustainable Transport

Lambeth Council to Reclaim Kerbside Parking for Sustainable Trans...

Lambeth Council plans to transform kerbside parking in the London borough into areas such as bus lanes and EV charging points. 

Paris: Autonomous Electric Shuttles to Operate on the River Seine

Paris: Autonomous Electric Shuttles to Operate on the River Seine

The City of Paris and RiverCat France have announced that a river transport line using electric shuttles will open on the Seine in 2024.

US: Brightline Partners with Uber to Expand Brightline+ App

US: Brightline Partners with Uber to Expand Brightline+ App

Brightline and Uber have announced a new partnership to improve connections to rail transport in South Florida.

Brittany Ferries to Deploy Two Hybrid Ferries

Brittany Ferries to Deploy Two Hybrid Ferries

Leclanché SA has been selected to provide the battery technology for two hybrid vessels that will be operated by Brittany Ferries.

EU Association Publishes Incident Data for Shared E-Scooters

EU Association Publishes Incident Data for Shared E-Scooters

Micro-Mobility for Europe (MMfE), has published a first-of-its-kind factsheet on incident data involving shared e-scooters in Europe.

First National Blueprint Released to Decarbonise US Transport

First National Blueprint Released to Decarbonise US Transport

The Biden-Harris Administration has released the first US National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization.

New Micromobility Vehicles Launched at CES 2023

New Micromobility Vehicles Launched at CES 2023

From 5-8 January, CES 2023 took place in Las Vegas, debuting the latest micromobility vehicles from brands such as OKAI and Brightway. 

HyNet joins Foresight Hydrogen Live

HyNet joins Foresight Hydrogen Live

HyNet partners, Progressive Energy Ltd, Cadent Gas Ltd and Vertex Hydrogen have become event partners with Foresight Hydrogen Live 2023.

£7 Million to Improve UK Freight Industry

£7 Million to Improve UK Freight Industry

The UK government has announced 7 million GBP in funding to decarbonise and improve freight transportation through emerging technologies.

Trains Powered by Sunshine?

Trains Powered by Sunshine?

Siemens Mobility, the University of York and British Solar Renewables have won funding to develop new ways of powering UK railways.

London: All Private-Hire Vehicles Licensed for the First Time to Be ‘Zero Emission Capable’

London: All Private-Hire Vehicles Licensed for the First Time to ...

London: A new regulation has come into force meaning private-hire vehicles licensed for the first time must now be 'zero emission capable'.

UK Government Invests £32.9 Million in Improving National Cycling Network

UK Government Invests £32.9 Million in Improving National Cycling...

Active Travel England is investing 32.9m GBP in establishing a network of experts to improve high streets for pedestrians and cyclists. 

USPS to Deploy Over 66,000 Electric Vehicles by 2028

USPS to Deploy Over 66,000 Electric Vehicles by 2028

The United States Postal Service (USPS) intends to purchase at least 66,000 battery-electric delivery vehicles between now and 2028.

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