Motional and Lyft have announced the second launch of their fully driverless ride-hail service as part of its multi-city partnership, featuring the Ioniq 5 AV. The Los Angeles service will also use Motional’s all-electric Ioniq 5-based robotaxis and it will be the first time that residents in Los Angeles can request an AV in the Lyft app.
The City of Charlotte’s Department of Transportation (CDoT) has launched an app designed to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
The TravelSafely App, which has been rolled out as a pilot project in South End, connects users to an electronic network of intersection and crosswalk data, as well as to each other.
The City of Tallinn has signed an agreement with robotic courier company Cleveron Mobility to provide unmanned parcel delivery services in the Old Town.
Cleveron Mobility is developing the multifunctional unmanned vehicles named Clevon 1, which aims to make the delivery of goods more environmentally and customer friendly as well as faster and cheaper. The robotic courier claims to provide a noise-free parcel delivery service, while ensuring pedestrian safety.
Madrid deploys mobile electric vehicle charging unit. The roaming L-Charge rapid mobile charging van can be summoned via an app like a taxi It is also possible to book and assign the mobile charging van to a convenient location. The mobile charging van claims to provide rapid charging – from 0 per cent to 80 per cent in 15-25 minutes.L-Charge's charging van incorporates a mini-power station onboard that uses clean fuels to produce electricity.
Ten years ago, the Stockholm region set an ambitious target to run all land public transport on 100% fossil fuel-free fuel by 2025, but buses powered by ethanol and RME (rapeseed methyl ester) contain some percentage of fossil ingredients, therefore, the total number of buses will not be 100% fossil fuel free, as fossil components are needed to start the engine or enter the production process. However, buses that run on electricity, biogas or HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) will use 100% fossil fuel-free raw materials.
The China Railway Research and Development Corporation (CRRC) has introduced the autonomous guided, track- and wireless tram, a major advance in the design and technology known as Autonomous Rapid Transit (ART), a LiDAR-guided articulated bus system for urban passenger transport. It was developed by CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co Ltd and was unveiled in 2017 in Zhuzhou, Huan Province. The product was described as a cross between a bus and a tram, commonly referred to as a "tram without tracks".
Toyota has begun construction of Woven City, its prototype city of the future, at the foot of Mount Fuji, on the site of its former car factory in Shizuoka Prefecture. Woven City will serve as a living laboratory and intellectual workshop for the scientists working there to develop the technologies of the future.
One of the key goals of building the city is to test new system and service ideas that expand mobility and unleash human potential. The planned city will cover a total area of 708 000 square metres, with a planned housing capacity of 2 000 people.
Initially 8 buses of DKV Transport Ltd. have been equipped with passenger counting sensors on an experimental basis, but now 14 buses are equipped with them. These sensors are able to provide DKV's scheduling team with data to optimise the company's service. This means that the data will be used to detect the busiest routes and lines, track how passenger numbers change between stops, and compare them at different times.
The Rollet mobile application, developed in Hungary, allows fully automatic parking in municipal parking lots in Debrecen without a parking ticket. The mobile payment system detects the parking time and automatically settles the parking fee.
After registering once, anyone can use without cash or parking ticket. The parking fee is automatically deducted from the motorist's credit card when the car is driven out, without any action required.
The new system was introduced in two sites in June 2018, then 6 more sites were added in the second half of 2018.
The main objective of the 3x30DebrecenMob initiative was to promote active and sustainable transport. In partnership with the City of Debrecen, the project was initiated and led by the Barcelona Region and funded by EIT Urban Mobility.