News Roundup

Why e-bikes can succeed where earlier bike-share schemes failed
Shared mobility devices such as bicycles and electric scooters have experienced significant growth across the globe and Australia is no exception. In cities with such offerings, users are able to get around in more convenient and flexible ways. Read the article.

Moovit Releases Its 2020 Global Public Transport Report
The annual report brings together data analysis from tens of millions of trip requests performed by Moovit app users with user research in 104 cities across 28 countries. Read the article.

French city targets smarter parking, buildings and waste with IoT network
The city of Saint-Grégoire in north-western France is working with Kerlink to install a customised IoT network and has already achieved a 43 per cent reduction in electricity consumption. Read the article.

Gothenburg to launch emission-free zone
The Swedish city of Gothenburg is planning to establish a zero-emission urban area, dubbed the ‘Green City Zone‘, which will incorporate ‘”large-scale testing of future technologies”. Read the article.

Transit platform launched for small- to mid-size cities
Cubic Transportation Systems is launching Umo, a flexible suite of products that enable riders to conveniently pay fares and plan trips across public and private modes, and access real-time travel information. Read the article.

London hits EV rapid charging targets for 2020
London hit the target of adding 300 more electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging points to its network before the end of 2020, bringing the total number of rapid chargers in the UK capital to over 500. Read the article.

Singapore launches autonomous bus pilot with two routes
Singapore has taken the autonomous bus plunge with two routes now in operation in a pilot scheme set to run until the end of April. Read the article.

Uber joins accessible taxi scheme in Australia
Uber will join the Multi Purpose Taxi Program in the Australian state of Victoria to offer subsidies of up to AU$60 on rides for those with accessibility needs. Read the article.

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