News Roundup

Geospatial data - why we need new maps for a new world
What value does geospatial data hold and why might it be critical to the UK’s and others’ future success? Read the article.

NSW government to trial GPS boosters in tunnels to aid map navigation
Sydney motorists will never miss another motorway exit again with the State Government to trial new GPS-boosters within the tunnel network. Read the article.

Applied EV unveils first electric vehicle platform
After a $7.7 million, four-year development project, robotics company Applied EV has revealed its first ‘mobility solution’ – the Blanc Robot. Read the article.

Five mobility trends to watch out for in 2021
Carol Schweiger lays out her vision for the transport industry in 2021, while reflecting on last year’s predictions and assessing how many of them came to fruition. Read the article.

Brisbane parking meters to be permanently cashless
Parking meters in Brisbane will be permanently cashless from February 22 with the council adopting a ban enacted temporarily last year during the pandemic lockdown. Read the article.

Big names across micromobility sector form European coalition
A new coalition has formed among some of Europe’s biggest names in micromobilty to promote the new form of urban transport across the continent. Read the article.

Victoria launches real-time crowding tool for trains
Commuters travelling on Melbourne’s rail network can now see how crowded selected stations and trains are ahead of time thanks to a new online tool, dubbed RideSpace. Read the article.

Virgin Hyperloop unveils vision for the future of travel for passenger
Virgin Hyperloop outlines its vision for the future of high-speed travel with a new video, which takes viewers on a virtual hyperloop journey from gate to destination. Read the article.

Robotaxis launched in Guangzhou as part of new MaaS platform
The Chinese city of Guangzhou will deploy autonomous taxis as part of a new MaaS platform during this year’s Chinese New Year festivities. Read the article.

From steel city to bike city: Wollongong pins hopes on becoming world-class cycling destination
With 130km of bike paths that wind along the region’s beaches, Australia’s 10th-largest city is striving to make cycling the preferred mode of transport. Read the article.

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