September News Roundup

NSW Fast Charging Network to be Number One in the Nation
Drivers across the state will have access to the best fast-charging network in the nation under the NSW Government’s Electric Vehicle Charging Masterplan, released 12 Sept.

Intelligent control critical to grid during workplace EV charging
A programme to introduce workplace electric vehicle charging provided the perfect opportunity to research the commonly accepted position that simultaneous charging of many electric vehicles at one location will cause problems for the electricity grid.

Seoul ramps up efforts to transition to electric transportation
Seoul Metropolitan Government aims to deliver 270,000 electric vehicles for public transportation by 2025 with cars, taxis, buses and motorbikes all part of the mix.

Renault and Jiangling launch model designed for ride hailing
Designed primarily for taxis, private hire, and ride-hailing, the car will be offered on a subscription basis and won’t be available to buy.

Transport operator partners to offer mobility-as-a-service in the Netherlands
Arriva’s Glimble app is powered by Moovit’s technology and provides public transport information, travel planning and mobile payment for all forms of public and shared transport country-wide.

Transport information to be made available on Mobility Data Marketplace
GERMANY: The Federal Council has approved the Mobility Data Ordinance, which obliges transport agencies to provide data on timetables, routes and fares for inclusion in a single national Mobility Data Marketplace.

Swedish AV dataset makes waves
Chalmers University of Technology has developed a dataset - called Reeds - for evaluating the algorithms of autonomous vehicles (AV) using an advanced research boat that travels predetermined routes around Sweden.

Baidu pilots Apollo Go robotaxi service in Shanghai
Chinese search engine and tech giant Baidu has begun testing its Apollo Go robotaxi offer in Shanghai.

Glasgow’s New Open Data Hub Offers Insight into how the City Operates
Glasgow City Council’s new open data hub gives access to city data managed by the council and its partners.

London study suggests cargo bikes significantly more productive than vans
New research reveals huge opportunities for cargo bikes to make last mile deliveries, after GPS tracking of deliveries in London showed they were 1.6 times faster than vans.

EHang trials parcel delivery drone flights in Estonia
During the live trials, the AAV demonstrated uses cases and scenarios of automated parcel delivery drones operating at low level flying from Tartu Airport to a cargo terminal at the Estonian Aviation Museum.

Green hydrogen-from-solar fuels Austrian bus trial
Austrian solar energy company Fronius has completed a two-week test operation with a bus fuelled with green hydrogen at Wels in Upper Austria.

AI-based detection sensors launched for smart intersections
Iteris claims the smart sensor will deliver detection, tracking and classification accuracy of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, as well as HD video display for traffic management centre monitoring.

Recycled roads - a glass half full
Sustainability and better recycling outcomes are now informing Australia’s ongoing “big build” of infrastructure.

Logistics company plans to scale zero-emission delivery solutions across US
In partnership with Tortoise and Urb-E, AxleHire has been running automated delivery pilots in Los Angeles and New York City, and reports these will be scaled nationally in 2021.

Crowd-sourced dash cam data provides real-time status on road works
Smart dash cam developer Nexar has launched a service for US transit agencies, cities and transport authorities that uses crowd sourcing to detect, monitor and map road works.

Estonian counties seek to make public transport demand-driven
Communities underserved by paratransit and public transport benefit from the agility and accessibility of demand-responsive solutions, while agencies are empowered to operate with maximum efficiency.

Luna and Tier partner on e-scooter-based mobile sensor networks
Irish micromobility tech platform Luna is to partner with European e-scooter operator Tier to explore the use of computer vision to capture accurate and up to date mapping and geospatial data.

Neighbourhoods urged to use 15-minute city principles to become greener
Arup and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group have published a guidebook for city authorities, developers and communities to help deliver net-zero at neighbourhood level.

Transportation app could change Australia’s car culture
Getting around an Australian city without a car can be a real hassle. Imagine how much easier it would be if you had the option of combining public transport and shared services—be it bus, train, tram, taxi, car share, electric bicycle or e-scooter—and could book and pay for the lot using a single app.

British Government to mandate EV charge points on all new-build properties
The British government has outlined details of new legislation that will require the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging points on all new-build properties in England.

Wayfinding system created to help Seattle become most walkable city in America
Seamless Seattle is based on the Legible London model, developed for Transport for London, and aims to make the city more legible and accessible for local residents, commuters and visitors.

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