How smart cities and driverless cars make life better for everyone

How smart cities and driverless cars make life better for everyone

🕔15:57, 31.Mar 2014

Driverless cars, delivery drones and smart buildings: they all seem like things you’d see in a sci-fi movie. But all those futuristic developments could soon roll onto American roadways, and many Americans overwhelmingly support the changes. According to the “Intel

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Cubic’s Opal system wins Australian infrastructure award

Cubic’s Opal system wins Australian infrastructure award

🕔14:54, 31.Mar 2014

Cubic Transportation Systems, the integrator of transportation technology and related services for intelligent travel solutions, recently announced that its Opal smart card system won an Australian national infrastructure award for excellence in design, delivery and use. The 2014 Smart Infrastructure

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PayByPhone wins Paris tender and strengthens parking offering with acquisition of Adaptis

PayByPhone wins Paris tender and strengthens parking offering with acquisition of Adaptis

🕔21:43, 28.Mar 2014

The City of Paris has confirmed that the partnership of PayByPhone and VINCI Park has been awarded the contract to launch cashless parking for 155,000 parking spaces.  Initially available in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondisements in April 2014,

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Accounting for progress

Accounting for progress

🕔20:51, 28.Mar 2014

Larry Yermack looks at the key factors that are shaping urban transportation systems in ‘smart cities’.  He explains why account-based payment systems are essential, and how, over two decades ago, the EZ-Pass electronic tolling system pointed the way to the future

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Australian smart phone app to support the public transport revolution

Australian smart phone app to support the public transport revolution

🕔18:37, 28.Mar 2014

Researchers at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) are developing a smart phone app aimed at taking the frustration out of travelling on public transport and ultimately improving bus and train services. The app, known as RateIT, will allow

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Sustainability Through Exchange

Sustainability Through Exchange

🕔14:12, 28.Mar 2014

Tamás Mátrai spoke to David Vitezy, CEO of Budapest’s transport authority BKK, about consequences of the global financial crisis, the smart city and what Budapest has learned from London, Milan and Paris. What are the main transport challenges and trends

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“We want to democratise public space…”

“We want to democratise public space…”

🕔13:45, 28.Mar 2014

Jilmar Tatto, Municipal Secretary for Transport of São Paulo, Brazil, talks to Thinking Cities’ Daniela Stoycheva about his and his city’s needs to make the best possible use of the available space. Polis recently met with Jilmar Tatto, the Municipal

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Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

🕔13:35, 28.Mar 2014

Before stepping down from his position as Transportation Commissioner, Gabe Klein (pictured) transformed the City of Chicago into a “customer-focused agency that is a national leader in technology, multi-modal innovation and sustainable design that consistently makes a positive impact on

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Boston study shows benefits of smart city technology

Boston study shows benefits of smart city technology

🕔21:51, 27.Mar 2014

The application of smart cities technology is helping Boston to get more children walking to school. The city is also using data from its Hubway city bike rental system to reduce road transport congestion. A conference at NUI (National University of

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Intertraffic 2014 Thinking Aloud Show 4

Intertraffic 2014 Thinking Aloud Show 4

🕔15:23, 27.Mar 2014

In today’s programme we hear about a TV studio built inside the RAI on the Vialis stand, a new bicycle safety system by Flir, and innovation from Lacroix. Imagsa tell us about their ANPR innovation, Blip Systems explain their traffic

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