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Jam busting software to help London buses


Bus operators in London will shortly be able to use real time route optimisation software designed to help drivers avoid delays and services stay on schedule. The software has been developed by Israeli based technology firm Optibus and is used ...

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Smart ticketing set for UK rail roll out


Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has pledged to roll out smart ticketing to almost all of the country’s rail network by the end of next year. Addressing the Conservative party conference in Manchester on Monday he pledged an £80M programme to ...

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Funding prize for clever ticketing solution


Winners of a Transport Systems Catapult ‘hackathon’ competition last year have gone on to receive a £100,000 Government grant to further develop their idea – an intelligent public transport ticketing solution. Going by the name ‘Total Trip’, Andy Watt, Richard ...

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Drivers urged to insist on autonomous braking


Road safety campaigners are urging motorists to insist on having autonomous emergency braking (AEB) when they purchase their next car to help save the lives of vulnerable road users. The call comes after the Government’s annual road casualty statistics, released ...

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Consultant agrees to urban mobility partnership


Atkins has teamed up with data and analytics company Moovit to help cities improve their transit systems and become smarter.

 The move is promised to aid the design and delivery of movement strategies and intelligent mobility opportunities across all transport ...

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Technologists debate London’s Uber ban


Travellers in London have expressed outrage following Transport for London’s ban on private hire operator Uber, with over 800,000 people having now signed a petition urging Mayor Sadiq Khan to overturn the decision. But transport technology experts are divided on whether the ...

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TransPennine rail route set for digital signalling


Government is taking forward plans for Britain’s first digitally controlled intercity railway in the north of England, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced last week. Network Rail will now look at options for embedding digital signalling technology on the TransPennine route ...

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ITS (UK) supports toll road operators over 5.8 GHz spectrum


ITS (UK) has responded to the latest Ofcom consultation into plans to open up part of the radio spectrum used for tolling – putting forward a series of reasons why more research should be done before any change is made. ...

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Internet of Things grows sharply, report finds


Global adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to rise according to a new report from Vodafone which reveals that the number of large scale IoT projects has doubled in the last year. The company’s fifth annual IoT Barometer ...

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Project to improve positioning systems for autonomous vehicles


Industry and academia are collaborating on a research project aimed at developing improved positioning and timing technologies to enable better performance of unmanned vehicles, including automated cars. Specialist in testing solutions for Galileo, GPS and other global navigation satellite systems ...

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