Tech companies to develop autonomous, multi-purpose electric vehicle

Oxbotica and AppliedEV have announced a collaboration to develop a fully autonomous, multi-purpose electric vehicle capable of being deployed in a wide range of environments for a variety of commercial applications. The driverless vehicle will initially be targeted at the industrial logistics and goods delivery sector, with continued growth expected in further industries as the number of vehicles is scaled. Business cases Oxbotica will integrate its autonomous vehicle software with AppliedEV’s programmable and configurable electric vehicle platform. The go-to-market strategy for Oxbotica and AppliedEV is to focus on markets that…

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Smart mobility firm joins EU’s €22m autonomous driving project

Avenue project Geneva autonomous vehicle

The Deutsche Bahn smart mobility subsidiary, Ioki, is joining the EU’s €22m flagship autonomous vehicle project Avenue as a technology partner. The company specialises in research and operation of autonomous transport and demand responsive transport in German-speaking countries. Geneva deployment Avenue, or Autonomous Vehicles to Evolve to a New Urban Experience, is initially testing the automation of urban transport in four European cities, with more to follow. The first autonomous shuttle will be deployed in Geneva. Ioki will provide a specially developed technical interface for the project. The interface creates…

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EHang trials parcel delivery drone flights in Estonia

EHang 216 and Falcon Perform Trial Flights for EU GOF 2.0 Project in Estonia

Autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company EHang has announced the first passenger-grade AAV to have completed beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) trial flights in Estonian airspace. The trial flights for airport transport and parcel delivery were performed under the European Union’s GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation (GOF 2.0) project. Peri-urban flights During the live trials, the EHang 216 flew from Tartu Airport to the Estonian Aviation Museum, with no passengers onboard, to demonstrate the uses cases and scenarios of eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) intra-urban and…

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Shell announces plans to deploy 50,000 EV charge points across UK

EV charging UK

Shell has announced plans to deploy 50,000 on-street electric vehicle (EV) charge posts in the UK over the next four years as it seeks to deliver one third of the network required to meet climate change ambitions. The UK Committee for Climate Change recently recommended that the UK needed 150,000 public charge points operating across the UK by 2025. Charging networks According to Shell, its move is part of a wider effort to bring more EV charging availability to the millions of UK drivers without private parking and help local…

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Stockholm launches one of largest public e-bike shares in Europe

Stockholm Vaimoo e-bikes

The e-bikes are linked to an integrated management system that claims to help reduce urban clutter by enabling virtual stations where vehicles can be parked after rental. Swedish municipality of Stockholm has signed an agreement to implement a new city e-bike sharing service. The new service will be operated by Spanish micro-mobility company CityBike Global, part of the Moventia Group, operating in Europe and Latin America with more than 30,000 vehicles. Smart electric bikes For Stockholm, which is expected to be one of the largest public e-bike sharing service in…

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Melbourne undertakes AI-powered trial for smarter waste

Melbourne panorama

Trial uses Nokia Scene Analytics to optimise laneway servicing and understand waste disposal behavioural trends in one of the Australian city’s busy areas. The City of Melbourne has conducted a trial using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to develop a deeper understanding of waste disposal behaviour. The aim is to allow the city to tackle the issue of waste dumping more efficiently and keep laneways – the busy and narrow city streets and pedestrian areas – safe and clean. Laneway servicing The trial uses Nokia Scene Analytics to optimise laneway servicing…

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Seoul begins roll-out of smart bus shelters

Seoul smart bus shelter Sungnyemun Gate area

The smart shelter is fully equipped with air conditioners, heaters, air sterilisers, wifi and safety features and uses artificial intelligence to control passengers getting on and off buses. Seoul has introduced a smart bus shelter in the Sungnyemun Gate area of the city centre. The high-tech, modular designed shelter is equipped with air conditioning and heating, air purifiers, public wifi, smart LEDs as well as safety facilities to help improve passenger experience. convenience. Visually impaired passengers In addition, artificial intelligence (AI) technology will help guide visually impaired passengers boarding and…

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Agri silo monitoring digitised by Nanolike for optimum efficiency using 0G network

Agri silo monitoring

Nanolike has introduced a new digitised silo fill level monitoring solution for the livestock industry. The goal is to simplify the inventory and order management processes of pig, poultry and cattle farmers, as well as to optimise the supply chain processes of the animal feed producers and suppliers who replenish the silos. This not only saves costs but also reduces the environmental impact as it enables route optimisation. What makes the new digitised silo fill level monitoring solution stand out is the highly efficient sensor and cloud connectivity technology, using…

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Partnership aims to deliver enhanced applications of connected vehicle data

connected vehicle data

Iteris and Wejo have announced a partnership with a view to delivering enhanced applications of connected vehicle data for safer and more efficient roadways in the US. Under the terms of the agreement, smart mobility infrastructure management company Iteris will join Wejo’s partner programme to provide new- and existing customers with real-time movement data from more than 11 million connected vehicles. Mobility intelligence In addition, Wejo will join Iteris’ ecosystem of mobility intelligence providers, empowering public-sector and commercial enterprise customers in the transportation space nationwide with Wejo’s connected vehicle data.…

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Public IoT network to be available throughout Seoul by 2023

Public IoT network Seoul

Seoul has announced it plans to roll out a city-wide public IoT network by 2023 along with an operating platform at city hall which will act as the control centre. The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will use the 421km IoT network to collect data from sensors related to transportation, safety, environment, health, facilities, crime prevention, and disaster. Core infrastructure With its IoT network in “every corner of the city”, SMG reports it will form the core infrastructure for efficient management of an increasing variety of IoT services as well as…

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Autonomous street sweeper pilot moves to Helsinki Airport

Trombia Free street sweeper Helsinki Airport

Finnish street maintenance technology developer Trombia Technologies is continuing its commercial pilot programme with the autonomous and electric Trombia Free street sweeper in Helsinki Airport. It is running the trial with facility services company ISS Finland and is exploring how the robot street sweepers can support facilities maintenance work in busy closed areas such parking lots and industrial areas. Waterless cleaning Parking lots require special expertise from maintenance, as there are both parked and moving cars, pedestrians, building pillars and narrow parking spaces. As Trombia Free operates without using any…

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Smart windows aim to optimise health and wellbeing of occupants

100 Pearl Street

Smart windows are being used to help transform an office block in New York’s Manhattan to make it more ‘experiential’ as well as more sustainable and healthier. View windows will be installed at the overbuild at 100 Pearl Street, in Lower Manhattan, currently undergoing a top-to-bottom transformation by GFP Real Estate and Northwind Group. 100 Pearl Street, which encompasses a full city block on Hanover Square, is being renovated into a premier downtown New York City office asset with rare all-glass penthouses offering 360-degree views across the East River toward…

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Smart city protocol available in public domain

Smart city protocol public domain

The Talq Consortium, which developed the Smart City Protocol, a global interface standard for smart city device networks, has announced it is available on GitHub. According to the consortium, it decided to share the specification to help cities better understand why they should include it as a request in public tenders across a range of smart city applications. In a statement, Talq said after nine years developing a modern, functional and flexible software protocol to enable interoperability of smart street lighting systems and other smart city applications from multiple vendors,…

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Stuttgart transit authority provides passengers with automated best price option

SSB screen web

Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen (SSB Stuttgart transit authority) is enabling passengers to automatically buy the best price ticket when they are travelling. The transit operator has partnered with Siemens Mobility subsidiary eos.uptrade to integrate the best price option into the SSB Move app. It means passengers no longer need to decide whether a single ticket, a day ticket or even a weekly/monthly ticket is the right choice for them. Mobility behaviour The new ticket can be booked via the trip planner. Once a user has decided on a connection, the price overview…

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Las Vegas deploys 5G-ready private network to help close digital divide

LA LTE, 5G-ready private municipal network

Las Vegas has rolled out an LTE, 5G-ready private municipal network as part of a four-part plan to democratise access to broadband connectivity and close the digital divide for its citizens. In partnership with Terranet Communications, a provider of customised, fully integrated LTE and 5G-ready private broadband networks, and Baicells, a manufacturer of 4G LTE and 5G near radio (NR) end-to-end solutions, the aim is to transform Las Vegas into a 5G-ready smart city. Advanced connectivity The companies report the new network, named Advanced Connectivity for Community and Economic Development…

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