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San Francisco aims at federal ‘smart city’ funding

San Francisco aims at federal ‘smart city’ funding

Campus experts have joined with the mayor of San Francisco to attempt to convince the U.S. Department of Transportation that the city is the best place to invest for a 21st-century smart transit city program. Should the department choose the city as the winner of its Smart City Challenge, San Francisco — one of the(…)

Uber’s boss looks to the future

Uber’s boss looks to the future

Uber Technologies wants to work with carmakers, not build vehicles itself, Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick said, leaving open the possibility of more partnerships after last month’s agreement with Toyota Motor. Just go to a German manufacturing facility, “and you will very quickly realise you do not want to make cars”, Kalanick said at a(…)

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important communication innovation of the 20th century: The Internet Protocol (IP). At its core, IP was focused on speed and simplicity. This required decentralization of ownership of the “web” and resulted in no one owning(…)

Via attracts financing, despite Silicon Valley’s nervousness about ride sharing

Via attracts financing, despite Silicon Valley’s nervousness about ride sharing

The start-up Via, a ride-sharing service that pools commuters, faced some headwinds as it sought new financing recently. Its primary competitors include two of Silicon Valley’s best-financed companies, Uber and Lyft. And it went looking for new financing at a time when venture capitalists have begun to tighten their purse strings amid concern that many(…)

Come to Brussels and bring your own crystal ball

Come to Brussels and bring your own crystal ball

Developments in public transport, the coach industry and the taxi and public transport sector are exciting, but many specialists are hedging their bets when predicting the future of mobility in 2025. Will we be talking of smart mobility only, with demarcation lines between different areas of transportation disappearing over time? And how will mobility cope(…)

Mobility is changing rapidly

Mobility is changing rapidly

Mobility solutions are getting more personalised. Apps and different providers are making the mobility landscape more individualised. Tomorrow’s mobility will be more tailormade. Like pieces of a mobility puzzle linked together by an app. Even before autonomous vehicles appear on our streets, Taxi and For Hire Vehicles, Transportation Network Companies (TNC’s), public transport operators, coach(…)

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