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Traffic anomalies no longer a mystery thanks to drivers´ Bluetooth devices.

Traffic anomalies no longer a mystery thanks to drivers´ Bluetooth devices.

Thanks to years of collecting traffic data, based on the movement of driver´s mobile devices, Aarhus municipality in Denmark can now see the effects in road traffic of construction projects, roadwork, traffic accidents and faulty traffic lights. Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city has been using BlipTrack Bluetooth sensors for several years to collect traffic information, based(…)

International Road Transport Union (IRU) underlines international dimension of BUS2BUS

International Road Transport Union (IRU) underlines international dimension of BUS2BUS

Europe’s borders have long since ceased to be a hindrance to coach travel. That is why the Bundesverband Deutscher Omnibusunternehmer (bdo) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) are joining forces in order to address the industry’s key topics at international level at BUS2BUS. Whereas the bdo closely collaborates with Messe Berlin in its role as(…)

A Startup You’ve Never Heard of Just Raised More Than Uber

A Startup You’ve Never Heard of Just Raised More Than Uber

If we look back over the last 10 years, there has been a larger and larger focus on on-demand delivery of goods and services. Whether that be Amazon Prime or Uber. There’s no argument that the most important thing is you get what you want, when you want it. At least, that’s what I thought(…)

BlaBlaCar changes gear by offering drivers car leases

BlaBlaCar changes gear by offering drivers car leases

BlaBlaCar, whose amateur (mainly private) drivers share costs with passengers on long-distance journeys, will offer them cheaper car leases through French bank Societe Generale in the latest threat to traditional transport models, write Reuters and USNews. The Paris-based start-up will first offer the new packages for Opel models through the bank’s leasing business to more(…)

Arthur D. Little predicts how future mobility solutions will affect automotive OEM’s

Arthur D. Little predicts how future mobility solutions will affect automotive OEM’s

Arthur D. Little (ADL) recently released a new study, “The Future of Automotive Mobility.” Based on a global survey of 6,500 participants, including customers, industry players and regulators, the report examines how the megatrends of electric mobility, car sharing and autonomous driving are likely to impact on the global automotive ecosystem and future OEM sales.(…)

Daimler and Bosch: fully autonomous cars within 5 years

Daimler and Bosch: fully autonomous cars within 5 years

Look out, startups. The big guns are taking on autonomous driving with serious intent. Daimler, one of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world, announced that it is partnering with Bosch, one of the largest automotive tech and hardware suppliers in the world, to bring fully autonomous vehicles to urban roads “by the start of the(…)

LiDAR: Not just for autonomous vehicles

LiDAR: Not just for autonomous vehicles

The first time I ever heard of LiDAR, writes Calum McClelland, Director of BD @ Leverege in Medium, was in regard to autonomous vehicles, used as a way of identifying (and therefore avoiding) objects. Curious how it worked, I began investigating LiDAR and discovered that there are many, many applications beyond just autonomous vehicles. LiDAR(…)

In Silicon Valley, the voice of caution guides a high-flying Uber

In Silicon Valley, the voice of caution guides a high-flying Uber

Travis Kalanick, the famously combative chief executive of Uber, took the stage at a Vanity Fair conference in San Francisco last October and quickly faced a prickly question, writes Kate Bennermarch in the New York Times. Why all the blunders at the company, Vanity Fair’s editor, Graydon Carter, asked. And had Mr. Kalanick learned anything?(…)

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