All Technology articles – Page 8

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    Automated tram demonstrated in Potsdam

    2018-09-18T19:23:20Z

    GERMANY: Fully-automated driving of a conventional tram was successfully demonstrated by Potsdam transport operator ViP and Siemens Mobility on September 18 with a special test run for delegates to the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. Demonstrations are due to continue until September 21. Under the joint research and development project, ...

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    San Francisco fare collection to be modernised

    2018-09-12T13:00:00Z

    USA: San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission has selected Cubic Transportation Systems as preferred bidder to modernise its Clipper fare collection system. Cubic currently operates the regional fare collection system, which covers 22 transport agencies. The modernisation includes the introduction of mobile ticketing as part of an app that will ...

  • Cubic Transportation Systems is developing augmented reality technology for mobile devices with the aim of enhancing the public transport user experience for passengers with disabilities.
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    Using technology to empower passengers with disabilities

    2018-09-07T06:00:00Z

    WAYFINDING: Cubic Transportation Systems is developing augmented reality technology for mobile devices with the aim of enhancing the public transport user experience for passengers with disabilities. While transport operators are meeting the letter of accessibility laws, ‘we believe we can take it take it further, and make things easier’, CTS ...

  • Keolis has begun testing a NAVYA electric autonomous shuttle in Han-sur-Lesse.
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    Keolis tests autonomous electric shuttle in Belgium

    2018-09-05T10:04:15Z

    BELGIUM: Keolis has begun testing a NAVYA electric autonomous shuttle in Han-sur-Lesse. It will initially operate on a 500 m route linking car parks to the Cave Domaine speleological tourist attraction, before being extended to cover a 1·5 km route. The trial aims to study how passengers and other road ...

  • CZ Loko has built two MUV 74 M-S track maintenance vehicles for use on the Sofia metro.
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    Sofia metro takes delivery of maintenance machines

    2018-09-05T06:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has built two MUV 74 M-S track maintenance vehicles for use on the Sofia metro. One vehicle is equipped with a work platform for access to the overhead electrification equipment. The other has a hydraulic arm and snow plough for use on the surface sections ...

  • A tram equipped for autonomous operation is to be demonstrated by Siemens Mobility and Potsdam transport operator ViP during InnoTrans 2018.
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    Autonomous tram to be demonstrated during InnoTrans

    2018-09-03T09:38:49Z

    GERMANY: A Combino tram equipped for experimental autonomous operation is to be demonstrated by Siemens Mobility and Potsdam transport operator ViP during InnoTrans 2018. The Combino tram will undertake autonomously-driven demonstration runs in real traffic on 6 km of the network in Potsdam, southwest of Berlin, from September 18 to ...

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    Toyota and Uber to develop autonomous cars

    2018-08-28T12:49:43Z

    AUTONOMOUS CARS: Toyota Motor Corp announced on August 28 that it is investing US$500m in Uber Technologies, and the two companies had agreed to work together on ride-sharing using autonomous cars. Under the agreement, both companies will use their technologies in purpose-built Toyota vehicles that would be deployed on ...

  • TRB Lightweight Structures has developed a biocomposite resin based carbon fibre reinforced sandwich panel door leaf.
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    Biocomposite resin train door launched

    2018-08-21T12:00:00Z

    DOOR: TRB Lightweight Structures has developed a biocomposite resin based carbon fibre reinforced sandwich panel door leaf with a 100% recycled foam core which is fire rated for both surface and underground rail use. This is lighter than an aluminium equivalent, can be operated using a less heavy duty mechanism ...

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    Singapore data analysis contract awarded

    2018-08-20T09:10:12Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded a consortium of Siemens and ST Engineering Electronics an S$18·8m contract to develop a rail enterprise asset management system. The core functions are expected to be operational by mid-2020 on the Downtown Line, with the other lines due to be added in phases. ...

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    Solaris develops remote bus monitoring system

    2018-08-15T11:14:16Z

    SOLARIS: Solaris Bus & Coach has developed a remote diagnostics system for its electric buses. A pilot of eSConnect, which can be retrofitted, is to be carried out. The platform would collect real-time data on vehicle locations, battery charge status, the distance covered by a bus over a set ...

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    Autonomous shuttle to be tested in mixed traffic near Montréal

    2018-08-13T10:39:15Z

    CANADA: Keolis Canada announced the launch of a 12-month pilot of an autonomous electric shuttle in mixed traffic on public roads in Candiac near Montréal on August 10. A Navya Autonom shuttle, with capacity for 15 passengers and an operational speed of 25 km/h, will serve several stops on ...

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    Edinburgh seeks tram driver vigilance system

    2018-08-08T14:51:03Z

    UK: City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Trams have launched a competition offering funding to develop an automated driver vigilance system for its trams. The Driver Innovation Safety Challenge, supported by industry body UK Tram, would provide the winner with £168 000 for up to two years from Scottish ...

  • A similar GRP mast has been tested at Oostende on the Belgian coastal tram line.
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    GRP overhead electrification mast trial

    2018-08-07T12:59:59Z

    GERMANY: Karlsruhe regional light rail operator AVG is to test glass-reinforced plastic electrification masts supplied by the Powerlines Group at a turning loop in Ettlingen from September. A similar GRP mast has been on test at Oostende on the Belgian coastal tram line since 2013, where it is exposed to ...

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    Chennai Metro selects Trimble diagnostics platform

    2018-07-19T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Chennai Metro Rail Ltd is to deploy Trimble’s asset management platform to provide real-time status monitoring and analytics for its fleet of Alstom trainsets. This is intended to improve the operator’s ability to make data-driven decisions, supporting root cause analysis of faults and streamlining maintenance planning. Trimble is to ...

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    Gateless fare collection system developed

    2018-07-18T08:31:17Z

    SINGAPORE: ST Engineering has developed a prototype gateless be-in be-out fare collection system, which it displayed at the Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition in July. ST Engineering says that ticket gates are the biggest bottleneck to station throughput, and this would eliminate that bottleneck. Cameras working in conjunction ...

  • The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12.
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    Digital S-Bahn Hamburg automation agreement signed

    2018-07-12T12:32:47Z

    GERMANY: The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12. The partners have agreed to share the €60m cost of the pilot phase of the project, which aims to have ...

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    Max Bögl plans to enter urban maglev market

    2018-07-11T08:29:37Z

    GERMANY: Construction company Max Bögl is planning to relaunch the maglev concept with a view to winning export contracts. Instead of a high speed application, the company envisages low or medium speed operation over distances up to about 30 km. Following the demise of Transrapid maglev technology in Germany ...

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    HQ Equita acquires transport technology companies and expects market growth

    2018-07-10T09:42:49Z

    INTERNATIONAL: German investment group HQ Equita has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in public transport communication, security and monitoring technology supplier r2p from Swedish investor Alder Fund I. Announcing the deal on July 9, HQ Equita said it would simultaneously acquire Australian passenger information system company Open ...

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    Contactless ticketing rolled out across Milano metro

    2018-07-09T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM introduced account-based contactless bank card ticketing across the metro network on June 29. All 113 stations are now equipped with card readers at ticket gates that accept MasterCard and Visa contactless bank cards. Fares are valid for 90 min after touching in, so can ...

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    Nice opens second tram line

    2018-07-02T09:28:11Z

    FRANCE: The initial section of the second tram line in Nice was inaugurated on June 30, with a ceremony at the Cadam administrative centre attended by the city’s Mayor Christian Estrosi, as Président of the local Métropole , and the Préfet of Alpes-Maritimes Georges-François Leclerc. Line T2 ...