All Technology articles – Page 8

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    Max Bögl plans to enter urban maglev market


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    Ticket machines with video links on test


    GERMANY: Duisburg transport operator DVG is testing five Cubic Transportation Systems ticket machines which include video links to its customer service centre. Passengers can use the video links to talk to customer service staff who can assist with planning journeys and purchasing tickets. The video service is available between ...

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    Metro standards committee formed


    INDIA: The government has established a committee to develop standards for locally-manufactured components to be used in the country’s metro networks. Announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the opening of the Delhi Metro Green Line extension on June 25, the establishment of the new committee follows a government decision ...

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    Italian state railway launches multimodal app


    ITALY: State railway FS Italiane launched a nationwide multimodal transport planning app on June 22. Nugo is available for Apple and Android devices. It enables users to plan a door-to-door journey throughout the country and buy one ticket to cover all the required modes. Initially 50 transport companies are ...

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    Cubic selected for Queensland ticketing contract


    AUSTRALIA: Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads has selected Cubic Transportation Systems for a A$371m contract to supply, operate and maintain a new ticketing and real-time passenger information system. This will support payment using bankcards, mobile phones and personal electronic devices. ‘This payment solution will bring more convenience ...

  • A prototype vehicle for testing at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley is to be designed by Transport Design International and produced in partnership with automotive company RDM.
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    Very light rail vehicle prototype contract awarded


    UK: A prototype vehicle for testing at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley is to be designed by Transport Design International and produced in partnership with automotive company RDM. The R&D proof of concept project is being managed by researchers from the University of Warwick’s Warwick Manufacturing ...

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    Child-friendly journey planner launched


    GERMANY: A door-to-door journey planning app tailored to the needs of children has been launched by Berlin-Brandenburg transport authority VBB and developer HaCon. VBB Jump is based on HaCon’s Kids App for Android, which was developed with input from children and parents, interviews at schools and extensive usability tests. It ...

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    Central Sachsen integrates transport software


    GERMANY: IVU Traffic Technologies is to supply fleet management and ticketing software to central Sachsen public transport association VMS. All operators that are part of VMS will use the IVU.fleet intermodal control system to monitor vehicle journeys. This will integrate the existing control system of Chemnitz operator CVAG. Automatic ...

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    Automatic passenger counting to be tested on London buses


    UK: Transport for London started a three-month trial to test new methods of counting bus passengers on June 8. The aim is to find the most accurate real-time automatic passenger counting method. TfL believes that this could lead to improved real-time passenger information about bus services and available accessible ...

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    Contactless ticketing tests begin on Milano metro


    ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM started testing account-based contactless bank card ticketing at a metro station on May 14, making it the first such application in Italy. SIA has supplied the technology, which has been installed at Loreto station on Line M1; Ingenico has supplied the card reader. Contactless ...

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    Teleste to equip Merseyrail EMUs with data transmission platform


    UK: Stadler has selected Teleste to supply a data transmission platform for the electric multiple-units that it is building for the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. Teleste will supply an Ethernet network that will support remote content management and distribution for the passenger infotainment system, in addition to passenger counting ...

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    Train loading indicators appear at Singapore metro stations


    SINGAPORE: Screens showing passenger loading on trains have entered service on the Downtown Line. Real-time passenger load information on LCD screens indicates how busy the next train will be. Green represents a ‘high probability of available seating’, yellow means that the train is part full and red means that ...

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    Mobile ticketing arrives in Portland


    USA: Mobile ticketing was introduced to the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area on May 2 with the launch of an Android app. The Virtual Hop Card uses Google Pay. Passengers can tap their smartphones on fare validators when they use bus, light rail and commuter rail services operated by TriMet, C-TRAN ...

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    PSI to supply Berlin U-Bahn software


    GERMANY: Berlin transport operator BVG has commissioned PSI Transcom to supply its PSItraffic software to support the management of operations on the metro network. PSI said the system would control and monitor ‘the largest contiguous public transport network of this kind in Germany’, managing the U-Bahn and around 1 200 ...

  • Mechan is to supply 20 lifting jacks, four turntables and 40 vehicle stands for Panamá City metro Line 2.
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    Panamá metro depot equipment delivery


    PANAMA: Depot equipment specialist Mechan is preparing to ship its first order for the the Americas, comprising 20 lifting jacks of 12 tonne capacity, four turntables and 40 vehicle stands for the depot which is being built in the Nuevo Tocumen area of Panamá City as part of the metro ...

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    Transport for London awards long-term drone inspection licence


    UK: Transport for London has granted approval for Lanes Rail to use drones to carry out of asset surveys. This is the first long-term drone licence that TfL has awarded, and comes after a 12-month testing and approval process. In addition to having a Civil Aviation Authority UAV licence, ...

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    Teleste to equip Lyon metro trains for passenger infotainment


    FRANCE: Teleste is to equip the 30 trains that Alstom is supplying for lines B and D of the Lyon metro with passenger information screens and a data transmission platform. The installation will include VoIP and SIP technologies that would allow the operations control centre to deliver data over ...