All Technology articles – Page 9

  • The MP89 trainsets being cascaded from Line 4 will replace the MP73 sets currently operating on Line 6. (Photo: DXR/Wikimedia Commons)
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    Paris Line 6 to get ATO

    2018-04-23T15:17:31Z

    FRANCE: Paris metro operator RATP has selected Alstom to install GoA2 automation on the east-west Line 6, which serves 28 stations between Etoile, Denfert-Rochereau and Nation. Under a contract announced on April 23, Alstom will supply its radio-based I-CBTC which has already been installed on lines 5 and 9. The ...

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    Sustainable transport app for Limassol

    2018-04-23T06:00:00Z

    CYPRUS: As part of the EU-backed Civitas Destinations project, Limassol Tourism Co has launched a smartphone app designed to help visitors and residents plan journeys using sustainable modes of transport and thus minimise transport-related environmental impact. The Limassol Mobility app includes information about cycling routes, electric vehicle charging ...

  • De Lijn and Brussels Airport Co have approved a two-stage pilot project which could see a self-driving electric bus operating in mixed traffic.
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    Brussels Airport to test self-driving bus in mixed traffic

    2018-04-20T09:30:11Z

    BELGIUM: Flemish local transport operator De Lijn and Brussels Airport Co have approved a two-stage pilot project which could see a self-driving electric bus operating in mixed traffic. Flemish Minister for Mobility, Public Works, the Flemish Periphery of Brussels, Tourism & Animal Welfare Ben Weyt said driverless vehicles were already ...

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    To Ilkley Moor by MaaS

    2018-04-18T09:41:22Z

    UK: The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is investigating the concept of Mobility as a Service, which could lead to the development of an app or website enabling users to plan, book and pay for multi-modal travel through a single account, providing an easy alternative to the private car. Users would ...

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    München tests metro navigation app

    2018-04-18T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: An app designed to help visually impaired passengers navigate around metro stations is being tested by München transport operator MVG at Münchner Freiheit station. Bluetooth beacons provide location details, enabling the user to receive position-specific information including the best routes to lifts, exits and platforms, as well as departure ...

  • Vossloh Rail Services has completed an audit of the condition of the track on the Le Havre tramway on behalf of Transdev company CTPO.
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    Vossloh audits Le Havre tramway track condition

    2018-04-17T10:55:52Z

    FRANCE: Vossloh Rail Services has completed an audit of the condition of the track on the Le Havre tramway on behalf of Transdev company CTPO which operates the network. Vossloh combined its latest measurement and testing technology with ‘high performance’ analysis software it has developed. The results provided the operator ...

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    SiC traction converter offers energy saving

    2018-04-17T06:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation has demonstrated a silicon carbide Mitrac TC1500 traction converter on a Stockholm metro C20 trainset, as part of a research programme to investigate the potential for SiC devices to lower energy consumption and noise. The programme supported by the Swedish Energy Agency was led by Bombardier and ...

  • 2getthere has signed a memorandum of understanding to deploy its Group Rapid Transit autonomous vehicles at the Nanyang Technological University campus in partnership with SMRT Services.
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    NTU Singapore to test GRT autonomous vehicles

    2018-04-16T15:07:21Z

    SINGAPORE: Dutch autonomous vehicle technology company 2getthere has signed a memorandum of understanding to deploy its Group Rapid Transit autonomous vehicles at the Nanyang Technological University campus in partnership with SMRT Services. The bidirectional GRT vehicles use ‘magnetic pellets’ on the road for navigation and have a maximum speed of ...

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    London Underground alarm contract

    2018-04-16T14:17:21Z

    UK: London Undeground has awarded Leeds company Pickersgill-Kaye a £0·5m contract to supply 1 400 emergency alarm pull handle units for the trainsets used on the Bakerloo Line. This follows orders to supply similar equipment for the Central, Jubilee and Northern lines. The electromechanical assemblies designed to be installed in ...

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    Uber app to offer public transport tickets

    2018-04-12T08:54:11Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Mobile ticketing developer Masabi announced on April 11 that it has entered into a strategic partnership with on-demand taxi company Uber which would integrate public transport tickets into the Uber app. Once an agreement is reached with a public transport agency, users would be able to buy mobile ...

  • To celebrate the launch of Whim in the West Midlands, a small house built to a Finnish design was erected in the centre of Birmingham on a plot claimed to be the size of a single car parking space.
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    Whim brings ‘mobility as a service’ to Birmingham

    2018-04-06T14:46:19Z

    UK: Amid celebrations in Birmingham on April 5, Helsinki-based technology company MaaS Global has launched its Whim multimodal transport application in the UK, working in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority. Described by MaaS Global as the first monthly subscription ‘mobility as a service’ platform, Whim is intended ...

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    Ticket vending machines for Santiago

    2018-04-02T11:00:00Z

    CHILE: SICE and software partner GMV are supplying a total of 80 standard and 150 compact customised ticket vending machines for Santiago metro Line 6 which opened last November and the future Line 3 which is scheduled to open at the end of this year. The TVMs are being used ...

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    Driverless shuttle enters passenger service in mixed traffic

    2018-03-29T10:09:59Z

    SWITZERLAND: An autonomous shuttle started running with passengers in mixed traffic in Neuhausen am Rheinfall on March 27. The Navya vehicle has received approval from the Federal Office of Road Traffic and has been integrated into the operations control system of Schaffhausen public transport authority VBSH. It operates on ...

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    Contactless payment comes to Dijon

    2018-03-28T07:56:20Z

    FRANCE: Dijon Métropole and public transport operator Keolis announced the launch of contactless bank card payment on the city’s trams on March 27. The technology has been supplied by Visa, Worldline and Natixis Payment Solutions, with the support of regional development bank Caisse d’Epargne de Bourgogne Franche-Comté. A ...

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    Seoul metro LTE-R contract awarded

    2018-03-28T07:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: SK Telecom has signed a contract to supply LTE-R communications for an extension of Seoul metro Line 5, the company announced on March 26. LTE-R is to be installed on the 7·7 km extension from Sangil-dong to Hanam by the end of 2020. It will use the ...

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    Uber opens up its London data

    2018-03-15T16:17:34Z

    UK: On-demand taxi company Uber made data from its trips in London available to third parties on March 15 when it launched its Uber Movement data tool for the city. Uber says that it has had feedback from cities in which it operates that access to GPS data from ...

  • SMRT and McLaren Applied Technologies are to explore the potential for rolling stock to be equipped with technology developed for Formula 1 cars.
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    Formula 1 technology to be trialled on metro train

    2018-03-15T00:05:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Transport operator SMRT and McLaren Applied Technologies are to work together to explore the potential for rolling stock to be equipped with data collection, logging and analysis technology originally developed for Formula 1 cars. A proof-of-concept deployment on a metro train in Singapore is planned for this year. On ...

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    Seoul and Barcelona metro operators sign co-operation agreement

    2018-03-14T09:54:25Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Barcelona metro operator TMB and Seoul Metro signed a two-year technical co-operation agreement on March 6. The two operators plan to assist each other in technical and management innovation through sharing experiences and good practice. This would initially focus on automation and digitisation, which TMB calls ‘the dominant ...

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    Contactless payment to be rolled out to Sydney light rail

    2018-03-12T13:33:42Z

    AUSTRALIA: Cubic Transportation Systems is to expand its open payment trial in Sydney to include light rail and the entire ferry network, the company announced on March 12. Transport for New South Wales began a contactless ticketing trial on the Manly Ferry service in July 2017 using open payment ...

  • Pweep has developed a mobile ticketing app with the aim of encouraging people to make more use of scheduled public transport by removing the complexity of local ticketing systems.
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    Taking the complexity out of urban transport ticketing

    2018-03-08T07:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris-based start-up Pweep has developed a mobile ticketing app with the aim of encouraging people to make more use of scheduled public transport by removing the complexity of local ticketing systems. Pweep is targeted at casual users who don’t have a local operator’s smart card or app, and people ...