Plans for £2bn investment in tram, rail, bus and cycling set out in Government funding bid

The West Midlands Metro network will be extended in Walsall, Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell and Wolverhampton under a wide-ranging plan to revolutionise transport across the region. Further investment would see rail stations opened, new rapid bus services launched, lower fares, more…

Overview of automotive navigation systems: features, market and future

What is an Automotive Navigation System? An automotive navigation system is a navigation system for drivers to find the direction in a car. It can be a built-in system in the car, or a portable device put in the car.…

Group cycle across London featuring Dr Alex George to launch new e-bike

HumanForest, a sustainable micro-mobility platform headed up by former Cabify chief, Agustin Guilisasti, has launched its new fleet of 800 electric bikes in London. At an event officially launching the e-bikes this morning, HumanForest’s Founder and CEO Guilisasti was joined…

System solution for optical communications in automated vehicles

Together with several industry leaders, KDPOF, supplier for gigabit connectivity over fibre optics, is working on an optical automotive multi-gigabit system that will fulfil the needs of future connected and automated vehicles. Instead of various port components, the new solution provides…

AI tech aims to get train users back on track

A TV advertising campaign calling on commuters to ‘Get Back On Track’ is predicted to further boost passenger levels between now and Christmas. And a new, free transport app which relies on AI technology is also set to further help the…

Revamped Local Transport Plan to consider improvement to digital infrastructure

A bold plan to bring together Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s transport and digital infrastructure, to provide for better connectivity in a clean and green refresh of the Local Transport Plan, has been approved. Making explicit the Combined Authority’s commitment to deliver…

Why OEMs are partnering with startups in race for driverless tech

From Lennon and McCartney, to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak – it is often the case that collaborative partnerships are more effective than solo efforts. It is no surprise then, that the world’s largest truck manufacturers are partnering with innovative…

Development of embedded systems for automotive and industrial markets

eSOL, a global developer of real time embedded software solutions, and Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the largest software framework company for autonomous systems, has announced their partnership to support high performance, secure embedded applications for automotive and industrial applications running on multicore…

IET report explores advancing safety in transport through automation

The need for a road crash investigations branch is one of the recommendations in a new report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) that explores the expected impact automation will have on the transport sector. Advancing safety in…

Platform for preventing bike and scooter accidents launched

Autotalks, a V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication solutions pioneer, is launching ZooZ, a platform for preventing bike and scooter accidents with the use of V2X. The company is already in discussions with manufacturing and integration partners in order to implement the platform.…