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Not just for fun: the role of e-scooters in urban planning

Not just for fun: the role of e-scooters in urban planning

BY EMMA RUBIN When Mike Sewell, a civil engineer with Gresham Smith, designed the urban bike network along Sixth Street in 2015, he wanted to connect downtown to more residential areas and encourage more people to bicycle...
LMAD’s NOKIA campus trial hints at future of last-mile delivery in Europe

LMAD’s NOKIA campus trial hints at future of last-mile delivery in Europe

Engineers attending this year’s 5G Days at Nokia’s Paris-Saclay campus were likely to stumble into an unusual gofer rambling the streets of the 4,000 employees’ facility: a small ADR (autonomous delivery robot) with parcel lockers, delivering...
The future of urban transport in the region

The future of urban transport in the region

By Riaz Naqvi The need of the hour is to focus on green, clean and sustainable sources of energy rather than fossil fuel-based solutions,” says Dr Dheeraj Bhardwaj, Group CEO of Dubai-based Arnab Mobility. Dr Bhardwaj,...
Will electric skates solve the last-mile problem?

Will electric skates solve the last-mile problem?

By Lloyd Alter The "last mile problem" was first described in terms of telephone wires – the most costly lines were the ones that served the individual homes. According to Stigo of the Urban Travel Blog,...
Telematics technology central to road safety

Telematics technology central to road safety

By Vanessa Zhou The rising number of commercial vehicles on Australian roads has led to more fatalities, crashes and poor driving attributable to heavy vehicles. Four million, or more than 20 per cent of vehicles are...
Connected Parking and Future Mobility

Connected Parking and Future Mobility

By Paul Moorby, By 2050, the UN predicts the world will have 10 billion citizens and three billion additional cars. With a strain already visible on UK cities trying to manage significant automobile numbers, city...
Commentary: Super Commuting and the Last-Mile Conundrum

Commentary: Super Commuting and the Last-Mile Conundrum

  By Vinita Goyal A friend recently called me a super woman, and maybe the title fits: I am a super commuter, joined by about 29,000 others who commute 90 minutes or more each way to Silicon...
Car-pooling saves more than 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year

Car-pooling saves more than 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year

  BlaBlaCar has announced the release of ‘Zero Empty Seats’: a global study into the environmental impact of car-pooling. The report, conducted with French research institute, Le BIPE, is the first study based on real usage data from BlaBlaCar’s...
Electric scooters promise to be a lasting urban transportation solution

Micro-mobility: The consternation of safe vs. cool

By James Carter The new-fangled world of micro-mobility is one that seems to have the transportation industry buzzing, with record user growth rates and even more dizzying company valuations. It’s not without good reason either. Micro-mobility, which...
The road to tomorrow

The road to tomorrow (and the selfdriving vehicles)

Written by Derek Prall Imagine this – instead of waking up an hour early to start your arduous commute to work, fighting traffic the whole way, you hail a car as you’re getting ready using your...

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