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Vehicles

Commercial goods transport companies want to electrify, but wait on technology

June 28, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Commercial goods transporters say they want to buy electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, but they’re waiting on technology and production to catch-up to demand. U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) stressed how important the move to electrify medium- to heavy-duty trucks […]


Travel & Public Transit

Rockford’s MTD Introduces Token Transit for Fare Payment

August 10, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Ill.’s Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) bus passes may now be purchased using a new mobile fare app — Token Transit. Token Transit is a free app that allows riders to purchase their bus passes on their smartphones using a […]


Infrastructure

FRA report looks at PTC progress

May 18, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of March 31, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by Dec. 31, 2020, as required by Congress. Based on railroads’ First Quarter 2020 […]


Travel & Public Transit

Calif.’s Tri Delta Transit saves 40% on electric bus charging energy costs

April 21, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Supporting California’s goal to transition all public transit agencies to 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040, AMPLY Power is managing the charging of electric buses for Calif.’s Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority, operating under the name Tri Delta Transit. AMPLY […]


Travel & Public Transit

5 ways technology improves the transit passenger experience

April 20, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

For centuries, mass transit has served as the backbone of our nation’s transportation system. From San Francisco’s historic cable cars to New York City’s Grand Central Station, mass transit has not only helped define the character of major cities but […]


Travel & Public Transit

Improving transit on-time performance

November 19, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

On-time performance (OTP), otherwise known as schedule adherence, should not just be a number. Poor OTP should be a call to action. Passengers’ lives are affected when we don’t keep promises and fail to adhere to the printed timetable. They […]


Travel & Public Transit

National Express to install AI-enabled driver-monitoring system

July 30, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

UK-based National Express will be installing Seeing Machines Ltd.’s AI-enabled driver monitoring technology for improved transport safety across its white fleet coach network and The King’s Ferry operations. Guardian is Seeing Machines’ driver-monitoring technology for commercial transport, which aids in […]


Travel & Public Transit

Tech Trends: Promoting transit in L.A. with parking-guidance technology

June 17, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has spent a great deal of time and money establishing a world-class transportation system that features 165 bus routes covering nearly 1,500 square miles and 93 Metro stations serving almost 100 […]


Shipping

ASEAN: Technology Is Crucial in Port Operations of the Future

November 28, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Technology will play a crucial role in port operations of the future, Niam Chang Meng, Chairman of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, said while addressing the present at the opening ceremony of the 44th ASEAN Ports Association meeting on […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Volkswagen and Daimler Inspected by EU as Cartel Probe Widens

October 23, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG were inspected by European Union antitrust investigators as the EU stepped up a probe into allegations the German car industry colluded on technology for decades. Volkswagen said EU officials visited its Wolfsburg headquarters and its […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Fleets Welcome Safety Benefits of Automation but Don’t Expect to See Driverless Trucks Soon

June 19, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Truck makers, technology developers and regulators are paving the way for self-driving commercial vehicles, but the future of the industry ultimately will be shaped by fleets and the extent to which they adopt automated driving capabilities. Executives at several of […]


Impact & Regulations

‘Instantly rechargeable’ battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles

June 2, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily

A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an “instantly rechargeable” method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries through a quick and easy process similar to refueling a car at a gas […]


Impact & Regulations

Cybersecurity needed for autos, too

November 16, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily

Most people are familiar with the process of updating the software on their computer and mobile phone, but cyber components — and cybersecurity — are not limited to computers and smart phones. Today’s automobile is a smart device and is […]


Impact & Regulations

The Race to Dominate Robotaxi Rides

November 2, 2016

Via: strategy+business

The fully autonomous vehicle has become the holy grail for all manner of players in the auto-industry ecosystem. Sometime in the future, consumers will “e-hail” driverless cars to take them from point A to point B, and the race to […]


Impact & Regulations

U.S. DOT awards $65M in advanced technologies in transportation grants

October 14, 2016

Via: Metro Magazine

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that local communities across the country will receive nearly $65 million in grants to support advanced technology transportation projects. Secretary Foxx will join President Obama at the White House Frontiers Conference on the future […]


Impact & Regulations

Automation, Analytics to Shape Trucking’s Future

September 19, 2016

Via: Transport Topics

While many technologies will likely play a role in shaping the future of transportation, two of the most important will be the emergence of automated driving systems and the continuing evolution of data analytics. Prime examples of those two trends […]


Impact & Regulations

Trucking Firms Find Success, Challenges With Driver Cameras

August 22, 2016

Via: Transport Topics

The same sort of video technology that has been reshaping police work in the United States now is poised to transform one of the country’s less-appreciated occupations, heavy-duty trucking. A growing number of carriers, including companies in Wisconsin, are outfitting […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Partially automated cars provide enough benefits to warrant widespread adoption

July 19, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily

Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering researchers have concluded that the public could derive economic and social benefits today if safety-oriented, partially automated vehicle technologies were deployed in all cars. The researchers examined forward collision warning, lane departure warning and blind […]