For the latest instalment of Intelligent Transport’s exclusive COVID-19 recovery series, Andreas Schörling, UK Managing Director of FlixBus, discusses the importance of embracing new technologies to advance the transport industry’s sustainable development and highlights how the company’s tech-based model has played a key role in its post-pandemic recovery.
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Following the launch of its Scottish coach network on 8 August 2022, FlixBus has expanded its daily routes to include the city of Dundee, serving more customers and locations than ever before.
With riders making over 66,000 journeys on its e-scooters during the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Voi's sustainable mode of transport helped take more than 26,000 unnecessary car journeys from Birmingham's roads.
With over 13,000 cycles hired during the first seven days of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, riders across Birmingham have clocked up an average distance of over 2km per journey.
The new investment will allow National Express Ireland to accelerate the decarbonisation of its public transit fleets by procuring zero-emission vehicles, including hydrogen-powered coaches for inter-city coach travel.
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, National Express customers will be able to make the overnight journey to Dublin from London twice a week, on Fridays and Sundays.
Residents and spectators attending the 2022 Commonwealth Games will now be able to access Voi's affordable and sustainable mode of transport to travel around Birmingham at any time.
Currently available in Bristol, Liverpool and Birmingham, Voi’s service integration with the Lazarillo app will allow blind and visually impaired users to safely and confidently navigate some of the biggest micro-mobility cities in the UK.
The 20 zero-emission hydrogen fuel-cell double decker buses have been hailed as a key step towards tackling the city’s poor air quality and achieving the council’s net zero carbon target.
The UK Government-backed project will test its autonomous vehicles on Birmingham’s busy road network as it looks to advance driverless technology in the UK.
Investment has been secured by Birmingham City Council, including £2.92 million from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and through its newly-procured EV Network Development Partner, ESB EV Solutions.
The introduction of 5G services supports the West Midlands Combined Authority’s strategy to give consumers and businesses in Birmingham and the surrounding area the very latest digital communications.