The trial explores how 5G-connected vehicles, which are monitored by a control tower remotely, can facilitate the safe introduction of self-driving electric buses in more complex and demanding urban areas.
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A share of £2.4 million has been awarded to seven consortiums to launch 5G-enabled road and rail transport trials across the West Midlands.
Telecom operators have been urged to come forward to develop suitable equipment to safely fix antennas onto overhead line equipment (OLE) in live rail environments.
The partnership agreement is already in discussion regarding projects where 5G can improve transport and support congestion and emissions reductions in the West Midlands.
Within our first live COVID-19 briefing, Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General at UITP, delivered the latest information on a number of areas for public transport and mobility professionals. Here, he answers some of the audience's most pressing questions.
Autonomous vehicles will be trialled along the Midlands Future Mobility route, which has been developed by TfWM in collaboration with Coventry City Council, Birmingham City Council and Solihull Council.
Self-driving advocacy organisation Zenzic has highlighted research which suggests connected and autonomous vehicles will be key in the UK's journey to achieving net zero by 2050.
The Commission has set up a sub-group to develop common cybersecurity processes needed for communication between vehicles and infrastructures.
The latest data from EPO has revealed that the UK’s transport sector continued to innovate in 2019, with a primary upward trend in computer technology and digital communications.
In addition to public transport already being free in the city, the new trams are designed to further the attractiveness for citizens and tourists to use public transport.
The six cities are part of a project named AI4Cities which looks to artificial intelligence (AI) as a solution for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Developments in Dubai's smart apps have yielded many positive results, the transport authority has said, including improvements in customer experience.
The two companies are reportedly starting their collaboration by working on vehicle and pedestrian safety such as collision avoidance, and better location identification and navigation for ridesharing pick-up/drop-off and delivery services.
The project is said to fall in line with O2’s focus on providing service where customers need it most, with the London Underground a notorious ‘not-spot’ for mobile signal to date.
Passenger expectations are changing so that their experiences on transport more closely align with comforts they'd expect in their own home. Ian Wright, Head of Innovation and Partnerships at Transport Focus, explains how various technologies can be used as tools to help operators deliver transport's 'brilliant basics', and build trust in…