Published on 20.11.2014
Together with the UN agency UNIDO, USAID, and the OCP Foundation, the Volvo Group is starting a vocational training school for mechanics in Morocco. The school will be conducted in collaboration with local authorities and will train 150 students from Morocco, the Ivory Coast and Senegal every year. “Trained mechanics will have the opportunity to gain work in countries with high unemployment, while Volvo will gain access to the trained personnel that is required in order to expand in Africa. By training local manpower, we will contribute to sustainable growth in the countries in which Volvo operates,” says Niklas Gustavsson, Volvo Group Executive Vice President Corporate Sustainability & Public Affairs.
Published on 04.11.2014
Cubic Transportation Systems is to integrate On Track Innovations’ (oti) Wave near field communication (NFC) device into its NextWave mobile mass transit platform, adding NFC capability to virtually any smartphone or tablet through the audio jack. Launched in September 2013, Cubic’s NextWave platform simplifies the complexities of deploying mobile services by providing a cloud-based solution that integrates closed- and open-loop contactless fare systems, payment processors, mobile networks, NFC platforms, iOS and Android devices and now oti’s WAVE.
Published on 01.11.2014
The Transport Ticketing Central and Eastern Europe conference made its debut in Warsaw in October, welcoming 200 transport executives from across the region to discuss the ways to make paying and accessing public transport fast, efficient and flexible.
Published on 28.10.2014
A smart highway project, which has glowing lines painted on each side of the road, has been launched in the Netherlands. The brainchild of Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, the project is part of the N329 Road of the Future in Oss. Both edges of the road have been painted with three lines of photo-luminescent paint, which absorbs light during the day and them glows green during the night. Roosegaarde calls these lines ‘Glowing Lines’. The aim is to increase visibility and safety.
Published on 23.08.2014
Continental, the German tire and vehicle components manufacturer, is putting together an international team of innovators from the IT and automotive industries who will focus on intelligent transportation systems (ITS) to form a new business unit, called Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems. The business will be headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, USA and headed by Seval Oz, an expert in vehicle networking and automation. She previously worked on Google's self-driving car project.