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.
Published on 22.08.2014
This test track is AstaZero, the world’s first full-scale test track for active automotive safety, located in Borås, Sweden. The 2000,000 square meters testing area simulates cities as well as multilane motorways, and it is here that the Volvo Group will test and develop future safety solutions for heavy vehicles. When it comes to safety, the Volvo Group’s vision is to have no Group vehicles involved in traffic accidents. The Group’s safety experts have studied data from traffic accidents since the 1960s, and analyses show that many accidents can be avoided or mitigated before they even occur – by using so-called active safety systems.
Published on 14.08.2014
The Missoula Urban Transportation District is the 40th public transport corporation in the USA that has announced a zero-fare demonstration project. It will last at least three years.
JAPAN WILL BOOST GPS ACCURACY TO ABOUT 1-3 CENTIMETERS OF ERROR INSTEAD OF UP TO 10 METERS CURRENTLY
Published on 11.08.2014
Mitsubishi Electric is ready to launch the first commercial, nationwide, centimeter-scale satellite positioning technology. The Quazi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), will augment Japan’s use of the U.S.-operated Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite service. By precisely correcting GPS signal errors, QZSS can provide more accurate and reliable positioning, navigation, and timing services.
Published on 31.07.2014
Transport for London (TfL) has today confirmed the award of its ticketing and fare collection contract, starting in August 2015, to San Diego Cubic Corporation’s UK subsidiary Cubic Transportation Systems Limited following a competitive tender. The terms of the contract, which are denoted in pounds sterling, are for seven years with a value of over $700 million. It includes an option to extend the contract for a further three years, giving the contract an expected value of over $1 billion. The announcement means the continuation of the partnership between TfL and Cubic which has seen the introduction and network-wide roll out of the iconic Oyster card. Recently, contactless payments have also increased choice and convenience for the millions of travellers who use the London network every day.