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18 Nov 2017

NAVYA AUTONOM CAB IN PARIS

NAVYA AUTONOM CAB IN PARIS Navya has unveiled in Paris its Autonom Cab, The cab, designed to be completely autonomous, comes without a cockpit, steering wheel or pedals and can carry up to six passengers. It is capable of speeds up to 90km/h, but will average towards 50km/h to conform with local speed limits.

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15 Nov 2017

GLOBAL CONTACTLESS TRANSIT PAYMENT PROGRAM FROM VISA

GLOBAL CONTACTLESS TRANSIT PAYMENT PROGRAM FROM VISA Credit card issuer Visa recently launched a new program designed to accelerate the use of debit, credit and pre-paid accounts at the fare gate or on a bus reader, speeding up and creating a more convenient experience for mass transit commuters worldwide. Background of this development was a Visa study which had found that transit agencies spend an average of 14.5 cents of every physical dollar collected, compared to only 4.2 cents for every digital dollar.

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13 Nov 2017

NEW VW CRAFTER PROBABLY ALSO ON THE AMERICAN MARKET

NEW VW CRAFTER PROBABLY ALSO ON THE AMERICAN MARKET Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has completed the European launch of an all-new Crafter light commercial van range. The company, a division of Volkswagen Truck & Bus, unveiled the vans at last year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in Hanover, Germany. Sales of front-wheel-drive models commenced earlier in 2017 and now, with the addition of rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive vans and chassis cabs, Volkswagen is pushing for growth at the heavier end of its van lineup.

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12 Nov 2017

HYDROGEN ‘TICKS ALL THE BOXES’ FOR SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

HYDROGEN ‘TICKS ALL THE BOXES’ FOR SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY A major aspect of the COP 23 climate change conference being held in Germany is to emphasise the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Transport, which is responsible for 23 per cent of worldwide CO2 emissions, is at the forefront of concerns. Electromobility is generously served up as an elixir on occasions such as this, however battery driven electric cars remain a niche market.

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