MaaS subscriber revenue to increase 900 per cent by 2027

Research warns that until users trust the proposition of a subscription-based transport service, mobility-as-a-service platforms must ensure pricing models are flexible.

Juniper Research forecasts that subscriber revenue for mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platforms will generate $53bn in subscriber revenue, rising from $5.3bn in 2021, marking a 900 per cent increase by 2027.

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Tech companies to develop autonomous, multi-purpose electric vehicle

Oxbotica and AppliedEV have announced a collaboration to develop a fully autonomous, multi-purpose electric vehicle capable of being deployed in a wide range of environments for a variety of commercial applications.

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Smart mobility firm joins EU’s €22m autonomous driving project

The Deutsche Bahn smart mobility subsidiary, Ioki, is joining the EU’s €22m flagship autonomous vehicle project Avenue as a technology partner.

The company specialises in research and operation of autonomous transport and demand responsive transport in German-speaking countries.

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EHang trials parcel delivery drone flights in Estonia

Autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company EHang has announced the first passenger-grade AAV to have completed beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) trial flights in Estonian airspace.

The trial flights for airport transport and parcel delivery were performed under the European Union’s GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation (GOF 2.0) project.

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Shell announces plans to deploy 50,000 EV charge points across UK

Shell has announced plans to deploy 50,000 on-street electric vehicle (EV) charge posts in the UK over the next four years as it seeks to deliver one third of the network required to meet climate change ambitions.

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Stockholm launches one of largest public e-bike shares in Europe

The e-bikes are linked to an integrated management system that claims to help reduce urban clutter by enabling virtual stations where vehicles can be parked after rental.

Swedish municipality of Stockholm has signed an agreement to implement a new city e-bike sharing service.

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Melbourne undertakes AI-powered trial for smarter waste

Trial uses Nokia Scene Analytics to optimise laneway servicing and understand waste disposal behavioural trends in one of the Australian city’s busy areas.

The City of Melbourne has conducted a trial using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to develop a deeper understanding of waste disposal behaviour.

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Seoul begins roll-out of smart bus shelters

The smart shelter is fully equipped with air conditioners, heaters, air sterilisers, wifi and safety features and uses artificial intelligence to control passengers getting on and off buses.

Seoul has introduced a smart bus shelter in the Sungnyemun Gate area of the city centre.

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Agri silo monitoring digitised by Nanolike for optimum efficiency using 0G network

Nanolike has introduced a new digitised silo fill level monitoring solution for the livestock industry. The goal is to simplify the inventory and order management processes of pig, poultry and cattle farmers, as well as to optimise the supply chain processes of the animal feed producers and suppliers who replenish the silos.

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Partnership aims to deliver enhanced applications of connected vehicle data

Iteris and Wejo have announced a partnership with a view to delivering enhanced applications of connected vehicle data for safer and more efficient roadways in the US.

Under the terms of the agreement, smart mobility infrastructure management company Iteris will join Wejo’s partner programme to provide new- and existing customers with real-time movement data from more than 11 million connected vehicles.

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Public IoT network to be available throughout Seoul by 2023

Seoul has announced it plans to roll out a city-wide public IoT network by 2023 along with an operating platform at city hall which will act as the control centre.

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Autonomous street sweeper pilot moves to Helsinki Airport

Finnish street maintenance technology developer Trombia Technologies is continuing its commercial pilot programme with the autonomous and electric Trombia Free street sweeper in Helsinki Airport.

It is running the trial with facility services company ISS Finland and is exploring how the robot street sweepers can support facilities maintenance work in busy closed areas such parking lots and industrial areas.

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Smart windows aim to optimise health and wellbeing of occupants

Smart windows are being used to help transform an office block in New York’s Manhattan to make it more ‘experiential’ as well as more sustainable and healthier.

View windows will be installed at the overbuild at 100 Pearl Street, in Lower Manhattan, currently undergoing a top-to-bottom transformation by GFP Real Estate and Northwind Group.

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Smart city protocol available in public domain

The Talq Consortium, which developed the Smart City Protocol, a global interface standard for smart city device networks, has announced it is available on GitHub.

According to the consortium, it decided to share the specification to help cities better understand why they should include it as a request in public tenders across a range of smart city applications.

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Stuttgart transit authority provides passengers with automated best price option

Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen (SSB Stuttgart transit authority) is enabling passengers to automatically buy the best price ticket when they are travelling.

The transit operator has partnered with Siemens Mobility subsidiary eos.uptrade to integrate the best price option into the SSB Move app.

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