Insight into all things transportation and mobility, covering driverless vehicles, trends in public transportation, the rise of cycling, ride- and car-share, smart city developments, ITS, and more.
Here is this week’s edition of the Mobility & Transportation Startup Digest.
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The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), Audi, Ford, and Qualcomm Technologies Inc. have completed the world’s first demonstration of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) direct communications technology operating across vehicles from different manufacturers.
Imagine that, in 2050, not a single person in the United States dies in a traffic crash. This executive summary to The Road to Zero: A Vision for Achieving Zero Roadway Deaths by 2050 describes how that might be possible.
The EU kicked off the DiscoverEU project Thursday to send up to 30,000 18-year-olds chugging across the continent this year, giving them free rail tickets to broaden their horizons. All for a taxpayers’ cost of 12 million euros ($14 million).
General Motors Co said on Thursday it was working with design software company Autodesk Inc to manufacture new, lightweight 3D-printed parts that could help the automaker meet its goals to add alternative-fuel vehicles to its product lineup.
DJI has released a new report stating that at least 65 people have been saved by drone technology in the last year. The report, following from the release of a similar publication last year, gathers accounts from news outlets and public safety agencies around the world. It includes 27 separate incidents from five different continents.
Car makers BMW, General Motors, Ford and Renault are the big names behind a new group announced today to explore the potential of the blockchain in the automotive and mobility space.
MOBI — the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative — launches today with over 30 founding members that also include Bosch, Blockchain at Berkeley, Hyperledger, Fetch.ai, IBM and IOTA. The group has a fairly broad goal of making transportation “safer, more affordable, and more widely accessible using blockchain technology.”
Bike share in the U.S. has continued its brisk growth, with 35 million trips taken in 2017, 25% more than in 2016. This growth is attributable to increasing ridership in existing systems as well as the launch of several major new bike share systems across the country.
Today, flying cars, hyperloops, hypersonic jets and space crafts for every day travel don’t seem such a futuristic idea. Most of these mobility technologies will take tentative steps towards commercialisation over the next decade.
If you’re in Vegas, you may want to pass taking a spin on the roulette wheel, but instead try out some self-driving wheels. As part of its partnership with ride-hailing giant Lyft, Aptiv has launched a fleet of 30 autonomous vehicles in Sin City, and they’re now available for your commuting convenience.
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