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Who should pay for automated cars’ road infrastructure and where’s the ROI?

Stefano Gastaut, CEO, Vodafone IoT, talked to Annie Turner about 5G, transport megatrends, timing, looking east instead of west for innovation at scale, and national priorities. (more…)

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Ambarella and Momenta unveil HD mapping platform for autonomous vehicles

Ambarella, Inc., a Santa Clara, California-based developer of high-resolution video processing and computer vision semiconductors, and Momenta, an autonomous driving technology company based in Suzhou, China, announced a collaborative HD mapping platform for autonomous vehicles. (more…)

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FPT, Yamaha Motor, and Ecopark join forces to develop self-driving vehicles

Vietnam’s information technology company FPT, Japanese motorcycle maker Yamaha Motor (Yamaha) and urban developer Ecopark have entered into a memorandum of understanding to develop self-driving electric vehicles through FPT’s autonomous technologies. (more…)

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AI in transport could harm women if data excludes them

Annie Turner explains why AI must not only reflect the world as perceived by those who create it if transport is going to become for everybody in the era of automated vehicles. (more…)

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Birmingham New Street becomes UK’s first train station to trial 5G, travellers invited to test 5G speeds as part of live trial

Vodafone claims to be the first company to live test 5G in Birmingham as part of its UK-wide trial, with Birmingham New Street station becoming the first in the UK to test the new, faster mobile technology. (more…)

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UAE’s intelligent transportation system sector to see 9.2% CAGR during 2017-2023, says report

The UAE’s intelligent transportation system market is predicted to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2% during 2017-2023. (more…)

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Cut in road deaths the goal as 5G-ready road users protection is tested with mobile edge computing

Telecoms group Vodafone and mobility company Continental have showcased the first results of their innovation partnership and demonstrated how new technologies can assist in preventing thousands of road accidents every year. (more…)

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Case Study: Video surveillance storage drives increased passenger safety and cost savings for city bus lines

For many public transportation providers, video surveillance has become essential to meeting their #1 priority of passenger safety. However, getting real-time access to video data can be particularly difficult when the cameras are installed on moving vehicles. (more…)

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Sony and Docomo to test unmanned concept cars in Guam through 5G test network

Sony Corporation and NTT Docomo, Inc. announced that they will conduct joint trials of Sony’s unmanned concept car New Concept Cart SC-1. This concept car uses 5G mobile technology for a variety of remote control functions. (more…)

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Reality check: Where are we on the road to MaaS adoption?

Rabih Arzouni, chief technology officer for Transport, Fujitsu EMEIA says we’re moving towards consuming services, rather than owning vehicles, faster than we think and that 5G has a key role to play, including in rural areas. (more…)

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