Category Archives: Urban Mobility

Electric Vehicles to Dominate in Philippines’ Jeepney Modernization

Electric Vehicles to Dominate in Philippines’ Jeepney Modernization sustainable urban public transport

The Philippines’ long-awaited Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program has gotten underway in earnest, with the effort being primarily directed toward replacing the country’s iconic — but environmentally unfriendly and hair-raisingly unsafe — jeepneys with greener and safer alternatives. The jeepney modernization will see the mainstay of the Philippines’ public transportation network replaced with a largely electric vehicle fleet, and is

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Malaysian Public Transportation at the Forefront of Transformation

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KUALA LUMPUR, 6 MARCH 2018: The expansion of the Land Public Transport network both in Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley and across Malaysia is on track and continues to make positive impact for Malaysians. Overall average daily ridership of public transport in Greater Kuala Lumput (Klang Valley) (combination of rail and bus) rose from 1,162,717 trips in 2016 to 1,206,111 in

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Kuala Lumpur Bicycle Lanes: What’s Next?

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The new Kuala Lumpur bicycle lanes has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons over the past month. Amid the furore, it’s easy to miss the larger picture: Kuala Lumpur is simply keeping up with a global trend. The bicycle lanes was a step in the right direction. Cities around the world, including those closer to home like Chiang Mai, Kota Kinabalu and Penang, have been building

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Uber vs Grab Ride-hailing War Shifts To New Front: Bike-Sharing

More options for first/last mile connectivity. If 2017 was the year when the world realised Softbank may win the global ride-hailing wars, 2018 is when ride-hailing giants collectively opened a new frontier: bike-sharing. The signs were abundant in January. Didi Chuxing said it wants to launch its own bike-sharing platform after an integration with bike-sharing players ofo last year seemed

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EVAP to Provide EV Solutions to DOTr Jeepney Modernization Program

EVAP to Provide EV Solutions to DOTr Jeepney Modernization Program electric jeepney sustainable urban mobility

The Modern Jeepney powertrain will be equipped with either a new Euro 4 Compliant engine or an Electric Motor. The Filipino’s dream to have an eco-friendly transport is still alive. The Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program of the Department of Transportation mandates that the modern PUV must have either a brand new Euro 4 compliant diesel engine or an

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Volvo and NTU to Trial Autonomous Electric Buses in Singapore

Volvo and NTU to Trial Autonomous Electric Buses in Singapore 7900 sustainable urban mobility

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric buses. The program is part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore‘s drive to create new solutions for tomorrow‘s sustainable public transport. For Volvo, this will be its first autonomous application

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Toyota Spotlights Technology-Driven Future Of Urban Mobility At CES 2018

Toyota Spotlights Technology-Driven Future Of Urban Mobility At CES 2018 e-Palette platform

AI, connected and electric vehicle technologies combine to support mobility for all. e-Palette concept vehicle will power a new mobility services ecosystem for business. Concept-i Series provides personal mobility that responds to the needs of its users. TRI Platform 3.0 automated driving research vehicle makes a leap forward in perception technology. Fine-Comfort Ride FCV showcases unique design in zero-emissions vehicle.

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Malaysia MRT Corp Taps Rail Veteran Zohari For MRT3 Execution

Malaysia MRT Corp Taps Rail Veteran Zohari For MRT3 Execution Circle Line Klang Valley mass transit public transport urban mobility

Malaysia’s MRT Corp has tapped rail veteran Dato Ir. Zohari Sulaiman to oversee the third.  MRT line project, its first to be implemented without a project delivery partner (PDP). Zohari, a seasoned industry man with over 36 years’ worth of experience, has been appointed project director for the MRT Circle Line, also known as MRT3. He departs from Prasarana Malaysia

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Rapid Rail Rolls Out First ‘Married’ 4-Car Train Set

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KUALA LUMPUR, 29 December — In another landmark achievement in Malaysia’s urban rail, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd – a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) – has rolled out its first newly ‘married’ four-car train set, which was assembled from its previous two-car sets under the company’s Mid-Life Refurbishment (MLR) Project. After completing 2,000 kilometres of testing and commissioning for

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IVU and BestMile Launches Autonomous Mobility Solution for Public Transport

IVU and BestMile Launches Autonomous Mobility Solution for Public Transport driverless on demand autonomous urban mobility

Significant Implications for Transportation Companies Operating Driverless and Human-Driven Fleets Berlin, Lausanne & San Francisco, December 12, 2017 – IVU Traffic Technologies, the leading software company for public transportation and logistics solutions, and BestMile, providing the first platform for the operation and optimization of autonomous fleets and new mobility services, have partnered to provide mobility solutions fully integrating autonomous vehicles

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