Smart Cities

17 Oct 2018

Emergency V2X Tech Funded by US Government

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a Chicago start-up funding to develop cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology for first responders. HAAS Alert has been given $1.1M by...


15 Oct 2018

Ford Tests ‘Wait-Free’ Driving Tech

Ford is trialing connected vehicle technology in the UK which it claims could lead to the elimination of waiting times for drivers. The automaker has been demonstrating its V2V...


11 Oct 2018

AV Legislation “Halted” By 2017 Election, Says GLA Transport Chair

Greg Hyde talks to Greater London Assembly (GLA) Transport Committee chairperson Caroline Pidgeon about automotive issues in the capital. With so many interested parties throwing their hats into the...


08 Oct 2018

Honda Demonstrates Anti-Crash V2X Tech in Ohio

Honda has demonstrated vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology it says is designed to reduce crashes at intersections. As part of the automaker’s partnership with the Ohio city of Marysville, its 33 Smart...


04 Oct 2018

Volkswagen, Siemens Partner for V2X Safety Tech

Volkswagen and Siemens are claiming to have made improvements to existing vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, with the aim of making intersections safer. The companies are collaborating with the German city...


14 Sep 2018

Baidu Launching Software for Smart AVs

Chinese tech major Baidu is launching new open-source software it says will allow autonomous vehicles to communicate with their occupants and their surroundings. It is claiming the Intelligent Vehicle...


14 Sep 2018

PSA Starts V2X Shoot-Out in China

The PSA Group has begun demonstrating its smart-city communications V2X technology in a Chinese city pitching two rival systems against each other. Its demo, testing separate solutions from Huawei...


12 Sep 2018

“Virtual Battery” of EV Chargers Deployed Across California

A manufacturer of home EV chargers has declared its deployment of a “virtual battery” of chargers across California since early 2017 a success. eMotorWerks’ virtual battery consists of over...


22 Aug 2018

Infrastructure Interactive Connected Car Comms System Launched

A maker of traffic management software has launched a communication system allowing connected vehicles to interact with smart city road side units (RSUs). The Traffic & Parking Control Company (TAPCO)...


15 Aug 2018

London Begins Parking Charges by Vehicle Emission Levels

Car parking charges will be set by the vehicle’s emission rating in a new system to be rolled out in the City of London. The City of London Corporation has...


09 Aug 2018

Auto Tech Threat to Smart Cities, Report Claims

Cars can become both victims and perpetrators of anticipated hacking attacks on smart cities, a report has warned. For a white paper published by researchers at Threatcare and IBM X-Force...


18 Jul 2018

Inrix AV Road Rules Platform Connects Authorities & Operators

The Inrix AV Road Rules platform allows autonomous vehicle operators to report issues such as potholes, while tuning vehicles into local driving laws.