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Councils working with Vivacity Labs for active travel insights in Sutton and Kingston

Sutton and Kingston Councils will be working with UK-based transport AI company Vivacity Labs to help improve active travel insight and the safety of high footfall areas. The councils, as part of the InnOvaTe project, will utilise Vivacity’s AI and Internet of Things (IoT) technology to provide data on different …

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Voi launches e-bike rental schemes in Cambridge, Kettering and Peterborough

Voi has launched e-bike rental schemes in three of its UK e-scooter trial areas, Cambridge, Kettering and Peterborough. The operator said it plans to introduce e-bikes to other cities and markets as demand grows. Under UK regulation, Voi e-bikes cut power assistance when their speed reaches 15.5 mph, or when …

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Beryl e-scooters arrive in Bournemouth and Poole

British micromobility operator Beryl is rolling out e-scooters across Bournemouth and Poole. The trial, part of a 12-month Department for Transport pilot in partnership with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, has been fast-tracked as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic to allow residents another form of socially distanced travel …

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IAA Mobility: a hybrid platform

The IAA is coming to Munich in September 2021 and, for the first time, will focus on bicycles. Tobias Gröber, executive director, business unit consumer goods at Messe München, and Jürgen Mindel, managing director of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), discuss the plans, goals and ideas that …

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WECA, Voi to launch long-term e-scooter rental scheme

People across the West of England region will soon be able to rent an e-scooter and take it home after the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and Voi Technology announced the launch of their long-term rental scheme. Voi’s long-term e-scooter rentals can be used by residents across the whole …

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Tier partners with Lazarillo to improve safety standards for blind and partially sighted pedestrians

Tier has partnered with Lazarillo to offer greater protection and improve safety standards for blind and partially sighted pedestrians. The Lazarillo app works by providing users with real-time audio messages about streets they are walking, while also helping them navigate through buildings such as shops or restaurants. The partnership will …

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