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Campaign set to make taxi industry healthier

The PHILA Taxi Industry Campaign will be launched on 27 November in an effort to strengthen the delivery of health and wellness services in the taxi industry

21 hours ago

Coffee is revving up London buses
Coffee is revving up London buses

Most of us need our coffee to drive us through the day. And now it's also transporting Londoners to work

2 days ago

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Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Volvo Cars said it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies

3 days ago

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Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress

Chinese web giant Baidu unveiled a smart speaker model and plans for a self-driving mini-bus, its latest foray into the hyper-competitive field of artificial intelligence

17 Nov 2017

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'Tinder of mobility' uGoMyWay wins inaugural AfricaCom 20/20 Innovation Award

Ride-sharing platform uGoMyWay has received the inaugural AfricaCom 20/20 Innovation Award 2017 at the 20th AfricaCom conference and exhibition

14 Nov 2017

Adoption of mobility solutions drives growth in auto ecosystem
Adoption of mobility solutions drives growth in auto ecosystem

Increased congestion and pollution in urban areas has been a key driver for transformational mobility solutions such as carsharing, e-hailing, ridesharing, and bike sharing

14 Nov 2017

Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future
Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future

More than ever before, technology drives our world. It powers businesses, cities and governments, and shapes individual lives in a hugely impactful way

By Colin Thornton 7 Nov 2017

Sandton Public Transport Loop up and running
Sandton Public Transport Loop up and running

Sandton Central's new public transport lane, the Sandton Public Transport Loop, is now up and running with services offered by Metrobus, Putco, minibus taxis, and Gautrain buses

31 Oct 2017

November sees another fuel price increase
November sees another fuel price increase

South Africans will see another the fuel price increase on Wednesday, 1 November 2017

30 Oct 2017

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Taxi operators need financial management skills to compete

The University of the Western Cape's School of Business and Finance has produced research assessing the financial management skills of taxi operators in Cape Town

30 Oct 2017

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South Africa needs to revamp its new public transport system

Over the past eight years, the South African government has spent more than R130bn on public transport projects in the country's main cities

By Christo Venter and Gary Hayes 23 Oct 2017

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities
African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Using data to understand travellers' spending behaviours, their habits as well as their preferences, has the power to increase the number of customers and the spend

By Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017

Uber's productive four years of economic transformation
Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

By Emma Okonji 13 Oct 2017

WhereIsMyTransport informally run public transport data now available
WhereIsMyTransport informally run public transport data now available

WhereIsMyTransport has completed its mammoth data collection project which means access to reliable data from SA's most-used public transport mode is now possible for every major metropolitan region, as well as Gaborone

12 Oct 2017

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City of Cape Town aims to take over management of commuter rail

Earlier this week, Councillor Brett Herron addressed the media about the City of Cape Town's intention to take over management of commuter rail in Cape Town

12 Oct 2017

Join the #TransportMonth conversation this October
Join the #TransportMonth conversation this October

This year, Transport Month will be hosted under the theme: “Together we move South Africa Forward.”

10 Oct 2017

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Akagera-MCV partnership expected to boost public transport

Efforts by the City of Kigali to phase out low-capacity commuter taxis from operating on key routes have been boosted by the introduction of new big buses by Akagera Motors

By Donata Kiiza 6 Oct 2017

Ford, Lyft join forces to take self-driving cars mainstream
Ford, Lyft join forces to take self-driving cars mainstream

A new partnership between Ford and Lyft will aim to bring self-driving vehicles to the masses and help both companies progress toward more affordable, dependable, and accessible transportation future

6 Oct 2017

Physical scrapping of old taxis indicate TRP is on track
Physical scrapping of old taxis indicate TRP is on track

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, saw key transport stakeholders and senior government officials take part in a walk-about and physical scrapping of old taxis

4 Oct 2017

Self-piloted electric air vehicle to change urban air mobility
Self-piloted electric air vehicle to change urban air mobility

Airbus Helicopters' CityAirbus, a multi-passenger, self-piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle is designed to carry up to four passengers over congested megacities

4 Oct 2017

Nigeria's GoMyWay to close
Nigeria's GoMyWay to close

Nigerian ridesharing platform GoMyWay has announced its closure at the end of October, citing lack of funding to continue operations

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 Oct 2017

Mobility startups invited to apply for Man accelerator
Mobility startups invited to apply for Man accelerator

African mobility startups are invited to apply for the Man Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator, which offers access to mentorship and visits to mobility hotspots in Cape Town, Mumbai, Munich, and San Francisco

By Tom Jackson 29 Sep 2017

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Ride-sharing driver numbers to reach 8.6 million by 2022

A new study from Juniper Research has found that a surge in shared transport will continue, with driver and passenger numbers seeing substantial growth over the next five years

29 Sep 2017

Electric car-sharing service to roll into Singapore
Electric car-sharing service to roll into Singapore

SINGAPORE: An electric car-sharing service will be launched in Singapore in December, in what the company behind the scheme said on Wednesday was a first for Southeast Asia

28 Sep 2017

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Ambition and partnership key to driving smart city adoption

AI and other technologies, in conjunction with the innovative implementation of ICT, can improve the quality of life across a broad range of factors, improve workforce efficiency, and create new jobs

By Edwin Diender 27 Sep 2017

Broken lifts and stairs for commuters with wheelchairs
Broken lifts and stairs for commuters with wheelchairs

Long wait before Cape Town's train stations will provide access for people with disabilities

By Mary-Anne Gontsana 22 Sep 2017

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Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Sep 2017

Taxis may get run of Joburg's bus lane
Taxis may get run of Joburg's bus lane

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has instructed the council's transport department to find a way for the taxi industry to use bus-dedicated lanes in order to create more efficient and safe public transport

By Penwell Dlamini 20 Sep 2017

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Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive

NEW DELHI, India: India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks

18 Sep 2017

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Get moving or lose funding, cities warned

The Department of Transport has given municipal authorities an ultimatum: shape up or lose bus rapid transit (BRT) funding

15 Sep 2017

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