Urban rail technology news

News about the last urban technology and innovations around the world.

Transport for London has appointed TRL to lead trials of new safety technology on its buses.

TRL to test safety technology for London buses

16 Aug 2017

UK: Transport for London has appointed TRL to lead trials of new safety technology on its buses. Technologies to be tested at the Transport Research Laboratory include: autonomous emergency braking that relies on the ... more

Sydney to test driverless shuttle

02 Aug 2017

AUSTRALIA: A two-year trial of a driverless shuttle is due to begin later this month at Sydney Olympic Park, the New South Wales government announced on August 2. Testing of a driverless shuttle supplied by Navya will shortly ... more

Portland welcomes contactless ticketing

25 Jul 2017

USA: An account-based smart card and contactless bank card fare collection system went into operation in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area on July 17. The Hop Fastpass is valid on bus, light rail and commuter rail services ... more