Urban rail technology news

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

Facial recognition ticket gates to be introduced this year

20 Sep 2018

CHINA: Later this year passengers in Beijing will be able to use ticket gates incorporating facial recognition which have been developed by BII Railway Transportation Technology. The gates offer two operating modes. In the ... more

Automated tram demonstrated in Potsdam

18 Sep 2018

GERMANY: Fully-automated driving of a conventional tram was successfully demonstrated by Potsdam transport operator ViP and Siemens Mobility on September 18 with a special test run for delegates to the InnoTrans trade fair in ... more

San Francisco fare collection to be modernised

12 Sep 2018

USA: San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission has selected Cubic Transportation Systems as preferred bidder to modernise its Clipper fare collection system. Cubic currently operates the regional fare collection ... more

Cubic Transportation Systems is developing augmented reality technology for mobile devices with the aim of enhancing the public transport user experience for passengers with disabilities.

Using technology to empower passengers with disabilities

07 Sep 2018

WAYFINDING: Cubic Transportation Systems is developing augmented reality technology for mobile devices with the aim of enhancing the public transport user experience for passengers with disabilities. While transport operators ... more

Keolis has begun testing a NAVYA electric autonomous shuttle in Han-sur-Lesse.

Keolis tests autonomous electric shuttle in Belgium

05 Sep 2018

BELGIUM: Keolis has begun testing a NAVYA electric autonomous shuttle in Han-sur-Lesse. It will initially operate on a 500 m route linking car parks to the Cave Domaine speleological tourist attraction, before being extended ... more

CZ Loko has built two MUV 74 M-S track maintenance vehicles for use on the Sofia metro.

Sofia metro takes delivery of maintenance machines

05 Sep 2018

BULGARIA: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has built two MUV 74 M-S track maintenance vehicles for use on the Sofia metro. One vehicle is equipped with a work platform for access to the overhead electrification equipment. The other ... more

A tram equipped for autonomous operation is to be demonstrated by Siemens Mobility and Potsdam transport operator ViP during InnoTrans 2018.

Autonomous tram to be demonstrated during InnoTrans

03 Sep 2018

GERMANY: A Combino tram equipped for experimental autonomous operation is to be demonstrated by Siemens Mobility and Potsdam transport operator ViP during InnoTrans 2018. The Combino tram will undertake autonomously-driven ... more

Toyota and Uber to develop autonomous cars

28 Aug 2018

AUTONOMOUS CARS: Toyota Motor Corp announced on August 28 that it is investing US$500m in Uber Technologies, and the two companies had agreed to work together on ride-sharing using autonomous cars. Under the agreement, both ... more