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ABB to optimise e-bus operations in Geneva

TOSA e-bus

ABB Ability solution to provide Geneva’s public transport operator with real-time data and insights ABB announced that Transports publics genevois (tpg), Geneva’s public transport operator in Switzerland, has placed an order for an ABB Ability based solution comprising a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system and enterprise asset management …

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ABB HVC 300P bus charger planned for Göttingen

ABB's OppCharge system in use in Gottingen

ABB is to supply one of its Heavy Vehicle Chargers (HVC) 300P for Göttinger Verkehrsbetriebe (GöVB), which provides public bus transport in the German university city of Göttingen, in Lower Saxony. The initiative forms part of GöVB’ and Göttingen’s ambitious plans to transform the city’s public transport system into a …

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San Joaquin opens US’ first battery Rapid Transit route

Proterra Catalyst XR

Regional transit moves to Proterra battery-powered buses on the Express Route 44 San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will convert its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route 44 to 100 percent battery-electric, zero-emissions buses in August.  That BRT route will be the first in the U.S. to feature all-electric …

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Daimler helps fund autonomous flying taxi

Volocopter 2X

German firm Daimler invests US$29 million in self-flying taxi innovator Volocopter Volocopter – the German start-up behind the futuristic electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft – has received a total of around US$30 million from investors including Daimler and technology investment firm Lukasz Gadowski. Funds will be used …

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Hyperloop One shows off Eurotrips

Hyperloop One test track, Nevada.

Open competition proposes routes across Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and more Hyperloop One, the more developed of the two companies attempting to commercialise the vacuum-tube transportation technology made famous by Elon Musk, has unveiled a number of proposed European routes. At an event in Amsterdam the company laid out …

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