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Through innovation, Belgian research centre Flanders’ DRIVE wants to play a leading role in the transformation of the vehicle industry in Flanders towards green and smart mobility. It works with...

Capital gains

Get smart? We already are. Intelligent cities are open for business with universal transit systems, says Will Judge. Contactless smartcards for public transport ticketing have become part of the normal...

The bigger the data, the smarter the city

Kevin Pallett wonders how the dual concepts of big data and the thinking city work in tandem – or even individually, when used in a public transport context. Big Data....

The smarter the investment…

Smart Cities Invest in Mobility. A simple statement but also the title of a fascinating session at the IRF World Meeting, as Brendan Halleman and Tom Antonissen report. The International...

Hard facts

César Bartolomé discuss the role of the concrete pavement in improving fire safety in road tunnels. The social role of roads is undeniable. Roads service citizens by connecting people with...

Leading from the front

Open specifications, open source and open data for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, by Eirik Skjetne and Hans Westerheim. Norway is a relatively small country and therefore offers a small...

Untangling Notts

In 2012 Nottinghamshire, UK, installed a SPECS3 average speed camera system on the A614, monitoring traffic along 21km of single carriageway road.  The solution was chosen because previous installations of...

The internet of traffic

A new public and private sector initiative is creating new possibilities in road traffic services. Eemil Rauma and Elis Pöyry reveal all. New possibilities are arising from the emerging revolution...

Clear Recent History

A Emirhan Ozdemir takes a brief but fascinating look at the history of tolling – and Turkey’s unique place in it. Tolling on highways is a necessity in today’s world,...

Driving back the elements

Vehicular networking and road weather services are advancing traffic safety in Finland, say Timo Sukuvaara, Pertti Nurmi, Evgeny Atlaskin, Kari Mäenpää and Riika Ylitalo. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V) and between vehicles...

Flow mechanics

Karri Rantasila and Matti Lankinen on FITSRUS, the project that facilitates smoother passenger traffic across the Finnish–Russian border. The FITSRUS (Helsinki–St. Petersburg Smart Transport Corridor) project promotes smoother traffic flows,...

Another Level

Oleg Raihman on the importance of toll roads, and roads in general, to the overall well-being of a developing country. Traditionally, the roads in Russia have not only been routes...