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  • Electric buses have lower overall carbon emissions than diesel or natural gas buses, even in parts of the country where the electricity grid is powered by fossil fuels, according to a new Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) study. The conclusion echoes the UCS' findings on electric cars.

  • One of the leaders in connected car services and transportation analytics, Inrix, has launched a new autonomous vehicle platform that connects road authorities with vehicle operators and lays the foundation for the safe and effective deployment of highly Automated vehicles (HAVs) on public roads.

  • As digitalization is penetrating in the shipping industry more and more, operators can benefit from its use. One aspect of this is the digital twin concept. This provides a virtual model of a physical ship, producing valuable insights from data.

  • With the technology development, the life of tourists has become much easier. For example, if earlier buying a ticket for a train or plane was a whole event and took a lot of time, now it is enough just to open a mobile application, make some simple actions - and the tickets are yours. In addition, the need for paper maps, which used to be irreplaceable helpers of people in an unfamiliar place, is no longer needed; there is no need to pre-compile a list of attractions that you would like to visit and to carry a dictionary with you. Now, the best friend and your guidebook may be your smartphone. It remains only to determine which applications will be the most useful in the journey.

  • A consortium led by the VTT Technical Research Center is developing and testing new connected vehicle road safety systems and services in Finland that are based on 5G cellular technology.

  • The U.K. has discussed ending sales of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2040, which means the country will need a lot of electric-car charging stations. So officials are proposing a requirement that all new homes be equipped for charging, reports Bloomberg. The proposal was part of Road to Zero, a report on climate-change related policies released Monday.

  • Italy’s Denikon and Chinese Sinosteel Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding in Iran’s central province of Yazd on Sunday for cooperation in various solar projects in Iran, IRNA reported.

  • Highways England (HE) is expanding its smart motorway network in the country’s Northwest region, with road users promised over 100 miles (160km) of extra managed lanes to help tackle congestion and improve journey times.

  • The UK’s Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) has announced that Korean auto maker Hyundai Motor Group and transit operator Stagecoach are the latest high-profile partners to join the Intelligent Mobility (IM) Accelerator program in Milton Keynes.

  • Hyundai Motor has invested in AutoTalks, which specializes in the manufacturing of Vehicle to Everything (V2X) chipsets, as part of a strategic partnership to accelerate the development and deployment of the next generation chipset for connected cars.