All posts by: Ian Bearder

About Ian Bearder
Co-Founder and Chairman of ITS Ukraine.
August 31, 2015

Ficosa and Panasonic formalize their alliance with the visit of Panasonic Corporation President Kazuhiro Tsuga to Viladecavalls

Kazuhiro Tsuga , president of Panasonic Corporation, accompanied by the president of Ficosa, José Maria Pujol, and the CEO, Javier Pujol, have formalized the capital and business alliance, signed on June 30th  this year, with a visit that took place this morning at Ficosa facilities in Viladecavalls (Barcelona). During the day, the delegations have made […]

International ITS News, News
August 27, 2015

Ford Driving Skills for Life Raises Road Safety Awareness Among Young Drivers

Ford Motor Company continued its global Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) campaign in Malaysia, kicking off a series of workshops aimed at raising awareness for safe driving techniques with a session at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus. Ford’s half-day DSFL workshops—provided free-of-charge—emphasize the importance of safe driving skills for motorists in Malaysia. “Driving Skills for Life […]

International ITS News, News
August 26, 2015

Finland-based startup PiggyBaggy/CoReorient selected as a finalist for South by South West’s SXSW Eco Startup Competition

CoReorient, the company behind the PiggyBaggy crowdsourced delivery service, has been selected as a finalist in the SXSW Eco Startup competition taking place on October 5-7, 2015 in Austin, TX. The world-famous South by Southwest events have been organized since 1987. For example, the social media service Twitter has initially been launched at SXSW. South […]

International ITS News, News
August 25, 2015

Carmakers, with the head in ‘the’ cloud

“The Cloud solves problems that have confounded carmakers for years,” says Dominique Bonte, VP at market intelligence consultancy ABI Research. “Everyone in the automotive industry is either talking about or demonstrating Cloud products.” He and his colleague, James Hodgson, cover cars, location and the Internet of Things at the company, and are the co-authors of […]

International ITS News, News
August 25, 2015

Thalys awarded contract for London Tube upgrade


Transport for London (TfL) has awarded global transportation systems provider Thalys a £760 million (€1.04 billion) contract to upgrade four of London’s metro lines.    

Thalys will deliver the vital modernisation of the signaling and train control systems for the Circle, District, and Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines – 40 per cent of the total network.

International ITS News, News
August 25, 2015

Passau shopping centre installs ‘smart’ parking technology


An innovative system for managing parking spaces has been installed in a shopping centre in the Bavarian town of Passau.

The wireless magnetic indoor and outdoor field sensors, designed by German traffic system manufacturer MSR-Traffic, count incoming and outgoing vehicles in both directions and can detect those going in the wrong direction.

The new technology provides a low-cost and effective alternative to inductive loops and camera-based systems traditionally installed to manage parking facilities.

International ITS News, News
August 13, 2015

Upcoming Frankfurt show to showcase new mobility; connected cars, autonomous driving

Among the features of the upcoming IAA in Frankfurt will be the “New Mobility World” exhibition area, designed to showcase the emerging digital mobile world that will span all sectors. The area will also include telecommunications companies. The exhibition area will incorporate five areas: Connected car Automated driving E-mobility Urban mobility Mobility services The area […]

August 10, 2015

Testing virtual reality to improve transport will soon be possible in Milton Keynes

Elite technology innovation center, Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), has announced the opening of a ‘Visualisation laboratory’ at its headquarters in Milton Keynes. The laboratory will allow designers and engineers to use cutting edge virtual reality technology to improve the UK’s transport network. The laboratory includes the UK’s first commercially available omnidirectional treadmill built by Swedish […]

International ITS News, News
August 7, 2015

EU Bank lends €400 million to upgrade municipal infrastructure in Ukraine

The European Investment Bank has provided a loan of €400 million to finance projects devoted to the modernisation of public infrastructure in Ukrainian cities. The aging infrastructure of many Ukrainian municipalities requires substantial modernisation. “Up to 80% of municipal infrastructure networks are in lousy condition,” says Hennadiy Zubko, vice prime minister and minister of regional […]

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