Flying high at Amsterdam Drone Week

In times where cities struggle with traffic congestion, pollution and inefficiency and even in critical health emergency situations, drones play an increasingly important role in urban mobility. Dr. Johanna Tzanidaki, ERTICO’s Director of Innovation and Deployment was present at last week’s Amsterdam Drone Week to tell us why. From blood samples, to organs, and even the delivery of pizzas, drones are already used in a variety of cases and with substantial advantages. In a study conducted by ERTICO Partner VVA, it is estimated that drones reduce the delivery time of biomedical samples from 45 to 15 minutes (almost a third of 42 min estimated for e-vans) and are cheaper than e-vans (EUR 1.92...


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BlackBerry Powers Arrival’s Generation 2.0 Intelligent Electric Vehicles

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and electric vehicle company Arrival Ltd. announced that Arrival’s intelligent, autonomous-ready commercial vehicles will be powered by BlackBerry QNX technology. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its BlackBerry QNX technology to Arrival, including its industry-leading QNX SDP 7.0 real-time operating system to serve as the safe and secure foundation for the ADAS features within the company’s autonomous-ready commercial vehicle platform. Prototypes of the first full version of the electric delivery vans powered by BlackBerry are set to hit the roads in early 2020. DHL, Royal Mail and John Lewis will also be trialing Arrival’s...


Study analyses the role of car sharing in low carbon mobility

A study of free-floating car sharing (FFCS) in 12 cities found that it is mainly used for shorter trips with a rental time of approximately 30 minutes. The study found that FFCS has the potential to contribute to low carbon mobility if the vehicles are electric and if usage does not displace active travel and public transport use. Shared mobility includes sharing options from services in which the vehicle itself is shared such as car sharing, ride-hailing and carpooling. FFCS allows users to book a vehicle through their phone, use it and then return it anywhere within a designated area of a city. Vehicles in station-based car sharing are returned to the place where they were picked-up....

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