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4 Ways Fleet Management will Transform by 2020

The automotive industry is facing profound changes in coming years. With trends such as the Hyperloop and autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the horizon, it’s more important than ever for fleet managers to understand the potential of these seismic shifts, and how to incorporate them into their fleet management strategies. While many of these new technologies still seem like science fiction, smart companies are paying attention and forming strategies to ensure they are not left behind. Here are the to...
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How Europe Can Lead the World in Autonomous Public Transit

Europe has long been considered a leader in the transit space. Thanks to compact, liveable cities that prioritize connectivity, Europe’s transportation systems are well-developed and effective. Whether it’s jetting between cities on high speed trains, busing into transit-only city centres or riding bikes in safe, dedicated bike lanes, Europe is already at the global forefront of public transportation. But the impending addition of autonomous vehicles is poised to change the nature of how cities ...
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5 Apps Reshaping the Transit Landscape

As consumers flag cabs online, sign in to car shares with their phones and plan travel with the push of a button, apps that bring the world to the user’s fingertips are more relevant than ever.  Whether you’re a digital native or an early adopter, these six apps are poised to make your trips more efficient, user-friendly and personalized, reshaping the transit landscape in ways never imagined before the invention of the smartphone. The New Way to Take a Taxi Uber changed the ride-hailing scene...
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3 Smart City Concepts That Could Impact Paratransit

Paratransit is a crucial element of smart city planning. In any city aiming to create an equitable, efficient transit system, paratransit—alternate transit options accessible to those living with a disability—must also innovate and modernize with tech-driven solutions. As more transit providers make the move towards becoming all-encompassing mobility agencies, there are a number of smart city concepts that could have a positive influence on paratransit. More Connected Than Ever Before New digi...
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How Smart Cities Tackle Public Transit

An integrated transit system is an essential ingredient for any city aiming to identify as smart. As urban populations continue to grow, new innovations in technology and increasing access to real-time data are enabling municipalities to improve mobility access and efficiency. Smart cities are anticipating pain points and integrating multiple transit systems to reduce costs, pollution and traffic congestion, while also improving livability for their residents. From smart parking to bike infrastr...
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How Will a Hyperloop System Affect the Taxi Industry?

The way we move through and between cities is about to change. In coming years, advancements such as the hyperloop system are set to fundamentally shift how we choose to get from place to place. Smart companies in the transportation industry are monitoring these trends and planning business models which will embrace the coming changes. But first things first… What is the Hyperloop? The hyperloop is a currently-theoretical transportation system first proposed in 2012 by Elon Musk, best kno...
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How Autonomous Vehicles Could Integrate with Fleet Management Systems

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are set to change the fundamentals of the entire transportation industry. Whether it’s via a taxi booking service or a paratransit dispatch system, connected and autonomous vehicles will change fleet management, both challenging and benefitting the industry. Smart providers will plan for and embrace the coming changes. Here, we take a look at just how automation is set to impact fleet management. A Slow Start: The Top 3 Challenges for Fleet Managers Integrating AVs Ac...
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What to Expect from Self-Driving Vehicle Regulations

As autonomous vehicles (AVs) approach mainstream release, it’s clear that new regulations will be required. Existing rules that cover vehicles driven by a human are inadequate in the face of the new challenges raised by AVs—especially in the areas of safety and liability. How will upcoming regulations affect the transportation industry? Here are some of the measures under consideration, and what you can expect to see in the transit space with the dawn of self-driving vehicle integration. Unchar...
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Key Trends that Distinguish North America and Europe in the Autonomous Vehicle Evolution

Automation is an emerging trend in the transportation space. Self-driving vehicles are no longer a technology of the future; they are on our streets today, with tests being rolled out in cities like Pittsburgh, Paris and Singapore. Forward-thinking policymakers and smart businesses are already engaging with this trend and attracting buy-in from end users. Pulling Ahead: Anticipating a Self-Driving World Today’s autonomous vehicles are equipped with systems that allow them to perceive the enviro...
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4 Steps to Shaping a Smarter City

Across the globe, many urban centres are investing time and resources in becoming a smart city. Government and private businesses are working together—with the help of digital technology—to build cities that are more liveable, workable and sustainable. Enabled by the expansion of big data, we are seeing cities boost their efficiency and productivity, all the while creating safer and more accessible services for residents. It might seem daunting to figure out how to contribute or where to start, ...
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What Earned These 4 North American Cities a Spot on Global Smart City Lists?

As urban populations continue to grow, much emphasis has been placed on the concept of a ‘smart city.’ From issues of mobility and sustainability to accessibility and community engagement, modern cities are grappling with some big ticket items when it comes to urban planning. But what exactly constitutes a smart city, and how have certain urban centers risen to the top of the rankings? What Makes a Smart City? At its most basic level, a city is smart if it’s using digital and systems technologi...
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Scott Hardy appointed as the new CEO of DDS Wireless International

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and SEATTLE, Washington, February 14, 2017 DDS Wireless International Inc., a global provider of mobile solutions for fleet management applications, today announced the appointment of Scott Hardy as its next Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hardy served as President of the company’s StrataGen division since joining DDS in April 2016 and succeeds the Founder and original CEO, Vari Ghai. Scott Hardy has had a distinguished career spanning four decades in information technol...
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Digital Dispatch Buys StrataGen

Digital Dispatch Systems announced plans to acquire all of the shares of StrataGen Systems for $6 million in cash. The acquisition is the second buy for Digital Dispatch this year following its acquisition in August of Finnish company Mobisoft for $7.7 million. About $4.5 million is payable upon closing, and $1.5 million is payable in 15 monthly installments of $100,000 commencing 90 days after the acquisition date. In addition, after the acquisition, StrataGen will pay certain departing shareho...
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Digital Dispatch Buys Mobisoft

Digital Dispatch Systems signed a binding letter of intent to acquire all of the shares of Finnish software company Mobisoft for $7.7 million, payable by $4 million in cash and the remainder in Digital Dispatch stock. Mobisoft specializes in application service provider (ASP)-oriented automated dispatching and wireless data transfer applications for passenger transport. Mobisoft’s focus is on real-time scheduling and dispatching for passenger transport. “The acquisition of Mobisoft i...
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