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HORIBA MIRA & GMV NSL Collaborate on a European Space Agency Project to Improve Road Traffic Efficiency

HORIBA MIRA & GMV NSL Collaborate on a European Space Agency Project to Improve Road Traffic Efficiency

Joy Finnegan

European automotive engineering consultancy, HORIBA MIRA, confirmed that its collaboration with GMV NSL to develop new and improved passenger car platooning solutions on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) will move into a live trials phase in Q1 2022, encompassing both simulated and physical testing during 2022. The ground-breaking project aims to advance platooning…

Floods Wreaked Transportation Havoc in Vancouver

Joy Finnegan

Earlier this month, floods and landslides killed at least one person and cut all rail access to Canada’s largest port in the city of Vancouver, a spokesperson for the port said at the time. That weather event plus new rains are causing the port to experience big delays, officials say. The Vancouver Port Authority says…

Five People Killed When Vehicle Plows into Parade Crowd

Joy Finnegan

Five people were killed and more than 40 injured when an SUV plowed into a parade and spectators in Waukesha, Wisc. on Sunday, November 21, 2021. There was no immediate known connection to international or domestic terrorism, local officials said. They are also saying there does not appear to be any connection to the recent…

Ansys Selected by Panasonic Automotive to Streamline Functional Safety Analysis for Future Mobility Technology

Joy Finnegan

Leveraging Ansys model-based engineering and simulation solutions, Panasonic Automotive achieved ISO 26262 ASIL-D process certification. Panasonic Automotive and Ansys collaborated on a systematic, model-based approach across the safety lifecycle to optimize the practice of standards-based functional safety analysis throughout the development process.  Innovations in the automotive industry for the in-cabin user experience are increasing the complexity…

Japan Customs and Smiths Detection to Boost Surveillance with State-of-the-Art Inspection System

Joy Finnegan

Smiths Detection has secured a contract with Japan Customs to provide two Hi Energy 9 MeV, interlaced, dual view HCVS high-performance cargo inspection systems for screening trucks and cargo containers to Tokyo Customs at Jyonanjima and Kobe Customs at Mizushima. Installations will start in April 2022. This improved HCVS X-ray stationary screening system utilizes a…

Police in Guatemala Find 126 People Inside Abandoned Container

Joy Finnegan

More than one hundred people were found screaming inside an abandoned shipping container on the side of a road, in Guatemala recently. The 126 people were found at dawn between the towns of Nueva Concepción and Cocales after passersby reported hearing screams inside the container.  Authorities say they were likely left there by their smugglers who…

Eurotunnel Wins Best Innovation Award for Its Freight Service, the Eurotunnel Border Pass

Joy Finnegan

Eurotunnel has won the Best Innovation award, for its Eurotunnel Border Pass, at the SITL 2021 Exhibition (Transport and Logistics Innovation Week), held in Paris in late September, in the category Technologies, IOT et Systèmes d’Information. Since the opening of the service on 1 January, 2021 as part of Brexit, more than 300,000 Eurotunnel Border…

Ontic Launches New CoE Led by Threat Assessment and Protective Intelligence Investigations Expert

Joy Finnegan

Ontic announced the launch of the Ontic Center of Excellence, led by Dr. Marisa Randazzo, executive director. Recognized globally as an expert on targeted violence, threat assessment and protective intelligence investigations, Randazzo served a decade in the U.S. Secret Service and founded SIGMA Threat Management Associates, which was recently acquired by Ontic.  “We are proud…

Volvo Cars, Zoox, SAIC Join Autonomous Vehicle Makers Using New NVIDIA DRIVE Solutions

Volvo Cars, Zoox, SAIC Join Autonomous Vehicle Makers Using New NVIDIA DRIVE Solutions

Joy Finnegan

Volvo Cars, Zoox and SAIC are among the growing ranks of transportation companies using the newest NVIDIA DRIVE solutions to power their next-generation AI-based autonomous vehicles, NVIDIA has announced. NVIDIA says their design-win pipeline for NVIDIA DRIVE now totals more than $8 billion over the next six years, reflecting a growing range of next-generation cars,…

Free2Move Makes Waves in Car Rental Market in Washington D.C.

Free2Move Makes Waves in Car Rental Market in Washington D.C.

Joy Finnegan

Free2Move is launching their “Car On Demand” service in Washington D.C. This month-to-month subscription gives customers a flexible, all-inclusive program, easily accessed through the Free2Move App. With Car on Demand, Free2Move adds an additional solution to the already successful offering in progressive city of Washington D.C. The company says the launch is a key milestone…

IRU and ETF Welcome New EU Funding for Secure Truck Parking

IRU and ETF Welcome New EU Funding for Secure Truck Parking

Joy Finnegan

IRU, the world road transport organization, and ETF, Europe’s Transport Workers’ Federation, have welcomed the European Commission´s launch of a call for proposals to access €100 million in CEF funding to improve the network of safe and secure truck parking areas (SSTPAs) across the European Union. With only 300,000 truck parking spaces currently available in…

DHS FOCUSES ON SECURING SURFACE TRANSPORT

DHS FOCUSES ON SECURING SURFACE TRANSPORT

Kathryn Creedy

The Federal Aviation Administration instituted the first universal screening of airline passengers in 1973 in the wake of a series of skyjackings. But in the intervening 47 years, despite a rising number of attacks, securing surface transportation seems little more than an afterthought. Until now. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is testing a layered…