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#StartupStory: Aura security app to aid beleaguered Uber drivers

A revolutionary new app that provides speedy security assistance and cuts emergency response times has become a welcome safety measure, especially for beleaguered Uber drivers...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

Prospects of pallet trucks market remain positive

According to a recent Fact.MR study, prospects of the pallet trucks market remain positive. The study estimates the global sales of pallet trucks to bring in approximately $1,4m by end-2028...

11 Jul 2018

Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefits

Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is the second most congested city in the world. To reduce congestion, Nairobi County has proposed car-free Wednesdays and Saturdays in two of the busiest parts of the city...

By Haneen Khreis and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen 10 Jul 2018

6 ways to save on fuel

With the fuel price expected to increase yet again this month, small and medium-sized transport companies are finding themselves in particularly challenging times. The pressure is on to find ways to save fuel and reduce costs...

By Arnoux Maré 9 Jul 2018

What if autonomous vehicles actually make us more dependent on cars?

Cities across Europe are taking steps to become increasingly car-free. London Mayor Sadiq Khan is aiming for 80% of all trips to be made on foot, by cycle or using public transport by 2041...

By Mark Kleinman and Charlene Rohr 3 Jul 2018

Elon Musk asks for development ideas for Tesla pickup truck

At the Semi and Roadster reveal last November, Elon Musk quickly showed a mockup drawing of an all-electric pickup truck large enough to carry a pickup truck in its bed...

By Paul Ridden 28 Jun 2018

Why smart transportation is a game changer for Africa

Many of the approaches and technologies which combine to form a smart city are being applied from Cape Town through to Cairo...

By Sherry Zameer 22 Jun 2018

Izusa Carriers truck driver strike comes to an end

About 100 truck drivers from Izusa Carriers have ceased striking after they signed a resolution agreement with the Motor Transport Workers Union (MTWU)...

20 Jun 2018

Uber yet to make car ownership obsolete

Millennials think Uber has removed the need for car ownership and that owning a car in the near future will be irrational. However, new research indicates that the complete takeover is yet to happen...

18 Jun 2018

How traffic signals favour cars and discourage walking

Traffic signals give priority to motor vehicles over pedestrians. This inequality undermines many of the stated goals of transport, health and environment policy...

By David Levinson 14 Jun 2018

Traffic is complex, but modelling using deceptively simple rules can help unravel what's going on

It seems there's an equation for everything in life. But in today's fast-shifting society, many problems are too complex to model with a single equation. So how do we deal with complex phenomena such as traffic?

By Yohan Kim, Jay Falletta and Scott Kelly 13 Jun 2018

Leveraging the power of urbanisation to seize opportunities

Rapid population growth and urbanisation of African cities will see nearly 350 million new city-dwellers by 2030, and a billion more by 2063[1]...

11 Jun 2018

Regional Connectivity Conference: Making inter-state transport work in Africa

A two-day conference themed "Regional Connectivity: Making inter-state transport work in Africa" will take place from 11-12 July 2018 at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit...

11 Jun 2018

Nature's traffic engineers have come up with many simple but effective solutions

As more and more people move to cities, the experience of being stuck in impenetrable gridlock becomes an increasingly common part of the human experience...

By Tanya Latty 11 Jun 2018

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