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Harare bans kombis from CBD

Harare City Council has banned commuter omnibuses from the central business district (CBD) and is ordering them to operate from new ranks...

By Yeukai Karengezeka 22 Feb 2018

Smart cities need to be more human, so we're creating Sims-style virtual worlds

Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years. These include cameras and sensors that count the number of passers-by, devices to sense air quality, traffic flow detectors, and even beehive monitors...

By Nick Malleson and Alison Heppenstall 5 Feb 2018

Boda Boda riders launch bike-hailing app

Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya has launched a new app called JuuBike that will connect riders to customers in what the association says will streamline the industry...

24 Jan 2018

Volkswagen SA offers ride-hailing and more with pioneer Kigali plant

Volkswagen SA (VWSA) has launched a subsidiary company in Rwanda to build cars and provide the country with transport services such as car-sharing and Uber-style ride-hailing...

22 Jan 2018

Daily Mail returns to Virgin Trains after outcry

LONDON, UK: Virgin boss Richard Branson on Monday said he would resume offering the right-wing tabloid the Daily Mail on his trains after a decision not to stock them sparked accusations of censorship last week...

17 Jan 2018

Test run for Metrobus in Maputo

The combined road and rail scheme for the Greater Maputo Metropolitan Area, known as the Metrobus, undertook its first, experimental journey on Monday, reports the independent television station STV...

20 Dec 2017

Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future

More than ever before, technology drives our world. It powers businesses, cities and governments, and shapes individual lives in a hugely impactful way...

By Colin Thornton 7 Nov 2017

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Using data to understand travellers' spending behaviours, their habits as well as their preferences, has the power to increase the number of customers and the spend...

By Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017

Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

By Emma Okonji 13 Oct 2017

WhereIsMyTransport informally run public transport data now available

WhereIsMyTransport has completed its mammoth data collection project which means access to reliable data from SA's most-used public transport mode is now possible for every major metropolitan region, as well as Gaborone...

12 Oct 2017

Akagera-MCV partnership expected to boost public transport

Efforts by the City of Kigali to phase out low-capacity commuter taxis from operating on key routes have been boosted by the introduction of new big buses by Akagera Motors...

By Donata Kiiza 6 Oct 2017

Ford, Lyft join forces to take self-driving cars mainstream

A new partnership between Ford and Lyft will aim to bring self-driving vehicles to the masses and help both companies progress toward more affordable, dependable, and accessible transportation future...

6 Oct 2017

Nigeria's GoMyWay to close

Nigerian ridesharing platform GoMyWay has announced its closure at the end of October, citing lack of funding to continue operations...

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 Oct 2017

Uber-Puma Fuel Card launched

Through expanding its fuel card business, Puma Energy Tanzania has established a partnership with Uber to supply fuel to all registered Uber partner-drivers...

11 Sep 2017

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Kitty Hawk autonomous flying taxi officially unveiled

Kitty Hawk, the same group of California dreamers who introduced the leisure-focused Flyer last year, has revealed an all-electric, self-piloted air taxi in New Zealand. The company, which is backed by Alphabet's Larry Page, has been working on "an aircraft so personal it could weave the freedom of flight into our daily lives" since 2010. Cora is the result - a two-seater short hop aircraft that can lift off and land like a helicopter and flies forward like an aeroplane.

By Paul Ridden 1 day ago

Buses could be history sooner than you think - here's why

In 1890, no one foresaw the rise of the internal combustion engine: horses were the fastest means of transport, and a status symbol. Today, society stands at a similar tipping point. No one can really predict how transport will be used in the coming century, or if people will even need to travel as much as they do today. But some of the most commonly used modes of public transport may be closer to extinction than previously thought.

By Marcus Mayers, David Bamford 12 Mar 2018

Waymo self-driving trucks to start hauling cargo this week

Waymo has clocked up millions of self-driving miles since starting Google's autonomous vehicle project in 2009, celebrating five million of them by recently releasing a 360-degree video to demonstrate how its cars see the world around them. Now the company is shifting gear by moving into cargo hauling.

By Paul Ridden 12 Mar 2018

MTN's ride-hailing app popular in Iran

MTN's ride-hailing app in Iran facilitated about 850,000 trips a day in December, which would rank it among Uber's biggest markets globally, management said recently.

12 Mar 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A capital of knowledge

How does a nation get ahead in the global economy if its landmass and population size is small? Although I hadn't thought much about it previously, an article in the Times of Malta made me think of my newly adopted homeland rather differently. The answer is to position yourself as a player in the knowledge economy.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 Mar 2018

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