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Mouser is the Wio Tracker from Seeed Studio. It is an open source gateway that allows for faster GPS solutions for the IoT by tracking nearly any moving thing and uploading that data wirelessly. For added speed and flexibility, the tracker features 99 GNSS receiver channels for quicker lock times. www.electropages.com
Small convoys of partially self-driving lorries will be tried out on major British roads by the end of next year. A contract has been awarded to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to carry out the tests of vehicle “platoons”. Up to three lorries will travel in formation, with acceleration and braking controlled by the lead vehicle. www.bbc.com
Uber Movement is now live. The website gives anyone the access to some of Uber’s internal demand and usage data. Planners using Uber Movement will be able to search for average trip times between two points for specific times of day, days of the week, and months, information that could help cities improve traffic flow. Uber Movement’s GPS-extracted information will help city planners to examine traffic patterns and monitor how infrastructure changes like road closures can impact congestion.
TomTom inaugurated its latest Traffic Centre at its Centre of Excellence in Pune, India. It is a part of TomTom’s global network of Traffic Centres, showcasing TomTom’s intelligent technology for traffic and travel management. The Traffic Centre in Pune will demonstrate how TomTom turns data into actionable insights that can help traffic city planners and inhabitants make smarter decisions, reducing road congestion and enhancing mobility in cities.