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9/20/2018

Aimed at reducing carbon emissions and improving residents quality of life, a mobility as a service app was launched during the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. Piia Karjalainen of MaaS Alliance and ERITCO said the app needed accessible transportation data to improve mobility; a connected, service-based, automated electric ecosystem; and public-private partnerships.

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9/19/2018

Amazon, which earned 50 cents of every dollar spent online in the US last year, is impossible to beat at its own game, according to New York University business professor Scott Galloway, speaking this week at Recode's Code Commerce conference. A panel of retailer CEOs said opportunities do exist, such as Shopify's model of working closely with merchants and Macy's advantage of a physical presence.

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Amazon, Macy, Shopify
9/19/2018

Audi has announced that it will introduce a midsize electric sport utility vehicle in the US next year. Some analysts have said Audi's e-tron might not have the driving range of Tesla's Model X.

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9/19/2018

Google supports CarPlay in its 5.0 version of Google Maps. Available in the Apple's App Store, the software includes directions optimized by Google and points of interest that Apple Maps doesn't mention.

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VentureBeat
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Google, Apple
9/19/2018

Accurate vehicle detection is critical to the optimization of traffic flow in any traffic management network and Intelligent Transport System. The inductive loop technology has continued to evolve and is now refined to the point of being the most accurate, cost effective form of vehicle detection technology available today.

Reno A&E's EverLoop™ System achieves benchmark for Vehicle Detection Accuracy Technologies.

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renoae.com
9/19/2018

Maximize your learning by avoiding shortcuts and trying new things, especially in areas that you typically avoid, writes Jesse Sostrin. "When you look for the easy way, you'll save some time -- but the lack of learning and growth will ultimately limit your progress," he writes.

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Jesse Sostrin
9/19/2018

Construction of the Pandaan-Malang toll road project in Indonesia is at least two-thirds complete, and PT Jasa Marga, the company behind the project, has expressed optimism that it will be completed on time. The company received a 35-year concession.

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Antara (Indonesia)
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Jasa Marga
9/19/2018

The Indiana Finance Authority is expected to take action Thursday regarding a proposed arrangement with the Indiana Toll Road to increase tolls on commercial trucks; the move could earn the state an additional $1 billion over six years. Gov. Eric Holcomb said the revised rate will be closer to those in other states, but some lawmakers have expressed concern because legislators were not involved in the negotiations.

9/19/2018

More than 2,500 trucks per day cross the Pharr International Bridge between Texas and Mexico, and a new tolling system has been added to make the border-crossing process more efficient. The system also enhances security by collecting data on trucks, a US lawmaker said.

9/19/2018

Construction has started on the $1.4 billion A24 project in the Netherlands, and work is expected to be completed by 2024. The road will be tolled, and tolls will fund $370 million worth of the project, which is designed to reduce congestion on the A15 and improve access to the port of Rotterdam.