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Cityzen Mobility: the shared taxi with a social mission

Cityzen Mobility: the shared taxi with a social mission

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by Julien de Labaca | 12.22.11

In late October, Cityzen Mobility launched its shared taxi service in Paris dubbed “Alpha Travel.” The goal? Pool taxi rides to reduce costs for passengers. Alongside its public launch, the young company will create a service to benefit seniors: savings made from the shared rides will go to fund “Senior Mobility,” a social transportation service designed to help isolated and low income seniors get around.

Paris’ Autolib’ has a smooth start

Paris’ Autolib’ has a smooth start

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.13.11

Before international journalists and local officials, the service Autolib’ was launched Monday, December 5th near Châtelet, four years after the inauguration of the now famous Vélib. Indeed, the latter model inspired the city and the group Bolloré to launch this system of self-service electric cars.

Innovation Grand Prizes: betting on the future

Innovation Grand Prizes: betting on the future

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.12.11

To reward the winners of the tenth Paris City Council Innovation Grand Prizes, the jury met one evening in the Palais Brongniart auditorium in Paris. On December 1st, five start-ups were thus in the spotlight of the innovation ecosystem.

Paris within a second: the application that gives inhabitants of Paris real-time information

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.22.11

On November 16th, the city of Paris launched a new and free mobile phone application to give on-the-move inhabitants of Paris access to practical information. “Paris à la seconde” (Paris within a second) provides iPhone or Androïd mobile phone users with weather forecast alerts, information on unexpected closing of public places or highways, pollution peaks, electricity failures…

Delivery of goods: Paris experiments with a freight tram

Delivery of goods: Paris experiments with a freight tram

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Mobilicités | 11.21.11 | Quick Read

Since Monday, tramline 3 users have seen empty cars streaming pas them. The “TramFret” project launched by the city of Paris, the RATP, the STIF and Apur, is using certain conventional tramlines for freight transport.

An accessory for using touch screens without removing gloves

An accessory for using touch screens without removing gloves

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.16.11

Anyone who has walked the streets of Amsterdam in winter knows that wearing gloves is not a fashion statement. Chi Dang, an Australian-born designer finishing his studies in Europe, felt this first hand. With the increasing presence of touch screens in our daily lives, a solution for gloved fingers is becoming more pressing.

An experimental store for the visually impaired

An experimental store for the visually impaired

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.02.11

The Institute of Vision and the Casino Group opened an experiment supermarket in May. The goal? Make the lives of two million visually impaired French citizens a bit easier and open a real store next year using the innovations that are presently being tested.

Exclusive: release of the 2011 index of the most innovative cities in the world

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.19.11

The Australian agency 2thinknow released today the results of its fifth annual “Innovation Cities Index”. Like last year, Boston is top of the list of the most innovative cities in the world, among the 331 cities that have been observed (versus 289 in 2010). Paris loses its second place and comes third after San Francisco. [...]

Sound Delta Wild, digital technology in the service of nature

Sound Delta Wild, digital technology in the service of nature

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by Adrien Geneste | 10.10.11

Born from an idea put forward by the WWF to increase the presence of wildlife in cities, the Sound Delta Wild application helps users explore their surroundings through sound, transmitted via their smartphone headphones or supporting media.

Trends and innovations in bike mobility

Trends and innovations in bike mobility

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.07.11

The bicycle market is going well. Bike mobility is having great success as comfort and safety constraints have gradually been removed, thus encouraging people to cycle in town more often. City-planning policies and financial aids to help people buy electrically assisted pedal cycles constitute additional levers for the development of these mobility bikes, as Didier Huré, General Delegate of the french National Council of Cycling Professions explains.

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