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Pessac equips its home aids with NFC phones

Pessac equips its home aids with NFC phones

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by Suzanne Galy | 12.28.11

Since October, home aids of the town of Pessac have been equipped with NFC-enabled mobile phones. This non-contact tool allows them to receive and transmit to CCAS, in real-time, information related to their daily missions. The mayor hopes to improve the management of welfare payments.

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…

Dynamic ridesharing is breaking the deadlock

Dynamic ridesharing is breaking the deadlock

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.15.11

Is ridesharing the butt of entrenched prejudice? Its ability to reduce nuisance has been known for a long time but single car drivers are not ready to let go of their individual cars yet. With the boom of new technologies, players in that field are technically ready to shift to second gear and are developing what are known as dynamic car sharing solutions. Companies and local authorities, which are more skeptical, are experimenting this new service with sometimes-mixed results. Let us explore the mysteries of dynamic car sharing.

Harmonav is sailing in public transport’s troubled waters

Harmonav is sailing in public transport’s troubled waters

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.11.11

“Traffic disrupted because of material damage.” Tired of hearing these messages in the metro? On June 17th, during the Futur en Seine festival, the start-up Senda launched an application enabling users to prepare journeys while anticipating transport network incidents.

A SMS to inform users of real-time bus schedules

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.03.11

Though Franck Bellaiche does not hold grudges, he nevertheless has a good memory. He remembers having seen his bus drive past him several times in his youth and helplessly waited for the next one, at a time when flashcodes and other transportation applications did not exist. Twenty years later, this businessman developed his own project, which consists in providing users with real-time bus schedules through SMS, for free.

A SMS to inform users of real-time bus schedules

A SMS to inform users of real-time bus schedules

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by Elsa Sidawy | 02.17.11

Though Franck Bellaiche does not hold grudges, he nevertheless has a good memory. He remembers having seen his bus drive past him several times in his youth and helplessly waited for the next one, at a time when flashcodes and other transportation applications did not exist. Twenty years later, this businessman developed his own project, which consists in providing users with real-time bus schedules through SMS, for free.

Mobile Millennium: mobile sensors become a viable means to measure traffic

Mobile Millennium: mobile sensors become a viable means to measure traffic

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by Sébastien Blandin | 10.19.10

At the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Bayen’s team is developing new algorithms for estimating traffic on highways and arterial roads. To identify in real time and with precision slowdowns, from all causes affecting traffic conditions, researchers at the Lagrangian Sensor Systems Laboratory, led by Professor Bayen, bring together real-time measurements with models of traffic evolution.

3D touch navigation in the city soon

3D touch navigation in the city soon

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by Nicolas Bellégo | 09.13.10

Tharsis Software offers a 3D virtual scale model that can be manipulated in multi-touch, dedicated to cities desirous to present their various real estate projects. Its main assets are: 3D real-time navigation, contextual information on demand and a scale model that people can modify independently.

The metro and the bus are becoming the new playgrounds of social networks

The metro and the bus are becoming the new playgrounds of social networks

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.20.10

Avoiding ticket collectors, finding a person one has spotted during one’s morning trip, giving some live information about an incident on the line… Social networks are now using metro undergrounds and public transport to allow passengers to manage information themselves and make it more accessible but also to entertain them during their trips.

An encyclopedic database of parking spots in 4000 cities

An encyclopedic database of parking spots in 4000 cities

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by Elsa Sidawy | 06.18.10

At first site, Parkopedia makes you think of a certain online collaborative encyclopedia. The principal is the same, but the application exclusively addresses drivers.

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