UNESCO and Vulog Partner to Develop Smart and Inclusive Cities Tool

Posted on April 23rd, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

Built Environment, Global, Transportation, April 23 2021 Vulog and UNESCO have announced their partnership to develop a “Smart and Inclusive Cities Tool,” a project that will focus on the impact that mobility and technology have on fostering inclusivity for vulnerable populations in cities across the world. Transportation and mobility at the forefront of conversations around […]

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Americas, Misc., Transportation, April 14 2021 UNITED STATES: It looks like artificial intelligence and robotics might be on the verge of automating yet another job. A team of scientists from the University of California, Berkeley has developed a four-legged robodog to safely guide the visually impaired, a New Scientist report explains. In a study published March 26, the researchers showed […]

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Barcelona Metro Launches New Accessible Customer Service Centre

Posted on March 31st, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

SPAIN: As of 15 March, there is a new citizen service centre (Punt TMB) operating in the lobby of the Sagrada Familia station of the Barcelona Metro. TMB, the operator company, described the new office addition as a pioneering in certain aspects. Among other things, it will be the first to offer information in Catalan […]

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Europe, Transportation, January 2 2020 SPAIN: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office have published a second short film that showcases the transportation legacy of the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games. The film, part of the “Transforming Lives Makes Sense for Everyone” campaign, focuses on some of the post-Games accessibility improvements made […]

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Europe, Transportation, December 26 2019 MOSCOW: The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has approved a package of recommendations for the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union concerning the provision of services to people with disabilities, BelTA learned from the EEC’s press service. “The document defines the recommended approaches to transport infrastructure and public passenger […]

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Europe, Transportation, December 26 2019 Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and Business school ISDI, through ISDI Accelerator, have created the Toyota Startup Awards. This competition targets inclusive mobility companies that offer innovative solutions empowering people with a physical impairment to move around more freely and facilitating their daily life. Eight startups will be invited to attend 4YFN in Barcelona from […]

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TransLink Installs Tactile and Braille Signage Bus Stops

Posted on December 24th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, News, Transportation, December 24 2019 CANADA: Beginning in 2020, TransLink will install tactile and braille signage at every bus stop and tactile walking surface indicators (TWSI) at stations and bus exchanges. “We are committed to making our transit system accessible for as many people as possible,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “We know that a […]

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Americas, Transportation, December 4 2019 CANADA: Two separate federal agencies issued announcements Tuesday on life with a disability in Canada — one seeking greater input on hot-button issues and the other urging society at large to challenge its preconceptions. A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Monday, May […]

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Transportation, December 3 2019 Through the partnership, the Social and Sustainable Impact Department and Nino Robotics aim to develop sustainable and accessible mobility solutions for all, including people with disabilities or of reduced mobility. Credit: Nino Robotics The Social and Sustainable Impact Department has signed a partnership with Nino Robotics, designer of a new type […]

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Africa, Transportation, November 20 2019 ZIMBABWE: People living with disability in Harare are calling on the government to provide an all-inclusive public transport system that supports their special needs. As a result of a high- cost of living, the government introduced a fleet of buses under the Zimbabwe Passenger Company (Zupco), at a subsidized fare aimed […]

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