Jakarta’s bus system launches a trial for electric vehicles
The world’s largest public bus system – located in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia – has launched a trial for electric vehicles (EVs).
The trial aligns with the Jakarta’s Governor’s target of making the city one of the greenest in the world, UN Environment reported.
The Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transit System, which serves 200mn users per annum, will start using electric buses on some of its routes.
Transjakarta began testing the EVs on public roads in April, but is yet to have passengers travel on the service.
The city’s bus system is becoming more popular as the government adds new routes and vehicles in a bid to manage traffic.
“We see the move toward electric vehicles as a vital way to combat air pollution and transition to a greener future,” commented Agung Wicaksono, Chief Executive Officer of the Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transit System.
“The electric bus trial programme will give us a good sense of the changes we need to make to the system to ultimately replace all of Jakarta’s fleet of public vehicles with electric models.”
China’s BYD and Indonesia’s PT Mobil Anak Bangsa delivered the first three EVs. The bus company agreed that RAC Electric Vehicles and Danfoss would also produce EVs for the city.
Curiosity Lab announces strategic partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta
SCATL, which is the only US edition of the Smart...
Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners has announced its partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta (SCATL).
SCATL, which is the only US edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress, has partnered with the lab to promote Atlanta’s autonomous mobility ecosystem.
“Startups and mature companies around the world are interested in using the Lab’s test track to better understand how their technology operates in a suburban community with people working and living around them,” stated Brian Johnson, City Manager for Peachtree Corners.
“Our partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta offers companies the opportunity to demonstrate their technology firsthand and jumpstart the Expo.”
“It will also provide citizens and conference attendees a glimpse of what the future test site will look like.”
Curiosity Lab also revealed the grand opening of its 5G enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory.
“As the Southeast’s largest and most advanced technology hub, Atlanta is a natural location for the development of IoT, mobility, and smart city technology,” remarked Aarti Tandon, Co-Founder and CEO of Smart City Expo Atlanta.
“Our partnership with Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a transformative way to exhibit real-world IoT technology in action, and will help conference attendees visualize the future of their communities. We are thrilled to be working together on this cutting-edge demonstration.”