Mobility

After Opening U.S. HQ in Fort Worth, Clevon Rolls Out First North American On-Road Driverless Delivery

by | Dec 9, 2022
The all-electric, autonomous courier robot was built by Clevon, an Estonia-based company that moved its U.S. HQ to Fort Worth's AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone three months ago. At the HQ opening, Estonia's president said "The future is very near."

Now that future has arrived, with a CLEVON 1 robot making a 3.6-mile delivery on public roads, navigating traffic and making turn signals along the way. Plus, take a look at the U.S. opening at AllianceTexas.
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The MIZ: A Central Hub for Supply Chain Innovation
The concept of a hub is nothing new in transportation and logistics. Hubs connect people, routes and infrastructure to facilitate movement. As the world moves toward an age of autonomous mobility, a new type of hub is needed — one that connects the talent, ideas and thought leadership that will fuel this dynamic new era.
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A Supply Chain Revolution Is Driving Mobility Innovation
New technologies and fervent consumer demand are creating a burst of growth opportunities; they call for collaboration, investments, and resources for startups.
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Rising Above the Obstacles
Despite challenges, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) are propelling a new era of aviation.
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A NASA illustration depicts the idea of a future air taxi hovering over a municipal vertiport. [Rendering: NASA/Lillian Gipson and Kyle Jenkins]
‘Checkmate’ on Highway Congestion? Planning Agency, NASA Team Up To Introduce Airborne Drones, Taxis To Relieve DFW Traffic Jams
by | Jun 14, 2021
The North Central Texas Council of Governments and NASA are working on long-term transportation plans, from delivery drones to passenger-carrying air taxis.

The Advanced Urban Air Mobility NASA partnership is one of many irons NCTCOG has in the fire to improve traffic flow in one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation.
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New North Texas Center for Mobility Technologies Will Fuel Innovation With Industry-University Collaborations
by | Dec 8, 2020
North Texas’ research universities will offer their expertise in artificial intelligence, composite materials, wireless vehicle tech, IOT, big data, and more.

Under the umbrella of the Texas Research Association, the new center aims to solve mobility challenges faced by industry, nonprofits, municipalities, and transportation agencies—here and beyond.
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Out of Stealth, Dallas ‘Smart Computing’ Platform Joins Highly Selective 5G Open Innovation Lab—and Wins a Global Competition
by | Sep 23, 2020
Taubyte wants to make edge computing easier: "There are still too many Ops, and that doesn't scale in a 5G world," founder Samy Fodil says. That’s why the bootstrapped startup has developed a "NoOps" computing platform to help businesses adopt IoT and infrastructure software.

In joining the 5G Open Innovation Lab founded by T-Mobile, Intel, and NASA, the startup hopes to become the de facto computing platform for IoT.
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The Eagle Has Landed: American’s New $350M HQ is 300 Acres of Opportunity

by | Feb 4, 2020
Here's the story behind American Airlines' massive Fort Worth corporate campus that unified 12,000 team members on one site. A project five years in the making, the airline prioritized mobility, connectivity, and wellness in its $350 million, 90-acre expansion.
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Japanese Mobility Supplier DENSO Opens $1.3M R&D Center in Plano
by | Sep 18, 2019
DENSO's Texas Innovation and Connected Service Center—strategically located near longtime partner Toyota North America—will become part of the company’s larger global R&D network and help advance its work in mobility and autonomous vehicles.
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Toyota Forms Two Partnerships to Further Robot Initiative
by | Aug 8, 2019
Toyota, which bases its North American operations in Plano, is expanding its tech footprint with a R&D collaboration as well as a project for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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Q+A: CEO of Mobility Startup TransitScreen Talks Driving the Future of Transportation
by | Nov 20, 2018
"The future of transportation is going to be all about choices," Matt Caywood says, so TransitScreen is working to stay up to date so travelers don't have to.
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South Dallas Project With Toyota, New Smart Tech in West End on Tap for DIA in 2018

by | Jan 24, 2018
Toyota leaders joined officials from Dallas and the Dallas Innovation Alliance for a special event Tuesday to announce the new smart city projects.
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Toyota Gives $1M to Help Homeless in Collin County
by | Jul 7, 2017
On Thursday, Toyota and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas awarded a $1 million Impact Grant to four area shelters who are pooling together their efforts to help homeless women and children.
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Toyota Introducing $1M Grant to Solve North Texas Mobility Issues
by | Jan 25, 2017
The automaker will help community organizations take on social and transportation mobility issues through the new grant program.
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