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Caution: Venture capitalists at work

We will look back on March 2018 as the time when Facebook lost $37 billion (€30.01 billion) from its valuation – as did the bluest of chips such as Apple, Netflix and Amazon. (more…)

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LCV manufacturers collaborate with aftermarket fleet management specialists

Most commercial vehicle manufacturers now offer factory-installed telematics devices and various degrees of fleet management (FM) functionality for their vehicles – either independently or in partnership with established FM solution providers. (more…)

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Transport 4.0: Providing door-to-door travel in a multimodal transportation system

Whether it’s keeping up with work while on the move, staying in touch with co-workers and friends, or just looking for some entertainment, travelers want to stay connected. Now, this demand is spreading to the transportation systems themselves. (more…)

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Modernising transport infrastructure: A shift from forensic to real-time

The European transport sector proved to be an early adopter of CCTV surveillance. This was partially due to the attractiveness of its forensic capabilities, including the ability to record, store and replay video for post-incident analysis. (more…)

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Your smartphone and the connected car

For many of us, our smartphone is our lifeline, providing us with constant access to communication, entertainment, news and shopping. It is, by far, says Marco Dallabora, senior director – Mobile Business Unit at Micron Semiconductor Italia, the most preferred digital device that we use every day. (more…)

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Preparing for an autonomous future

Autonomous vehicles will represent approximately 25% of passenger vehicles by 2030, and in the UK, trials have already been announced for convoys of partially self-driving lorries. Although advanced infrastructure, legislation and consumer trust will take time to evolve, it’s clear that any fleet-owning business (more…)

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How data refinery synchronises better performance from the vast machinery of Transport for London

You can’t have market efficiency without perfect information, says the Pareto Optimum Principle. The rules for the dynamics of moving bodies were established back in the 1900s. How will open data affect the liquidity of transport assets though? (more…)

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Yee haw! ‘Driverless’ goes all commercial

After years of testing self-driving vehicle technology, Waymo is now ready to put its first commercial job into gear. Antony Savvas hangs the bunting out to celebrate dreams becoming reality, hopefully. (more…)

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Your next journey is data integration but where do you board? It doesn’t say

There is always a massive disparity between the technology industry’s version of events and those we experience, says freelance writer Nick BoothIt’s time for us to mind the data gap, according to Johan Herrlin, CEO of Ito, a company which is ‘making a go’ (as its latin name implies) of data integration. (more…)

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‘The next pod leaving Didcot Parkway Station…’

The government has confirmed the UK’s first trials of autonomous vehicles on public roads will take place around a “high-tech business and science hub” [otherwise known as an industrial estate] in Oxfordshire. Antony Savvas looks at the potential consequences. (more…)

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