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…)
March 14th, 2018
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…)
March 14th, 2018
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 Booth. It’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…)
March 7th, 2018
‘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…)
March 6th, 2018
Stop pulling your air out!
It is thought that about 70% of truckers on the road are actually hauling air because they don’t know the exact dimensions of the items they’re carrying. Antony Savvas considers what the Internet of Things (IoT) can do to solve this wasteful problem. (more…)
February 14th, 2018
How can we expect MaaS acceptance when we all talk at cross purposes?
A mass alliance of experts keeps promising that soon we can live in automated communities with an omnipotent but benevolent transport system. This Mercurial god of travel will make us safer, healthier, richer and more fulfilled. The only missing piece of the puzzle is open communications. (more…)
February 12th, 2018
Rise of the smart city will come with the car’s death
Some people like change, some people don’t like change, and when it comes to building anything most fear the cars that come with it. Antony Savvas considers whether his local paper will ever be free of parking fears, let alone full of brave new world attitudes to smart cities. (more…)
January 31st, 2018
Would you trust a human to drive the IoT strategy for your local council?
Half the technology industry is making driving nicer. The other half, says Nick Booth, is driving us off the road. If only they’d make their minds up.
January 23rd, 2018
Internet of People makes steady tracks
When it comes to smart transport it’s not always about the Internet of Things, it’s increasingly about the ‘Internet of People. Here, Antony Savvas looks at how the rail industry is trying to improve operations with this new phenomenon. (more…)
January 17th, 2018
Robots will make make logistics 10 times faster, but only when L4MS has done its job
The EU is offering smaller manufacturers €8 million to close the funding gap and make their logistics 10 times faster. Better still, the money is ear-marked for spending on mobile robotics systems. This ‘open call’ is more like an open goal, surely, says Nick Booth. (more…)
January 9th, 2018