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Transport sector needs to increase its focus on cyber-security says report

Industry news  •  28 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

According to a report published by Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), the UK Transport sector needs to increase its focus on cyber-security in the face of rapidly emerging technological developments.

‘Significant additional funding’ for transport confirmed in Autumn Statement

Industry news  •  24 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

On 23 November, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond pledged ‘Significant additional funding’ for transport networks in his Autumn Statement to Parliament.

Autonomous vehicles operate as temporary bus service at Dutch university

Industry news  •  18 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Two WEpod autonomous vehicles entered passenger operation acting as a weekly bus service at Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands.

The smart city: cell-powered traffic information

Industry news  •  21 October 2016  •  Fältcom

Billions of devices are expected to be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. Sensors receive and analyse data and communicate with the outside world to create smarter and more attractive environments, products and services. This transformation is described as bigger than before and after the advent of the Internet and smartphones.

Whitepaper: 5 criteria for boosting control room operator efficiency

Whitepapers, Z homepage promo  •  1 October 2016  •  Barco

In this paper, we concentrate on some of the underlying technology issues that have a significant impact on operator efficiency. Resolving these issues can boost operator efficiency as well as job satisfaction…

Keep it Moving: Mesh Networks improve Mass Transit Communications

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  26 September 2016  •  Chris Mason, EMEA Sales Director at Rajant Corporation

Designed for dynamic environments, Mesh Network technology will propel the bus industry forward says Chris Mason of Rajant Corporation.

Technology on the Tube: The technological innovations that make London Underground Work

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  8 September 2016  •  Dice - formerly the IT Job Board

Explore the surprising technology behind the London Underground and how it affects everyday commuting.

Study finds steering technology reduces bus driver work-related injuries

Industry news  •  7 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A new scientific study has found Volvo Dynamic Steering technology reduces the risk of bus driver work-related injuries.

EU-wide service platform MOBiNET improves efficiency of Dial-a-Ride service in London

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  25 August 2016  •  Maria De Rycke – ERTICO – ITS Europe, Guido Di Pasquale – Pluservice, Isran Shaffi – Transport for London

The MOBiNET project envisages a new “Internet of Mobility” where transport users meet providers of next-generation mobility services… This article showcases the platform’s implementation within the Dial-a-Ride service improving its efficiency through mobile technology.

FirstBus spearheads testing of latest bus technology

Industry news  •  25 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

FirstBus has triggered the race to develop the latest bus technology in its pursuit to operate cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles in the UK.

New chiller system installed on northern section of London’s Victoria line

Industry news  •  18 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Passengers travelling on the northern section of the Victoria line can now benefit from the installation of a new chiller system reducing temperatures in tunnels and platforms.

Setting course for the future: all signals to digital

Industry news  •  10 August 2016  •  Black Box

Thales Germany constructs new control centre for Berlin underground using KVM technology from Black Box.

London buses to display real-time traffic updates for drivers

Industry news  •  10 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for London (TfL) have announced a new trial which will see London buses display real-time traffic updates in order to help drivers avoid congestion.

Connected commuter: the next generation of passenger satisfaction

Webinars, Z homepage promo  •  22 June 2016  •  LILEE Systems

In this webinar, we discuss the transformation of operations and passenger services through the application of innovative technology for real-time broadband communications…

Passengers clock up 5 million sessions on Metrolink WiFi since launch

Industry news  •  22 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

More than 5 million sessions have been logged on Greater Manchester’s Metrolink WiFi since its launch in March 2015.

 

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