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Hitachi Rail trialling train sensors to replace ticket barriers

The firm is testing the system in northern Italy and believes it could be used on trains, buses and trams in the UK Railway station ticket barriers could be replaced by sensors which detect when passengers board trains, Hitachi Rail has claimed. The train manufacturer is developing technology designed to ensure travellers are automatically charged… Read More


Self-driving car projects get £25 million from UK government

The UK government has set up a £25 million fund for self-driving car projects with the aim of getting them on roads by 2020. The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), set up by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Transport in 2015, has a fund of up… Read More


How blockchain is revolutionising transportation and mobility

John Bensalhia meets DOVU co-founder Irfon Watkins to discuss the background, mission and ethos of this hugely successful business Eureka! Isn’t it wonderful when a plan comes together? The classic Eureka or A-ha! lightbulb moment of coming up with the solution to a problem has been seen throughout history from Archimedes to Einstein. For Irfon… Read More


Qualcomm launching IoT and smart car lab in China

U.S. semiconductor and telecom giant Qualcomm, in partnership with a Chinese startup company, is creating a smart car lab in southwest China. The new learning center, or “IoT-connected smart car collaborative innovation laboratory”, will provide a dedicated facility for Qualcomm and Thunder Software Technology Company (Thundersoft) researchers to make strides in areas of intelligent cockpit and… Read More


Autonomous car startup FiveAI receives public and private funding

UK autonomous car startup FiveAI has received nearly £27 million in funding, from both government and private investors. The Cambridge based, research-intensive firm, says it is “well on its way” to creating tech that will allow vehicles to autonomously deal with busy roads, including pedestrians and cyclists. FiveAI CEO Stan Boland identified the company’s aim… Read More



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