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Mercedes leads $250m funding for ride sharing startup Via

Ride sharing startup Via has raised a large funding round in an attempt to expand outside of the U.S. The exact total amount of funding has not been disclosed, but it has been reported to be around $250 million (approx. £192.8 million). $50 million of this has come from German automotive group Daimler, which owns… Read More


Mayor of London plans to get rid of poor mobile connectivity

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is planning to fight connectivity problem areas and bring mobile coverage to the London Underground. In an announcement, Khan introduced his ‘Not-Spot’ team initiative which will look for blind spots in the city and develop solutions to improve coverage in the capital. Transport for London will also be working… Read More


IBM Cloud selected for BMW connected car

BMW and IBM have announced a partnership to work together on a platform for the connected car. BMW’s CarData platform was created to run on the IBM Bluemix cloud, giving the new platform access to IBM Watson IoT capabilities. The BMW CarData platform helps drivers access third-party providers of diagnostic and repair services or vehicle insurance. CarData collects… Read More


TSA trials new biometrics tech to eliminate boarding passes

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is trialling new biometrics technology in place of ID and boarding passes at airports in a bid to speed up the check-in process and increase security. The proof-of-concept fingerprint-based system is being tested over the course of a month at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Denver International Airport. Those… Read More


British Airways data centre outage a ‘tragedy’, says CEO

The British Airways data centre outage, which saw thousands of holidays disrupted over the three-day weekend, has been described by BA’s CEO as a ‘tragedy’. The IT failure, which has clipped £500 million off the value of parent company International Airlines Group (IAG), saw BA cancel 75,000 flights to global locations over the busy bank… Read More



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