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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

UK to see roll out of AI-powered traffic lights

A smart AI-based traffic lights system which monitors road congestion is set to launch in the UK, with the city of Milton Keynes investing £3 million in the technology. The scheme will see 2,500 cameras rolled out across the city in a bid to prevent traffic bottlenecks by giving priority to emergency vehicles, public transport… Read More

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