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The Walk – Through Coventry

Travelling sustainably towards equality, diversity and inclusion

As part of our UK City of Culture travel assistant deployment for Coventry, ‘You. Smart. Thing.’ is proud to be supporting the Little Amal, a young refugee, who has embarked on a remarkable journey!

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‘You. Smart. Thing.’ Informs An Artistic Route To Environmental Sustainability

Image by Jill Reidy, Red Snapper Photography

A goodwill gesture to the UK’s littered coastlines

Throughout August, Warwickshire-based artist Rob Hamp is travelling to some of the UKs busiest coastal locations to collect litter and sand to inform a new architectural artwork. The Art Can Be Rubbish Too project aims to encourage recycling, civic pride, and asks us to look again at our own relationship to waste. The work will be launched at Coventry Biennial 2021 this October and is a co-commission between Coventry Biennial and UK City of Culture 2021 / Green Futures.

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Travability

Disabled people do not exist in silos

A consortium developing a new data-sharing framework to communicate disabled people’s travel requirements between supply-chain operators has secured funding from the UK’s Connected Places Catapult.

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Becoming Carbon Neutral by Mapping Charge-point Supply & Demand

‘EV Assist’ is a leading edge collaboration between Transport for West Midlands and developers of the multi award winning Travel Assistant platform, ‘You. Smart. Thing.’ (YST). It aims to incentivise the use of electric vehicles (EVs), accelerating the UK’s journey towards achieving a carbon neutral economy.

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Transport for Wales ‘Boarding Pass’ Service

Capacity Management During the Pandemic & Beyond

As the second wave of COVID-19 took hold in 2020, in response to shifting COVID-19 social distancing measures and recommendations, Transport for Wales (TfW) identified the need for a ‘boarding pass’ style solution to increase customer confidence and enable people to Travel Safer by maintaining social distancing on their rail services. Cost and speed of deployment (within 2 months) were both critical and the solution needed to work parallel with incumbent ticket issuing systems as part of TfW’s critical technology infrastructure.

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#CoventryMoves

Visiting the UK City of Culture 2021

As UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry is gearing up for a stunning programme of events.

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Engineering Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

‘Access for all’ as a fundamental requirement

Last night we picked up the ITS (UK) ‘innovation award for Inclusive Mobility’, yet access to transport networks, and to many destinations, the workplace, venues and events, still remains dire. 

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Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared (ACES)

WMG ACES dinner hosts transport industry leaders

The Future of Transport will be Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared (ACES). There is a global call to radically transform the way we travel – both to reduce emissions and also to ease congestion and increase the ease, safety and speed at which passengers are able to get from point A to B.

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TOC Ability: Designing Intelligent Mobility

Blueprint for improved travel for disabled passengers

TOC Ability is a new digital platform providing a blueprint for removing barriers to travel for disabled passengers. The £1.4 million TOC Ability research and development project has today released its final report, which shows how digital technology can be harnessed to enhance the accessibility and inclusivity of rail services for disabled customers.

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You. Smart. Thing.

We’re delighted to present ‘You. Smart. Thing.’

January 31st, 16:30 – 19:00.

A late afternoon / early evening networking event for friends, clients and collaborators of Enable iD, at our new central Birmingham offices.

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Department for Transport Backs Interactive Train Station Technology

Interactive Locations and Intelligent Digital Signage (iLIDS)

The Department for Transport has awarded UK technology company, Enable International, together with The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), Arriva UK Trains and research partners the University of Surrey, funding through its £9m Innovate UK ‘Accelerating Innovation in Rail’ programme. The money will be used to research, develop and test new technology to improve information, safety and accessibility on railway station platforms.

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Enabling Intelligent Trains

‘Smart-train’ Passenger Counting & Real-time Information System Successfully Piloted by Chiltern Railways

“It’s been fantastic to be able to engage train staff and passengers in testing a system that reconciles real-time information from individual carriages with timetabled train services.” 

Chris Thompson, Chief Strategy Officer, Enable iD

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TOC Ability

GB rail industry funds improved passenger accessibility

TOC Ability is a new digital platform concept being designed to connect train operator and service provider systems, bringing real improvements to train journeys for disabled customers.

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