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.Read More
Tackling isolation and loneliness through transport-led interventions
The costs, causes and impact of isolation and loneliness are many and varied.
Watch this video and visit https://yousmartthing.com/freedom to tell us your opinion on where you think the You. Smart. Thing. Travel Assistant should be integrated, in order to have the greatest impact on rural isolation and loneliness.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
‘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 iDRead More
TOC Ability – January 2018 development update
TOC Ability is a seven-partner consortium who are developing a digital platform to improve the rail travel experience for customers with accessibility needs in the UK. Co-funded by the Rail Safety Standards Board (RSSB) TOC’16 Innovation Programme, the project aims to improve travelling by train for disabled people.Read More
New partnership will deliver ‘advertising-as-a-service’ to rail commuters
Proxama PLC, the leading mobile proximity marketing experts, today announced that as part of a wider customer information trial, its beacons have been installed on a number of Chiltern Railways’ Birmingham to London mainline trains.Read More
A unique transport network big data collaboration is set to ease congestion and help put the UK economy on the right track.
Brits will be amongst the first in the world to get chance to try out the latest Internet and personal information management technology, tailored to their travel needs.Read More
Leading train company operators granted innovation funding:
Three leading train operating companies, Arriva UK Trains, Govia Thameslink Railway and First Great Western, have been awarded access to a £6m collaborative innovation fund as a result of entering RSSB’s Train Operator Competition 2015 (TOC’15).Read More
Enable iD is a new joint venture between Stratford-upon-Avon based software development house, Enable International, Sunday Times TopTrack 250 chief exec., Denys C. Shortt OBE and marketing technology specialist, Chris Thompson.
The company will serve manufacturers, brands and organisations, with a focus on creating and connecting ‘smart environments’ that enable individuals to own and effectively trade personal data, in return for a range of lifestyle benefits.