Wifi will now work at 150 Tube stations

James O'Malley Transport, Web 2.0, Websites, Wi-Fi Leave a Comment

Good news for London commuters this morning as Virgin Media has announced it has installed wifi in its 150th London Underground station. The news comes as Wimbledon, Richmond, Morden, East Ham, Barking and Upminster are all brought online, providing travellers with blessed relief from the horror or having to stare vacantly at other people. Apparently…

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Whistl trials electric unicycle, the AirWheel Q3, for urban deliveries

Chris Price Energy & Efficiency, Transport, Travel Gadgets Leave a Comment

It may look a bit like a poor man's Segway, but meet the AirWheel unicycle.  Billed as  a futuristic transport device, it's being deployed by whistl (formerly TNT Post) to get parcels around the city more quickly. Posties from whistl took to the streets of London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham on Monday 15th September, creating…

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Human-like skin for aircraft under development

Stuart O'Connor Computers, Concept, Crazy Future Stuff, Gadgets, Science, Transport, Vehicles Leave a Comment

A so-called "smart skin" – made up of tens of thousands of tiny sensors – could be fitted to future aircraft so that they can "feel" changes in speed, temperature, physical strain and movement. The system, which is being developed by BAE System's Advanced Technology Centre in Essex, will also allow the exterior of aircraft…

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London Underground to support contactless card & phone payments in September

James O'Malley Transport Leave a Comment

London's Tube network will support payments through contactless debit and credit cards from September, it has emerged. EE has also announced that its customers will also be able to pay by tapping their handsets on the card readers. According to MayorWatch, improved "Wave and Pay" functionality will kick in on September 16th. Perhaps most intriguingly,…

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