COVID-19: 9 key trends shaping industry response

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, The Reshaping of Industries Caused by COVID-19, encompasses nine key trends that will emerge from industries reshaping as a response to COVID-19. Chris Price reports... With the pandemic’s negative impact on the global economy, immediate action is critical. Technology leaders must assess the emerging opportunities resulting from COVID-19 and provide technological…

Could sensors on trains mean end of the line for ticket barriers?

Railway station ticket barriers could be replaced by sensors which detect when passengers board trains, a manufacturer has claimed. Train-builder Hitachi Rail is developing technology designed to ensure travellers are automatically charged the correct fare by recognising their smartphones at both ends of their journey. The firm is testing the system in northern Italy and…

Tel Aviv deploys ‘zombie lights’ on pavements for mobile-obsessed pedestrians

Special LED pavement lights have been installed at a busy crossing in Tel Aviv to alert distracted 'smartphone zombies'  as to when they can walk and when they should stop. Tomer Dror, head of the traffic management division in the area, said the “zombie traffic lights” aim to minimise accidents between vehicles and inattentive pedestrians…

Vietnam infrastructure investment aims to develop industrial hubs and modernize transportation network

Often when a country is looking to improve its residents’ lifestyles, they look at modernizing and building new infrastructure. As a resident of your own country, you could agree with the fact that new infrastructure give positive results for your personal life. Not to mention when the modernizing deals with the transportation system; that’s always…