Amazon parcels ‘could be delivered to HS2 passengers at their seat’

HS2 passengers could get Amazon packages delivered to their seat, a train manufacturer has claimed. Bombardier Transportation, which is bidding to win a £2.75 billion contract to build the high-speed trains in a joint venture with Hitachi Rail, is developing technology which would enable onboard click-and-collect services. Martin Rennoldson, sales director at Bombardier, said the…

What is a smart city? Three quarters of Brits have absolutely no idea

A report just published reveals that, despite the many initiatives in place, less than a quarter of UK consumers are aware of the term ‘smart cities’.  The 'Smart in the City' research, commissioned by out-of-home marketing specialists Posterscope, surveyed more than 5,500 consumers about their opinion on smart cities and their key features.   However, deeper analysis…

Segway develops new e-Skates category, Drift W1 coming soon.

We've had hoverboards, otherwise known as 'Swegways'. Now it's the turn of electric skates or e-Skates. Billed as a completely new category of personal transport by Segway-Ninebot, the Segway Drift W1 will be the first product in the company's brand-new e-Skates category.  The new Segway Drift W1 uses Segway’s self-balancing technology (built on more than 800 patents), giving it an unparalleled advantage in…

What are the trends for 2018? Bitcoin value rises further, robo-pop, flying taxis and a cryogenic Queen?

What are the key trends for 2018? What does the year ahead hold, given all the industry upheavals, and complex social, economic, and political forces looming on the horizon? Fast Future give us their opinions... Here are 10 developments we might see emerging in 2018 and how they might play out over the next five…