Uber to provide free transport to NHS staff working over Christmas

  (Laura Dale/PA) Uber has announced that it will provide NHS staff in England who are working over the Christmas period with free transport this festive season. The ride sharing firm is offering two journeys costing up to £10 each, in a bid to help workers get to and from work…

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…

LNER installs seat sensors to help customers find empty seats

There's nothing more annoying than having to stand on a train (or sit on the floor, as Jeremy Corbyn will testify!) But one trainline has a solution - sensors which detect whether a seat is free. London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has begun using the technology above seats on all its trains to make it…

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…

350 electric black cabs now on road across UK

PHOTO: Matt Alexander/PA Wire LEVC, the electric vehicle company responsible for transforming the black cab, has announced that it now has 350 range extended electric taxis on the road across the UK. This includes just over 300 vehicles in London. In December 2017, LEVC revealed its intention to revolutionise the taxi…

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…

Review: DS 7 Crossback SUV – a luxury car for our times?

It may not have the panache of the original 1950s model, but when it comes to luxury interiors and onboard tech this new DS 7 has it all. Chris Price reports on this SUV with a difference It’s funny how as technology marches on apace, many of us yearn for the supposed ‘good old days’…