Tag Archives: transport

Hyperloop explained

In a recent blog I talked about hyperloops.  One start up that is investing in this technology is Virgin Hyperloop One.  This is their video of their prototype test track. Advertisements

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Overcrowding on Britain’s railways

This blog is prompted by two things – today’s announcement that rail fares are rising by 3.1% from January next year and my recent blog on the future of transport.  So I thought I would take a look at just … Continue reading

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The future of transportation is SAE 4 & 5, Maglev and Hyperloops

Interesting piece by the Economist Intelligence Unit on the future of transportation in 5, 10 and 25 years from now. Five years from now the EIU argues that driverless cars will be more numerous more quickly than was predicted – … Continue reading

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How to make a motorbike every 18 seconds…

This video shows Hero Motorcycles mega factory in central India.

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Mobility as a Service (MaaS) – whim away whim away…

Great article explaining the concept of Mobility as a Service from Deloitte Insights.  Helsinki is planning that no citizen need own a vehicle to get around the city because all forms of public (e.g. bus and train) and private (e.g. … Continue reading

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Aston Martin will “be maxing out its production capability” by end of 2018

Aston Martin had been a loss making operation until 2017.  It’s latest financial results report  a pre-tax profit of £87m, compared with a £163m loss in 2016, and revenue increased by 48% to £876m.  This is because its new CEO … Continue reading

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There’s snow business, then slow business, then no business, I know

… at least as far as the railways are concerned.  Train operators, such as Greater Anglia, Southern and Great Northern, have cancelled some services and are running on a limited number of routes as the severe weather sets in.  This … Continue reading

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Ryanair stays ‘tough’ with airports

In the last few years Ryanair has significantly changed its approach to customers (see my blog of 14 April 2014).  But it continues to be ‘tough’ when it comes to its relationship with airports.  The airline has just announced that … Continue reading

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The impact of digitisation on container shipping worldwide

Fifty years ago McKinsey was commissioned by the British Transport Docks Board to write a report on containerisation and the implications this would have for that sector.  Naturally enough the report concluded that containers were a disruptive technology that would … Continue reading

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Turning the taxi into a convenience store

Great story from VB (venture beat).  Cargo is a US-based marketing company that develops new channels of distribution for confectionary, cosmetics and electronics manufacturers.  One such channel is the “ride-hailing” sector i.e. taxis.  More specifically Cargo has partnered with Uber … Continue reading

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