Volo-port Skyports

Flying taxis are coming to a city near you

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Karl Tomusk

London’s £7bn Brent Cross regeneration is set to include a take-off and landing ‘vertiport’ for air taxis as its development partners beef up their transport infrastructure ambitions.

Virgin Hyperloop DevLoop TestSite 23

Inside Virgin’s hyperloop concept

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Karl Tomusk

Battery powered pods glide through tubes at 670mph in a video released by Virgin Hyperloop showcasing the “next generation” of transport innovation.

Geospatial Commission Transport Report

How to unlock transport’s geospatial revolution

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Karl Tomusk

Location data has “huge potential” to power a greener, faster, better transport sector in the UK – but much of the data we need is still missing. A new Geospatial Commission report has identified six transport opportunity areas and the data that could unlock significant advances.

Pebble Sidewalk Labs

Could a simple parking sensor improve our cities?

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Karl Tomusk

Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s innovation business, has created a low-cost, real-time sensor to manage and understand how parking spaces are used in an effort to kickstart better placemaking.

Royal Mail drone test flight

Royal Mail delivers drone trials

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Karl Tomusk

Royal Mail has announced the first out-of-sight autonomous drone flights between the UK mainland and an island, testing deliveries to the Isles of Scilly.

Robbie Turner Mills & Reeve

COMMENT | What will a driverless futuRE look like?

The first driverless vehicles are due to hit our streets later in this decade, writes Robbie Turner. As well as having an effect on how we live, work and travel, the rollout could have a profound effect on how our towns, cities and built environment are developed.

Drone City

Starting gun fired for UK delivery drones

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Karl Tomusk

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has authorised the first trial of routine drone flights outside a pilot’s line of sight, which could have significant implications for logistics, construction and retail.