Category: SMART technology


Use your indicators or it’s autonomous cars for you!

The day when cars drive themselves – so-called autonomous driving – is a day I dread. However, autonomous cars should become mandatory for those who fail to use their indicators! You are spoiling my fun by ambling along only giving thought to you and yourself.

I love nothing more than getting behind the wheel and driving my little metal box about on a voyage of discovery.

Only last Sunday, I was coming back from a local purveyor of fine ice cream and I decided to discover where a road that I had never been down went.

It was a lovely, sunny, autumnal day and I had no particular place to go. So I simply turned the wheel and set off down a narrow country track.

Do we park it or solve it?

WHEN will research and development happen that solves some of the universal problems there are with moving people and things about?

There are a few problems that we all face when setting out on our journeys yet there appear to be few answers, despite huge financial and intellectual resources being thrown at the whole area of transport.

I get a “virtual” postbag every week complaining about the cost of petrol, congestion, a lack of parking, thoughtless and dangerous driving, and a myriad of other problems, yet answers sometimes feel a little thin on the ground.

Despite us being the most connected generation ever, we still don’t seem to be able to do the simple transport things well.

Retail delivers quickly, but do we really need such speed?

As preparations for the family holidays begin and the sun shines for that one rare day in the UK, Summer is well and truly under way in the retail world and competition for your pound is fierce.

The usual “price led” offers dominate but I have noticed a strange development – the same day/next day delivery, which meets or often exceeds customers needs but is just utter and complete madness.

Retailers are so keen to get your business that they are offering shorter and shorter delivery times for products ordered online.

Solar roads may brighten your drive.

IF YOUR job is filling in road potholes may I humbly suggest you make your way to the Jobcentre.

Not because the money for doing this essential work has run out but because potholes are a thing of the past. I realise at this point you may be thinking that I am on some illicit substance. Stick with me. The world of road surfacing is about to undergo a massive innovation. Solar roads.

Imagine you get up in the morning, flick on the kettle and your cuppa is powered from the energy captured by the miles of road outside your house.

Our roads can be a ray of sunshine

If your job is filling in potholes on our roads may I humbly suggest you make your way to the job centre, or whatever the heck they’re called these days. Not because the money for doing this essential work has run out but because potholes are a thing of the past. I realize at this point you may be thinking that I am on some illicit substance. Stick with me here!

The world of road surfacing is about to undergo a massive injection of innovation. Solar roads.

Autonomous thinking leading us to destruction

We have all taken leave of our senses, in the headlong rush to autonomous vehicles. That is the conclusion I have been forced to reach over the last few weeks.

Cars and technology are two of my favourite things. I put them on a par with my lovely wife and coffee as the greatest things on the planet. Instinctively I should love autonomous vehicles and secretly I do.

I should be bouncing about with excitement at the UK Government’s latest couple of transport announcements that convoys of autonomous lorries and cars will begin trials along the M6 next year. I am not.

Revolutionall World – Transport, tech and a track in Falkirk’s Urban Quarter!

Let’s be honest, we all love a nice car/bike/train/coach/motorhome (insert your own transport vice)

Many petrol heads and transport geeks also love a bit of technology. Throw a 10,000 square metre visitor attraction, with a 1.2 mile track into the mix and imagine the fun you can have at the “home of the journey”?

John and Heather Curtis, the beauty and brains, you can work out which is which, behind Revolutionall World are people on a mission. Behind the unique business concept is the drive to save lives through better, cleaner transport and improving how transport serves the customer.

Heather explains “I have spent most of my working life improving processes from the customers perspective, making things easier, quicker and more cost effective for the customer and the businesses I worked with. Having worked with John, a passionate advocate for clean transport, we have brought project disciplines and processes to bear on a market in need of a complete overhaul. Transport hasn’t fundamentally changed since the invention of the car or even the introduction of the coach and horses.