No More #FOMO for London’s Pedestrians?

Fear of Missing out (FOMO) because of no Internet connectivity or a flat smartphone battery could become a thing of the past – at least for some pedestrians in London.   Together with smart cities start-up Strawberry Energy, we are rolling out smart benches that offer free solar-powered mobile charging and Wi-Fi access.   The […]

Going undercover to teach people skills to self-driving cars

Today, a simple head nod or hand wave from a driver is usually enough to indicate it’s OK for a pedestrian to cross the street. But how will a self-driving car, with no human aboard, communicate with walkers, cyclists or people operating other cars on the road?   We partnered with Virginia Tech Transportation Institute […]

Working with Domino’s on a great pizza research

How would you feel about your pizza being delivered by a car with no driver? Would you be confused about whether to tip?   We’ve teamed up with Domino’s, the world leader in pizza delivery, to investigating how customers will interact with a self-driving pizza delivery vehicle. It’s part of our research to test your […]

‘Sad’ songs could be key to happy commute – from Abba to Bieber

Songs that sound sad, touch on gloomy themes, or feel melancholy like “Sorry”, Justin Bieber; “The Winner Takes it All”, Abba; and “Mr Brightside” by The Killers, can kick-start your day with a mood boost that is still in effect up to two hours later.   This is among the findings of a new research […]

Taking the guesswork out of getting out of the way

Trying to locate the source of a siren when you are behind the wheel can be stressful. Worse, it can delay the progress of an emergency vehicle if you do not act quickly and safely.   We have developed technology that sends a signal from the ambulance, fire engine or police car directly to nearby […]

The longest day – just one big yawn?

Deep in darkest winter, looking forward to the longest day – when the time between sunset and sunrise is shortest – it is easy to forget that the shortest night could leave us tired and irritable.   At least that looks like the case for many in the UK this week as the price to […]

Focussed on getting around more easily

We are opening a dedicated Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London specifically for Europe. It will give a dedicated team of specialists easy access to world-class digital companies, leading academic institutions and existing partners. Located on the Here East Campus, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the office will be close to trials in London, including the […]