Understanding Uber: It’s Not About The App – London Reconnections

On Friday 22 September, many Londoners who regularly use Uber received an email. “As you may have heard,” it began, “the Mayor and Transport for London have announced that they will not be renewing Uber’s licence to operate in our city when it expires on 30 September.”

The Chelsea Flower Show Embraces Virtual Reality

You may not think of the Chelsea Flower Show as a hub for technological innovation but the event has embraced some of the latest immersive solutions. Civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall has partnered with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to create a virtual walkthrough scan inside the Great Pavilion.

Global cities look to technology to drive change

A time traveller from the 1950s visiting London today might be surprised to find that the fundamental aspects of the public transport system have not changed dramatically

Buses have had a design overhaul, but they are still flagged down by passengers at the side of the road. Trains continue to move along on steel rails, but station guards wave signal paddles instead of blowing whistles.

Starship’s robots to deliver Just Eat orders in London – Engadget

In the coming weeks, robots developed by Starship Technologies will hit the streets of London to help deliver meals ordered from two of the UK’s biggest food delivery startups – Just Eat and Pronto.
The self-driving robots have already journeyed over 5,000 miles in tests across Greenwich, Milton Keynes and Glastonbury. The company says they have “met over 400,000 people without a single accident.”

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