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  • Smart bus stops to draw Dubai's commuters
  • Smart bus stops to draw Dubai's commuters
    Diego Jambrina (2015) ©

Smart bus stops to draw Dubai's commuters

Bus stops in Dubai are notoriously hot and unpleasant places to wait for public transport. But the city's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is encouraging people back on to the bus with air conditioned shelters that boast cafés, free Wi-Fi and interactive kiosks.



  • UK’s first smart WiFi pavement UK’s first smart WiFi pavement

    Chesham is a Buckinghamshire town typical of the home counties; there’s a high street, a clock tower and a mid-sized station sending commuters into London. And now, thanks to a collaboration between Virgin Media and Chiltern District Council, it’s also home to the UK’s first ‘smart Wi-Fi pavement’.

  • Article image LinkNYC: turning payphones into city hubs

    When was the last time you used a payphone? We thought so…. LinkNYC is a project that aims to turn dormant payphones into fully functioning media hubs. Offering gigabit wifi Internet, local directions and smartphone charging, could payphones be making a comeback in New York?

  • Article image London’s Wi-Fi Bus: keeping commuters connected

    About 7,500 iconic red buses carry over six million London passengers each weekday - and with new Wi-Fi connectivity, commuters can catch up with work emails. But do they want to be ‘always on’? Will they miss their down-time staring out the window on the top deck of the 73?

  • Article image Urban Engines: making commuting more efficient

    Congestion in cities is a global problem. There are roughly 4 million vehicles in Bangalore, and the average worker in London spends around 227 hours a year commuting. Using crowdsourced data, Urban Engines is helping cities to become smarter, less congested and more efficient.