Travel & Transportation

News, trends and insights for the Travel & Transportation industry

As electric vehicle market evolves, will the entire industry need a rethink?

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Combined with new mobility services and integration into smart grids, the electric vehicle is a pivotal element of the energy transition. The electric car market is only getting out of second gear but as it does so, its entire ecosystem could need a rethink, with potential impacts on multiple sectors. Three recent studies have highlighted […]

How AR and smart windshields will help drivers

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Among the vertical markets expected to benefit most from augmented reality (AR) technology are manufacturing, design, retail, healthcare, and transportation, research firm IDC said earlier this year in a market forecast that predicted a 10-fold increase in AR headset shipments (from 10.1 million in 2016 to nearly 100 million in 2021). IDC identifies time and […]

Customer expectations in the airline industry: Reasonable or unreasonable?

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While chewing the fat on the future of passenger technology with one of my industry mentors and PSS gurus, the topic turned to the antiquated processes we still service and what future behaviour may look like. He offered me a quote by George Bernard Shaw: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable […]

The time to figure out your enterprise’s flying car strategy is near-ish

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OK, the subject line in the FORTUNE Data Sheet email newsletter I just received is getting somewhat ahead of things (“Finally, flying cars”), but it did its job and made me read Aaron Pressman’s short post within. Make no mistake, there are several flying vehicle prototypes already airborne, as a quick search on YouTube will show. […]

Reality check on AI

It’s too early to worry about a sentient AI apocalypse. The reality is that we know very little about how the human brain works — which means we know even less about how to build a computer that works just like the human brain. For very specific tasks, AI tends to make rapid progress until it matches human-level […]

6 technology trends for 2018: Guideposts for digital transformation

‘Tis always the season for continuous innovation. As we look ahead to 2018, we see six big trends feeding the next wave of disruption and productivity. And that means opportunity for the digital enterprise. 1. Re-platforming the enterprise In 2018, companies will move to common IT platforms so they can respond to market changes faster […]

Using machine vision to fight crime: Real-time license plate detection and notification

Cameras have been reading vehicle license plates for things like issuing speeding tickets, deducting tolls and conducting border surveillance. What if we could use cameras to read license plates to identify criminal suspects and notify the nearest police in real time? This is what we set out to do at DXC Labs using machine vision. […]

Artificial intelligence in travel and transportation: How to take care of the fleet, the business and the passenger

Moving people and cargo around the globe, safely and on time, is a logistical challenge that draws on vast amounts of data. This data is a powerful but under-leveraged resource that can be put to greater use with artificial intelligence (AI). Think more efficient fleets, better route and capacity planning, and smoother passenger bookings and […]

El vehículo eléctrico derrumbará muchas barreras

El vehículo eléctrico es una pieza clave del sector energético actual, que está a punto de entrar en su segunda fase. Por eso, es necesario repensar todo el ecosistema automovilístico y el impacto que puede generar en múltiples sectores de actividad. Como subrayan tres estudios recientes, la llegada del vehículo eléctrico puede adelantarse y su […]

Airlines leverage automation to protect revenue

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As industry trends change and digital transformation alters the status quo, airlines are needing to rethink their digital capabilities — streamlining the travel experience and better aligning technology with their business processes — in order to stay competitive and protect against lost revenue. To understand where the opportunities lie for digitalization in the airline industry, […]