Flying taxis and delivery drones set for UK skies by 2030

The UK could see flying taxis transporting passengers, drones delivering goods, and unmanned aircraft aiding emergency services by the end of this decade, according to an ambitious new government plan announced today.

The Future of Flight action plan, unveiled by the Department for Transport, lays out a roadmap for novel electric aircraft and drones to overhaul transportation in British skies. Studies estimate the drone industry alone could boost the UK economy by £45 billion by...

Next-gen street lights will transform UK cities

Smart street lights capable of charging electric vehicles and enhancing wireless coverage are slated to grace towns and cities across the UK.

Amidst the surging demand for wireless services, companies are increasingly eyeing the potential of lamp posts, traffic lights, CCTV columns, benches, bins, and bus stops as prime real estate for digital infrastructure installation.

Six diverse areas from across the UK have been selected to receive funding for pioneering the...

BT taps AWS Wavelength to kickstart ‘new generation’ of IoT benefits

BT is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to kickstart a “new generation” of IoT benefits.

The UK’s largest telco by subscribers will use AWS Wavelength – which embeds compute and storage services within 5G networks – to enable ultra-low latency applications.

Alex Tempest, MD for BT Wholesale, said:

“As we continue to build best-in-class 5G infrastructure for the UK, launching the AWS Wavelength service for our business and wholesale...

Steven Drewett, Concept13: On picking robust IoT solutions to address modern challenges

Modern life is full of challenges that are testing us as businesses, as individuals, and even as humankind. The IoT is all about providing decision-makers with faster and more valuable data to address such challenges now and in the future.

Concept13 is an IoT strategy consultancy with vast experience crafting bespoke solutions for multiple industries. The company mixes its own knowledge with real-world testing and even RF mapping to ensure optimal deployments on a case-by-case...

Bentley Systems uses NVIDIA Omniverse to create real-time digital twins

Infrastructure engineering software giant Bentley Systems has announced that it’s using NVIDIA Omniverse to create real-time digital twins.

Omniverse is enabling Bentley Systems to create photorealistic digital twins of its massive-scale industrial and civil infrastructure projects. The digital twins provide real-time visualisation and simulation of the projects.

Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, said:

“Visualisation and simulation underpin many of the...

Vodafone builds a 5G network for HORIBA MIRA to test connected cars

Vodafone has built a private 5G network for the automotive experts at HORIBA MIRA to test connected cars.

The high speeds and low latency of 5G networks are unlocking new possibilities for connected vehicles. HORIBA MIRA partnered with Vodafone to deploy a 5G network at its Midlands headquarters so it can explore and develop some of these opportunities.

HORIBA MIRA has over 70 years of experience in developing iconic vehicles. The company’s facilities in Nuneaton are...