Trains, planes and automobiles: the transport systems embracing smart tech

Trains, planes and automobiles: the transport systems embracing smart tech

It’s already difficult to remember what journeys were like before smartphones – the transport industry continues to march towards digitisation

The transport industry is going through a revolution. You can now buy your train tickets through apps and pay with Apple Pay. In cities, you can tap your contactless bank card to pay for public transport, and of course Uber has reinvented the taxi sector. It’s already difficult to remember what journeys were like in the age of the paper ticket.

Done well, digitising transport services can create a better customer experience, and improve the efficiency, and ultimately the profitability and sustainability, of our transport system. But which sectors are ahead of the curve?

“There’s a political will for us to work together as an industry”

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Source: Guardian Transport

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