Blockchain could offer a solution to the UK’s transport ticketing systems, says new research

A new approach to transport ticketing offers a step towards an integrated, transparent system for ticket providers and passengers across all modes of transport. Traditional ticketing systems are based on solutions that are vulnerable to issues including a lack of transferability across multi-modal transport networks, and an inability to adapt to policy changes and new […]

Opinion: Mind the Data Gap: Bridging DfT’s Transport Data Strategy with tomorrow’s tech

By: University of Birmingham staff We must harness the potential of AI to revolutionise the transport industry – improving efficiency, reducing costs, and enhancing user experiences. In today’s increasingly interconnected world, transportation plays a crucial role in connecting people, goods, and services. Recognising the need for improved data management, the Department for Transport (DfT) recently […]

Cheap charcoal air filters offer improvements to in-vehicle air quality

A cheap charcoal air filter can reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) inside vehicles by as much as 90%, compared to levels outside the vehicle. Research presented in a report by WM Air, the West Midlands Air Quality Improvement Programme at the University of Birmingham, shows that charcoal filters, which costs around £10-£20, can effectively remove NO2 from […]

University of Birmingham experts address the clean air challenge

Policy proposals addressing our global clean air challenge have been set out by University of Birmingham experts during the Conservative Party Conference. In a new report, written with an emphasis on solutions, researchers combine approaches from across the University to set out the policy, technical and behavioural approaches needed to deliver clean air. Designed to […]

New service that predicts passenger intent to help rail network with overcrowding and social distancing

A service that predicts passenger intent to travel can be used across the UK rail network to reduce overcrowding and help people maintain social distancing. Researchers from the University of Birmingham’s Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) worked in collaboration with British technology start-up Zipabout to validate the data powering the service, which was designed by Zipabout. Their […]


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