Travel

By Amanda Razani on January 9, 2017

IoT means never losing your bag again

Leaders involved in the Industrial Internet of Things technology development are looking at the next important step in IIot technology, which is figuring out the process of creating application testbeds. From a technological standpoint, many milestones have been met. However, there is a need for feedback from application developers in order to hone the technology. […]

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By Jen Clark on December 21, 2016

Cognitive tourism: from connected airports to AI-enabled concierges

Fancy scheduling a holiday to beat the post-Christmas blues? I don’t blame you. A little bird told me that more people book a holiday on Boxing Day than any other time of the year. If that’s you, you might be interested to learn about how the IoT is changing the tourism industry, and hopefully improving […]

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By Matt Bellias on December 15, 2016

Traveling home for Christmas: the smart way

Travel and transportation companies are looking to the Internet of Things and cognitive computing to transform every aspect of their businesses, from marketing and purchasing to the provisioning of services and post-travel engagement. Exploiting the insights locked away in big data challenges will bring travel providers closer to their customers and transform complex operations in […]

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By Franklin Morris on December 13, 2016

How the IoT is going to transform the travel industry

With technology becoming more and more seamless, travelers are primed to benefit immensely from the Internet of Things (IoT). As smartphones connect with proximity beacons to help navigate across airports or check in to hotel rooms through keyless technology, life promises to be much easier for the new age traveler. The Airline Industry and the […]

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By Matt Bellias on November 28, 2016

How IoT is innovating transport to make cities more liveable

This is the third post in a three-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting transport. Congestion, primarily driven by commuters and centered around cities, is a huge economic problem – costing the U.S. $160 billion per year according to researchers at Texas A&M. This is a global problem, often affecting growing cities […]

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By Matt Bellias on November 21, 2016

Connected trains: how IoT is driving the future of rail

This is the second post in a three-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting transportation. Passenger rail traffic globally is expected to double by 2020, posing a challenge for train operators and commuters alike. How can these operators, who work with complex and often aging infrastructure and technology, adapt to rapidly evolving […]

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By Franklin Morris on October 13, 2016

Five ways IoT will change how you experience air travel

Remember your last cross-country flight? Between the hassle of checking in, the security lines, the fear of missing luggage and the ever-diminishing legroom, the experience probably left plenty of room for improvement. But there is good news on the horizon for airline passengers. Your air travel experience — on the ground and in the air […]

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By Lynne Slowey on April 17, 2016

Doing the robot: Watson really is all singing, all dancing

Watch the video Watson Nao, IBM’s concierge robot had the chance to bust some moves at the Nvidia’s GTU technology conference last week, thanks to a presentation by IBM Watson’s Chief Technology Officer Rob High. Nao decided took the opportunity to show his / her / its human side and sang a catchy version of […]

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