Dubai Airport’s biometric challenge (Airport Technology)

Dubai Airport is the busiest in the world. However, while biometric security systems would improve passenger flow through the airport, getting a business case to stack up for widespread implementation is one of the airport’s biggest challenges. Frances Marcellin finds out more from Michael Ibbitson, executive vice president, technology & infrastructure. Continue reading Dubai Airport’s biometric challenge (Airport Technology)

One Sea: the global future for autonomous marine transport? (Ship Technology)

The One Sea ecosystem intends to achieve commercial autonomous maritime traffic by 2025. Frances Marcellin takes a closer look at this ambitious plan, as well as some of its achievements to date and challenges ahead. The future of autonomous shipping could be in hands of One Sea, the brand name given to a global ecosystem that is developing autonomous marine transport. The idea was developed … Continue reading One Sea: the global future for autonomous marine transport? (Ship Technology)

The technology transforming baggage handling (AIR Magazine)

As the number of air passengers increases, airports and airlines are investing in baggage handling technology to improve the passenger experience, airport operations and their bottom lines. Frances Marcellin looks at some of the ways that technology is helping to refine this crucial process around the world. Almost 4 billion passengers will fly in 2017, which, for baggage handling systems around the world, means accounting … Continue reading The technology transforming baggage handling (AIR Magazine)

Cruise trends to watch (Future Cruise)

The future of cruise promises high-tech travel, customised fitness programmes, design-conscious accommodation and adventurous trips to remote locations. Frances Marcellin takes a look at current trends. From high-tech wearables to on-board robots and far-flung destinations, cruise companies are transforming the world of travel as we know it. With the future of cruise set to offer the very latest in technology, lifestyle choices and style concepts, … Continue reading Cruise trends to watch (Future Cruise)

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The cruise ships with the best Wi-Fi (CNN Travel)

What happened on cruise ships used to stay on cruise ships — at least until the boat reached the next port. One of the remaining Internet-free places on the planet, passengers could spend days wallowing in isolation unless they spent serious cash on a telegram or ship-to-shore call. Then, in 1999 Norwegian Cruise Lines introduced the first on-board Internet cafe. And nothing much changed. Because, even though … Continue reading The cruise ships with the best Wi-Fi (CNN Travel)

Why are there so few women in French tech? The causes and the cures (ZDNet)

France’s figures for women in tech roles are disappointing, but initiatives are underway to help change the landscape. In the 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking, Paris ranks ahead of Tel Aviv as the sixth city in the world with the most female entrepreneurs. But a closer look at the French figures reveals that just 21 percent of entrepreneurs are women. Even Chicago, the city ranked top for … Continue reading Why are there so few women in French tech? The causes and the cures (ZDNet)

NHS could soon use smart outfit to diagnose epilepsy (New Scientist)

A shirt and cap that can diagnose epilepsy quickly and easily has been approved for use by European health services, including the UK’s NHS. Epileptic seizures are the result of excessive electrical discharges in the brain. The World Health Organization estimates that over 50 million people worldwide have the condition, including 6 million in Europe, making it one of the world’s most common serious neurological conditions. Brain implants and apps … Continue reading NHS could soon use smart outfit to diagnose epilepsy (New Scientist)