Transport

From cost centre to profit centre: reinventing the transport industry

The transport industry in Australia is under enormous pressure to reassert its relevance and add value to its clients.

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Your face is becoming a barcode and the world a warehouse

The barcode – a simple collection of lines printed on a piece of paper – is one of the most important inventions of the 20th Century.

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What if the standard you’re copying is exactly what’s holding you back?

Not all standards are good things and truly great things are never standard as with the case when the space shuttle program was limited by the US standard railroad gauge.

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The biggest threat to the transport industry is not what you think.

I often get asked what I consider to be the biggest threat to the transport industry and the answer is pretty simple – technology.

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The people who embrace evolution become the revolution

If you spend all your time looking for the next big thing of the future you will miss all the little evolutions that are creating it right now.

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Melbourne 2030 – Rethinking transport models to put the customer first

Australia’s transport system is on the cusp of major and permanent disruption.

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Read, sleep or use your phone without a care: welcome to the world of driverless cars

We’re not in Jetson territory yet but autonomous, electric vehicles will take us one step closer and could be the primary form of transport in our cities in the next…

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Drive carefully: robotic cars still have some twists to negotiate

Earlier this month, I attended the International Driverless Cars conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre. There was a lot of pre-conference hype from local media about the test drive that…

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Data jewels

Opal – the recent ticketing overhaul for transport services in NSW has been greeted with a warm welcome from the state’s weary commuters. The concept of one electronic ticket appeals…

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