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Lifestyle services: staying connected whilst in the metro

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The expectations of today’s travellers are ever more demanding: urbanites are a mobile and hyper-connected community. With the evolution from conventional mobile phones to smart devices (phone, tablets, etc.), people expect uninterrupted and fast broadband connection wherever they are even when travelling in underground metros.

Internet connectivity is thus becoming a subject of paramount importance for the attractiveness and competitiveness of metros.

Urban light rail: How much energy does it really consume?

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In the last hundred years or so, we have made huge advances in transportation technologies. But with more than half the world’s population (and growing) now living in cities, coupled with the looming environmental crisis caused by our over dependence on fossil fuels, these urban transport systems need to meet ever-more stringent energy criteria in order not to further burden our already over-stretched natural environment.

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