Should public transport be free? Reasons it may not be such a great idea…

Imagine getting ready for work, hopping into a cab to take you to the train station, riding to your work neighbourhood and then grabbing a bus ride to your office’s door and paying… nothing. Absolutely nothing. Sounds great, right? Well, maybe and maybe not. There are numerous arguments for and against public transport, and […]

By | 2018-08-27T07:30:48+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Featured, Informative, South Africa, Traffic|

A shout out to the venture capitalists

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) is hosting this year’s SAVCA Venture Capital Industry Forum the week after next at the swanky Sandton Convention Centre, and guess who’s on the menu? One of the chief case studies to be focused on on the night is GoMetro, which gets its own […]

By | 2018-08-27T07:27:04+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Featured, Informative, South Africa, Talking Mobile|

Public transportation breaks the inequality cycle

The guys over at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in America are doing great work in terms of research for mobility and sustainable transportation – particularly looking at the public sector. What relevance can first world US graduates’ research have for us, you ask? Well, one of their latest research infographics focuses […]

By | 2018-07-24T07:45:33+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Featured, Informative, South Africa, Talking Mobile, Traffic|

Amazon could change the state of our trains

Sometimes we think that part and parcel of living in a developing country is infrastructure and transport that isn’t always up to the same standard as first world stuff. But what if times they are a’changing?

Business Insider recently had a fascinating article about Amazon drone research and what it means for train maintenance. […]

By | 2018-07-24T07:47:58+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Featured, Informative, South Africa|

Three things we’d really like to see on SA’s trains

Happy new week, GoMetropolitans!

Cape Town is fairly unique in South Africa for its wide-spread, functional railway service that stretches throughout the city and all the way out to Sea Point. Up in Johannesburg, the Gautrain is unique too in its upmarket, first-class rail experience.

But what if these could be better? We’ve been thinking about […]

Six reasons South Africa may not be ready for self driving cars

With Google and Uber’s self driving vehicles tearing up tracks for some time now and Daimler and BMW combining their car-sharing services DriveNow and Car2Go, it seems self driving cars are going ahead. Even VW is getting in on it now. But what about here in South Africa?

We love innovation, but self driving innovation […]

By | 2018-07-09T08:16:58+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Featured, Informative, South Africa|

Five ways to walk the talk… to work

Last week we spoke about the benefits of walking to work (it’s a great post, though we say so ourselves, read it here) and probably had a lot of you thinking: ‘yeah but that’s just not feasible for my lifestyle’.

Well, because lifestyles vary but also because literally everyone benefits from a little exercise […]

By | 2018-06-25T08:14:36+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Featured, Uncategorized|