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|