Come on ride the train….

November 12, 2009

Mass Transit of the future?

I am linking to a blog post that links to a full article at the BBC.  I just wanted to give credit to the author at Random Thoughts for finding and summarizing this article.

It’s a seemingly common sense idea, at least to myself.  Allow multiple vehicles on the highway, through a set of sensors and guides, to form a sort of self driving train with their vehicles.  This would allow them to relax, read, eat, talk on the phone, text, etc  while their car followed along in the train.  Jump to the article to read more about it. Pretty interesting I think.  Maybe we will see this in the US in a few years?  I have less to explain/summarize about this article.  It is best read on its own I feel. Enjoy!

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Google offers free Wi-Fi in airports for the holidays

Starting November 10th and lasting through January 15, Google will be offering free Wi-Fi in 47 airports across the US.  How sweet, huh?  Boingo Wireless, a company that offers Wi-Fi at airports for a charge, will be working in conjunction with Google to bring travelers a little relief to their wallets.  You can view the list after jumping to the article.  I was surprised not to find a few big players in there (JFK, Laguardia, O’Hare).  I’m guessing companies like Boingo, that agreed to this, did not want to lose their biggest thoroughfares.  Still, thanks Google!

 

P.S. Google and Virgin America have teamed up to offer free Wi-Fi on all Virgin America flights through January 15 as well! Here is the info on that.