Tag Archives: London

BAI welcomes the launch of the London Office of Technology and Innovation

In June, the London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) officially launched, kick-starting a new era of digital transformation. LOTI – a collaboration between London boroughs with the Mayor of London’s backing – will help to cement London’s position as a smart city by encouraging digital and data innovation across its public services. It recognises […]

Breaking the stigma: Changing gender perceptions through a modernised railway industry

In the 1851 UK census, there were just three women listed as ‘railway labourers’ working in the industry. Whilst trains overall have gotten faster since then, the number of women working on or with them has travelled at a more pedestrian pace. An extensive survey of the UK by industry group Women In Rail found […]

Better connectivity: a crucial ingredient to improving commuter wellbeing

Rail commuters spend an average of two hours and 11 minutes on the move each day. Travelling can be stressful; congestion, delays and cancellations all take their toll on our mental health and wellbeing. New research from London City Airport, Building Better, the role of transport infrastructure and services in improving mental health, considers how […]

Driving a digital agenda

London is the tech capital of Europe, and it offers a compelling mix of innovation, a thriving creative sector and a vibrant financial system. It is why when BAI Communications was looking to establish its European headquarters in 2016, London was our first choice. Our decision to set up BAI’s London office was vindicated when […]

London Tech Week: Realising the potential of technology

London Tech Week kicks off on June 10th, with the focus this year on how access to technology can have a positive impact on society and business. One of the areas which technology has the power to revolutionise is the delivery of public services, in everything from healthcare to transport. Connected transport systems can create […]

BAI Communications collaborates with Generating Genius to inspire the next generation of engineers

At BAI Communications, we regularly challenge ourselves to ensure we are inspiring the next generation of engineers. Last year marked the ‘Year of Engineering’ in the UK and brought a much-needed spotlight to the vast range of career opportunities available within our sector. It’s now 2019 and with the Government estimating that our industry needs […]

Neutral host: reaching the places other networks cannot?

In 2019, with the telecommunications world gearing up for 5G, the question I’m asked most often is not about the latest advances in technology, but something simpler: why can’t I get a signal? With so much of modern life dependent on our connection it is no surprise. You could be commuting by train and unable […]

BAI in Rail Professional UK: Mobile connectivity offers potential rail industry boost

A BAI Communications survey of 1,000 UK rail users discovered that passengers only have ‘usable mobile signal’ for 56% of their journey and less than 10% of passengers experience usable mobile signal for their entire journey. If passengers haven’t downloaded anything to read, watch or do in advance – just under half fall into this […]

How safety culture is keeping pace with the digital rail revolution

On a recent visit to a rail construction site in London, I noticed a sign in the staff room. It was a picture of a happy work crew and above them in big bold letters it said, ‘Safety is a State of Mind’. Its goal was to emphasize how safety is now more than just […]

Will connected trains be safer trains?

Operating heavy trains travelling at high speeds, and transporting thousands of people every day, ensuring the safety of staff and passengers is the highest priority for rail operators across the UK. Increasingly, the application of innovative new digital technologies is helping to drive higher safety standards than ever before. And as we begin to see next-generation […]