At our next session (but you can get a headstart if you’re reading this!), I’d like you to use lots of different resources to investigate the future of travel, and then to present your research using a software we haven’t tested before – Microsoft Sway (I think you’ll like it!).
Please have a think about how transport & the way we travel may change in the next few years due to:
- new technology
- the internet of things
Here are some resources you may want to check out:
- The IBM poster on the computer suite wall
- From the Observer newspaper today “At the Imagine Festival in Milton Keynes last week, the potential of technology to to revolutionise the way we move about was on display, as a host of young entrepreneurs vied to offer creative solutions to 21st Century travel dilemmas”
- From the Imagine Festival – “20% of tube delays are caused by people falling ill. Transport for London is looking at how health apps and big data can help people and reduce delays” Does that make you think of other uses for data in transport?
- I will ask Jon to bring in some back copies of his How Things Work Magazine – there is a bit of information online here
- Driverless cars podcast (35 mins long!)
- I am going to ask Jon or Tim to go through this article (kindly linked by Mr Scott Turner) about how vehicles could talk to each other. Can you think of some benefits of this?
- Future of Rail infographic from Arup:
Then make a presentation of your findings using Sway (you will have to create an account first) and try to explore and use all the different options in Sway. You are testing this program to see if we should use it in school so may need to show your presentation/ feedback in assembly. You can work alone or in pairs.
Some additional resources I found which may be of particular interest to a couple of you (ahem, Ollie, Shahzeb) but not necessarily for this project: