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Marcus Mayers

Marcus Mayers

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Huddersfield

Marcus Mayers is an expert in Innovation in rail and public transport. He has worked on a range of complex first of a kind transport projects including multiple first of a public transport projects including some of the best-known brands in UK and European transport.

Work includes the following customers; Heathrow Terminal 5, UK Government, UK “Catapult centers”, Virgin, DB Railway, a range of technology start-ups. His project “Tilt Authorisation and Speed Supervision” won the UK’s national railway innovation award for Virgin Trains and Alstom. More recently he was commissioned to be a founding member of the Railway Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) innovation fund (E125m government funded innovation program). In the last five years he has been working with companies to translate intelligent mobility solutions and needs between transport operators and disruptive and tech startups. Marcus holds a MBA in innovation from Imperial college and is also a visiting research fellow at Huddersfield Business School in the field of transport management and intelligent mobility.

When is it quicker to walk, than catch a bus?

Sep 10, 2018 14:15 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

It can often be tempting to jump on a bus for a short journey through the city, especially when its raining or youre running behind schedule. Where there are dedicated bus lanes in place, it can feel as though you speed...

Five tips to get cheap train tickets – according to transport experts

Aug 14, 2018 13:56 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

British rail commuters are being told they are likely to face fare hikes. Price increases aside, the rules around tickets are complex and date back to the 1980s, which means theres a bewildering array of tickets available:...

Transport experts explain why buses come in threes – and which one you should get on

Aug 01, 2018 15:21 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Its typical youre waiting at a bus stop for ages, then three buses come along at once. Should you just hop on the first one, or skip to the second or third? Various tech companies are trying to produce apps to help...

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Economy

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin and altcoins suffer massive sell-off, Gemini exchange to expand UK operations, UNICEF France to accept crypto donations – Monday, September 24th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices lost ground during late European session Monday, down-trending for the third consecutive day as financial regulations from top authorities still remain on board. However, a couple of good news from...

U.S. Treasuries suffer in silent trading day ahead of 2-year auction, FOMC policy meeting

The U.S. Treasuries suffered Monday ahead of this weeks two-day FOMC meeting that concludes on Wednesday. With a further 25 bps hike in the FFR range (to 2.00-2.25 percent) seemingly a done deal, the main focus for...

German bunds slump after Ifo business climate index beats estimates; ECB President Draghi’s speech eyed

The German bunds slumped during European session Monday after the countrys Ifo business climate index for the month of September beat market estimates, also rising from the previous reading in August. Investors will now...

Polish economic performance to remain solid, foreign trade expected to deteriorate in coming quarters

Polish economys all significant macro fundamentals appear quite strong. This positive impression have been affirmed by the macro statistics released this week, which included the industrial production data, labor market...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Ripple climbs to 3-week high as buying sentiments pour in, Europol warns against crypto-related risks – Thursday, September 20th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices traded flat during late European session Thursday amid lack of any major market movements ahead of the September 30 deadline for the U.S. SECs decision on the Bitcoin ETF. Also, a host of increased...

Politics

Chequers plan: why Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint is not quite dead

The informal meeting of EU leaders in Salzburg on September 19 and 20 was not intended to be primarily about the UK or Brexit. The EU faces serious challenges around internal security and migration that come much higher up...

'Resistance' to Trump in the White House: impeachment by insiders?

The anonymous op-ed piece published September 5 in the New York Times, I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration, offered the cold comfort that there are adults in the room restraining President Trump...

Politics and paper towels: Disputing disaster death tolls

Hurricane Florences battering of the southern United States has brought natural disasters and their devastating impacts back into the daily news cycle. The Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing and while earlier...

No matter what method is used to teach math, make it fun

Theres a change coming to Ontarios elementary school math curriculum. The new provincial government says it is responding to a decline of standardized test scores and plans to recommend a return to back-to-basics teaching...

Doug Ford's attack on the 'Court Party'

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Science

Ten years of Large Hadron Collider discoveries are just the start of decoding the universe

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Game-changing resolution: whose name on the laws of physics for an expanding universe?

Astronomers are engaged in a lively debate over plans to rename one of the laws of physics. It emerged overnight in Vienna at the 30th Meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), in Vienna, where members of...

Do dogs have feelings?

If you live with a dog you just know when its happy or miserable, dont you? Of course you do. Even the scientific community, now admits that dogs have emotions even if scientists cant directly measure what they are...

How hydrogen power can help us cut emissions, boost exports, and even drive further between refills

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Curious Kids: how does gravity pull things down to Earth?

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Technology

OnePlus 6T Release Date, Price, Features: Why Did the Manufacturer Remove the Headphone Jack?

The OnePlus 6T is heavily rumored to be released on Oct. 17 and smartphone enthusiasts are awaiting confirmation from the company itself if this news has any authenticity. So far, however, the Shenzhen-based company hasnt...

In 1968, computers got personal: How the 'mother of all demos' changed the world

On a crisp California afternoon in early December 1968, a square-jawed, mild-mannered Stanford researcher named Douglas Engelbart took the stage at San Franciscos Civic Auditorium and proceeded to blow everyones mind about...

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Release Date, Features: Rockstar Gives Players a Sneak Peek at the Game's World

With Red Dead Redemption 2 almost a month away from gracing consoles, the anticipation for Rockstar Games western action-adventure game has been steadily building. It seems that Rockstar is leaning heavily towards the...

'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' Features: These Crazy Mods Lengthen the Lifespan of RPG Brawler

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 may be three years old already but fans dedicated to creating additional content for Bandai Namcos fighting roleplaying game are still finding fresh ways to make it a treat for all the other...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Trailer, Characters: Upcoming Trailer Is 40 Minutes Long?

Last week, Square Enix released another Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, which features the world of Big Hero 6. While the teaser clip shows some gameplay and cut-scenes, fans of the franchise are voracious as ever to feast their...
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