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Uber victory: Transport for London releases statement siding with app in cabbies row

Bad news for black cab drivers, but good news for ride-sharing apps (and their users): Transport for London (TfL) has released a statement confirming that Uber is operating legally in London. Cabbies had previously challenged TfL’s position, because Uber drivers calculate journey distances and fares using an app. Taxi drivers say this is equivalent to using a taximeter, which under …

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Diane ShipleyUber victory: Transport for London releases statement siding with app in cabbies row

Check for buses and planes via Twitter with @whensmybus and @VAAInfo

Virgin Atlantic has launched a new "tweet bot" service this week, which will allow Twitter travellers to find out more information about their flights via the social network. All you need to do in order to use the service…

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Becca CaddyCheck for buses and planes via Twitter with @whensmybus and @VAAInfo

Electricity generating speed bumps the next thing in eco-mania?

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Those annoying beneficial road safety measures, otherwise known as sleeping policeman could be about to get a high-tech overhaul. Power generating road humps are to be tested on the streets of London, in what I do believe is the first in speed bump electricity generating history over here… and perhaps even the world.

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Lucy HedgesElectricity generating speed bumps the next thing in eco-mania?

Five Mobile apps, services and sites for transport and travel

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Despite the gales and hail we saw over the weekend, it is technically just a couple of weeks from officially being springtime. It’s March, damn it! That means we should all be thinking about holidays and days out.

In honour of that, here’s a list of five useful mobile services, applications and sites for when you’re on the go.

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Staff WriterFive Mobile apps, services and sites for transport and travel

The KenBuster: Never forget your Congestion Charge payment again

Kenbuster.jpgHaving been caught short by entering a CC zone a few minutes early without realising, I welcome any device that will help forgetful drivers avoid the whopping penalties imposed for not paying the London Congestion Charge. The KenBuster is a GPS system that registers your location and triggers an automatic payment to TfL as appropriate, confirming its actions with a text to you.

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Staff WriterThe KenBuster: Never forget your Congestion Charge payment again