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IBM has predicted that travel by plane, train, or automobile is going to be a lot easier in the future. Big Blue gazed into its crystal ball and made predictions about how technology will change the way people travel in the future. The IT giant has listed five changes that will improve the way we get from A to B. First off, …


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  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Another thing missing

    Any word on British trains being able to successfully navigate after a bit of snow, or maybe even some wet leaves, have fallen on (or near) a track ?

    Is there any technology available for that ?

    Right. As they say, I'll get my coat.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Already happening

    TranzRail, the rail provider in New Zealand has a service that auto-txts travelers for free if their train is going to be 15 minutes or more late. Not a bad service, pity I get so many texts from them...

  3. Mark Fendley

    Urm, some of this isn't the future

    My Ford S-MAX can already adjust cabin temperature, phone home, change radio stations/cd and a whole host of other things with spoken voice commands. Admittedly it's not 'conversational English' but even so.

    Even the lowly Fiesta can be specced with such an option. Maybe IBM are used to less advanced, more bargain-basement, poorly-engineered cars from Detroit... ;o)

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Guild of idiots

    Some people are getting paid to make such predictions ?

    I'm still wondering how "breakthroughs" like beeing able to talk to my car will help me avoid the traffic jams (maybe by yelling "you stupid car, fly now!").

    BTW here we already have intelligent traffic lights, with priority for emergency vehicles.

  5. Adriaan Brink

    Still cant route baggage though ...

    We can have all these wonderful tech solutions for air travel but when the simple act of getting a suitcase from one end of a flight to another has the reliabilty of the space shuttle one has to wonder why they dont work that out first!

  6. John Dougald McCallum

    Intelegent cars?

    "The newly-agile vehicles will exchange information with each other and with the road infrastructure, taking corrective action where appropriate."

    wont do much if you have a blowout,what'il it do move the tree/lamp post????

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