Future smart cities could lift transport into the sky to solve congestion

CITIES OF THE FUTURE could see public transportation lifted from the ground and up into the air, if Britain’s transport innovators have anything to do with it.

The future smart city plans were deliberated as part of discussions hosted by the UK government’s innovation agency InnovateUK and the Australia Trade and Investment Commission, taking part on the other side of the world, in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday.

Called ‘Future Cities Jam’, the event saw 15 UK startups and entrepreneurs debating potential transport solutions for congested cities on both ends of the globe using their own ideas and products. In a bid to ink potential deals with movers and shakers down under, and make cities more efficient and future-proof, the UK startups pitched their smart city solutions to delegates from Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.