Activities

Walking School Bus app keeps kids safe on school run

Aug, 2014

The University of Salford has been working with Westwood Park Primary School in Eccles to pilot a smartphone app which allows parents to keep track of their child’s walking bus (a group of children walking to school with one or two adults).

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LinkLocal: Making local connections

Jun, 2014

As part of the AHRC Connected Communities Festival, Communities within Spaces of Flows are running a workshop to demonstrate LinkLocal, our new iPhone app.

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Internet of Cars Symposium

Jun, 2014

The Internet of Cars distributed exhibition and symposium is the culmination of a three year research project entitled Sixth Sense Transport and the work of its research team that has developed technologies to help understand the potential for new forms of networked transport.

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CoGet @ Future Everything

Mar, 2014

We are experimenting with our social logistics software CoGet at Future Everything in March.

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Salford and Lancaster Universities win national sustainable travel award

Jan, 2014

The Universities of Salford and Lancaster have won a national transport award for a smartphone app which allows parents to keep track of their child’s walking school bus and aims to reduce congestion at school gates.

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Internet of Cars: A Distributed Exhibition & Public Talks

Jan, 2014

Based upon the research context detailed above, the academic team are working with SCAN, an arts/technology agency, to develop an exhibition for May 2014

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Logistics

Oct, 2013

Cartoon of 6ST Oxfam App

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Things move people around

Oct, 2013

So this is interesting for Internet of Things experiences. Objects telling us to where they want to go…

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BBC – Taxi technology: Why catching a cab will never be the same

Oct, 2013

Interesting and relevant news story from the BBC…

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Chris Winstanley at the University of Colima

Oct, 2013

Chris, Research Assistant and Developer for 6ST Apps was recently in Mexico to present work.

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6ST Oxfam App Movie

Sep, 2013

The second in a series of movies that articulate the research focus of project from the Travel Behaviours Network.

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6ST Campsite App Movie

Aug, 2013

The first in a series of movies that articulate the research focus of project from the Travel Behaviours Network.

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6th Sense Oxfam app being trialled in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Dorset

Aug, 2013

The 6th Sense Transport Oxfam app was rolled out for its first trial in the Hertfordshire (21/3/13 – 28/6/13)

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Travelling Treasures

Feb, 2013

Visitors to Scotland will be the first in the world to use technology that guides visitors to tourist attractions by linking their smartphones to the registration numbers on taxis.

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RSA Animate – The Secret Powers of Time

Oct, 2011

The Royal Society of Arts has produced a series of short animations exploring the ideas of society’s great thinkers.

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Call for papers – Freiburg, Germany 2012

Oct, 2011

Bournemouth University, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences and the University of Otago are proud to announce the first call for papers for an international workshop on Psychological and behavioural approaches to understanding and governing sustainable tourism mobility, to be held in the Black Forest near Freiburg, Germany from the 3rd – 6th of July 2012.

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A Driving Route Made Just for You

Aug, 2011

How long does it really take to drive from point A to point B?

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Making Cars Predict Where We’re Going

Aug, 2011

In the future, your plug-in hybrid may be able to read your mind...

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Rail: Value for Money

Aug, 2011

It seems for the railway industry it is both the best of times and it is the worst of times. On the one hand key projects and significant investment have been ring fenced to help ensure our railways are fit for the 21st Century.

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2013 RGS Call for papers

Dec, 0012

Call for papers: Space-time knowledge in social networks: a new paradigm for transport geography?

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Internet of Cars: A Distributed Exhibition & Public Talks

Nov, 0012

These storyboards introduce a creative approach to conceiving cars as data packets through the use of their license registration plate and offering a playful platform that allows users to engage with them as though they were part of social media.

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Schools

Nov, 0012

Project strand – innovating ‘Next Generation’ Walking School Buses Background to concept

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Tourism

Nov, 0012

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6ST Storyboards

Nov, 0012

The following posts are the storyboards that the team have been using to inform user engagement but also technical development.

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Tom’s Field

Sep, 0012

During July members of 6th Sense joined Janet on Tom’s Field.

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Cloud Connectivity Turns Cars Into Chameleons

Oct, 0011

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Phone tracking tech to reward walking, biking

Oct, 0011

Londoners who walk or bike around town with a smartphone that records their whereabouts will soon earn points redeemable at shops and restaurants.

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ABOUT

We understand the extent to which behavioural change in transport habits and practices can be facilitated through the creation of a new form of ‘transport network’, based on extending social tablet.pngnetworking principles to transport users.

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Mobile Apps

The project has developed a suite of mobile phone apps for each of the corresponding research contexts. Watch videos and read details of the projects aims, phone-exploded.pngkey findings and outputs.

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Team

The 6ST team comprised researchers from the universities of Southampton, Edinburgh, Salford, people.pngBournemouth and Lancaster.

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