A Connected City
Cars replaced trams on the streets of Glasgow in the 20th century. How will electronic communications affect travel in the 21st century?
Have you got a smartphone or tablet computer? Do you use it when you travel?
Check out some of the ways that electronic connections are changing how, when and where people travel.
How will this affect future transport systems?
Researchers have found that recent rapid growth in train travel partly results from people being able to do more when they travel.
People now use the time on the bus home from work to catch up with to catch up friends on social networks.
In the 1970's Glasgow had one of the world’s first centrally controlled traffic lights systems. Future smart systems will help people to move more efficiently and find alternative routes when there is travel disruption.
Have You Considered?
Will you change how you travel if you can work, use social networks, shop online, and watch movies whilst you travel?
If you have a mobile phone or tablet then check out the ways that you might be able to benefit personally. You can connect using free wifi to www.glasgowsmart.info.
New connections mean that people can do more wherever they are. This is sometimes called augmented reality.
On your visit today you can complete an online treasure hunt whilst you search around the museum. If you complete the treasure hunt then you can get codes which offer you new smart travel experiences such as mobile tickets and retail offers.
Find Out More
Have you used a smart ticket? Many people have used them when flying. The barcode on the boarding pass is scanned to check people board the correct flight. Some people print their pass at home whilst others use mobile phones.
Find other smart tickets to use in Glasgow at www.glasgowsmart.info.
Why not try out a smart bus ticket today. To get you started you can log in at mobile.glasgowsmart.info and enter crack the code to get a trial free smart bus ticket.