Work and Life in the Mobile Society/Life/Transportation
With the development of information technology, more and more relative technologies and devices applied on almost every field, especially on the trains, planes, and automobiles although it is more difficult since transportation have not the fixed position to be addressed at specific period of time.
During the last few years of the last century, technologies were deployed which made it increasingly feasible for large numbers of devices to be connected without being connected physically.The set of technologies focused on are ‘wireless’, which are now an essential part of our everyday lives. The basic application to transportation is digital mapping and GPS technology to locate a destination and get an available parking spots. This device also could provide incorporates location-based mapping and messaging technology to create a hi-tech game of hide and seek.
For the train travel, more people to take the train would be attracted by being provided payable wireless networking service. A journey’s duration becomes productive work time for people for who the taking train is part of a daily commute or a longer trip. They also can write or receive Email, messages and surf the internet to play their time as usual. For example, T-Mobile’s service, installed on Southern Trains’ brighto Express by wire less specialist Nomad Digital uses WiMaX and T-Mobile have already had the postive feedback for users.
For the plane, we knew that there was a ban to use mobile devices on a plane. But for better or for worse, It has issued plans that will allow airlines to offer mobile services on UK-registered aircraft. The decision means that mobiles could be used once a plane has reached an altitude of 3,000m or more. The Australian Communications and Media Authority would permit cell phone use on domestic and international flights. An 18-month long trial of the pico cell technology used for in-flight cellular communications was deemed successful with no reported complaints of interference to either the plane’s avionics system or ground cellular networks. Should mobiles be banned from aircraft or are you looking forward to joining the mile-high call club? Which begs the question: who actually wants this? A survey taken in 2005 by Skytrax asked nearly 700,000 people for their thoughts on the potential use of mobile phones on planes. An overwhelming 89% said they did not want such a service become possible. Not ever. Now those seem pretty damning statistics. In my opinon, i don’t agree with using mobile phone on the plane since it is terrible to plane’s flying and to other passengers. Although the information technology will develop highly, we still should reduce the harm from the mobile devices to others or ourselves.
Increased reliance on cellphones has led to a rise in the number of people who use the devices while driving. There are two dangers associated with driving and cellphone use, including text messaging. First, drivers must take their eyes off the road while dialing. Second, people can become so absorbed in their conversations that their ability to concentrate on the act of driving is severely impaired, jeopardizing the safety of vehicle occupants and pedestrians. Therefore, properly using a cellphone is a big issue for modern society.
Advances in communications systems to make travel faster, smarter and safer in the future. Intelligent transport systems--allows cars to avoid collisions; e-Call automatic emergency call; Congestion alerts and e-transport could alert drivers to traffic jams to help reduce road congestion; e-Transport systems could simplify travel and decrease journey times when travelling by bus, train or plane through one e-ticket which could be used on all modes of transport.
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- Approval for mobiles on aircraft. http://news.bbc.co.uk
- Clark, Roger. Wireless transmission and mobile technologies. http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/EC/WMT.html
- T-Mobile steams in with WiMAX, Wi-Fi train. April 2005. http://www.gss.co.uk/news/? Access to October 28, 2008
- Taylor, Nik (Editor). In-flight mobiles are plane wrong. Tech & Gadgets