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How Google and the ICCT Plan to Help Airlines Meet their Sustainability Goals

  • 10 min read

As part of a significant stride towards fostering sustainable travel, Google has spearheaded the formation of an advisory committee to refine and augment Google’s Travel Impact Model (TIM).

The search giant aims to offer travelers more precise flight emission estimates and advocate for environmentally-conscious travel decisions. The committee is an amalgamation of climate scientists, academics, and representatives hailing from airlines, airports, and non-profit organizations. Their shared goal is to incorporate the latest scientific data and industry best practices into the TIM.

Video Still: Google Presentation on the Future of Travel Search, Presentation by Marcin Brodziak © FCMedia 2016

Exclusive Video: Google’s Conversational Travel Assistant Demo Heralds Dawn of AI Travel Search

  • 4 min read

The last afternoon session of this year’s SITA ATIS2016 rewarded all who hung out to see the event through with a mind-blowing demonstration of Google’s new Travel Assistant Demo.

I apologise in advance that the audio might be a little hard to follow, and I recommend viewing the video in full screen mode so that you can better see the projections from Marci Brodziak’s smartphone.

I felt it was still worth sharing because this was only the second time Google has ever demonstrated the full functionality of its new travel search Assistant which will go live this summer.

Beyond Cute: Google’s New Self-Driving Buggy is Poised to Improve Mobility for Disabled Persons

  • 4 min read

This is not a post about aviation or aerospace, which is a bit of a departure from my usual topics on Flight Chic, but let me step away from the clouds and hit the roads. Today, we’ve seen a massive development in design, with real promise as a mobility solution.… 

Star Alliance: Appy with Android

  • 4 min read

The Star Alliance has just announced that their Navigator App, available for iOS operating systems since 2011, is now also available for Android 4.0 and above (with lower versions to 2.3.3 supported with some limitations).  They’ve designed the App for smartphones with resolutions of 480×800, 480×854, 800×1280, and 1080×1920. The… 

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