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UK rail ticket machines hit by IT glitch – BBC News

Rail ticket machines across the UK fell out of service this morning preventing commuters from using them to pay fares.Messages on their screens said they had “no online connectivity”, making it impossible for them to transmit payment card details.A spokesman for the Rail Delivery Group told the BBC the issue had been resolved shortly before 09:00 BST.He added that the …

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WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media – BBC News

WhatsApp is becoming one of the prevailing ways people discover and discuss news, according to a study.But use of the messaging app appears to vary widely between countries.In Malaysia, more than 50% of those surveyed said they used WhatsApp for news at least once a week. But in the US, the figure was only 3%, and in the UK it …

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Green light for UK driverless car road trials – BBC News

A demonstration of driverless cars in Nuneaton will be followed later this year by trials on public roads.Autodrive – a collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors – showed off how autonomous cars can talk to each other.It included warning drivers when an emergency vehicle was approaching and offering real-time traffic information.The first set of public road trials …

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