Author: Liz Davidson

Speech bubble saying 'Best value' in large letters with a megaphone
Posted on: December 22, 2023 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Best value travel

Esoterix’ new service takes the complication out of choosing the best value season ticket by advising passengers based on the frequency of their travel along their preferred route.

Man wearing a shirt and tie looks out of the window of a train and smiles
Posted on: December 14, 2023 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Using travel history to deliver personalised services

The railways have been backward in collecting and using customer data. Williams Shapps Report for Rail, 2021 It’s over 25 years since the Tesco Clubcard was introduced. Since then, retail loyalty schemes have become commonplace with at least 75% of UK adults belonging to at least one. They work well …

Icons for each of the UN's 17 sustainable development goals with ticks against 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 16
Posted on: February 1, 2023 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Transport & the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Post-podcast, I looked again at the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and where transport intersects with them. FIFTEEN is my conclusion. Below the goals are itemised with our reasoning for the influence of transport and some links, where relevant, to further reading or listening. No poverty.Yes. Goal number 1 feels like …

Cover screen of the Degrees of Freedom podcast
Posted on: December 8, 2022 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Talking transport

Recently, University of Bristol engineering student, Alby Stevens, got in touch asking if Esoterix would be willing to be interviewed on their student podcast, Degrees of Freedom. Degrees of Freedom looks to introduce STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to some of the directions their skills could take them in …

Liz delivers Esoterix's pitch the Demo Day audience.
Posted on: December 2, 2022 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

And that’s a wrap | WAYRA Demo Day

WAYRA Intelligent Mobility Accelerator Demo Day The WAYRA Intelligent Mobility Accelerator Demo Day took place on the Buffini Chao deck of the National Theatre on Wednesday, 30th November 2022.  David and Liz travelled to London to join the eight other SMEs to present the outcomes from their participation in the programme.  …

Engine Shed logo alongside cuddly toy bus
Posted on: October 2, 2022 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Mobility Camp 2022

Mobility Camp, previously known as Transport Planning Camp, is in its 5th year. Having previously been in Leeds, Manchester, online, and Glasgow, this year it came south to Bristol and the Engine Shed. This year’s theme was ‘Backing Sustainable Transport’. Transport is responsible for 27% of UK greenhouse gas emissions, …

Liz Davidson presents to the group at the WAYRA kick off day
Posted on: June 22, 2022 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Esoterix joins WAYRA

Esoterix is thrilled to have been selected as one of 9 SMEs for the 2022 cohort of WAYRA Intelligent Mobility Accelerator. Around 180 businesses applied to take part, so it is a particular honour to have made it through. The six month programme will facilitate partnerships between the challenge partners …

A busy train carriage with all the seats taken and people standing.
Posted on: March 4, 2022 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

What will people do to avoid an overcrowded train?

Think back to the last time you travelled on an overcrowded train. Were you hemmed into your seat or stuck in the gangway? Did you cautiously ask yourself if you needed the loo?Hope the answer was no. Resolve not to think about it again. Don’t make the thought a reality. …