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Rural Technologies was created for a simple reason. Its founders have backgrounds in technology and its application to real world problems. The more they looked at the digital world; the more they saw the creation of a two-tiered society resulting from strong urban presumptions.

Everywhere is covered in cities and most towns for mobile and broadband. Yet there are whitespots all over rural areas for these services and some won’t be covered until the mid-2020’s. Much is talked about Industry4.0 and changes in work-life balance accelerated by Covid, yet what is overlooked is that parts of the countryside are already there.

In a net-zero carbon world, a fundamental challenge for the rural economy will be transport. This affects how society works, lives, plays, studies and ages. The concepts of mobility as a service do not cover rural areas yet underpin future transport use.

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Sand and Traffic

On bid outcome days, I’m always reminded of the hourglass method of measuring time. Read more

The Logic Failure of Travelling That Way?

The way we have come to think about transport over the last 50 years now appears highly illogical. Read more

Perceptions Key for Rural Public Transport

That everyone knows everything there is to know about public transport is a completely false perception. Read more

Cars Rule Rural Transport

In a net-zero carbon world, a fundamental challenge for the rural economy will be transport. Read more

The Team

Rural Technologies Ltd has a small core team but works collaboratively with a large number of partners and specialists.  These include IT companies, universities, councils, economic partnerships, transport consultancies, innovation and environmental and sustainability organisations. Read more

About

Rural Technologies founders have backgrounds in technology and its application to real world problems. This stretches back to the 1980’s and the launch of the analogue and laptop computing. Since then, the world as moved ever faster and become increasingly digital. Read more