Transport

SATELLITES HELPING TRANSPORT

SATELLITES CAN…
connect servicesWhen terrestrial communications are unavailable, satellites can step in quickly to provide an alternative communication methods. 
areoplaneThe cost of broadband on planes falling due to more competition in the satellite communications industry.
MapGlobal position satellites are being upgraded to a system called GNSS. This will provide sub-centimeter precision.
PinpointThanks to our mobile phones being satellites receivers, we know where we are on the Earth at all times.
AlertCommunication satellites help deliver updates and alerts in rural areas.
TVGetting information on the move is key in the 21st century. Satellites connect public transport to the internet to provide this service.
DriverlessA driverless car navigation system is powered by satellites.
BikeUsing satellite data, maps can tell how long it will take to get to a location.
FuelSatellites can cut fuel costs by directing you down the most efficient route.
InternetSatellite communications can step in when terrestrial networks are unavailable.

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THERE ARE 35.6 MILLION LICENSED VEHICLES ON THE ROAD IN THE UK

95%
OF IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
ARE VIA THE SEA

£20.6 bn
SPENT ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT EACH YEAR

64%
OF ALL JOURNEYS ARE MADE BY CAR

26%
INCREASE IN AVERAGE DISTANCE CYCLED SINCE 1995/1996

245,800 miles of road in the UK

AVERAGE DISTANCE TRAVELLED PER PERSON PER YEAR
cars

THE AVERAGE PERSON SPENDS
10,634 HOURS
COMMUTING

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