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Airbus’ new eVTOL that aims to usher in an era of flying taxis just took its first public flight – take a look at CityAirbus

August 6th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Airbus’ CityAirbus eVTOL aircraft. Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/picture alliance/Getty CityAirbus is the new eVTOL being developed by Airbus’ helicopter division that aims to set the stage for a new era of intra-city travel with flying taxis. The futuristic-looking demonstrator can carry four passengers with a range of 60 miles, traveling at 75 miles per hour. Airbus demonstrated […]

The Boring Company: Elon Musk shares stunning station image and bus details

August 2nd, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

  The Boring Company founder Elon Musk shared the image with the caption “coming soon.” The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunnel-digging venture, is getting ready to unveil its first public tunnel. On Wednesday, Musk shared a new image with his 37 million Twitter followers. The new concept render appears to show one of the three […]

NEVS unveils autonomous electric shuttle for urban use

July 17th, 2020 at 2:23 am » Comments Off

NEVS Sango autonomous electric shuttle, image credit: NEVS Way last century, Sweden had two global auto manufacturers — Volvo and Saab. Volvo built staid cars that were as solid as the rock of Gibraltar. Saab was the quirky cousin that insisted on mounting its ignition switch in the center console rather than on the dashboard. […]

Seoul aims to commercialize urban air mobility in 2025

July 5th, 2020 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

  Hyundai Motor Group via The Korea Herald/Asia News Network SEOUL — South Korea aims to commercialize urban air mobility (UAM) services in the domestic market in 2025 as it strives to tackle worsening traffic congestion in major cities, the transport ministry said Thursday. The government plans to begin offering UAM services initially with one […]

Exclusive: Segway, the most hyped invention since the Macintosh, ends production

June 25th, 2020 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Steve Jobs said it would be bigger than the PC. Some dubbed it the most hyped product since the Apple Macintosh. An era of secrecy bubbled up in the year 2000 about an invention that would change the world as people knew it. People speculated it was a hydrogen-powered hovercraft, or a device that would […]

Dutch study shows hyperloop may be substitute to short-haul flights

June 23rd, 2020 at 1:37 pm » Comments Off

An artist’s impression of a proposal by Dutch company Hardt Hyperloop to build a hyperloop system linking Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to major European cities is seen in this handout image obtained by Reuters on June 10, 2020. LONDON (Reuters) – Passenger-packed pods speeding through vacuum tubes linking Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to European cities could prove […]

How close is urban air mobility to becoming a reality?

June 21st, 2020 at 11:59 am » Comments Off

  eVTOL vehicle So far, Uber is sticking publicly to its stated goal of beginning limited aerial ridesharing service in its pilot cities by 2023. And at least one of its vehicle partners, Joby Aviation, remains committed to certifying and operating its electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxi by 2023. The U.S. Air Force’s Agility Prime […]

Two-wheeler rental startups expect to ride high as public transport comes to a halt

June 10th, 2020 at 1:42 pm » Comments Off

Self-drive scooter businesses like Bounce, Vogo, and Yulu expect to see an uptick in adoption, with public transportation utilization capped at less than 50% due to social distancing norms. Self-drive scooter businesses like Bounce, Vogo, and Yulu expect to see an uptick in adoption, with public transportation utilization capped at less than 50% due to […]

Einride is hiring its first autonomous truck operators

March 23rd, 2020 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Einride is hiring autonomous pod operators in both the U.S. and Sweden with the new jobs set to begin later this year. Einride, a Swedish technology company that designs, develops and sells driverless electrified trucks and logistical solutions, has announced it will be hiring the first autonomous and remote truck operator in the freight mobility […]

Hydrogen-powered drone developed in Hungary

February 9th, 2020 at 2:56 pm » Comments Off

Hydrogen-powered drone in Hungary. What is being touted as the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered aircraft that could be made suitable for carrying passengers has been unveiled at Jakabszallas airport in central Hungary. The Hungarian-American development was presented in the attendance of Minister of Innovation and Technology László Palkovics, who told a news conference that […]

Inside the high-stakes race to build the world’s first flying taxi

November 13th, 2019 at 1:33 pm » Comments Off

The Lilium prototype in a hangar in Wessling, Germany.Credit…Felix Schmitt for The New York Times Lilium, a German start-up, illustrates the potential and the risks of creating a new generation of electric aircraft for urban transportation. MUNICH — Inside an airplane hangar about 20 miles from central Munich, Daniel Wiegand lifted the door of a […]

The death of cars was greatly exaggerated

October 25th, 2019 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

The founders of Uber and Lyft, among others, declared that people would no longer need to own cars. Instead, car ownership is rising. Throw your driver’s license out the window. Better yet, don’t get one at all. For nearly a decade, that’s been the message from buzzy transportation companies. In 2011, car-sharing company Zipcar touted […]

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