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Flying cars could take off as soon as 2023

January 16th, 2019 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

The Bell Nexus hybrid electric air taxi concept is on display at the Bell booth at CES International From a one-person flying car to a luxurious five seater, companies are racing to launch the first flying car. LAS VEGAS — While CES attendees are still quite a few years away from being able to hop […]



7 arguments against the autonomous-vehicle utopia

January 13th, 2019 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

All the ways the self-driving future won’t come to pass. Self-driving cars are coming. Tech giants such as Uber and Alphabet have bet on it, as have old-school car manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors. But even as Google’s sister company Waymo prepares to launch its self-driving-car service and automakers prototype vehicles with various […]



Flying taxis help business travellers escape the gridlock

December 23rd, 2018 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

A number of innovative small business aircraft are on the drawing board, but the future of these projects depends on investors and their propensity for risk We’re on the cusp of the genesis of a new category of business travel, the ultra-short-haul market. Urban congestion is driving innovators to reach for the stars or at […]



The future of travel? A self-driving mobile hotel room

December 17th, 2018 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

Imagine taking a road trip and never having to stop for a food or bathroom break. Steve Lee, a designer at Toronto-based Aprilli Design Studio, has come up with an idea that could make that happen: The Autonomous Travel Suite. Think of it as a hotel room on wheels. The driverless mobile suite would have […]



People are attacking Waymo’s self-driving cars in Arizona by slashing tires and, in some cases, pulling guns on the safety drivers

December 14th, 2018 at 11:04 am » Comments Off

Waymo self-driving cars in Arizona have had their tires slashed, and some of the vehicles’ safety drivers have had guns pulled on them, the Arizona Republic reports. Twenty-one instances of people attacking Waymo cars have been recorded, according to the Arizona Republic, citing police reports. It’s a fraction of overall traffic incidents — but the […]



Large “Tesla ships” all-electric container barges are launching this autum

November 23rd, 2018 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

The Dutch company Port-Liner is building two giant all-electric barges dubbed the ‘Tesla ships‘. The company announced that the vessels will be ready by this autumn and will be inaugurated by sailing the Wilhelmina canal in the Netherlands. The 100 million-euro project supported by a €7m subsidy from the European Union is expected to have […]



Ford teaming up with Walmart and Postmates on robot deliveries

November 21st, 2018 at 3:43 am » Comments Off

Self-driving vehicles delivering groceries in Miami Ford is joining forces with Walmart and Postmates to create a grocery delivery service using self-driving vehicles in Miami, the companies announced Wednesday. Ford has been using Miami as a test bed for its self-driving vehicles since earlier this year. And more recently, the auto giant joined with Postmates […]



Dubai Police start training on flying motorbikes

November 17th, 2018 at 9:54 am » Comments Off

(CNN) — The flying motorbike is back in Dubai — and you could see the police riding one in the not-too-distant future. A year after California-based startup Hoversurf showcased its hoverbike at tech expo GITEX in the white and green livery of the Dubai Police, the company has returned with a new model and evidence […]



GM is getting into the electric bike business

November 8th, 2018 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

General Motors said it plans to bring two new electric bikes to market next year — one folding and one compact — as the automaker makes a broader push into electrification and other ideas that try to move beyond its traditional business model of producing and selling gas-power vehicles. The automaker didn’t have a lot […]



The electric future will run on two wheels

October 23rd, 2018 at 4:34 pm » Comments Off

For much of the emerging world, the key to reducing pollution is making the transition to battery-powered motorcycles and scooters. Even those who can afford cars often prefer two-wheelers. Given recent market turmoil, it would easy to overlook the upcoming IPO of Niu Technologies, a Chinese manufacturer of electric mopeds. The $95 million the company […]



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