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Meet Olli 2.0, a 3D-printed autonomous shuttle

September 11th, 2019 at 2:42 am » Comments Off

From afar, Olli resembles many of the “future is now!” electric autonomous shuttles that have popped up in recent years. The tall rectangular pod, with its wide-set headlights and expansive windows nestled between a rounded frame, gives the shuttle a friendly countenance that screams, ever so gently, “come along, take a ride.” But Olli is […]

Lyft’s main taxi business is already profitable in some areas, but self-driving cars and bike-sharing are eating into that revenue

September 8th, 2019 at 3:18 am » Comments Off

A man rides a Lyft scooter near the White House in Washington DC Reuters JPMorgan says Lyft’s core ride-hailing business is already profitable in certain markets. It’s other bets on things like bikes, scooters, and self-driving cars that are dragging down the company’s balance sheet. Other Wall Street analysts have also raised their estimates and […]

The dream of flying taxis may not be too far off

September 5th, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Then again, Henry Ford said the same thing in 1940. “Mark my words. A combination of airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile. But it will come,” Henry Ford quipped in 1940. Our dreams of cars capable of taking flight at the whim of their driver have been around nearly as long as we’ve […]

After drones & self-driving vehicles, Japan shows flying cars are no longer a distant dream

August 29th, 2019 at 3:47 pm » Comments Off

While drones and self-driving cars have been making the headlines, Japan has reportedly have cracked the code of making flying cars. Though the car was caged and only hovered for about a minute in the air, it was a successful attempt to make the vehicle fly. In an experiment right out of the sci-fi movies, […]

For the struggling legacy transit systems, new mobility options present challenges and opportunities

August 27th, 2019 at 9:37 am » Comments Off

Despite decades of ridership and revenue growth, the country’s busiest transit systems have struggled in recent years both at the turnstile and in the farebox, even as operating costs and unmet capital needs continue to grow. Metropolitan transit agencies serving New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Boston and San Francisco, the country’s five largest systems, have […]

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