Impact Lab


Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

» Currently browsing: Alternative Transportation


The risks of the underinsured scooter market

November 5th, 2019 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

The insurance sector is still evolving in how it covers accidents on bikes and scooters, and it may take time for premiums to come down. It’s becoming a familiar story in cities: riders of dockless bikes or scooters collide with pedestrians, potholes or vehicles, often resulting in serious injuries, destroyed vehicles and even death. These […]



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 […]



We pit the Uber Copter vs. public transit in a race to JFK — here’s who won

October 21st, 2019 at 12:28 pm » Comments Off

One is a bumpy, deafening and slightly nauseating way to get to John F. Kennedy Airport — the other is public transportation. The Post put Uber’s new helicopter shuttle to JFK to the test, racing the car-sharing company and its chopper from Midtown to the hub against old-fashioned New York City Transit — which proved […]



Chinese passenger drone maker EHang is said to file for U.S. IPO

October 1st, 2019 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

  An EHang Inc. E-184 drone.  Technology startup is working on producing passenger drones. EHang may raise as much as $200 million in public offering. EHang, one of China’s largest drone makers, has made a confidential application for an initial public offering with Nasdaq Inc., according to people with knowledge of the matter. EHang plans […]



New INRIX Research ranks the top U.S. cities where micromobility has the most potential

September 23rd, 2019 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

  KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Micromobility (defined as shared bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters) has the potential to deliver substantial benefits to consumers and businesses around the world, including efficient and cost-effective travel, reduced traffic congestion, decreased emissions and a boost to the local economy.



Understanding the future through the eyes of a child