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Electric cars with 310 to 373 miles of range are possible by 2020

October 18th, 2014 at 8:51 am » Comments Off

Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser The head of Volkswagen’s powertrain development, Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, thinks that electric cars with over 300 miles of range aren’t too far off. The foundation of his argument is that the energy density of electric car batteries has been improving rapidly and will continue to do so.    



Top 4 scenarios for the future of transportation

October 16th, 2014 at 9:09 am » Comments Off

Self-driving cars manage to backfire on Los Angeles and cause even more traffic. In the year 2030, Google has taken over Atlanta’s transportation system. Self-driving cars have failed to solve Los Angeles’s traffic problems. There’s a fleet of smart buses and on-demand “jitneys” in New Jersey And Boston is hyper-dense: People live in downtown micro-apartments and get around […]



SurfAir – the Uber of the skies

October 8th, 2014 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

SurfAir SurfAir is a new airline hoping to deliver some overdue disruption to the not-so-friendly skies.The fast growing year old company is a subscription-based model for private planes, but it’s at a price point that could actually be accessible for frequent fliers.



The car of the future doesn’t fly, it fixes your flat

October 3rd, 2014 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

Back to the Future flying Delorean Back to the Future has filled our heads with visions of soaring Deloreans, but in reality, the automobile industry has some pretty glaring flaws it needs to address before we can attempt flight. It seems like everything in our daily lives is becoming connected. But very often the car […]



iPhone manufacturer Foxconn invests $811M in building electric cars in China

September 30th, 2014 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Foxconn wants to make an electric car priced less than $15,000. Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturing partner, is notorious for its empire of iPhone-assembling employees and robots, but the electronics manufacturer is looking to shift gears, by building a dirt cheap electric car and it’s already investing $811 million to speed up the process.    



Japanese company Obayashi plans to have a space elevator up and running by 2050

September 29th, 2014 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

Space elevator The Japanese construction giant Obayashi has announced they will have a space elevator up and running by the year 2050. If successful it would revolutionize space travel and potentially transform the global economy. (Video)    



Schiller X1 water bicycle allows riders to safely ride on water

September 24th, 2014 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

Water bicycle An innovative bicycle designed by Schiller allows people to safely ride on water.  It is the world’s most advanced water bicycle with a responsive steering mechanism, multi-speed drive train, twin propellers, and dual chamber pontoons. (Video and pics)    



Google’s Larry Page wants to build a super-efficient airport the rest of the world can copy

September 23rd, 2014 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

Larry Page Larry Page’s ambitions are huge. He has Google working on self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, robots, aging, and drones. At Google, they call these efforts moonshots.    



New Yorkers propose high-speed gondolas to ease congestion

September 21st, 2014 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

The East River Skyway If you have ever commuted between Brooklyn and Manhattan, you’re already familiar with the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s overcrowding problem. But what if you could skip the train entirely? A radical new proposal suggests that New Yorkers try a high-speed gondola over the East River instead.    



A drivable car that was 3D printed in 44 hours

September 16th, 2014 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

Strati 3D printed car Local Motors 3D printed a plastic car called the Strati in front of thousands of attendees at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.    



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