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China to invest $16.3 B in electric cars

August 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Electric vehicles will yield big environmental improvements in China. China is supposedly about to invest a hundred billion yuan (equivalent to about 16.3 billion US dollars at today’s exchange rate) into electric vehicles and the infrastructure to support them, like public charging stations, according to “two people familiar with the matter”, says Bloomberg.    

Futuristic scooter concepts built around the Segway

August 28th, 2014 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

Kala Segway The Segway offers transportation solutions that would reduce congestion, pollution and other environmental problems. The unique design and function of the Segway has a fresh idea and excites the imagination of several people, designers included. If we fast forward a few years,  we will see quite a number of concept vehicles entering the […]

IXION Windowless Jet Concept could be the airplane of the future

August 18th, 2014 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

IXION Windowless Jet Concept It depends on what you think about the IXION Windowless Jet Concept, it either has no windows, or it has all the windows. Cameras on the exterior of this as-yet-unbuilt jet would provide jaw-dropping 360-degree views of what you would be seeing if your airplane were a transparent glass tube shuttling through the […]

America’s massive trucker shortage and why it’s only getting worse

August 14th, 2014 at 8:42 am » Comments Off

The biggest issue is a problem of supply and demand. Drivers don’t like big rigs on the highways because of their intimidating size and slow speed. Semis are absolutely vital to moving goods around the country. But, the US is on the road to a major trucking crisis. A recent analysis from Business Insider finds that we […]

Tesla plans to produce over 110K electric vehicles by 2015

August 7th, 2014 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

Tesla factory For those planning to buy an expensive electric vehicle in the near future there is some good news: Electric car powerhouse Tesla Motors will be making plenty.    

500-mile range electric car will soon be possible, says Elon Musk

August 2nd, 2014 at 8:21 am » Comments Off

Tesla to create a 500-mile range electric car. Tesla Electric cars have the highest energy density battery in the world. That’s twice of the Nissan Leaf. But their range is more than twice that of the Leaf so we come into other factors: what’s the drag co-efficient of the car, how much does it weigh, […]

Baidu is developing a semi-autonomous car

August 1st, 2014 at 8:57 am » Comments Off

Baidu wants to keep the individual in control. Would you prefer to ride in a completely autonomous self-driving car, like Google’s self-driving car, or one like Chinese search engine Baidu’s semi-autonomous car?  Instead of cars that have no steering wheels, gas pedals, or brake pedals for drivers to control, Baidu is thinking about cars with intelligent […]

Nimbus – a retro-futuristic off-roading electric SUV

July 21st, 2014 at 10:14 am » Comments Off

Nimbus microbus The Nimbus is a funky little hybrid that looks like a retro-styled SUV, but its actual story is even more intriguing. The Nimbus concept car is a microbus that can take electric hybrids off-road. The concept comes from Brazilian designer Eduardo Galvani who claims it offers a greater driving range and better fuel economy than […]

China expected to become a world leader in high speed rail while the U.S. stands by

July 20th, 2014 at 8:33 am » Comments Off

A maglev train at the Pudong International Airport. High-speed rail (HSR) will connect not only cities, states and countries in the future, but also far-reaching continents. In about 15 to 20 years from now, one could travel seamlessly from London, UK to Beijing, China and even have a detour within the Gulf countries using the […]

Imagine life without cars

July 18th, 2014 at 9:01 am » Comments Off

The big benefit from new IT-mediated car services will come if they make it possible for lots of people. There has been a lot of discussion lately about Uber, Lyft, and all that. The big benefit from new IT-mediated car services will come if they make it possible for lots of people, not just people in […]

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