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Uber will test its flying taxis in Melbourne

June 24th, 2019 at 5:52 am » Comments Off

The company has chosen Melbourne as its third test city.   Uber has chosen the third test city to join Dallas and Los Angeles for its flying taxi trials: Melbourne, Australia. The third location was supposed to be Dubai, but negotiations fell through and prompted the company to look for another site for trials outside […]

Uber begins talks with Indian government to push for flying taxis

June 24th, 2019 at 5:50 am » Comments Off

Ride-hailing firm Uber has begun talks with the government to usher in a regulatory framework for flying taxis in the country, a top company executive told ET. Uber has begun talks with the Indian government to push for flying taxis. Ride-hailing firm Uber has begun talks with the government to usher in a regulatory framework […]

Bikes are starting to replace delivery vans in London

June 22nd, 2019 at 8:17 am » Comments Off

  More and more people are switching to pedal powered couriers Don’t be surprised if you see a bike piled high with parcels rushing past you in the cycle lane. It’s probably one of the dozens of new cargo bikes that are replacing delivery vans across London. From traders at Bermondsey Blue Market to businesses […]

Driverless, 3D-printed vehicles debut on California college campus

March 2nd, 2019 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

Autonomous 3D-printed vehicles start driving around college campus They’re self-driving shuttles that just rolled up to Sacramento State. They can fit up to eight people on board, and there’s a special spot reserved for the safety steward. He can pull a hand-brake to stop the Olli if absolutely needed, but otherwise it will operate on […]

Boeing shows off their futuristic autonomous flying taxi!

February 5th, 2019 at 1:59 am » Comments Off

Uber has been a boon for us (especially on Saturday nights in Mumbai), helping us reach places quickly, conveniently and economically. But, they created a problem, sort of. More cars on the roads mean increased traffic in major cities. Well, Boeing is kind of working on this matter, to find a solution. Flying taxis! Not […]

12 awesome flying cars and taxis currently in development

February 1st, 2019 at 2:10 am » Comments Off

These flying cars want to take your commute to new heights We were promised that the future would bring flying cars, right? We were. And the good news is that tech entrepreneurs around the world are finally getting started on creating what are commonly known as VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing, pronounced vee-toll) vehicles designed […]

Japan is getting serious about flying cars

January 31st, 2019 at 1:42 pm » Comments Off

  The country’s once-envied government skunk works has set its sights on speeding up the arrival of aerial taxis and trucks. Japan often appears stuck in yesterday’s vision of tomorrow. Flip phones are common enough that they’re cited as the exemplar of a phenomenon called Galapagos Syndrome, referring to the country’s tendency to stick with […]

Boeing’s flying car has taken off

January 31st, 2019 at 1:04 pm » Comments Off

Boeing’s Driverless Flying Taxi Completes Test Flight. A Boeing Co. flying car designed to whisk passengers over congested city streets and dodge skyscrapers completed its first test flight on Tuesday, offering a peek into the future of urban transportation the aerospace giant and others are seeking to shape. A prototype of its autonomous passenger air […]

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 […]

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