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Sorry truckers, Volvo’s autonomous vehicles can handle it from here

July 10th, 2019 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

To start, Volvo’s Vera will ferry goods from a logistics center to a port in Gothenburg, Sweden. But more Veras will eventually mean fewer trucking jobs. Volvo is ready to put its first autonomous, fully electric truck to the test. With the assistance of shipping company DFDS, the vehicle, known as Vera, will ferry goods […]



COBE debuts ‘green oasis’ charging station to power electric vehicles in 15 minutes

June 11th, 2019 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

COBE presents the first of 48 ultra-fast charging stations in scandinavia, marking the inception of a new way of recharging vehicles on the road. the station, situated in the danish city of fredericia, is part of a larger network along the highways of denmark, sweden, and norway. german-based energy giant E.ON and danish e-mobility service […]



Einride’s T-pod L4 driverless trucks hit public roads in Sweden

June 6th, 2019 at 10:02 am » Comments Off

 Einride is entering a new phase it development, as it deploys self-driving trucks in Sweden. The service is part of the startup’s ongoing collaboration with German logistics group DB Schenker. Both businesses have been working together on launching driverless vehicles since 2018. Swedish transport authorities approved Einride’s deployment plans through the issuance of a pubic […]



This startup is planning a flying taxi service that costs about the same as normal taxis

May 30th, 2019 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

Munich-based startup Lilium unveiled its five-seater electric air taxi prototype on Thursday. The Lilium Jet, which conducted its first flight earlier this month, is part of an app-based flying taxi service that the company expects will be “fully-operational in various cities around the world by 2025.” The battery-powered jet is capable of traveling 300 kilometers […]



This startup is planning a flying taxi service that costs about the same as normal taxis

May 25th, 2019 at 3:41 am » Comments Off

Hong Kong (CNN Business) A flying taxi that you can order through an app? This German company plans to make that a reality in the next six years. Munich-based startup Lilium unveiled its five-seater electric air taxi prototype on Thursday. The Lilium Jet, which conducted its first flight earlier this month, is part of an […]



China’s built a road so smart it will be able to charge your car

May 21st, 2019 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

The road of the future is likely to become the brain and nerve center of an autonomous-driving revolution. The road to China’s autonomous-driving future is paved with solar panels, mapping sensors and electric-battery rechargers as the nation tests an “intelligent highway” that could speed the transformation of the global transportation industry. The technologies will be […]



How electric and driverless vehicles will change building design

May 19th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

  The world’s first affordable automobile had a dramatic impact on residential design. On October 1, 1908, the first Model T Ford was built in Detroit. Unlike horses, most people could afford to have their own private car and keep it at their home. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford built some 15 million Model T […]



Long-nosed prototype of ‘world’s fastest bullet train’ ALFA-X unveiled in Japan

May 15th, 2019 at 3:44 am » Comments Off

RIFU, Miyagi — A long-nosed prototype of the next-generation Tohoku and Hokkaido shinkansen bullet trains, which are set to have the world’s fastest regular operation speed of 360 kilometers per hour, was unveiled to the press here on May 9.



Sweden is building a road that recharges electric buses that drive over it

April 26th, 2019 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

One of the biggest hassles for electric car owners is having to charge them. To get around the problem of needing to provide myriad electric charging stations, the Swedish transport administration is exploring the idea of having special roads which charge vehicles’ batteries as they drive over them. To showcase the concept, the Smart Road […]



Billion-dollar bets on electric vehicles await payoff

April 18th, 2019 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

If carmakers have any hope of making money on electric vehicles, they’ll need to re-think how they design and sell them, a new McKinsey study suggests. Why it matters: Automakers will pour $255 billion into EVs by 2023 but are resigned to losing money on them for the foreseeable future — an expected outcome of […]



How we get to the next big battery breakthrough

April 13th, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

Electric planes could be the future of aviation. In theory, they will be much quieter, cheaper, and cleaner than the planes we have today. Electric planes with a 1,000 km (620 mile) range on a single charge could be used for half of all commercial aircraft flights today, cutting global aviation’s carbon emissions by about […]



Seabubbles brings its electric, self-stablizing, hydrofoiling Bubble Taxis to Miami

February 24th, 2019 at 1:37 pm » Comments Off

  Top speed of the production boat while hydrofoiling will be around 20 knots, or 23 mph Raising boats out of the water on hydrofoils makes them much more comfortable and efficient – and this French design uses electric propulsion and an automatic self-stabilizing system to give you clean, quiet and sexy water transport.



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