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Self-driving buses are being tested in China and they’re the largest of their kind yet

December 4th, 2017 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

A small fleet of self-driving public buses has started running on the roads of China’s tech district of Shenzhen, Guangdong.



3D printed blood vessels in teeth a viable alternative to root canal procedures

July 19th, 2017 at 9:52 am » Comments Off

More than 15 million root canals are conducted every year in the United States, but that number could soon start to drop. Dental researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon have developed a new method of engineering artificial blood vessels in teeth, as explained in a new study that could […]



Electric planes and $25 tickets could be the future of regional air travel

May 13th, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Imagine taking your next trip of a couple hundred miles. New York City to Boston, for example. Or Houston to Dallas. Tampa to Miami. The obvious choice now might be to drive. But what if you could show up at an airport at one of those cities, bypass security checkpoints, board a small hybrid-electric plane with luggage […]



How will maintenance change with the autonomous vehicle?

May 7th, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

All machines eventually break down. Self-driving vehicles are no exception. Autonomous vehicles pose two problems for the future of vehicles. The removal of the driver means there is no person providing feedback on how the vehicle performs over time. You are removing the point-person who says “something feels wrong, this needs to be checked out.” […]



China spends over $500 billion to expand high-speed rail

January 9th, 2017 at 2:36 pm » Comments Off

China is planning some serious upgrades to its public transportation system in the next few years. By 2020, the country hopes to have increased its high-speed railway coverage by 18,650 miles. The project will cost an estimated 3.5 trillion yuan, or about $503 billion USD. Not only will the population be more mobile, but the rails will significantly cut […]



The First – Ever – Hydrogen Train Coming to Germany

October 11th, 2016 at 6:16 am » Comments Off

As early as December 2017, we will see Germany become the first country ever to offer passengers the chance to ride on a hydrogen-powered train. This is part of Germany’s attempts to keep up with its conscious power reputation and to use 80 percent renewable energy by 2050. The new Coradis iLint trains will be […]



The Dubai Hyperloop: Superfast Transport Closer to Reality

October 10th, 2016 at 6:52 am » Comments Off

  Speeding Into The Future Over the past few years, a number of governments have stepped forward in order to bring a host of innovative technologies to life, and in so doing, they have accelerated the future as never before. Now, Dubai has just taken us another great leap towards bringing some of the world’s most […]



Volvo’s Silent Electric Bus Detects Pedestrians And Honks At Them

October 4th, 2016 at 7:08 am » Comments Off

Electric vehicles come with a huge benefit: peace and quiet. But that’s just what manufacturers are afraid of. Volvo has come up with a novel way to for its silent electric buses to let pedestrians know that they’re there: The new bus detects humans in the road ahead and honks at them, just like a […]



Proterra’s electric bus can travel 350 miles before needing a recharge

September 17th, 2016 at 6:17 am » Comments Off

It could drive for a full day on a single charge. A startup called Proterra has been working on electric buses for years, and its latest model has a pretty impressive range. Its Catalyst E2 Series buses can drive up to 350 miles on a single charge, which means it can go a quite a […]



World’s first driverless bus service begins service in French city of Lyon

September 10th, 2016 at 7:13 am » Comments Off

The world’s first driverless bus service began carrying passengers in the French city of Lyon this weekend, attracting curious onlookers keen to photograph the vehicles. Two electric minibuses with a capacity of 15 passengers each are now operating a 10-minute route with five stops in the city centre at an average speed of 6 miles […]



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