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Bombardier unveils a new battery-powered train

September 18th, 2018 at 9:20 am » Comments Off

Once actually somewhat common, battery-powered trains, especially full-size ones, are less common these days as third-rail-powered and diesel trains have gained in popularity. Bombardier is unveiling a new battery-powered train in Berlin this week – “the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in over 60 years.”



Siemens set to unveil world’s first autonomous tram

September 12th, 2018 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

The Germany-based automation company, Siemens, is set to unveil the world’s first autonomous tram through its division Siemens Mobility, Global Rail News reports. Siemens, alongside its development partner Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam (ViP), will present their findings at InnoTrans 2018 to show how a tram will drive autonomously in real traffic on 18-21 September.



China’s social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips

May 22nd, 2018 at 1:54 pm » Comments Off

The social credit system in China has blocked people from taking more than 11 million flights and 4 million train trips. The social credit system is used to punish citizens for bad behavior with numerous blacklists preventing them from traveling, getting loans or jobs, or staying in hotels, and even by limiting internet access.



Boring Company will prioritize pedestrian transportation over cars, says Musk

March 19th, 2018 at 7:24 am » Comments Off

When Elon Musk first unveiled The Boring Company, its plan was to create a network of underground tunnels used to transport vehicles at high speeds to help bypass and eliminate traffic. Now the founder has come out with an updated vision, saying that The Boring Company’s tunnels will first focus on transporting pedestrians and cyclists […]



Almost half of all buses will be electric by 2025

February 14th, 2018 at 8:03 am » Comments Off

Nearly half of all public buses will be electric by 2025 and China will emerge as the market leader. All over the world, municipalities are making a push for cleaner buses.



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