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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 […]

People are attacking Waymo’s self-driving cars in Arizona by slashing tires and, in some cases, pulling guns on the safety drivers

December 14th, 2018 at 11:04 am » Comments Off

Waymo self-driving cars in Arizona have had their tires slashed, and some of the vehicles’ safety drivers have had guns pulled on them, the Arizona Republic reports. Twenty-one instances of people attacking Waymo cars have been recorded, according to the Arizona Republic, citing police reports. It’s a fraction of overall traffic incidents — but the […]

Alphabet’s Waymo unveils its first commercial driverless taxi service: Waymo One

December 14th, 2018 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

< Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo today took a huge step toward launching its first public self-driving taxi service. Waymo has been testing a driverless car service in Phoenix for a while already, but today the company officially lifted the lid on its first commercial service that riders can actually pay for. Waymo One, as […]

The wild new passenger jet with no middle seats, ever

December 7th, 2018 at 1:26 am » Comments Off

Fast and fierce: The Embraer E190-E2, nicknamed the Profit Hunter, is part of the E2 family of regional jets, which encompasses the E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E. (CNN) — There’s a shark on the runway. No, it’s not some nightmare scenario brought about by severe flooding, but a real-deal Embraer E190-E2 aircraft, painted up in a […]

Boeing just took a major step towards autonomous electric flights

November 28th, 2018 at 3:13 pm » Comments Off

Our skies will never be the same. Aeronautics giant Boeing is acquiring Aurora Flight Sciences, a company focused on the development of autonomous electric aircraft. The move confirms Boeing’s commitment to bringing their first self-flying commercial passenger vehicle to reality. Aurora won a significant amount of acclaim in 2016 when the Defense Advanced Research Projects […]

Virgin Trains USA to start running through Florida

November 26th, 2018 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Brightline’s Miami-West Palm Beach link will be rebranded in 2019 Sir Richard Branson is extending his rail empire across the Atlantic. Virgin Group has announced that it will take a minority share in Brightline, a start-up train operator in Florida. Brightline launched express services earlier this year from Miami via Fort Lauderdale to West Palm […]

Large “Tesla ships” all-electric container barges are launching this autum

November 23rd, 2018 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

The Dutch company Port-Liner is building two giant all-electric barges dubbed the ‘Tesla ships‘. The company announced that the vessels will be ready by this autumn and will be inaugurated by sailing the Wilhelmina canal in the Netherlands. The 100 million-euro project supported by a €7m subsidy from the European Union is expected to have […]

The healthiest people in the world don’t go to the gym

November 15th, 2018 at 2:05 am » Comments Off

If you want to be as healthy as possible, there are no treadmills or weight machines required. Don’t just take my word for it—look to the longest-lived people in the world for proof. People in the world’s Blue Zones—the places around the world with the highest life expectancy—don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. […]

GM is getting into the electric bike business

November 8th, 2018 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

General Motors said it plans to bring two new electric bikes to market next year — one folding and one compact — as the automaker makes a broader push into electrification and other ideas that try to move beyond its traditional business model of producing and selling gas-power vehicles. The automaker didn’t have a lot […]

Reaction Pre-cooled Engines could deliver reusable hypersonic planes by 2025

November 6th, 2018 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Reaction Engines of the UK could be part of a winning group of bidders for open-ended hypersonic weapons development. They have proven an innovative pre-cooling system which does not require the development of new materials to handle the heat of hypersonic flight speeds. The US Air Force Research Labs are already working with them. They […]

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