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The Electric Lilium Jet Hints at Future Air Taxis – Lovesick Cyborg : Lovesick Cyborg The German startup Lilium demonstrated the first vertical takeoff and landing test with an electric jet in the global race to develop urban air taxis.
Toyota powers big rigs with hydrogen fuel cells Toyota has reconfigured a heavy-duty Class 8 semi-truck to run on hydrogen fuel cells from the Mirai fuel cell car as part of a feasibility study examining the use of the technology in heavy-duty applications.
Latest Evo yacht unfolds to give passengers space to unwind Evo Yachts gained fame with an expandable deck that provides extra space for fun in the sun. Its original 43-foot yacht was a tough act to follow, but it’s risen to the challenge with the WA, which pairs its signature deck with a more open, walkable layout.​
VTOL electric plane with 36 engines has successful test flight | NextBigFuture.com VTOL electric plane with 36 engines has successful test flight and will enable air taxi service
Commercial flying car for $1.2 million each | NextBigFuture.com Commercial flying car for $1.2 million each
$5,700 electric micro-car seats 3, or carries 360 lb of cargo Take a mini-van and squish it to about a quarter size – that’s roughly what you’re looking at with the ZEV T3-1 Micro. This quirky, fully-enclosed, electric trike seats three if they’re skinny, but we see it being much more of a hit as a cargo carrier.
Flying car costing more than $1 million goes on show in Monaco | Reuters A Slovakia-based company unveiled the commercial design for a flying car priced at more than $1 million on Thursday, saying it was ready for pre-orders with first deliveries expected by 2020.
DARPA’s sub-scale VTOL X-Plane prototype completes flight testing After several years of development DARPA has successfully completed flight-testing of one of the most novel, and odd-looking, aircraft designs we’ve seen in some time – the sub-scale electric X-Plane.
Soon you’ll be able to go to work in a flying taxi | New York Post
Transboard folding e-scooter eats bumps to offer a smoother ride The new Transboard scooter from Mercane Wheels borrows its suspension design from the automotive world. Mercane complements the suspension setup with a sharp design that folds in one swift motion, helping you motor your way from your doorstep to destinations of your choosing and back again.​​​​
How Jetpacks could shape the future of personal transport ​​Earlier this month, we witnessed the first “civilian” flight of a real-life jetpack made by Jetpack Aviation. Founder and CEO David Mayman also shared his vision of a transportation future centered around jetpacks and other VTOL technology he’s working on today.
Singapore in talks with firms to try out ‘flying taxis’, Transport – THE BUSINESS TIMES THE BUSINESS TIMES Transport – WANT to get back home at the end of the day in a levitating hovercraft?. Read more at The Business Times.
Brabus consolidates technology in its latest Business Lounge van Brabus business vehicles have long been lusted after by workaholics and digital nomads the world over. Its latest Business Lounge puts more tech than ever at passenger fingertips. If you simply must travel by automobile, not private jet or superyacht, this is the way to do it.
Airbus Unveils a Flying Car Concept | Aviation
This Is How You Can Turn Your Honda Civic Into A Self Driving Car For Just $700 Who needs a Tesla when you can build your own automated copilot using free hardware designs and software available online?
PAL-V flying three-wheeler being prepped for take off Flying car developer PAL-V is aiming to make good on its promise to be first to market. Following successful test flights and efforts to meet European and US road and aviation standards, the company has announced that its taking reservations for its dual-engined Liberty three-wheel gyrocopter.
Dubai to launch hover-taxi by July Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July.The test of the one-man electric vehicle comes as the city state in the United Arab Emirates seeks to ensure a…
Jetpack pioneer David Mayman’s new electric VTOL flying car project Jetpack Aviation’s David Mayman and Nelson Tyler have already brought honest-to-god jetpacks out of the pages of science fiction books and onto the market. Now, they plan to do the same with flying cars. We spoke with Mayman at length about JPA’s new manned VTOL multirotor project.
Forget Autonomous Cars—Autonomous Ships Are Almost Here – IEEE Spectrum If Rolls-Royce has its way, commercial vessels will soon have no crew on board
Airbus CEO sees ‘flying car’ prototype ready by end of year | Reuters Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group’s chief executive said on Monday.
AWD winter motorbike looks like it’s snow fun ​​Although they’re not a common sight, there are already kits that let you replace a motorbike’s rear wheel with a snowmobile-like tread, and swap its front wheel with a ski. What could make a bike more snow-worthy than that? Well, how about if it had a powered tread in the front, too?
Autonomous truck platoons to roll into Singapore’s ports Singapore’s Ministry of Transport has announced a partnership with Toyota and Scania to develop and test a truck platooning system that hauls loads between terminals at its busy shipping ports.
Honda’s self-balancing motorcycle follows you around like a puppy One of the cutest things we’ve seen at CES 2017 is Honda’s self-balancing motorcycle – a modified NC750S that uses technology derived from Honda’s self-balancing unicycles to keep itself upright. Plus, it can follow you around like a puppy at walking pace, which is adorable.
Israel’s flying car passenger drone moves closer to delivery | Reuters After 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020.
“Mythical” bike features built-in computer and power meter The SpeedX Unicorn road bike features a built-in (but removable) cycling computer, along with an integrated power meter, hydraulic disc brakes and electronic shifting.
Review: Navdy head-up display for whatever you drive Add-on head-up displays are a nice option for those who want to upgrade their car, but can’t afford a car upgrade. We spent around a month with the Navdy HUD and found it to be a welcome addition to our dashboard.
2016: A tipping point for excitement in self-driving cars – Dec. 21, 2016 As the world focused on an election, an industry quietly took off.
Elon Musk: To Eliminate Traffic “I’m Going to Build A Machine and Just Start Digging” In a series of Tweets, Elon Musk said he might just be serious about building a company dedicated to boring tunnels to alleviate traffic congestion. This Earth-based venture could prove useful in developing infrastructure to aid our future colonization of Mars.
Car User Interfaces to Get Schooled by AI Machine Learning | Digital Trends Tier 1 automotive user interface supplier UIEvolution changes name to Xevo for anticipated acquisition of machine-learning big data pioneers Surround.io.
Moving Platforms Could Keep High-Speed Trains Efficient Switch trains without ever slowing down.
2016 powers up: The best electric vehicles of the year 2016 was a big year for the electric vehicle. It saw the much-anticipated Tesla everyman EV, production car-previewing EV concepts from major manufacturers, increased driving ranges, new lightning-quick electric supercars, and a few EV world records.
Electric hydrofoil finally ready to skim the waves Straddling the line between inspired and insane, the Quadrofoil Q2 is a two-seater, four-legged hydrofoil watercraft that has a top speed of 40 km/h (25 mph). Four years in the making and expected to ship early last year, the watercraft is finally reported ready for production.
Electric ATV is ready to create a buzz If you already know of Daymak, it’s likely because of its off-road electric scooters. What you might not realize, however, is that the company recently ventured into the world of four-wheelers. Its latest creation is the fully-electric all-wheel-drive Ultra Beast ATV.
The wettest, wildest water toys of 2016 Now that 2016’s jetting toward a close, we’ve gone back through our coverage to bring you our very favorite water toys in a list that includes multifunctional jet drives, floating multi-person lounges, folding and inflatable watercraft, deep-diving personal submarines and more.
Electric skateboard has no use for four wheels While they’re certainly not common, we have seen two-wheeled skateboards before. So, what does a company do if it wants its two-wheeler to stand out? Well, it could always add an electric motor, which is just what China’s Yiimix has done with the Yiiboard.
Self-balancing motorbike makes a stand Are you one of those people who like the idea of a motorcycle, but aren’t comfortable with the whole “keeping your balance” thing? If you are, then Thrustcycle Enterprises’ self-balancing GyroCycle may be for you.
Unmanned UH-1H helicopter in the works In North Virginia, Aurora Flight Sciences announced that it’s integrating the company’s Tactical Autonomous Aerial Logistics System on a UH-1H helicopter as part of a program to produce a “platform agnostic” system that can be used on almost any VTOL aircraft to make it pilot optional.
Ford employee designs funky Carr-E for crucial last-mile commute Ford threw the last-mile transport conundrum over to its employees in the Last Mile Mobility Challenge, which returned over 600 potential solutions. Among the finalists is the Carr-E, which slots into a car’s spare wheel well.
Easily-built wheelchair goes off-road in developing countries A new wheelchair has been designed to make life easier for individuals living with disabilities in developing regions. The SafariSeat, from London-based Uji, is aimed at being affordable, easy to repair with inexpensive parts, and able to be manufactured and repaired locally.
Google co-founder’s reported ‘flying car’ spotted hovering in Hollister HOLLISTER >> Even from a few hundred yards away, the aircraft made a noise strikingly different from the roar of a typical plane.“It sounded like an electric motor running, just a high-pitched whine,” said Steve Eggleston, a
New tilting 3-wheeler concept promises wild 52-degree lean angles The absurdly named Narrow Tilting Vehicle with Non-Tilting Wheels (or NTVNTW) is a narrow track reverse trike that promises an amazing cornering experience with 52 degrees of lean and three flat car tires giving a huge grippy contact patch and excellent stability.
Building a Futuristic City: First Hyperloop in Dubai Won’t Be Carrying People The Dubai Future Accelerators is a 12-week intensive program for tech companies and entrepreneurs in Dubai to create breakthrough solutions that address seven key civic challenges. During the program, Hyperloop One will be working on the world’s first Hyperloop in close partnership with the government of the United Arab Emirates.
The Oasis Self-Driving Car is a Living Room and Vehicle All-in-One Rinspeed Oasis’ concept car is being unveiled at the upcoming CES slated for January 2017. The car features a TV, a windshield that can provide full multimedia immersion, augmented reality displays, and a place to grow radishes under the windscreen.
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Greyp trades power for range with street-legal G12H e-bike The Greyp G12S was a beast of an e-bike, but its power kept it mostly in the dirt. Now Greyp has toned it down with the G12H, a street-legal version that trades in the 70 km/h top speed of its predecessor’s Power mode for a battery with twice the capacity and a range of up to 240 km (149 miles).
The Dubai Hyperloop: Superfast Transport Surges Closer to Reality The Hyperloop is a form of high-speed transport that could travel at more than 1,200 km/h and connect our world in ways the previous generations only dreamed An international competition hosted by Dubai’s Future Foundation aimed at bringing this technology to life just announced its winner.
MIT’s “Moral Machine” Lets You Decide Who Lives & Dies in Self-Driving Car Crashes MIT’S 13-point exercise lets users weigh the life-and-death decisions that self-driving cars could face in the future. Projects like the “Moral Machine” give engineers insight into how they should code complex decision-making capabilities into AI.
Hydrogen Powered Cars Are Ready To Hit The Streets Riversimple announced the first trial of its hydrogen-powered Rasa city car.
Ford Is One Step Closer To Creating The Car Of The Future Ford is targeting a fully autonomous vehicle for ride sharing in 2021.
Iveco’s blue-sky concept imagines the future of trucking Iveco has premiered its long-haul concept truck, the Z Truck, which explores how alternative energy, new technologies and automated driving may change trucking in the future.
Axial stack battery design could unlock the era of supersonic electric airliners Luke Workman is a complete maniac. He’s also one of the world’s leading lithium battery pack designers for electric vehicles, and he’s come up with a revolutionary battery design that he says could bring on clean, quiet, long-distance, commercial-scale supersonic airliners.
Solar panels cut down on range anxiety in German compact EV From fast charging to fuel cells, eking more mileage out of batteries will be crucial if electric cars are to win over devotees of gas and diesel. German company Sono Motors plans on using solar panels to solve the problem, with its compact Sion commuter.
The Commuter Car of the Future Three wheels, one seat and a range of up to 100 miles.
Subscribe and drive service promises car ownership alternative Ride-sharing and carpooling services already offer ways to get around town without having to own a car. Dutch startup Amber is launching a no-hassle on-demand car-sharing service that will feature its own electric car, the Amber One, that’s been specifically designed for sharing.
Udacity Is Building a Self-Driving Car, and They’re Opensourcing It Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun has announced that the online learning company will be building its own self-driving car, and then opensource everything they develop.
Venturi resets electric vehicle world speed record at 341 mph The electric vehicle world speed record has remained steady since the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5 electric streamliner set a 307.7-mph (495 km/h) mark in 2010. That changed on Monday, when the VBB-3 sped to a new electric vehicle record just over 341.4 mph (549.4 km/h).
NASA backs X-plane development of twin-hull Aurora D8 airliner NASA has awarded a six-month US$2.9 million contract to Manassas, Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences to develop a scaled demonstration version of its Aurora D8 airliner. Described as “changing the paradigm,” the D8 is designed to significantly improve airliner performance by 2027.
Peugeot ups the Dakar ante with all-new 3008 DKR The Peugeot 2008 DKR came, it improved, and it conquered. And now it steps aside to make room for an official successor, the equally angry and intimidating 3008 DKR.
Electric bus covers 600 miles on single charge Proterra latest electric bus, the Catalyst E2, has logged more the 600 miles (966 km) on a single charge under test conditions at the Michelin proving grounds in South Carolina.
High-powered SS18 yacht soars through the water With a cockpit hovering high above two massive water skis, the all-new SS18 from London’s Glider Yachts looks more like an amphibious UFO than any yacht or boat we might compare it to. But it’s designed for much more than just unique looks.
Bosch doubles e-bike battery power and range Citing e-biking as the hottest topic in the bicycle industry, Bosch revealed a new dual-battery pack at Eurobike 2016 last week. The new DualBattery system puts double the capacity into Bosch’s electric drives, taking electric-assist pedaling new distances.
Pininfarina sets its design prowess to evolving the e-bike Pininfarina has developed an unparalleled reputation for beautiful design thanks mostly to its history of shaping some of the world’s most desired cars. Can it make the same impact on the electric bicycle?
Peugeot’s electric bike folds in a snap Peugeot started life making coffee mills, before jumping into bikes in 1830. Although it’s found a niche in the automotive world since, occasionally it dabbles in the two-wheeled game. The electric eF01 is the latest, aimed at making last mile transport a sweat-free enterprise.
New system could bring HUD to more helmets Chances are that head-up display (HUD) systems are the next big thing in motorcycle helmet tech, with several startups developing such systems. Seemore’s HUD module is designed to be factory-fitted to helmets, offering an abundance of features that include a group interaction tool.
This is the world’s lightest electric paraglider trike – Futurity A team of engineering students has designed and built the lightest aircraft in the world that can take off and land with wheels while carrying a pilot.
Bixpy: The World’s First Water Propulsion System The Bixpy Jet weighs only 1 kg (2 lb) and is roughly the size of a 1 L water bottle.
The Icon A5 Is The Closest Thing To A Flying Car You Can Buy Icon A5 is made of carbon-fiber materials and can takeoff from land or water.
Volvo Trucks confirms new speed records for 2,400-hp Iron Knight Volvo Trucks is claiming two new world land speed records. It’s custom-built “Iron Knight” truck reportedly achieved an average speed of 131.29 km/h (81.58 mph) and a time of 13.71 seconds over 500 m (1,640 ft) and 169 km/h (105 mph) with a time of 21.29 seconds over 1,000 m (3,281 ft).
Under the hood of University of Michigan’s challenge-winning solar car Earlier this month, the University of Michigan won the American Solar Challenge, a biennial competition to design, build and drive solar-powered cars across the US. Its car, Aurum, finished a remarkable 11 hours ahead of the second placed car, so we took a look at what makes it tick.
Cyclotron: A Futuristic, Self-Driving Motorcycle That Will Transform How We Travel A concept vehicle inspired by the Tron Light Cycle reimagines travel as a convenient, sleek, and hassle-free system.
Oddball electric scooter makes it to production We come across a lot of out of the box ideas aiming to revolutionize the way we move. The BOXX scooter from 2012 fits the bill in more ways than one. Back then the team behind the wacky e-bike design was chasing preorders. In 2016, it’s a production reality.
Autonomous Airbus drones could be flying us to work by 2027 Congestion is at an all-time high, and there’s no respite in sight for motorists. Airbus thinks autonomous commuter aircraft could be the solution, and is actively working to make it happen within the next decade.
Self-driving bus goes toe-to-toe with traffic in Helsinki Helsinki has welcomed the driverless EZ10 bus onto its roads, but this project will be a little different to the closed-loop trials to go before it. In the city’s Hernesaari district, the bus will be let off the leash along routes with real traffic for the first time.
NASA Is Building The Aircraft Of The Future We are entering a new generation of flight.
Meet The iTank, The Three-Wheeled Scooter Of The Future Kartik Ram, the guy behind the Zeitgeist electric bike, has just started the Kickstarter campaign for the Doohan EV3 iTank, a three-wheeled electric scooter of the future.
Fly Around Any Course With This Golf Cart Jetpack The BW-AIr Jetpack is equipped with a 210 horsepower engine and two propellers.
World’s largest aircraft greets the public ahead of first flight tests The world’s largest aircraft made its first public outing this week when Hybrid Air Vehicles’ helium-buoyant Airlander 10 airship was guided out of its hangar at RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire, UK, ahead of a short series of ground tests in anticipation of its first flight in Britain.
Dubai’s Designing A Hyperloop That Could Travel 65 Miles in Ten Minutes Dubai has announced that they will be hosting the “Build Earth Live” contest, a 48-hour competition with over 100 teams from all over the globe working to design a Hyperloop that would take people from Dubai to Fujairah (65 miles) in less than ten minutes.
Hyperloop One plans to take supersonic tube transport underwater Hyperloop board member Peter Diamandis has confirmed in an interview with “Business Insider” that the company is interested in producing an underwater version of its tube transportation system.
Torpedo-like jet drive propels over or under the water Quite similar to the Bixpy Jet we covered last month, the Scubajet brings an electrified boost to canoeing, paddleboarding, scuba diving and more. A 3.1-kW water-cooled motor sucks water in through the 360-degree intake, delivering quick, reactive propulsion at the push of the remote control.
Roborace reveals what’s under the skin of its enigmatic self-driving race car Anyone who thinks racing is all about the drivers is in for a rude shock. Roborace will run alongside Formula E, but details about how the cars would actually work have been hard to come by. Now, we finally have a bit more info about what will make it tick.
China Just Tested Their Elevated Bus That Cars Can Drive Under A mock-up of the Chinese straddling bus was unveiled in Qinhuangdao city. The bus can carry up to 300 passengers at a time, and does not disrupt the regular flow of vehicles on the road.
New Tech Can Track What You Do Inside Your Car…For Your Own Good A new sensor system is made to focus on analyzing what’s going on inside a car instead of outside. The camera-based technology aims to give assistance to the drivers, add safety measures for passengers, and assist partially autonomous cars in the future.
A Solar-Powered Plane Just Completed Its First Test Flight A pilot flew VO-Substrata for about 20 minutes in Long Island.
The best foldable fat-wheel 2WD Russian motorcycle you’ll see all day With 12-inch wide, 25-inch diameter fat wheels and a simple two-wheel drive system, this unique and “distinctive” Russian ag bike can crawl its way through all kinds of mud and slush. It’s light enough to haul over obstacles, and it pulls apart quickly to fit in the back of a car.
Mercedes electrifies the heavy distribution truck Not so long ago, the idea of a fully electric heavy truck simply wouldn’t have been entertained. Today, however, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 26-tonne (28.7-ton) electrically powered Urban eTruck, which points to a future of zero emission, noise-free large truck deliveries.
Move over casinos – Las Vegas now has a Hyperloop factory We’ve been hearing a lot about the Hyperloop lately, but we haven’t heard much about where its parts will be made. That changed today, as parent company Hyperloop One announced the opening of the “First Hyperloop Manufacturing Plant in the World.”
World’s largest amphibious plane from China ready to sail and soar China just just taken the wraps off what is the world’s largest amphibious plane. Made by the state’s aircraft maker, the AG600 is around the size of of a Boeing 737 and will be used to dowse forest fires and rescue people in danger offshore.
Man levitates on terrifying gasoline-powered flying carpet Eight petrol-powered heavy duty propellers. One tube lattice frame, a simple seat and a hobby-grade R/C controller wired in. What could possibly go wrong? This Swedish engineer displays a pair of colossal cojones as he puts his home-made flying carpet to the test.
Solar Impulse 2 heads for finish line in round-the-world flight Solar Impulse 2 has taken off on what is expected to be the final leg of its solar-powered round-the-world voyage. The single-seater aircraft took off today from Cairo International Airport with Bertrand Piccard at the controls.
Successful wind tunnel testing brings flying wakeboard closer to takeoff The Wingboard, designed to place riders behind a plane so they can wakeboard through the sky, has just successfully completed its first wind tunnel flight testing, edging the creator closer to his lifelong dream of recreating the cloudsurfing bear cub from the Disney series Talespin.
Flyboard Air creator bought by US counter explosives company In April, Franky Zapata showed off the Flyboard Air; an impressive personal flight system that quickly started breaking records. Now, US company Implant Sciences has announcing its intention to purchase Zapata Industries.
Eco-minded commuters could soon be pedalling a PEBL Perhaps you’re one of those people who doesn’t own a car, but who sometimes needs a vehicle that’s a bit “more” than a bicycle. If you are, then better.bike’s PEBL velomobile might be what you’re looking for.
New Futuristic Flying Car Unveiled, Will Hit the Skies Next Year The AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest version of the vehicle that will allow us to drive on the road and fly through the air.
This New High-Speed Rail Is Set to Transform How We Travel A Melbourne-based company may hold the key to Australia’s first high-speed rail system, and without any government funding.
Quadricycle concept offers convertible take on velomobiles With so much focus on sustainable urban transport, there are numerous vehicles that split the difference between the bicycle and the motorized vehicle. One of the latest additions to this growing category is the Schaeffler Bio-hybrid, a pedal-assist quadricycle concept with convertible roof.
Hyperloop One Optimistic Over Helsinki-Stockholm Track Hyperloop One is launching feasibility checks for a transportation network that could get you from Helsinki to Stockholm in 30 minutes.
All Electric Cars: What’s My Range?Ready to go electric? Here are the cars that will give you the least—and most—range anxiety.
The Driverless Future Has Arrived | RealClearPolicy If you thought self-driving vehicles were still on the distant horizon, think again. Last week, Local Motors, in partnership with IBM, announced Olli, a self-driving transportation system that will…
Transform a Motorcycle Into A Jetski In 5 Seconds Biski has retracting wheels that fold into the body when it enters the water.
Dilbar superyacht delivered to Alisher Usmanov | Daily Mail Online Dilbar is the biggest yacht in the world in terms of internal volume and the fourth longest in the world. She was custom built for Russian magnate Alisher Usmanov, who has a net worth of £9bn.
Rolls Royce’s New Concept Car is a Next Level Mobile VIP Lounge Rolls Royce presents their own Vision 100 concept car and it is outrageously lavish. It’ a self-driving mobile VIP lounge comes with an AI assistant, a skylight canopy, a “personal red carpet”, and spacious as it is cozy.
Flying Cars: A Future Buyer’s Guide [Infographic] Meet the companies that will make you fly—or die trying.
Hyperloop One is Planning an Ultrafast Transport System—Underwater Hyperloop One claims they can actually produce an underwater Hyperloop transport system—they’re just waiting for production costs to go down.
Antonov AN-225: The World’s Largest Aircraft The Antonov An-225 aircraft can carry a total (world record) of 279 tons of cargo.
There’s no such thing as a flying car | Computerworld Larry Page is building an awesome flying machine that might be safe, quiet, affordable and eco-friendly. It’s just not a car.
Elon Musk: By 2018, Our Cars Will Have Complete Autonomy Elon Musk is optimistic about when the world will have access to self-driving technology, stating that we will have totally autonomous cars in less than two years time.
0 to 400 mph in Only 2 Seconds: Super-High Speed Hyperloop is Heading to Russia Russian scientists from St. Petersburg have been developing a version of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, hoping to implement it for use in the country’s domestic transport system.
Autonomous helicopter makes first 30 mile journey in Connecticut | Daily Mail Online Technology developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has flown a helicopter 30 miles without a pilot. The flight was executed by an operator using only a tablet.
A New Uber Competitor Just Raised $16 million in Funding For Complete Autonomous Taxis Autonomous taxi startup nuTonomy has just raised $16 million in Series A funding, hoping to use the money to bring autonomous cars into reality by its self-imposed deadline in 2018.
Vibranium: Hyperloop Pods Will be Made From Super-Light “Smart Skin” That’s 10X Stronger Than Steel Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) intends to build their Hyperloop capsules out of something called “Vibranium”—a super-strong and ultralight “smart” alloy embedded with diagnostic sensors.
This new bus drives right over traffic jams – ScienceAlert This is the future
Light Rider Unveils The World’s First 3D Printed Electric Motorcycle APWORKS, a subsidiary of Airbus that focuses on cutting edge engineering, just announced their new product– the Light Rider, a 3D metal printed motorcycle that claims to be the first of its kind.
Uber’s first self-driving car pulls out onto the streets of Pittsburgh – Roadshow The ride-sharing company hopes its autonomous vehicles will help cut congestion in cities and reduce the number of traffic accidents.
This hypersonic jet engine just passed a crucial test in the Australian desert – ScienceAlert London to New York in 35 minutes just got more real.
Otto is Turning Trucks into Self-Driving Giants Otto is on a mission to develop a kit that could be retrofitted to existing trucks to give them the self-driving functionality. While current laws still do not recognize AI’s as legal drivers, the company aims to apply them to Class 8 trucks.
Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on US highways SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at the wheel. 
Movpak: The World’s First Backpack Electric Vehicle The Movpak has an impressive range of 14 miles and a top speed of 20mph. The longboard can also be controlled by either a controller or a smartphone.
This Wheel Can Turn Any Bike Into An Electric Bike In Seconds GeoOrbital wheels are capable of traveling up to 50 miles on a single charge.
Uber and Lyft shut down in Austin after voters defeat Proposition 1 | TechCrunch Today voters in Austin went to the polls to weigh in on Proposition 1, an attempt to overturn a bill requiring mandatory fingerprint-based criminal..
Tesla’s bioweapon mode is a stroke of genius for developing markets | TechCrunch Tesla today shared details of how effective its particulate filters are. Spoiler alert: They are so good, not only do they clean up the air inside the car,..
This guy built a working hoverbike and somehow managed to not chop his legs off | TechCrunch If I made a list of “People I admire greatly but that I’d probably never hang out with for fear of my life and limbs”, Colin Furze would be right at the top…
The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs | TechCrunch A convoy of self-driving trucks recently drove across Europe and arrived at the Port of Rotterdam. No technology will automate away more jobs — or drive more..
The Tiny, Electric Transport of Tomorrow It charges in 4 hours, weighs less than 35 pounds, and can power your laptop or phone as you travel.
Driverless pods will be on the roads of Singapore by the end of the year
Autonomous trucks drive 2,000km across Europe in platooning challenge – SlashGear We all know that autonomous cars will make our roads safer and reduce traffic we have to deal with. The autonomous future also includes autonomous big rigs and
Are you afraid of the dark? Ford’s robot car isn’t. | Re/code The company performed a test that proved the autonomous vehicle could operate without a camera.
Reaching Mach 6: Lockheed Martin Technology Makes Major Aircraft Breakthroughs The key problem facing hypersonic aircraft is making a stable “scramjet” engine, which funnels oxygen from outside air to power the aircraft. Lockheed claims to have found a solution.
These Bionic Boots Let You Run 25 mph (40 km/h) Want to be an awesome super human? Well, now we’re one step closer, thanks to these DIY bionic boots.
A $20,000 Self-Driving Vehicle Hits the Road – WSJ The Obama administration has proposed spending $4 billion to accelerate autonomous-car technology during the next decade. For $20,440, you can get a car capable of driving itself pretty well on a highway today.
Meet BMW’s Shape-Shifting “Car of the Future” The future of cars, as seen through the eyes of luxury automaker BMW, is impressive – to say the least.
Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Autopilot Is “a Breakthrough Technology” — The Motley Fool MIT Technology Review believes Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving technology is poised to “have a chance at solving a big problem.”
NASA Begins Work to Build a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet | NASA
Terrafugia claims its TF-X will be ready to take to the skies by 2018 | Daily Mail Online According to Massachusetts-based Terrafugia, a full-size unmanned prototype is expected to be ready by 2018. The cars will then go on sale more widely in 2024.
Is the future commuting, rich, while lying down? | The Times For those battling their way to work this morning, the prospect of commuting in driverless electric vehicles may sound like a distant nirvana
Airlander 10 the world’s largest aircraft gets ready for take-off | Daily Mail Online
Elon Musk’s Next Project May Be a Vertically Launching Electric Plane While addressing students for the Hyperloop Pod Awards, Elon Musk shares what his ‘next great idea’ will be – the electric aircraft.
Driverless bus trial in Netherlands is first on public roads | Technology | The Guardian WePod shuttle carries handful of people on 200m journey in first trial of its kind – with hopes to extend systems to cargo trucks
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Breaks Ground To Make Elon Musk’s Hyperloop A Reality | TechCrunch Musk first proposed the Hyperloop, a vacuum tube intended to speedily shoot passengers at 800 mph from city to city, in 2013. The idea was to create a..
Faraday Future Unveils The Crazy Looking FFZERO1 Concept Car | TechCrunch Electric car company Faraday Future unveiled its first concept car, the FFZero1, at CES 2016 this evening in Las Vegas, Nevada. And true to earlier leaked..
Uber’s Testing A New Mass Transit Alternative | TechCrunch Uber is gearing up to pilot a new ride-sharing service in Seattle called uberHOP, in an attempt to get “more butts into the backseats of fewer cars,”..
Find Which Uber Is Yours With Its New Colored-Coded SPOT Lights | TechCrunch Outside big events like concerts, tons of Ubers can be waiting, making it tough for passengers to figure out which car is theirs. That’s why last week I..
Meet Valkyrie, A Super Sleek Aircraft Taking On The Private Plane Industry | TechCrunch Cobalt is a private aircraft manufacturer launching its first two models today. The fully-certified Co50 Valkyrie and its experimental version, the..
 Where are the hoverboards? Professor says not too far off
Tech Report: High tech transportation | Fox 59 (October 16, 2015) – Technology is enabling plenty of new ways to get around. Rich Demuro tries out a few personal modes of transportation in today’s Tech Report.
Scoot Unleashes New Four-Wheeler Quad Cars On San Francisco Streets | TechCrunch Scoot, the San Francisco-based electric scooter ride share network, has teamed up with Nissan to create a four-wheeled two-seater enclosed vehicle onto the..
Oil changes in 90 seconds? Castrol claims breakthrough Castrol, a division of BP, plans to announce Thursday that it has achieved a breakthrough in motor-oil system design that makes it easy to change the oil in a vehicle in 90 seconds.

 

Daimler Future Truck 2025 completes first autonomous highway run As part of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 program, Daimler Trucks has taken the most advanced of its autonomous trucks for a spin on a section of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg, Germany.
Elon Musk Says Tesla Cars Will Reach 620 Miles On A Single Charge “Within A Year Or Two,” Be Fully Autonomous In “Three Years” | TechCrunch Tesla CEO Elon Musk sat down with a Dutch TV show last week and had some interesting predictions to share. Asked, for example, when he thought the company..
First driverless pods to travel public roads arrive in the Netherlands – Telegraph The WEpod will be the first self-driving electric shuttle to run in regular traffic, and take bookings via a dedicated app
China, U.S. Reach Agreement on High-Speed Rail Before Xi Visit – Bloomberg Business A China Railway Group-led consortium and XpressWest Enterprises LLC will form a joint venture to build a high-speed railway linking Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the first Chinese-made bullet-train project in the U.S.” data-ephemeral=”true
Hyperloop futuristic transport dream solidifies with appointment of CEO Rob Lloyd | ZDNet Can Hyperloop truly become reality? The company’s new CEO believes so.
Mercedes mulls over limo service with driverless cars Mercedes-Benz is considering launching a limo service with driverless cars. ” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description

 

The Race To Frictionless Parking | TechCrunch Parking. It’s an issue that impacts everyone who owns a car. People might not think about it or talk about it, but it certainly can be one of those daily..
Best Electric Car For Avg American, Electric Car Charging 101… (Clean Transport Highlights) | CleanTechnica
 Self-driving golf carts
Autonomous vehicles share sidewalk space with pedestrians in six-day trial in Singaporean public garden
Google’s Driverless Cars Are Too Safe At This Point : FUTURE TECH : Tech Times A New York Times report illustrates how the tech company’s self-driving cars err on the overly cautious side with a failure to recognize human driving tendencies.
Documents confirm Apple is building self-driving car | Technology | The Guardian Exclusive: Correspondence obtained by the Guardian shows Project Titan is further along than many suspected and company is scouting for test locations
Could we fly from London to New York in an hour? – BBC News Airbus has had a patent approved for a super-powered jet but how realistic is it?
Apple Rumored to be Developing Massive Head-Up Display » AutoGuide.com News Apple could be developing a new massive head up display. Get all the details in the project here.
Is This Flying Car Company For Real? | TechCrunch We’ve been promised a flying car for as long as I can remember. From The Jetsons to Back To The Future, we’ve been sold this dream for years and years. Owning..
Our Cities Will Be Beautiful In The Driverless Future–But First We Have To Get There | Co.Exist | ideas + impact How can we push past public fear and political red tape to get to the beautiful world that awaits when no one drives anymore?
Google reportedly set up its own stealth robocar company | Fusion Meet Google Auto.
Here’s How the Lexus Hoverboard Actually Works – Bloomberg Business Buckle up: ” history=”” is=”” gonna=”” change””=”” data-ephemeral=”true
Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo – Yahoo News From Yahoo News: Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is the size of a laptop and resembles a skateboard more than a car. The futuristic skateboard will have a price-tag of around 100,000 Japanese Yen (about $800).
United Airlines flights temporarily grounded due to ‘automation issues’ – National | Globalnews.ca All United Airlines flights in the United States were grounded Wednesday morning due to “automation issues.”” itemprop=”description
Here’s A 3D-Printed, Self-Driving Mini Car | Gizmodo Australia I present to you the engineering equivalent of peanut butter and jelly: A self-driving vehicle that was 3D-printed. A prototype is currently being tes…
Taking A Spin On Bolt, The Tesla Of Electric Motorbikes | TechCrunch Bolt is a San Francisco-based startup that makes electric motorbikes. The bikes are handmade in a small garage on the edge of town and come with the same type..
Students reveal Musk Hyperloop transit system in miniature | ZDNet Two years of hard work have proven Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is at least, in theory, feasible.
Two rival self-driving cars have close call in California – Yahoo News From Yahoo News: By Paul Lienert MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) – Two self-driving prototype cars, one operated by Google Inc and the other by Delphi Automotive Plc, had a close call on a Silicon Valley street earlier this week, a Delphi executive told Reuters on Thursday…
Lexus video teases a ‘real’ magnetic hoverboard Yes, we know – it’s 2015, the year Marty jumped to in Back to the Future 2 and you still don’t have a hoverboard. Right on time, Lexus has presented the
Helicopter Designs Embrace Cockpit Automation to Improve Safety – WSJ Confronting persistently high helicopter accident rates, manufacturers, parts makers and operators are increasingly embracing automation as the key to safety improvements.
Smart cars to let you drive easy | Business Line Amidst all the hype about the driverless car, JLR is bringing a remote-controlled car closer to reality
Electric scooter with swappable batteries hits market – BBC News An electric scooter with swappable batteries is to go on sale in Taiwan priced $4,140 (£2,600).
Remote-Control Range Rover Shows Hand on Wheel Becoming Optional – Bloomberg Business ” data-ephemeral=”true
Uber dealt blow in California over ’employee’ driver – BBC News An Uber driver in California is deemed an employee, not a contractor, in a ruling that could mean higher costs for the app-based taxi service.
The US military is developing Star Wars-style hoverbikes Last time we heard from Malloy Aeronautics, it was testing hoverbike technology with a robot-carrying drone. A few months later, it’s partnering with a M
Hyperloop Test Track Receives First Test Tube Set: From Elon Musk’s White Paper to Reality |
Driverless Cars are Coming to I-66, I-95, and the Beltway | Washingtonian Can self-driving cars fix some of Washington’s most notoriously congested roads? That’s the question the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute wants to answer by opening more than 70 highway miles in Northern Virginia to driverless vehicle testing. In partnership with the…
NHTSA shows off prototype that would prevent drunk driving NHTSA is previewing safety systems to prevent drunk driving fatalities through an initiative called the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety program.
Video: Could planes create electricity from bendy wings in the future? – Telegraph Other ideas in plane-maker Airbus’ competition include drones to drive birds from airports and video-game sensors to avoid collisions.
 Aircraft saving money and the environment with 3-D printing
Driverless Airport Personal Transport whisks passengers from car park to terminal | Daily Mail Online The semi-autonomous, electric-powered two-passenger vehicle will travel at three times walking speed to take passengers to their destination.
The Anti-High Speed Rail: Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Gets California Test Track – Breitbart
Transportation Institute launches effort to make navigating traffic lights safer, smarter and cheaper | Virginia Tech News | Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers are working on a new project involving connected-vehicle technology that could change the way motorists navigate through traffic lights.
The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work? | WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio
Transportation Institute launches effort to make navigating traffic lights safer, smarter and cheaper | Virginia Tech News | Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers are working on a new project involving connected-vehicle technology that could change the way motorists navigate through traffic lights.
The future of train safety lies in drones – The Washington Post An experimental program led by the FAA could push drones into the hands of railroad companies inspecting their tracks for damage.
Revolutionary transportation ideas coming soon – CNN.com The human race is poised to enter a new era of transportation that would have seemed miraculous just a few generations ago. ” name=”description
Japan’s maglev train sets world record: 603 kph – CNN.com It’s a bird — It’s a plane — It’s an insanely fast Japanese bullet train.” name=”description
Five future transportation technologies that will actually happen | Fox News Cars that drive themselves along pre-determined routes. Trains that use new magnetic rail systems. An amazing new train will speed along at 800 miles per hour. And these future innovations are not just spinning their wheels…=