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Category Archive: Transportation

  1. BAE’s Magma Demonstrates Breakthrough ‘Blown-Air’ Flap-Free Flight Technologies

    May
    23
    2019

    Modern aircraft rely on complex moveable flight control surfaces to maneuver their path through the air. BAE Systems revolutionize the future aircraft design First time in history, a flapless unmanned aircraft has been maneuvered in flight by replacing moving surfaces with the blown air technology. UK‘s largest defense and security company BAE Systems has performed flight […]

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  2. GM Recalls Trucks Due to Engine Block Heater Cord Fires

    May
    20
    2019

    In December 2018, a quality engineer submitted a report to the company’s Speak Up for Safety program which resulted in an investigation which concluded that there were 19 fire claims caused by a faulty optional engine block cord. The faulty cord is only applicable to diesel engines where it is used to heat up the […]

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  3. The Goodyear AERO – A Concept Tire for Autonomous, Flying Cars

    May
    07
    2019

    Technology has come a long way since the first application of the wooden wheel in 4500–3300 BCE i.e. the Neolithic Age. Since the first patented pneumatic tire by Scottish inventor Robert William Thomson in 1847, we’ve had everything else in between up until the 21st Century, which included white wall, radial, low profile, off-road, snow, all […]

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  4. Blood Samples Delivered by UPS Drones Across North Carolina

    Apr
    29
    2019

    Medical samples are vital elements in many hospitals. Their transport, however, gets complicated when the amount of blood or tissue samples increases. UPS recently decided to tackle this problem. The company started to move medical specimens with unmanned drones. So, the futuristic idea about drone deliveries for various industries just got real. Their drone-delivery scheme […]

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  5. How Can Bacteria Protect Roads from Deicer Deterioration

    Apr
    19
    2019

    Researchers from Drexel University are looking into new methods to make road infrastructure more robust. The unique mixture of concrete and bacteria could eliminate dangerous road deterioration. “Road salts” (chemical compounds such as calcium chloride) have the use in de-icing of the roads throughout the world. The potholes they leave behind, however, can break down […]

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  6. Boeing Autonomous Flying Car Completes First Test Flight

    Apr
    15
    2019

    Several decades ago, it seemed almost sure that in the year 2020 we would’ve lived in cities with flying cars. Sadly, the reality is that we are not as close to this truth as futurists predicted. That said, we can almost certainly predict that flying cars will happen in the near future. Boeing’s subsidiary Aurora […]

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  7. Self-Foldable Drones to Assist on Rescue Missions

    Mar
    15
    2019

    Rescuers have an extremely hard time getting to the victims of natural disasters. New research from the team at the University of Zurich tackles this very problem. They created a drone that retracts its propellers during a flight to get into tight spaces. How Foldable Drones Work Although technology and safety practices are improving, there […]

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  8. Titanium Aluminides and Their Importance in Efficient Aerospace Engines

    Feb
    19
    2019

    Electric airplanes really sound exotic and forward-thinking, but we’re far from a commercial airplane with this kind of propulsion. The problem is batteries – they are very, very heavy for an airplane. That’s why focusing on improving the existing technologies for the reduction of the carbon footprint of airplanes has become even more important in […]

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  9. New Lexus ES Model Dumps Side Mirrors for Video Cameras

    Oct
    17
    2018

    The Japanese automaker Lexus is introducing the world’s first digital side-view monitors. The automaker announced that these advanced, futuristic camera-based devices will debut on new Lexus ES models. The new digital side-view monitors will replace the traditional side-view mirrors on the new ES when it launches in Japan next month. Digital side-view monitors offer drivers improved views […]

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  10. BMW Unveils Its Riderless Motorcycle

    Oct
    09
    2018

    First, there were self-driving cars. Next up, self-driving motorcycles. BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of the German automobile company, presented its first self-driving, riderless motorcycle at the BMW Motorrad Techday 2018 at Miramas, France. The autonomous BMW R1200GS showed its magic by taking its first rounds. Developed by graduate engineer Stefan Hans and his team, […]

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  11. Uber Lost $891 Million in the Second Quarter of 2018 Alone

    Aug
    16
    2018

    Uber brought in $2.8 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2018, however, the company ended up losing $891 million due to increased spending. It turns out the arms race that is self-driving cars of which every major tech company seems to be competing in costs a whole lot of money from R&D to […]

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  12. Bicycle Drivetrain Wins 2018 Eurobike Innovation Award

    Aug
    02
    2018

    Bike parts manufacturer CeramicSpeed partnered with the University of Colorado’s department of mechanical engineering to introduce a chainless bicycle drivetrain concept. The revolutionary drivetrain, known as DrivEn, won the 2018 Eurobike Innovation Award at the Eurobike show, a major tradeshow in Germany. According to Jason Smith, CeramicSpeed’s chief technology officer, “Advancements in drivetrain technology have […]

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  13. Forget Flying Cars … Here Comes the Flying Train!

    Jul
    26
    2018

    Transportation is about to get a technology-driven reboot. Recently, Akka Technologies, an innovative engineering and consulting company based in France, unveiled its mind-blowing Link & Fly aircraft design. The new vehicle is both a flying train that can take to the air and a plane with a passenger pod and detachable wings that can travel […]

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  14. Boeing Hypersonic Passenger Jet Could Cut Flight Times by 85 Percent

    Jul
    09
    2018

    Recently, Boeing unveiled its first concept design for a hypersonic passenger jet. This plane is expected to revolutionize air travel by cutting down a transatlantic flight from New York to London from seven hours to two. The concept was revealed during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference in Atlanta. The jet would have […]

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  15. Lyft Acquires the Largest Bike-Sharing Company in the United States

    Jul
    03
    2018

    Lyft has agreed to buy Motivate, the bike-sharing company which operates Citi Bike in New York City and Ford’s GoBike program in San Francisco. In fact, Motivate is currently the largest bike-sharing company in the states, reportedly responsible for nearly 80 percent of bike-share trips in the country. Lyft says it “will invest to establish bike […]

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  16. Smart Traffic Lights Could Cut Harmful Car Emissions

    Jun
    05
    2018

    Tired of wasting precious time at traffic junctions? Things are going to change soon. A new breed of smart traffic lights is being developed that may bring an end to stop-and-go driving. This innovative technology could slash the amount of time you spend waiting for a green light. The signals will advise motorists about the […]

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  17. Devel Sixteen is the World’s First 5000-bhp Supercar

    May
    17
    2018

    Can a car really handle 5,000 brake horsepower (bhp) without getting ripped in half? Let’s take a look at the Devel Sixteen. The Devel Sixteen is a supercar built in Dubai. It was unveiled at the Dubai Auto Show back in 2013. The official production model of this supercar with unbelievable claims of power and […]

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