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Category Archive: Transportation

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Is Officially Constructing Its Test Track

    Apr
    23
    2018

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has been kind of M.I.A. for around a year now, ever since the California company announced it was building the world’s first full-scale, passenger-ready hyperloop. It took a while but it now appears HyperloopTT’s vision is becoming a reality. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies not only revealed it was currently constructing a kilometer-long test […]

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  9. Volvo Announces Its First All-Electric Commercial Truck, The FL Electric

    Apr
    17
    2018

    Volvo has announced the brand new FL Electric, the company’s first all-electric commercial truck, which will be utilized for urban distribution and waste management. The FL Electric trucks will be outfitted with between two and six 100–300kWh lithium-ion batteries, good for a range of approximately 186 miles. The ability for the vehicles to charge in a […]

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  10. Japan’s Street-Legal Hypercar Went 0-60 In 1.9 Seconds

    Feb
    18
    2018

    Japan’s Aspark Owl has done the unthinkable in going 0 to 60 in under 2 seconds as a street-legal hypercar. To be specific, it was 1.921 seconds, the car’s first major accomplishment since being launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year. The car actually utilized a set of Hoosier racing tires in order to […]

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