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Lyft’s Bid to Rule the Streets Now Includes Public Transit

September 13, 2018

Via: Wired

In today’s transportation landscape, opening the Lyft app on your phone is a sing of intent. It means that wherever you’re going, you’ve decided you won’t biking, or walking, or taking the bus. Maybe you’ll share the ride with a […]


China Is the World’s Leading Maritime Nation, New Report Shows

September 6, 2018

Category: Shipping

China is the top international shipping nation according to a new report presented by DNV GL and Menon Economics at SMM trade fair in Hamburg on September 5. The study, entitled “The Leading Maritime Nations of the World”, benchmarks the […]


Toyota Joins Uber on Its Tortuous Journey to Self-Driving Cars

August 29, 2018

Via: Wired
Category: Vehicles

Uber didn’t necessarily get into self-driving cars to make friends. It launched its program in Pittsburgh by gutting the robotics program at Carnegie Mellon University, after all. But in the three years since – as the company has struggled with […]


Travel and Public transit

Flying Trains and Flying Whales: Radical New Ideas for Freight Transportation

September 17, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The future of rail transportation literally may be up in the air. Entrepreneurs and engineers from around the world have proposed radical concepts for hauling freight and passengers, including a multistory flying train that is pulled through the air by […]


Shipping

Hurricane Florence Aftermath: NC Ports Closed Until Wednesday

September 17, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

North Carolina ports of Wilmington and Morehead City will remain closed through Wednesday, September 19, as the authorities work to determine the condition of its facilities in the Hurricane Florence aftermath. “Initial assessments indicate there is damage at both locations […]


Vehicles

To Solve Flying Cars’ Battery Problem, Tie Them to Power Lines

September 14, 2018

Via: Wired

Of the many challenges facing the nascent flying car industry, few turn more hairs gray than power. A heavier aircraft needs more power, which requires a bigger battery, which weighs more, thus making a heavier aircraft. You see the dilemma. […]


Impact & Regulations

Your daily FAA bill news fix

September 14, 2018

Via: Politico

YOUR DAILY FAA BILL NEWS FIX: All eyes have been on the Senate for months, but action on the agency’s reauthorization is now back in the House where lawmakers are trying to come up with a bill, pre-approved by Senate […]