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IBM Joins Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project

October 16, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

A new Mayflower will set sail 400 years after the historic voyage, this time using AI and other advanced technologies. The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) will use IBM’s AI, advanced servers, cloud and edge computing technologies to navigate autonomously and […]


Vehicles

South Korea Speeds Up Plans for Autonomous, Electric and Flying Cars

October 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

South Korea unveiled plans to speed up the adoption of electric cars, self-driving vehicles and even flying automobiles in the coming years to help revive a sagging economy. President Moon Jae-in said in a speech Oct. 15 that Korean companies […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Mack Truck Workers Begin Strike at Plants in 3 States

October 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Oct. 13 at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members, many wearing red T-shirts and carrying signs, began picketing in the morning at the […]


Travel & Public Transit

Mobility in Context: New York City

October 14, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

As New York City grows in population, jobs, and tourists, so too have the challenges facing the city’s mobility network. According to NYCDOT, roadways have grown increasingly congested with for-hire vehicles, which have added 36.9 million trips a year between […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump Reaches Partial Deal with China, Delays Tariffs

October 14, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Namely, the U.S. President, Donald Trump, said that the deal with China means that “they will immediately start buying very large quantity of our agricultural product, not wait until the deal is signed over the next 3 or 4 weeks.” […]


Vehicles

UPS Invests $450 Million in CNG Trucks, Stations

October 9, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

UPS Inc. announced it will spend $450 million to add 6,000 vehicles powered by compressed natural gas as well as supporting infrastructure beginning next year. It is the largest multiyear commitment UPS has made to date for alternative fuel vehicles. […]


Vehicles

Bollinger’s Electric Pickup and SUV Are Made for the Mud

October 8, 2019

Via: Wired

More than a decade into the modern age of electric driving, the auto industry has brought batteries to just about every kind of car. Depending on your taste and means, you can take home a city runabout, a startling sports […]


Vehicles

Future intent: Would you let an automated car do the driving?

October 8, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily

QUT researchers in Brisbane, Australia, have released the results of two new studies that looked at drivers’ willingness to one day embrace automated vehicle technology. Associate Professor Ioni Lewis from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) was […]


Shipping

K Line to Start Research on Shipping Market Using AI

October 7, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The company added that the purpose of this research is to estimate maritime logistics by combining data and technology, and to explore the possibility of developing predictive models with high accuracy. “The shipping market is one of the more difficult […]


Shipping

Europe’s Largest Port Now Ready for Larger Ships

October 7, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

One of the busiest waterways in the Netherlands has been deepened by a meter and a half across a distance of 25 kilometers. The EUR 70 million (USD 76.9 million) undertaking was kicked off in March 2018 with the aim […]