Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

Uber Rewards Loyalty Program Gives Perks to Power Users

November 14th, 2018
Rack up enough points and a real life human will answer your customer support call.

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Tesla, GM, and Nissan Unite to Save Their EV Tax Credits

November 14th, 2018
The EV Drive Coalition will push Congress to extend the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars, but advocates say it could do much more.

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CyPhy Wants to Set Drones Free by Tying Them to the Ground

November 13th, 2018
A tether connecting a drone to the ground liberates the aircraft from reliance on short-lived batteries, allowing it to stay aloft for weeks at a time.

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How Air Astana Pilots Landed a ‘Completely Uncontrollable’ Jet

November 13th, 2018
When the pilots of Flight 1388 lost control of their Embraer 190, they spent a scary two hours in the air over Portugal before making it down safely.

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The Pink Tax Means Women Spend More Than Men to Get Around NYC

November 12th, 2018
New research suggests women in New York spend up to $50 a month more than men do on transportation, largely to feel safe and avoid harassment.

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Tesla’s Booming Model 3 Sales and More Car News This Week

November 11th, 2018
Elon Musk puts Tesla in the black, cities rein in scooters, and a car engineer spends a lot of time throwing up.

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A Jaguar Engineer’s Vomit-y Teacups Ride Could Help Cure Car Sickness

November 10th, 2018
Jaguar Land Rover is investigating how to detect and curtain motion sickness, and that meant emptying an engineer's stomach a few times.

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How ‘IRL Iron Man’ Richard Browning Designed His Jetpack Racing Suit

November 9th, 2018
The British thrill-seeked endured more than a few crashes—and broke some concrete—on the way to designing the jetpack suit he's now using to launch a racing league.

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Virgin Hyperloop One Gets a New CEO: Jay Walder

November 8th, 2018
The former head of New York, London, and Hong Kong transit signs on with the hyperloop company.

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Radars, Cameras, and Lidar: How Self-Driving Cars See the Road

November 8th, 2018
Autonomous vehicles use several technologies to create their maps of the world, and (hopefully) not run over humans.

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