Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

Beta’s Ava Is the Edward Scissorhands of Flying Cars

January 10th, 2019
The eVTOL aircraft may look strange, but it's a clever machine built for the coming age of air taxis.

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VW’s EV Chargers Make Paying for Power Easier Than Ever

January 9th, 2019
VW's Electrify America program is adding a capability that identifies the driver by their car and bills them automatically.

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A Tesla-Robot ‘Crash’ Stunt Shows We Need Robocar Schooling

January 9th, 2019
The seemingly hoax-y death of "Promobot" is a handy justification for the newly launched Partnership for Automated Vehicle Education.

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Natural gas is now getting in the way; US carbon emissions increase by 3.4%

January 8th, 2019
PINEDALE, WY - MAY 3: A natural gas facility stands on the Pinedale Anticline, on May 3, 2018 in Pinedale, Wyoming. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)

Enlarge / PINEDALE, WY - MAY 3: A natural gas facility stands on the Pinedale Anticline, on May 3, 2018 in Pinedale, Wyoming. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images)

"The US was already off track in meeting its Paris Agreement targets. The gap is even wider headed into 2019."

That's the dire news from Rhodium Group, a research firm that released preliminary estimates of US carbon emissions in 2018. Though the Trump administration said it would exit the Paris Agreement in 2017, the US is still bound by the agreement to submit progress reports until 2020. But the administration has justified regulatory rollbacks since then, claiming that regulation from the US government is unnecessary because emissions were trending downward anyway.

But it appears that emissions have increased 3.4 percent in 2018 across the US economy, the second-largest annual increase in 20 years, according to Rhodium Group's preliminary data. (2010, when the US started recovering from the recession, was the largest annual increase in the last two decades.)

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HERE Is Challenging Uber by Uniting the World’s Cab Drivers

January 8th, 2019
SoMo is a new app from mapping company HERE that pushes back against ride-hail dominance by giving other drivers a common platform.

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A Third of Americans Use Ride-Hail. Uber and Lyft Need More

January 8th, 2019
That number has doubled since 2015, but Uber and Lyft have made little progress on their bigger goal: attracting regular riders.

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Hyundai’s Elevate Concept Uses Legs and Wheels to Go Anywhere

January 7th, 2019
The automaker's CES concept uses multiple modes of locomotion to move through any territory.

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Bell’s Nexus Air Taxi Brings Flying Cars Down to Earth

January 7th, 2019
The company behind the V-22 Osprey and V-280 Valor brings its experience to the pie-in-the-sky flying car industry.

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Harley-Davidson’s Electric LiveWire Motorcycle Debuts at CES

January 7th, 2019
Unveiled today at CES, the LiveWire will hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and cover 110 miles between charging stops.

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Tesla’s Price Cut and More Car News From This Week

January 6th, 2019
Plus, New York cancels a much-hyped subway shutdown, self-driving cars have an interesting 2018, and we ride an odd, three-wheeled electric vehicle.

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