Transportation

  • Let’s Talk About Uber, Congestion And Urban Air Quality

    Let’s Talk About Uber, Congestion And Urban Air Quality

    The U.K. government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has released updated statistics on the number of taxis and private hire vehicles operating in England — which shows a marked increased in the latter since 2013. In case you were wondering, ride sharing service Uber soft-launched in London in summer 2012. Coincidence? I’d wager not. Read More

  • Programmer Drives His Tesla Model S A Record-Breaking 452.8 Miles On A Single Charge

    Programmer Drives His Tesla Model S A Record-Breaking 452.8 Miles On A Single Charge

    Tesla’s Model S, a “premium performance” sedan with dual-motor, all-wheel drive, is advertised as having a 265-mile range, according to the company. But Bjørn Nyland, a programmer at the University of Oslo who lovingly calls his two-year-old Tesla “The Millennium Falcon” (he also has a YouTube channel dedicated primarily to his Tesla and their travels together)… Read More

  • Uber Tests Bus-Style Discounted “Smart Routes”

    Uber Tests Bus-Style Discounted “Smart Routes”

    Uber lets us trade money for time. But the cheaper the rides, the more people who will use Uber. That’s why it’s testing a way to let you pay less money for a little less convenience and a little less time saved. I recently spotted a new option in UberPool in San Francisco, and Uber now confirms it’s testing what it calls “Smart Routes.” Read More

  • This Technology Monitors Our Cellphones To Calculate Wait Times At Airports

    This Technology Monitors Our Cellphones To Calculate Wait Times At Airports

    There are plenty of things that I don’t like One of them is waiting. For just about anything. I’m not alone. The airport is one of those places where hours upon hours can disappear…just while waiting. A company called BLIP Systems wants to let us know where we stand, while we stand, at the airport (most notably, JFK in NYC). Sounds good to me. But the way that they’re… Read More

  • Company Awarded Patent For ‘Space Elevator’

    Company Awarded Patent For ‘Space Elevator’

    The space game is hot and only the strongest are going to survive. One Canadian company feels like its in a good spot to succeed, having just been awarded the patent for a “space elevator.” Back to the how’s and what’s in a second…the company, Thoth Technology, took an aggressive shot at Elon Musk’s SpaceX in the process of announcing the news by way of its… Read More

  • Uber’s New Update Gives Food Delivery As Much Attention As Transportation

    Uber’s New Update Gives Food Delivery As Much Attention As Transportation

    Uber is quietly rolling out an update today where Uber Eats (Uber’s prepared food delivery service available in NYC, Los Angeles, Toronto, Austin, Chicago, and Barcelona) is getting a major facelift. First noticed by analysts at Cowen, the update changes where Uber Eats is listed in the app. While previously bundled in with options like UberX and UberPOOL, Uber Eats is now a… Read More

  • Bar Roulette Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

    Bar Roulette Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

    The premise is simple: tap a button, get into an Uber and have no idea where you’re going. Actually, that sounds like a really awful nightmare I had once. Bar Roulette is a fun mashup built by Tyler Swartz during a hackathon that takes advantage of Uber’s API. Read More

  • Tesla Will Raise $500M In A Public Offering With Participation From Musk

    Tesla Will Raise $500M In A Public Offering With Participation From Musk

    In a prospectus filed today by the company, Tesla announced the intention to sell up to 2,100,000 shares of common stock. Underwriters will also receive a 30-day option to purchase up to 315,000 additional shares. Using yesterday’s closing price of $283.17 per share, the company expects net proceeds from the offering to be around $492.6 million, or $566.5 million if the underwriters… Read More

  • United Airlines Brings Highly Detailed In-Airport Maps To Its iOS App

    United Airlines Brings Highly Detailed In-Airport Maps To Its iOS App

    No matter how advanced phone mapping technologies have become, stepping into an airport takes you back several decades into the era of physical maps. With no other way for unseasoned travels to get around besides large map kiosks, airport navigation has long been due for an upgrade. As a part of its new, updated app launching later today, United Airlines is integrating intelligent… Read More

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