Transportation

  • UberCENTRAL lets businesses request and pay for customer rides

    UberCENTRAL lets businesses request and pay for customer rides

    You can lead a horse to water and hope they’ll buy something when they’re there – or at least, that’s how I think the expression goes after learning that Uber is launching a new program called UberCENTRAL to let businesses of any size request, pay for and manage rides for customers from a centralized dashboard. UberCENTRAL is a project that manages to target both low… Read More

  • Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to test a tech demo train in 2017

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to test a tech demo train in 2017

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), aka the Hyperloop company not currently embroiled in executive drama, announced today that it’s going to help build a train. Not a Hyperloop, mind you, but a conventional rail-based train – with a few tech twists. HTT’s upcoming project is bankrolled by German rail operator Deutsche Bahn, which is the largest railway company… Read More

  • Hyperloop One unveils new manufacturing plant in Nevada

    Hyperloop One unveils new manufacturing plant in Nevada

    Hyperloop One is today announcing the opening of its first manufacturing plant. Called Hyperloop One Metalworks, the 105,000 square-foot building in North Las Vegas will be the new professional home of many of the company’s 170 employees, including engineers, machinists and welders. These folks will build and test a number of components for the DevLoop, a full-system prototype of the… Read More

  • Ford and MIT project provides on-demand electric shuttles for students

    Ford and MIT project provides on-demand electric shuttles for students

    Ford is working with MIT on a research project that will deploy a new fleet of on-demand electric shuttles that can ferry students from class-to-class both on campus and on city roads at MIT’s Cambridge, Mass. location. Students can hail one of three electric shuttles using an app on their smartphone, and a driver will arrive quickly to pick them up. The research projects hopes to shed… Read More

  • Israeli technology and the future of transportation Crunch Network

    Israeli technology and the future of transportation

    The quantum leaps in productivity created by the car, train, ship and plane have dramatically changed our lives and movements. But today, we’re at the forefront of a new revolution in mobility, from on-demand ride-sharing and navigation, to car ownership and autonomous connected vehicles. And like most industries in which software is eating the world, Israeli innovation is playing an… Read More

  • Solar Impulse 2 touches down in Abu Dhabi to complete its round-the-world trip

    Solar Impulse 2 touches down in Abu Dhabi to complete its round-the-world trip

    Four continents, 24,800 miles, and more than 500 days later, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are back where they started. The pair of Swiss pilots completed their round-the-world tour in the Solar Impulse 2 today, landing in Abu Dhabi early this morning. The multiple record-breaking trip was completed without any fuel, trading off flying duties for the journey, which lasted a total of… Read More

  • Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi

    Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi

    Some more movement and consolidation is afoot in the on-demand transportation industry, specifically in Europe. Today, Hailo is announcing that it has sold 60% of its company to Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler, and Hailo will merge its and rebrand its operations under MyTaxi, another on-demand ride-sharing company that was acquired by Daimler subsidiary Moovel in 2014. The merged… Read More

  • Audi setting up a subsidiary dedicated to self-driving car tech

    Audi setting up a subsidiary dedicated to self-driving car tech

    Audi is joining others like Daimler in focusing future investment on emerging tech categories like electric vehicles and self-origin cars, according to CEO Rupert Stadler. Speaking to German newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung (via Reuters) this past weekend, Stadler said that in addition to targeting up to 30 percent electric vehicle sales for Audi overall by 2025, the company is going to create… Read More

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