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The Rise of Tanker Shipping’s ‘Shadow Fleet’

Sanctions have split the world’s tanker fleet in two. On one side, those that follow Western rules; on the other, those that don’t. The European Union and G-7 nations, together with Australia and Japan, implemented […]

The Long March Into Space

While private actors drive the space industry in the West, China’s state-led approach continues to bear fruit. Human activity in space is undergoing a transformation. For most of the 20th century, this frontier was dominated […]

Electric Planes Take Off

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that 170 projects worldwide are focused on developing electric planes — double the number underway in 2018. A report from NREL — one of the laboratories that serves the […]

Why Global Supply Chains May Never Be the Same

The pandemic exposed breaking points in the system that would fundamentally alter consumer expectations of getting anything we want whenever we want it. Every day, millions of sailors, truck drivers, longshoremen, warehouse workers and delivery […]

Apple Accelerates Work on Car Project

Apple Inc. is pushing to accelerate development of its electric car and is refocusing the project around full self-driving capabilities, according to people familiar with the matter. For the past several years, Apple’s car team […]

The Jeff Bezos of Narcotics

Tse Chi Lop, the suspected ringleader of a $21-billion crime syndicate, may be the world’s most innovative drug lord. Guaranteed delivery was the source of Tse’s power. Why would Australian biker gangs struggle to bring […]

Uber is Still Betting on Flying Taxis

Fortune magazine sits down with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Joby chairman Paul Sciarra, to discuss Joby and its future. Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber: Through Elevate, we had access to all the various players […]

Joby Aviation Aims to Go to Market in 2024

Joby Aviation has completed the longest test flight of an eVTOL to date: Its prototype aircraft concluded a trip of over 150 miles on a single charge. The test was completed at Joby’s Electric Flight […]

Velodyne, Qualcomm team up to Deploy Lidar

Velodyne Lidar has joined the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program to promote using lidar technology in smart cities to improve public services. Velodyne’s lidar sensors will be used to help improve pedestrian safety, monitor vehicle […]

Former Airbus Chief Joins Lilium

Thomas Enders, a former chief executive of aviation giant Airbus, is joining the board of a fledgling flying-taxi company. Enders’s appointment is a coup for Lilium, a Munich-based company that has pioneered the use of […]

GM Unveils Flying Car Concept

General Motors showed off a single-seater electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft during its keynote CES address on Tuesday. Both vehicles are part of Cadillac’s Halo Portfolio and probably won’t be going into production […]

Why the Driverless Car Revolution has Stalled

As Uber parks its plans for robotaxis, experts admit the autonomous vehicle challenge is bigger than anticipated. By 2021, according to various Silicon Valley luminaries, bandwagoning politicians and leading cab firms in recent years, self-driving […]

Carmakers Race to Shut Down “Stranded Assets”

Traditional manufacturers are currently playing a “zero sum game” because growth in electric car sales eats into the value of internal combustion engine factories, which “are effectively stranded assets”. Philippe Houchois, an analyst at Jefferies, […]

Google’s Wing is Set to Expand in Australia

Google’s drone delivery service, Wing, is set to expand to new locations in Australia in the coming months after successful trials in Canberra and Logan, Queensland. The business’ head of policy and government affairs, Margaret […]

New Rules Integrate Drones into our Airspace

Drone-Crowded Skies Get a Step Closer With U.S. Safety Rules. Commercial drone use for deliveries and services cleared a major hurdle in the U.S. with new rules allowing the devices to fly over populated areas […]