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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 […]

Apple Targets Car Production by 2024

Apple is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology. The iPhone maker’s automotive efforts, known as Project Titan, have […]

2020 Was the Year the U.S. Auto Industry Went Electric

All signs point toward the industry accelerating its shift toward electrification, a turning point as historically momentous as the launch of Ford’s moving assembly line. Tesla’s market capitalization surged above $600 billion, making the once […]

Zoox Unveils Self-Driving Car

A self-driving car company that Amazon bought in June, has finally revealed its robotaxi after six years of gnarly prototypes and secrecy. The autonomous “carriage-style” vehicle is an all-electric four-wheeler that seats up to four […]

Rare Electric Narco Submarine Seized in Colombia

South American drug runners are creating new specialized smuggling vessels, as evidenced by a sophisticated electric submersible seized earlier this month. On Nov. 5 the Colombian Navy, assisting by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and […]

The Futuristic Cargo Ship Made of Wood

In a small, rustic shipyard on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, a small team is building the world’s largest ocean-going clean cargo ship. Ceiba is the first vessel built by Sail Cargo, a company […]

Air Taxis Set to Soar over Seoul’s Skies

South Korea will introduce flying taxis to ease ground traffic congestion in 2025. On Wednesday, six prototype flying taxies, developed by Chinese company Ehang, were demonstrated on and over Yeouido, an island on Seoul’s Han […]

Riot Logistics

In 2018 and 2019 popular uprisings burst out around the planet in Paris, Hong Kong, Santiago, Quito, Beirut, Barcelona, Tehran, Baghdad and many other locations. Here, we consider these riots in relation to logistics. Logistics […]

A Wind-Powered Super Sailboat

A new sailboat concept could carry 7,000 cars at nearly the speed of fossil fuel cargo ships. Cargo ships are a gigantic worldwide business, and freight lines have already made changes to use fewer fossil […]

Jetpack Paramedic

The Great North Air Ambulance Service is testing a jetpack that may allow paramedics to fly up a mountain to provide first aid. A jetpack could allow paramedics to soar up the mountain in 90 […]

Airbus Reveals Zero-Emission Concept Aircraft

Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. These concepts each represent a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight, exploring various technology pathways and aerodynamic […]

Uber Freight Enters Enterprise Software Game

Uber Freight launched two enterprise software products Tuesday aimed at bringing deeper visibility to shippers managing loads across carriers. The products, named Uber Freight Enterprise and Uber Freight Link, are intended to complement existing warehouse […]

UK to Try Regulating Self-Driving Car Systems

The idea is to get ahead of future technology that could start rolling out as soon as next year. The UK’s Department for Transportation said Tuesday it plans new regulations in preparation for “automated lane-keeping-assist […]