Transportation

Transportation technology refers to tools and machines used to solve problems or improve conditions in respect to the movement of people and goods. In the following, I will scratch the surface and provide some examples of the technological journey of the transportation industry - touching as well the frontiers of the sector, i.e. handling, monitoring and warehousing.

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Elon Musk’s People-Moving Tunnels Are Right on Schedule

“After a year’s worth of digging, Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has completed the second tunnel for its underground people-mover system at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). It’s keeping in step with an anticipated opening date …

UPS Flight Forward And Wingcopter To Develop Versatile New Drone Fleet

“UPS (NYSE:UPS) drone delivery subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) today said it would collaborate with German drone-maker Wingcopter to develop the next generation of package delivery drones for a variety of use cases in the United States and internationally …

The Goodyear reCharge Concept – Making Tire Changing Easy with Customized Capsules that Renew your Tires

“The Goodyear reCharge is a revolutionary self-regenerating concept tire that can adapt and change to meet individual mobility needs. “Goodyear wants the tire to be an even more powerful contributor to answering consumers’ specific mobility needs, said Mike Rytokoski, Vice-President …

Toyota develops fuel cell system for maritime applications

“Former racing catamaran turned ship of the future, Energy Observer has made waves as it has been navigating its six-year odyssey around the world as the first energy-autonomous hydrogen vessel. Today, Toyota, official partner of Energy Observer and an avid …

Transport trial to help Cora take off

“The New Zealand Government and Wisk, an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) company, have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a passenger transport trial in Canterbury, New Zealand. Wisk’s self-flying, all-electric air taxi, called Cora, is the aircraft …

Apex.OS 1.0 Release

“I’m thrilled to announce today that Apex.OS 1.0 is available to customers and partners starting immediately. Dejan and I founded Apex.AI in 2017 on the premise of developing technology that can launch into products within 3 …

In a shocking announcement, Sony just unveiled an electric car

“In a surprise announcement, Sony unveiled an electric concept car called the Vision-S during its keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today. The company said the car has 33 sensors, including a CMOS sensor and a …

Qualcomm Accelerates Autonomous Driving with New Platform – Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride

“Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today unveiled at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) its newest addition to the company’s extensive portfolio of automotive products with the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon Ride™ Platform – one of the automotive …

Uber and Hyundai Motor Announce Aerial Ridesharing Partnership, Release New Full-Scale Air Taxi Model at CES

“Uber and Hyundai Motor Company have today announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Hyundai is the first …

Toshiba Delivers Mobile Hydrogen Fuel Cell System to Fuel Cell Ship

“Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “Toshiba ESS”) today announced that the company has delivered a mobile 30kW hydrogen fuel cell system, which volume per unit power output is reduced to 1/3 compared to the stationary fuel cell systems …