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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.

Mobileye and SIXT Plan New Robotaxi Service

“During a keynote at IAA Mobility today, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger and Sixt SE Co-CEO Alexander Sixt announced a collaboration to begin offering autonomous ride-hailing services in Munich in 2022. The collaboration between Intel subsidiary Mobileye and SIXT, a …

Nissan and Waseda University in Japan testing jointly developed recycling process for electrified vehicle motors

“New process efficiently recovers high-purity rare-earth compounds from motor magnets, practical application targeted for mid-2020s toward carbon neutral goal Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Waseda University today announced the start of testing in Japan of a jointly developed recycling process …

NASA Begins Air Taxi Flight Testing with Joby

“NASA began flight testing Monday with Joby Aviation’s all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of the agency’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign. This testing runs through Friday, Sept.10, at Joby’s Electric Flight …

Logan, Australia: The Drone Delivery Capital of the World

“This September will mark our second anniversary in Logan, Australia — a neighbour of Brisbane with a population of 300,000 — and it’s been an unprecedented time in more ways than one. Between bushfires of 2019, and the more recent …

Ready for Prime Time: Plus to Deliver Autonomous Truck Systems Powered by NVIDIA DRIVE to Amazon

“Your Amazon Prime delivery just got smarter. Autonomous trucking company Plus recently signed a deal with Amazon to provide at least 1,000 self-driving systems to retrofit on the e-commerce giant’s delivery fleet. These systems are powered by NVIDIA …

Tetra Aviation debuts single-seat buy ‘n’ fly personal eVTOL

“Japan’s Tetra Aviation won a hundred-grand “disruptor award” at the GoFly personal flight contest last year, and has now presented its first commercial product at OshKosh: a 33-rotor Mk5 personal eVTOL it hopes to begin delivering to buyers in …

What if Highways Were Electric? Germany Is Testing the Idea

“An electrified highway is theoretically the most efficient way to eliminate truck emissions. But the political obstacles are daunting. On a highway south of Frankfurt recently, Thomas Schmieder maneuvered his Scania tractor-trailer and its load of house paint into the …

X-59 Resembles Actual Aircraft

“A heavy chorus of bolting and machinery filled the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, assembly building as engineers, system technicians, and aircraft fabricators worked to merge the major aircraft sections together, making it look like an actual aircraft for …

Joby Begins Journey to Becoming First eVTOL Airline

“Kicks off FAA Part 135 air carrier certification process; now in first of five stages towards becoming certified airline; expects to achieve certification in 2022 Joby Aero Inc. (“Joby”), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today …

Rolls-Royce generator delivered for most powerful hybrid-electric propulsion system in aerospace

“The generator that will be at the heart of the most powerful hybrid-electric aero power and propulsion system in aerospace has arrived for installation at our specialist testbed. The generator, and related power electronics, was delivered to the newly-renovated Testbed …