Tag: Transportation

Tech

Only in Dubai—police now have hovercrafts

As if a fleet of supercars wasn’t enough, now Dubai police have hovercrafts. The police force will be adding this transport to their elaborate arsenal for emergency response whenever traffic is bad. The hovercrafts will give them the ability to bypass traffic effectively, reducing response time.  Read more… More about Transportation , Mashable Video ,…

Tech

DJI opens drone arena in Tokyo for enthusiasts to test their flying skills

Drone giant DJI  has opened a new arena in Japan for hobbyists and hardcore enthusiasts to test their flying skills in a fully equipped space. The DJI Arena in Tokyo is the second such facility after the company opened one in South Korea last August . While the arena sports a retail store and technical support staff, the…

Science

Airbus partners with Canada’s Bombardier, complicating trade dispute over Boeing jets

An artist’s conception puts Bombardier’s CS100 jet alongside Airbus’ A320neo. (Airbus Illustration) Airbus added a twist to a U.S.-Canada trade dispute by announcing a plan to partner up with Bombardier, the Boeing Co.’s Canadian rival. The plan calls for Airbus to take on a majority stake in Bombardier’s C Series line of passenger jets, which…

Gadgets

Alphabet’s Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in southeastern Australia

 It’s been a while since we last heard from Project Wing, X’s moonshot drone delivery project. But after a few fallow months, the team posted an update today and it looks like the project has made quite some progress. Alphabet’s X unit is now testing the Project Wing drones in southeastern Australia, where its flying…

Mobile

LimeBike raises $50 million to expand dockless bike-sharing

Just a few months after launching with a $12 million seed round, dockless bike-sharing startup LimeBike announced today that it has secured a whopping $50 million to expand nationwide. Coatue Management led the investment, with participation from new investors, including GGV Capital, Bill Maris’ Section 32, Franklin Templeton Investments, AME Cloud Ventures, and Stanford’s StartX…

Gadgets

LimeBike raises $50M to further its bike-sharing ambitions

 LimeBike, one of several companies competing in the rapidly expanding bike-sharing space, has raised a $50 million C round to continue building out the operation. The company is also looking into ways to differentiate itself from the competition — including the two 900-pound Chinese gorillas in the industry, Ofo and Mobike. Read More Read full…

Tech

Data collection and security flaws will challenge autonomous carmakers

GUEST: Autonomous vehicles are just around the bend. As car companies continue to partner with tech and ride-hailing firms  in an effort to innovate more quickly and effectively, questions arise about the future of privacy in the age of driverless cars. The biggest players in the automotive industry seem to have downplayed the fact that innovation…

Tech

Richard Branson bets on high-speed transport with Hyperloop One investment

(Reuters) — British billionaire Richard Branson on Thursday placed another bet on the future with an investment in Hyperloop One, which is developing super high-speed transportation systems. Hyperloop One said Branson’s Virgin Group would take the company global and rebrand itself as Virgin Hyperloop One in the near future. Branson has joined the board of…

Tech

IKEA joins $22 million investment in XL Hybrids to electrify company vehicle fleets

XL Hybrids , a company specializing in converting gas- and diesel-powered company vehicles into electric-hybrids, has raised $22 million in a series D round of funding from IKEA Group (IKEA), Constellation Technology Ventures (CTV) — the VC arm of U.S. energy giant Exelon — in addition to a number of “large family office” investors. Founded in…