Category: Transportation

World’s Longest Tunnel to Open in Switzerland

World’s Longest Tunnel to Open in Switzerland

  Traveling around Europe by train is about to get a whole lot faster, thanks to the opening of Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel. It is the product of 17 years of work, including cutting through solid rock at depths of up to 7,500 feet. It cost $12 billion — as well as the lives of eight workers. The project also marks […]

Elevated Bus in China

Elevated Bus in China

    Now engineers in China, the world’s most populated country, have come up with a way to overcome the problem of getting around in traffic. Designs for a new elevated bus has been unveiled at a tech expo in China, which will apparently be able to carry 1,200 passengers over the top of cars and let traffic to pass […]

St. Helena is Expected to have it s 1st Airport February 2016

St. Helena is Expected to have it s 1st Airport February 2016

  The isolated island, with just 4,500 residents, is about to enter the aviation age. Despite a fascinating history and unique wildlife, tourists are few and far between. The residents’ reaction to the news. Currently, the only way to reach St. Helena is by taking a five and a half days boat ride from South Africa. With the opening of the […]

Tesla’s Model X First SUV 

Tesla’s Model X First SUV 

  Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has mastered the sporty two-seater and the elegant sedan. Now, it wants to conquer the family hauler. Its target market is a female as there is a strong for SUVs. The Tesla X only has a 90 kilowatt-hour battery and only comes with all-wheel drive. However the price tag for a full performance SUV is […]

Man Gets Ticket For Not Riding In Bike Lane, Films Himself Crashing Into Things

  This guy tried to explain to the cops that he had to leave the bike lane for valid reasons but they did not want to listen and issued him with a $50 fine.  He made a little movie about riding his bike in the bike lane and this is the result. Via TrueActivist.com

Walkonomics App: Best Walking Route

Walkonomics App: Best Walking Route

  Walkonomics was seen in The Guardian ‘Best iPhone Apps of the Week’. It is an app that will help you find the most walkable routes to your destination. So far the app works in the following 7 cities: Central London Paris New York San Francisco Toronto Buenos Aires Glasgow How it works: Walkonomics analyses over 1.7 million street trees […]

Uber Prices At London Tube Strike

Uber Prices At London Tube Strike

  A few days ago, a massive strike by London Underground workers caused Uber prices to go up as much as 3 times. For some emergencies such as Hurricane Sandy, Uber did not increase rates, however not in this situation. According to Quartz “London made extra buses, bicycles, and riverboats available in an attempt to compensate for the outage, but […]

Transform Your Bike Into a SmartBike

Transform Your Bike Into a SmartBike

  Helios Ride launched a Kickstarter fund last year for the release of the world’s first integrated headlight & blinker system for bicycles which also utilizes Bluetooth 4.0 & GPS to add smart features to any bike. Helios has both Andiod and iOs Apps. Here’s all the great new stuff we packed into Helios Bars V2 for you: Brighter Headlight […]

Cargo Bikes Everywhere

Cargo Bikes Everywhere

  Cargo bikes were once used to deliver goods and services. Today, they are on the verge of revolutionizing transport in London. London-Consignment.com is raising awaress of independent cargo retailers that sell and service cargos. Four retailers to check out are London Green Cycles, Carry Me Bikes, Bikefix, and Richmond Cycle Centre. For example, London Green Cycles has advertised “Hybrid, folder, road bike, dutch bike, hub gears, […]

Copenhagen’s Bike Increase Jumped 5% to 41%

Copenhagen’s Bike Increase Jumped 5% to 41%

  Copenhagen is known to have more bikes than people. Last year, bike usage increased by 5% due to 17 large Metro construction sites in the city that make driving unpleasant. Increased bike usage was not deliberate, it became the preferred option when driving due to construction became inconvenient. Lesson learned is that there is a more effective way to […]

Bankrupt Bixi Montreal Bike Sharing Program

Bankrupt Bixi Montreal Bike Sharing Program

  Bixi owes $50M, files for bankruptcy protectionPopular bike-sharing service gets taken over by City of Montreal. The company that owns Bixi — the Public Bike System Company, known in French as the Société de vélos en libre-service (SVLS) — owes $50 million to various creditors, including the City of Montreal. Coderre said rather that sinking more money into the […]

Amazon Prime Air Delivery Uses Electric Drones

Amazon Prime Air Delivery Uses Electric Drones

  On Sunday’s 60 Minutes, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos dragged Charlie Rose out of his black-backgrounded studio and to Amazon HQ to show off “Amazon Prime Air”, an electric drone aircraft that could someday deliver packages directly to customers’ homes and offices. He said, “We can do half-hour delivery, and we can carry objects — we think — up to five […]

OLEV Buses Charge While Driving

OLEV Buses Charge While Driving

  We’ve heard of electric vehicles having to wait and park in order to recharge. Although innovative, this is not convenient. To tackle this problem, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a solution. The system, called OLEV (online electric vehicle), lets vehicles charge themselves while on the road or even when stationary. Last month, two […]

Elon Musk Hyperloop Solar Powered Train

Elon Musk Hyperloop Solar Powered Train

      Elon Musk, the co-founder of PayPal and chief executive of Tesla Motors (TSLA) , the highest-performing, highest-rated all-electric car in North America, has just released his plans for the solar powered Hyperloop train. He released the 57 page PDF file of the Hyperloop without patents, under an open source license. Solar arrays will cover the top of tubes […]

Smartphone Transit Ticketing Expected Increase

Smartphone Transit Ticketing Expected Increase

  As technology is evolving, the smartphone is poised to replace the ticket as the preferred method of paying for public transit. Airlines adapted to the 2-D barcode for boarding pass, and not light rail and bus systems will do the same. For example, Boston’s MBTA system has already adapted by allowed users to download the “MBTA” app where users […]

BMW Launches i3 Electric Car

BMW Launches i3 Electric Car

  German luxury automaker BMW unveiled its first mass-produced electric vehicle to the world on July 29. BMW on Monday took the bold strategic step of revealing its first all-electric car and said it plans to clinch a significant share of a market still in its infancy. What the mobile phone did for communication, electric mobility will do for individual mobility,” Chief Executive Norbert […]

Tesla Pays Back $465m Loan 9 Years Early

Tesla Pays Back $465m Loan 9 Years Early

  Tesla Motors, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based company that designs, manufactures and sells electric cars and electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla Motors is a public company that trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol TSLA. After 10 years, Tesla posted profits, approximately $11 million,  for the first time during the first quarter of 2013. The company paid […]

Walmart’s New Sustainable Supercube Trucks

Walmart’s New Sustainable Supercube Trucks

  Walmart realized that having fewer cargo trips while using bigger trucks helped improve their profits. Therefore Walmart Canada came up with the idea of making bigger trucks to  drop their shipping costs and reduce traffic. Working with an Ontario-based company called Innovative Trailer Design, they commissioned what they’re calling the Walmart Supercube, which holds 30% more cargo in the same footprint. […]

Geneva Electric Buses Charge in 15 Seconds

Geneva Electric Buses Charge in 15 Seconds

  A new charging system for electric buses known as “flash-charging” can charge buses in 15 seconds. This means that buses can transport people without producing any local emissions, requiring overheard power lines, and avoiding lengthy stops to recharge. The flash charger uses a laser-controlled arm to connect the receptacle on the bus with the charger, which could be integrated […]

Ford 2013 C-Max Drives 47 Miles Per Gallon?

Ford 2013 C-Max Drives 47 Miles Per Gallon?

  Ford has been in the green marketplace for quite a while, but the C-Max CUV represents a giant leap forward in its effort to topple the vaunted Toyota Prius.  The SEL model has an MSRP sticker price of $31,605. It looks like a typical four-door hatchback but is 4 inches higher than most small hatchbacks, feeling like a mini […]

London Cycling Debuts Bike Friendly Trucks

London Cycling Debuts Bike Friendly Trucks

  Approximately 50 percent of all cycling fatalities in Greater London involve large scale lorries (trucks), and  about three-quarters of those vehicles are from the construction industry. In  the interest of protecting bike commuters, the London Cycling Campaign recently released  its Safer Urban Lorry design: a new type of  truck that makes it easier for drivers to spot and avoid […]

E-Commerce Grows Bike Delivery

E-Commerce Grows Bike Delivery

    The next time you’re stuck in traffic, blame all that stuff you buy online. E-commerce sales jumped 15% last year, to $186 billion in the U.S., and the daily volume of shipments for FedEx and UPS has grown every year since 2009. Although bikes can’t fix the traffic problem, they can help it. Using bikes to alleviate congestion […]

Cooking Oil Powers KLM Transatlantic Flights

Cooking Oil Powers KLM Transatlantic Flights

  KLM has been offering biofuel-powered flights for  years,  While the Dutch airline started regularly using recycled cooking oil on some commercial flights between Amsterdam and Paris in June 2011, this latest  usage represents the first time biofuels will be used on a regular weekly  schedule on transatlantic flights. Dutch airline KLM has begun powering some commercial flights on an eco-friendly […]

Prius was California’s Best Selling Car in 2012

Prius was California’s Best Selling Car in 2012

  California has often been at the avant-garde of various trends in the U.S., and they appear to be leading the way when it comes to hybrids. “It’s extremely reliable and roomy, rides well, has secure handling and is super-cheap to operate,” the magazine writes in its February issue. How cheap? 49 cents a mile when everything is factored in. […]

Amsterdam’s New Electric Taxi Scooter Program

Amsterdam’s New Electric Taxi Scooter Program

  The Hopper program is meant to be very flexible public transportation. It is a network of electric taxis, except that the taxis are all scooters instead of cars, a good call for Amsterdam’s narrow, twisty roads. Hopper contributes to the reduction of the traffic load, noise pollution and CO₂ emissions. After five years of preparation, Amsterdam is the first European capital […]

Google Creates Voice Navigation for Cyclists

Google Creates Voice Navigation for Cyclists

  In total, Google Maps now covers about 330,000 miles of “green biking lines” in Google Maps. These include dedicated bike trails (shown as dark green lines), streets with bike lanes (light green lines) and other streets recommended for cycling (dashed green lines). And now, in a major upgrade, it’s going to start providing turn-by-turn directions and navigation to Android […]

Smith Electric Trucks halts IPO

Smith Electric Trucks halts IPO

  Based in Kansas City, MO, Smith Electric Vehicles (SMTH) scheduled a $77 million IPO with a market capitalization of $359 million at a price range mid-point of $17, for Friday, September 21, 2012. Unlike companies that have introduced electric passenger vehicles, Smith makes all-electric trucks for commercial use, from food and equipment delivery to shuttle buses, and customers include Coca-Cola, Fed-Ex, […]

Solar Impulse Plane to fly Internationally

Solar Impulse Plane to fly Internationally

  The project began in 2003 and is estimated to cost about $100 million over 10 years. In 2010, the Swiss flew non-stop for 26-hour to demonstrate that the 12,000 solar cells attached to the aircraft can soak up enough sunlight to keep the plane airborne through the night. A year later, Pilot Andre Borschberg e took Solar Impulse on its […]

Turanor: 1st Solar Boat Travels the World

Turanor: 1st Solar Boat Travels the World

  Tûranor PlanetSolar, also known under the project name PlanetSolar, is the largest solar-powered boat in the world. The vessel was designed by LOMOcean Design, built by Knierim Yachtbau in Kiel, Germany.  The world’s largest solar-powered boat set off on September 27, 2010 and made its way across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, through the Panama and Suez canals […]

Arcimoto’s Electric 3 Wheel Vehicle

Arcimoto’s Electric 3 Wheel Vehicle

  Priced under $20,000. the three-wheeled Pulse is Arcimoto’s car that charge 50 miles in 6 hours and does not release emissions because it charges from a standard household outlet. Ultra-Efficient Arcimoto’s goal is to build the most efficient vehicle possible that still meets the needs of everyday driving. Cars today are inefficient by design: they are over capacity for […]