Category Archives: Transport

19Aug/23

What to do in a ship fire like that of the Fremantle Highway?

The large ship fire on the Fremantle Highway has once again shown that the transport of electric cars entails other risks. The approach to an incipient fire also requires a different approach. And while the fire on the Fremantle Highway ended relatively well, it was close to a bigger disaster. That is why FMTC, specialist in safety training for the offshore and maritime sector, among others, provides more insight into the specific characteristics of a ship fire with a high-risk cargo, such as electric cars. How does such a fire start, how do you fight it and what measures can you take to prevent a recurrence of this near-disaster? Continue reading

17Aug/23

EV Charge Anxiety: 67 percent of UK EV drivers prepared to pay to reserve a charging bay

The lack of availability and accessibility of current EV charge points, coupled with damaged infrastructure, incompatibility and inadequate payment options is causing frustration amongst UK EV drivers. As a result, over two-thirds (67 percent) of respondents are prepared to pay a premium to reserve a public charging bay to ensure they can power up their vehicles. Just over a quarter (27 percent) are willing to part with up to £10, and 33 percent up to £5. A further 7 percent would even be prepared to go higher at over £10, all to avoid ‘charge anxiety’. Continue reading

12Aug/23

This Week in Transportation News: 13 Stories You Need to See

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the auto and transportation industries stay on top of the week’s most newsworthy and popular releases, here’s a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn’t be missed. Continue reading

10Jun/23

Transforming Urban Mobility: Toward a Smarter, Greener, and Safer Future

At this year’s MicroMobility Europe (MME) in Amsterdam, Segway pleased to unveil the groundbreaking innovations that shape our vision for a better way to navigate our cities. In an era where technology is reshaping the way we move, Segway proudly introduces Segway Pilot Edge—an extraordinary AI module that seamlessly integrates with multiple e-scooter models. This revolutionary innovation places rider safety at the forefront by providing real-time insights and predictive analytics. With Segway Pilot Edge, we empower micromobility operators to optimize fleet management and operational efficiency, making micromobility smarter than ever before. Continue reading

10Jun/23

This Week in Transportation News: 11 Stories You Need to See

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the auto and transportation industries stay on top of the week’s most newsworthy and popular releases, here’s a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn’t be missed. Continue reading

06Jun/23

PANASONIC AVIONICS AND UNITED AIRLINES SIGN DEAL TO INSTALL THE TRANSFORMATIVE ASTROVA IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM ON NEW LONG-HAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRCRAFT

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics) has today announced an agreement with United Airlines (United) as its first customer in the Americas for its new Astrova in-flight engagement (IFE) solution. United plans to install Astrova on select new Boeing 787 and Airbus A321XLR aircraft beginning in 2025. Continue reading

04Jun/23

Boeing, Air Tanzania Celebrate First 767 Freighter Delivery to Africa

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Tanzania are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first 767-300 Freighter. The airplane arrived today at the airline’s hub in Dar es Salaam and will provide the operator with dedicated air freight capacity to serve the country’s growing cargo market. The delivery also marks the first direct 767 Freighter delivery from Boeing to an African carrier. Continue reading

04Apr/23

Virgin Atlantic Brings London to NYC with “Taxi For Takeoff”

This week, Virgin Atlantic’s brand new A330neo touched down at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and to showcase the amazing experience customers can expect on board this route to London, the airline has been delighting customers in Manhattan with a unique “Taxi For Takeoff” experience. The distinctive Virgin red hackney carriage picked up customers around the city, surprising them with a special guest appearance from founder Sir Richard Branson. Continue reading