Tag Archives: Transport

08Nov/17

NASA contracts Uber to build flying taxi air control software

(UBER) – Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday (November 8). Continue reading

23Oct/17

London smog tax means older cars can face $27 per drive

London’s new fee for most cars registered before 2006 is being billed by its mayor as the toughest emissions standard in the world, but some business organisations are crying foul. Katie Gregory reports. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Uber contractors demand workers’ rights in London ahead of tribunal

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 27, 2017) (REUTERS) – Uber contractors, “gig-economy” workers and trade unionists marched in London on Wednesday (September 27), calling for basic rights for workers as U.S. ride-hailing firm Uber faced a British employment appeal tribunal. Continue reading

15Sep/17

Witnesses describe scenes of injured and panic after Parsons Green Station blast

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 15, 2017) (REUTERS) – An improvised explosive device exploded on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London injuring 22 people on Friday (September 15) in what police said was the fifth terrorism incident in Britain this year. Continue reading

12Sep/17

Hamilton and Mercedes unveil Project One hypercar in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 12, 2017) – Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and three-times F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton unveiled on Tuesday (September 12) what they described as “a Formula One car for public roads”: the company’s new Project One hyper car.
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12Sep/17

Greenpeace protests as BMW unveils new models at Frankfurt motor show

FRANKFURT, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – Germany’s BMW unveiled gleaming new models at Frankfurt motor show on Tuesday (September 12), including the i Vision Dynamics electric coupe – a new four-door electric car positioned between the i3 city car and the i8 hybrid sportscar. Continue reading

06Sep/17

U.S. House unanimously approves sweeping self-driving car measure

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 6, 2017) (HOUSE TV) – The U.S. House unanimously approved on Wednesday (September 6) a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles. Continue reading

05Sep/17

Flying taxi startup Lilium raises $90 mln

Lilium, a German start-up with Silicon Valley-scale ambitions to develop a 5-passenger “flying taxi”, has raised a second, $90 million round of financing from top tech investors, as the race to to make electric-powered flying an every day event, hots up. Kate King reports. Continue reading

04Sep/17

Taxify takes on Uber in crowded London market

Taxify plans to go head to head with Uber in the highly competitive London taxi-hailing market this week, after the Silicon Valley giant allowed it to make inroads on the edges of Europe and in major African cities. Laura Frykberg reports. Continue reading