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Electric container vessels connect Rotterdam and Tilburg

Two electric-powered container ships will start to commute between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Tilburg, Belgium from this autumn on. Both cargo …

Rotterdam

Zero-emission vessels pay less fees for Port of Amsterdam

Inland navigation vessels benefit from new fee regulations concerning Amsterdam and Zaanstad port waters. Since 1st of January, zero-emission ships …

Travel

Oil Seller Turns to the Enemy as Electric Cars Dent Petrol Profits

As the tussle between electric vehicles and the oil industry intensifies, Japan’s biggest refiner is considering a novel approach: Co-opt the enemy’s …

Electric Vehicles

Ofo is reportedly partnering with Paytm to bring bike-sharing to India

Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo is slated to launch its platform in India today, in partnership with mobile payment service Paytm, reports Livemint.<p>The Beijing-based firm is expected to make its bikes available in major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Indore, Ahmedabad, and Pune; it’s already …

India

LimeBike adds e-bicycles to its dockless sharing service

Renting and riding a bicycle from a dockless bike-sharing scheme can be tough work. The two-wheeled transporters are built to last, which means they often have thick, heavy frames and chunky tires. If you're out of shape or intending to ride uphill, they can be a little off-putting. Thankfully, …

AOL

Ford is throwing $11 billion at its electric car problem

More than doubling its investment in EVs in bid to catch up with GM and other major automakers<p>Ford Motor Company said Sunday that it would more than double its investment in the production of electric vehicles, promising to spend $11 billion on the technology by 2022. The auto giant will roll out …

Electric Vehicles

The world’s largest retirement community is the perfect place to test self-driving taxis

The Villages retirement community in Florida has a name that belies its proportions. The 40-square-mile area features 750 miles of road, three separate downtowns, and a population of 125,000 senior citizens—nearly double the population of Palo Alto, California. In 2013 and ’14, the US Census ranked …

Transportation

Panasonic presents own platform for mini EVs

At CES, Panasonic is currently putting a scalable platform for small electric vehicles on display. It shall help to make the production of electric …

Panasonic

Volvo to bring autonomous electric buses to Singapore

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for …

Transportation

Toyota insists its e-Palette is more than a concept car

There's one thing that keeps Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda up at night. It's not a traditional car company like Honda, Ford or Nissan. Or what he's going to have for breakfast the next day. It's technology juggernauts like Facebook, Google and Apple and what might happen when they decide to enter the …

Transportation

Saudi Electricity Signs EV Pilot Program Deal With Nissan, TEPCO, & Takaoka Toko

<b>Published on</b> January 15th, 2018 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>0<p>January 15th, 2018 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>An agreement has been reached between the state-owned utility company …

Electric Vehicles

Hitachi Automotive and Clarion develop “Park-By-Memory” autonomous parking system

Hitachi Automotive Systems and Clarion have announced the development of Park-by-Memory autonomous parking technology that remembers the environment …

Transportation

Civil Maps introduces ‘Fingerprint Base Map’ for AV localization and navigation

<b></b> Civil Maps has announced the availability of Fingerprint Base Map™, the industry’s most robust, scalable solution for precise autonomous vehicle …

Maps

Keolis to Become First Operator of Navya's Self-Driving Robotaxi in North America

Keolis, a global transit systems operator, has joined forces with French autonomous car startup Navya to be the first operator of its autonomous …

Transportation

Senior citizens will lead the self-driving revolution

Largest retirement community in the US gets robot taxis courtesy of startup Voyage<p>With 125,000 residents, over 54,000 homes, 32 square miles, 750 miles of road, and three distinct downtowns, The Villages in Florida is one of the largest retirement communities in the US. It’s also been described as …

Transportation
Transportation

New Australian regulations to support driverless vehicles

Introduced by ACMA, the new regulations will enable the roll out of intelligent transport systems by Australian road traffic authorities.<p>Australian …

Transportation

Intercharge EV Charging Network Gets US Partner

Hubject Inc. is partnering with Volta Charging to try and make it easier for you to find a charger.<p>Hubject is a Berlin-based joint venture between …

Electric Vehicles

Creating Designated Riders: A Tale of Two Cities

<i>by</i> <i>Rik Williams</i><i>, Data Scientist, Policy Research & Economics, and</i> <i>Nadia Anderson</i><i>, Manager, Public Policy, Road & Traffic Safety</i><p><i>Ride-hailing apps like</i> …

Uber

Icici strikes digital mobility deal with transportation app Ola

2 hours ago | 1110 views | 1<p>India's Icici Bank has struck a deal to provide co-branded cards as well as digital loans, ride booking and payments to …

Banking

Ford CEO: Together, let’s take back the streets for living

With the power of AI and the rise of autonomous and connected vehicles, we’re capable of a complete disruption and redesign of the surface transportation system.<p><i>This is a contributed article by</i> <i>Jim Hackett</i><i>, president and CEO of</i> <i>Ford Motor Company</i><i>, who is delivering a</i> <i>keynote address at CES</i> <i>on Tuesday,</i> …

Cities

CES 2018 Las Vegas - January 8-12 - CNET

CES 2018 Latest News<p>10hours ago<p>The company's latest LCD-based technology for bright, accurate colors and wide viewing angles arrives on desktops in 2018.<p>12hours ago<p>The NW700 includes a subwoofer onboard and is designed to be wall mounted under the company's TVs.<p>22hours ago<p>The company delayed the …

Las Vegas

China's futuristic cities may include supersonic trains and drone-powered ride-sharing

China is steeped in centuries of rich history and culture. But in the modern era, it's also a country with eyes to the future.<p>Today's Chinese cities …

Lean Startups

Anker steps up its car game with the Alexa-enabled Roav Viva

This $49.99 adapter is good for cars with Bluetooth, but bad for voice activation systems<p>Amazon’s Alexa assistant has slowly been making its way into cars in recent years; BMW, Ford, and Nissan are among the automakers adding capabilities to remotely start or lock vehicles, for example. The level …

Gear & Gadgets

Ford GoBikes are going electric in San Francisco

Motivate, the company behind the San Francisco Yay (Bay) Area’s bike-share system, is adding pedal-assist e-bikes to its fleets this April. The one-year pilot will launch with 250 of these e-bikes in San Francisco, the company announced today.<p>The bikes, created by startup GenZe, are designed to …

San Francisco

Goodbye car ownership, hello clean air: welcome to the future of transport

In many ways, the motor vehicle has shaped modern society and the urban areas in which more than half of us live. But as global incomes rise, cars …

Transportation

Kia and Hyundai cars will include AI assistants starting in 2019

Vehicles made by Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia will include built-in virtual assistants with AI-powered smarts beginning in 2019 (via Engadget). The plan to build smart assistants into vehicles will make use of tech created by SoundHound, the music identification company that has recently been …

Artificial Intelligence

Using drones to build the ambulance fleet of the future

It’s that time of year again. Sleigh bells overhead and our jolly, bearded benefactor wafting gifts down the chimney to eagerly awaiting hands. We’ve heard every version of this tale. Except, perhaps, the variant that is currently playing out in East Africa. In the funny way that magic tales and …

Innovation

Autonomous trucks moving quickly to commercial reality despite job threat

Once thought of as a distant fantasy, autonomous trucks are moving towards commercial reality on Canadian highways as companies look to boost productivity amid a driver shortage and governments seek to reduce deadly crashes.<p>They are not yet driving themselves out of warehouses and down the …

Transportation

Toyota Establishes New Mobility Service Unit

• Emma Sandler<br>• December 22, 2017<p>Courtesy of Toyota Motor Co.<p>Toyota Motor Corp. will merge its subsidiary Toyota Fleet Leasing Co. Ltd. with its …

Transportation