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Sharing’s not just for start-ups

by Rachel Botsman<p>Two years ago Peggy Fang Roe noticed a frustrating phenomenon. The chief sales and marketing officer of Marriott’s Asia-Pacific …

The U.S. Cities With the Worst Climate Change-Related Flooding

Rising sea levels have kicked up flood days by as much as 900 percent along parts of the East Coast.<p>What's the most pernicious climate-change threat facing the U.S. in the years to come? It might not be lung-scorching air pollution, less-nutritious crops, or super-fueled wildfires, but rising sea …

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Local Motors chooses car design to be 3D printed [w/videos]

The folks from Local Motors seem like the kind of people you just want to sit down with to talk about cars for hours. They seem to have such a diverse set of influences, whether they are building offroad sport trucks like the Rally Fighter or an electrically assisted drift trike like the Verrado. …

Lyft Celebrates NYC Launch by Giving Away Thousands in Free Rides

As Lyft officially hit the streets of New York on Friday, after weeks of negotiations with officials, users of the app received texts and emails …

BMW's fast electric car charger rolls out to the US

Many direct current fast chargers aren't exactly practical, even for stores that expect a lot of traffic; they're frequently massive, power-hungry and expensive. BMW knows that's a problem, which is why it just brought its i DC Fast Charger to North America. The device is small and light enough to …

It’s Business Time: Airbnb Targets Work Travelers With Concur Partnership

Global hospitality startup Airbnb has spent the last six years trying to get consumers comfortable with the idea of staying in someone else’s home when traveling. Now the company is trying to make headway in the enterprise, with a new portal specifically designed for business travelers, as well as …

Tesla and Panasonic said to reach agreement on Gigafactory

Tesla and Panasonic have reached an agreement on the so-called Gigafactory, a factory for building batteries for future Tesla electric cars.<p>Panasonic has reached a basic agreement with electric-car maker Tesla to participate in a large-scale battery plant, or a so-called Gigafactory, according to a …

Uber for Business launches to let companies pay for employee travel

Uber wants to help you get around while you're at work, and it's launching a new business service today to let workers do that on their company's dime. Uber for Business allows companies to grant their employees the option of billing travel receipts directly to a company card, rather than having to …

If an Electric Bike Is Ever Going to Hit It Big in the U.S., It's This One

Is the Copenhagen Wheel poised to become the next big thing in alternative urban transportation?<p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—On a sunny but brisk spring morning near the Charles River in Cambridge, I took a test ride on the bicycle of the future. No rockets or lasers (alas), the bicycle of the future looks …

Salt Lake bike share program doubles in size

Laura Seitz/Deseret News<p>By | Posted Jul 27th, 2014 @ 3:48pm<p> 10 photos<p>12<p>SALT LAKE CITY — Todd Whitcomb's daily commute to and from work is not what …

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The Most Persuasive Evidence Yet that Bike-Share Serves as Public Transit

It substitutes for short trips in the core, and expands service on the outskirts.<p>Over the past few days, several New York media outlets have reported that Citi Bike, the city's popular but financially struggling bike-share system, will soon get a much-needed influx of cash. The new money would …

Cargo UAS set to deliver

The UAS team envisage that items such as mail and parcels, food and water, or even medical supplies and emergency equipment could all be delivered …

Nissan will roll out cars that use autopilot to park, change lanes

Nissan plans to introduce a series of autonomous driving functions in its vehicles to convince consumers that self-driving cars represent the future of automotive technology.<p>Carlos Ghosn, the chief executive of both<p>Nissan Motor Co.andRenault SA, said that by the end of 2016 Nissan will start to …

China High-Speed Rail Juggernaut, while Most of US Stands By and Waves -- But Not Elon Musk (Part 1)

In the future, high-speed rail (HSR) will connect not only cities, states and countries, but also far-reaching continents. One could, about 15 to 20 years from now, travel seamlessly from London, UK to Beijing, China and even have a detour within the Gulf countries using the global high-speed rail …

Tesla Model S Hackathon in China Turns Up Nothing Truly Sinister

When news came recently of a conference in China dedicated to the hacking of a Tesla Model S, we were intrigued. After all, with the increasing connectivity of modern vehicles—to say nothing of a fully electric ride like the Model S—the threat of hackers somehow breaking into a car’s brain is …

Nissan Reveals New Details About Autonomous Car Features & Arrival Dates

During a speech in Yokohama, Japan, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has revealed more details about the company's upcoming line of autonomous cars. Will the …

Volvo Doesn't Trust GPS or Cameras, Puts Magnets In The Road Instead

Volvo says magnets have great potential for autonomous vehicles since established positioning technologies like GPS and cameras have limitations in …

Collaborative Economy: A possible bridge from the old to the new economy?

Presentation @ inauguration of the 1. Seats2Meet location in Berlin on the 17.07.2014.<p>Attempt to describe and contrast characteristics and features of an old and a new economy (society/paradigm) and discuss the question whether the Share/Collaborative Economy could be a possible bridge and means of …

Seoul set to ban 'illegal' ride-sharing app Uber

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Obama will reportedly order privacy guidelines for domestic drone use

Privacy guidelines may soon be put in place for drones flying within the US. According to <i>Politico</i>, President Obama plans to issue an executive order to have a set of voluntary privacy guidelines drafted for commercial drones. The guidelines would help protect citizens as these small aircraft — …

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Facebook and Uber reportedly in talks to put car hailing in Messenger

<i>Recode</i> reports that Facebook and Uber are in extremely early talks about the possibility of integrating Uber's car hailing service directly into Messenger. Mark Zuckerberg has personally spoken with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick about the idea, according to <i>Recode's</i> sources. But such a plan is "nowhere …

White House working on privacy guidelines for consumer drones

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Drones are a hot topic these days — not just the ones flying over Pakistan, but the growing number of lightweight and …

An Electric Bus That Recharges While You Step Inside

A new system can charge batteries in 15 seconds, or just enough time to fill up between bus stops.<p>Electric buses aren’t new. The “trolley bus” system in San Francisco, for example, has been around for almost 80 years. But even though the older buses keep pollution down, they aren’t quite ideal: In …

US to write privacy rulebook for commercial and civilian drones

You may not be able to fly your drone wherever you want, but there's no rules on what you can actually do with it. That's likely to change, with <i>Politico</i> reporting that President Obama will tell the NTIA to draw up privacy guidelines for unmanned aerial vehicles. The rulebook will only cover …

President Obama Plans Action On Drone Privacy Regulation

As the FAA watches its drone regulation deadlines loom, President Obama intends to issue an executive order that will deal with drone privacy, something that the federal agency hasn’t delved too deeply into. According to Politico, the president plans to put together an executive order asking the …

China's Baidu to challenge Google with its own self-driving car

Baidu is often referred to as "China's Google," but it's not <i>quite</i> the same. It's true, the company <i>is</i> working on it's own self-driving car, but it thinks Google's no-wheel design is all wrong. According to Kai Yu, Baidu's Institute of Deep Learning's deputy director, autonomous vehicles need to be …