Transport & logistics

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Amazon awarded patent for flying warehouse

As the e-commerce giant gets closer to establishing a drone delivery system, it may one day keep its inventory airborne.<p>As Amazon inches closer to …

The Future of the Commercial Drone Industry is Big, Small & Bright

The US FAA, other government organizations, and politicians may have dragged their feet on finalizing drone rules and standards, but make no mistake, …

The world’s first solar panel-paved road has opened in France

At this rate, just about every man-made surface there is could be covered in solar panels in the future.<p>Yesterday, Tourouvre-au-Perche, a small town in northern France, opened what is likely the first road paved in solar panels in the world, the Guardian reported. The road is roughly 1 km (0.6 …

Clean Energy

s+b Trend Watch: Make Way for the Connected Car

<i>A version of this article appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of</i> strategy+business.<p>Automakers could see a 204 percent uptick in revenue from digitally …

The Future of Personal Mobility

<i>A critically important dialogue is occurring across the extended global automotive industry about the future of transportation and mobility. Signals point to a transformation that’s already well underway.</i><p>The global automotive industry may be on the verge of a fundamental transformation, giving rise …

Transportation

Connected Cars Will Account For 75% Of All Passenger Vehicles By 2020

Before we get to the self-driving car, we need to connect every car to the Internet. And the era of the ubiquitous connected car is coming soon. By …

Internet of Things

Automaker & OEM Resources

BCG's experts will take you on a trip to the future. We offer a full range of support to help automotive companies experience, explore, build, and …

Affordable Hypersonic Jets Could Be High-Flying Reality by 2023

Hypersonic aircraft and weapons that can fly more than five times the speed of sound may seem like a futuristic fantasy, but defense giant Lockheed …

Study: 400 million of us will share autonomous cars by 2030

General Motors and Uber are clamoring for fleets of autonomous cars to serve folks who don't own cars themselves. A new study from ABI Research …

The mobility ecosystem in the automotive retail industry

Article<p>The future of auto retailing Preparing for the evolving mobility ecosystem<p>March 15, 2016<p>How will tomorrow's car salesman sell customers on …

8 weird ways drones will put humans out of work by 2020

Google and Amazon were quick to put drones to use delivering orders.<p>But new research suggests delivery is just one small way drones are going to …

These Super-Fast Drones Could Soon Be Saving Thousands of Lives

Zipline is launching a fleet of 15 autonomous drones to deliver needed medical supplies to patients in hard-to-reach places in Central Africa.<p>The prospect of drones zipping around above our heads is often viewed as an annoyance--or even a danger. But some could provide vital help.<p>In July, Zipline, …

Drones

Drones are the future of fleet management

Few fleet managers would see attacks by bald eagles on their vehicles as a threat — that is until news emerged that Dutch company Guard From Above is …

The number of cars will double worldwide by 2040

The global number of cars on the road and kilometers flown in planes will nearly double by 2040, according to a report released on Monday by research house Bernstein.<p>Cars are projected to reach the two billion mark by 2040, while air travel kilometers are set to hit 20 trillion in the same …

Flying

Japan now has more electric car charge points than petrol stations

Survey finds 35,000 filling stations overtaken by more than 40,000 recharge points – although many belong to private owners<p>When it comes to electric vehicles, Japan is speeding ahead of the rest of the world, blissfully free of the range anxiety that afflicts plug-in drivers elsewhere.<p>The country …

Electric Vehicles

Rwanda's blood-delivering drones to service 20 hospitals this summer

It is said that constraint can breed innovation, and when it comes to delivering medical cargo by land in Rwanda, also known as the "Land of Thousand …

Flying 10 Times the Speed of Sound, Supersonic ‘Skreemr’ Jet Could Fly from New York to London in 30 Minutes

The Concorde made its last supersonic flight across the Atlantic on October 24, 2003. It had a cruising speed of twice the speed of sound at Mach …

Aerospace

U.S. Self

IHS Automotive estimates annual sales of autonomous, or self-driving, heavy-duty trucks could reach 60,000 annually by 2035.<p>That would amount to 15 …

Rolls-Royce predicts robotic ships will be on the water by 2020

In 2014, Rolls-Royce unveiled its vision of the robotic cargo ship of the future that it believes will become a reality by 2020. This week at the …

7 ingenious ideas for the future of urban transportation

Companies around the world are currently revolutionizing transportation technology. Elon Musk's Hyperloop promises to cover hundreds of miles in less than an hour, and companies are pouring money into autonomous cars.<p>But local governments are also playing a huge role in the future of transport.<p>On …

U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The challenges of building a hypersonic airliner

Could an airliner that flies anywhere in under three hours be in service by 2030?<p>“It is a magic aircraft… the pleasure of flying in it is almost a carnal one.” So said Joelle Cornet-Templet, a chief stewardess for Air France, about Concorde: one of the world’s first supersonic civilian airplanes, …

The World’s First Autonomous Taxi Drone is Ready for Test Flight in Nevada

The Chinese Aerial technology company EHang has partnered with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and the Governor’s Office of …

Driverless Cars to Fuel Suburban Sprawl

Research suggests advances in transportation technology contribute to bigger and more sprawling cities<p>Imagine a world in which hardly anyone owns a car. Instead, most people subscribe to a service for self-driving cars, probably a mashup of the current players in the space, which include Google, …

Transportation

The future of car ownership that no one is talking about

It has never been more clear that transformational change to one of the world’s largest industries is just around the corner. Car ownership is supposed to change — and when it does, it is predicted to be one of the most monumental displacements of wealth the world economy has ever seen.<p>But there …

Transportation

Grabr launches peer-to-peer marketplace for international shopping and delivery

The international shipping industry is under siege by the tech world. Fleet and Flexport are just a few of the companies hopping into the space, but entrant Grabr is taking a different approach with a marketplace powered by individuals.<p>The company is launching a peer-to-peer marketplace via web and …

FinTech

NASA has some wild ideas for the future of flying

NASA recently announced that it will start studying a bunch of cutting-edge aviation ideas — four of which could make commercial air travel much …