Transportation

Ambulances in Sweden to block drivers' music so sirens can be heard

Ambulances and fire engines have been given the power to stop music playing in nearby cars in Sweden so that their warning sirens can be heard.<p>The new alert system overrides loud music and bypasses sound-proofed car insulation so drivers will never be caught off guard by an approaching emergency …

Sweden

Airbus Wants to Test Its Flying Car Prototype This Year

The aviation giant wants the autonomous flying taxies to work like ride-share services.<p>Airbus Group announced today that it plans to test an autonomous airborne taxi prototype for one passenger by the end of 2017, according to a report from <i>Reuters.</i> The aviation giant sees flying taxis as the next …

Aerospace

Confessions of a Black Brooklyn Gentrifier

When the train tracks clink, I know that in about two minutes my train will come roaring into view—unless it’s the R train. The R comes when it wants …

New Jersey Transit

How To Become A Car Photographer

For DW Burnett, a self-taught car photographer who shot the February cover of <i>Road & Track</i> magazine, shooting cars isn’t really about the cars. “When it comes to making a photograph of something, the car being special is really just one part of it,” he says. “There are so many other factors that …

Roads

Here's Why We Should See Better Racing in F1 for 2017

Formula One cars will see major changes for 2017, and that's a good thing.<p>A few months ago, we showed you a video that explained all the changes coming to Formula One cars for 2017. It showed the new car next to the old one, making it simple to understand what all was changing. In general, …

Roads

Track problems trigger major delays on BART

An equipment problem on the tracks at the Embarcadero Station in San Francisco Tuesday morning triggered major BART delays throughout the transit system.<p>BART began experiencing problems about 5:35 a.m. when a switching problem on the track at Embarcadero and an earlier mechanical issue with a train …

Oakland

Toyota Motor to start testing fuel cell vehicles in UAE

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) on Tuesday said it would begin testing its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in the United Arab Emirates as the Japanese automaker explores the potential for the zero-emissions fuel technology in hot, dry conditions.<p>Toyota will team up with Abu Dhabi …

Hydrogen

How the poor pay the price for subway-worker benefits

Feeling flush with cash? If so, you might not notice when, later this month, the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority will vote to raise …

MTA

Working to bring GO service back to Stoney Creek area

As we begin the new year, let me offer my sincere thanks to all residents of Hamilton East — Stoney Creek for your support and conversations over the …

Via Rail

Chinese train manufacturer wins US metro deal

A metro project evaluated at $270 million in the US state of Massachusetts has been awarded to CRRC Corp, a conglomerate formed by the merger of …

Transit

Hyundai's Teased Electric Scooter Is A Cool Final Mile Concept

More car part than kid's toy<p>Compared with last year's CES and Detroit Auto Show, this year has seen a lot less odd concept vehicles and last mile …

GM Poised to Join Hyundai-Kia in Unveiling U.S. Investment Plan - Bloomberg

General Motors Co. is set to announce a $1 billion U.S. investment plan, joining Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. among the latest automakers …

Auto Shows

Should you sell or repair your old car?

According to a survey from AutoMD.com, 64 percent of American drivers are riding in cars with more than 100,000 miles on the clock.<p>The reason so many …

Money

The Two Who Should Be At The Auto Show But Aren't -- Tesla And Uber

Before the Detroit Auto Show opened to the public last weekend, the century-old annual tradition had already been overshadowed by its younger cousin: the Consumer Electronics Show held in Vegas earlier this month. In the Motor City, the absentees were just as conspicuous as those who attended. The …

Uber

Next Mazda SkyActive Engine Will Have No Sparkplugs

<b>Published on</b> January 16th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>January 16th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>The evolution of the internal combustion engine continues, even as …

Engineering

MTA, TWU workers reach contract agreement, union president says

Contracts between the MTA and the union, TWU Local 100, expired at 12 a.m. Monday.

MTA

Man gets £2,400 Southern Rail ticket refund for ‘non-delivery of service’

If you’re fed up with paying for a Southern Rail tickets only to be faced with delays and cancellations, there is a glimmer of hope.<p>One passenger …

Malaysian Vehicles Need To Pay RM20 To Enter Singapore Starting 15 Feb

Get the latest viral stories daily! Like us:<p>Starting February 15th, Malaysian and other foreign-registered vehicles are to pay S$6.40 (RM20) to enter …

Singapore

Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

In many cases, airlines will do everything they can to accommodate passengers with severe allergies: from refraining from passing out complimentary …

Airlines

Poor public transport puts rural schools out of reach

<b>Three out of five young people in rural areas of England do not have adequate public transport to get to secondary school, according to research from Rural England.</b><p>The State of Rural Services report says lack of public transport is harming opportunities in education.<p>There are also concerns about …

Education

OC Transpo double-decker bus catches fire with people on board

Incident occurred on Piperville Road, bus driver managed to get passengers off bus safely<p>A double-decker OC Transpo bus with dozens of people on …

Transit

Nissan legacy: small sedans, SUVs, super cars

Approaching its 85th birthday, Nissan has endured ownership changes, collaborations and mergers and has emerged as the manufacturer of a varied …

Sports Cars

Flying cars are real, and Airbus is making them this year

If there’s one thing that the year 2000 and beyond really let us down on it’s the unfulfilled promise of flying cars. Sure, there are airplanes that …

Aerospace

When the self-driving car revolution comes, how will you spend your free time in your vehicle?

<b>Some experts foresee millions of self-driving cars on the roads within the next five years, which could free up some drive time for other …

The freeway department talks fairness. No, not about making truckers pay fair share

Noel Oman of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported on plans underway at the Arkansas freeway department to raise the license fee for electric cars …

Highways

Amtrak Has Limited Availability Left for Presidential Inauguration

<i>Photo: Amtrak is expanding operations ahead of the Presidential Inauguration. (Photo via Flickr/Phillip Pessar)</i><p>Trending Now<p>Trump Presidency<p>Donald …

Shocking moment raging woman 'spits at passengers' on Tube after yelling she 'doesn't like London'

A shocking video has captured the moment an angry woman 'spits' on passengers while yelling about her hatred for London while travelling on the Tube .<p>…

Discrimination

Chevrolet unveils Lego Batmobile at Detroit Auto Show – 344,187 bricks, RM214 million, 60.2L V100

With <i>The Lego Batman Movie</i> set to hit theatres soon, Chevrolet unveiled a life-size Batmobile made entirely out of Lego at the North American …

Lego

UITP urges transport authorities to build their own AV fleets

This is the main finding of a UITP position paper entitled Autonomous vehicles: a potential game changer for urban mobility. The paper says that to …

Transit

Sunset on the Freeway

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Highways