Transportation

Ojo wants to be the electric scooter for commuters, but it’s not there yet

Commuting in a busy city like San Francisco can be annoying — between all the cars, bikes, Boosted Boards and other electric gizmos zipping and weaving through lanes. The Ojo Electric scooter, while it might help with your personal traffic woes, won’t do much to help reduce the overall annoyance …

Bike Lanes

You’re Not Alone: These TV Characters All Hate the Subway, Too

Next time you’re stuck on crowded, sweaty public transportation, scroll through these subway mishaps in solidarity—that is, if you get any signal.<p>Subways, am I right? Can’t get anywhere on-time with ‘em, can’t get anywhere at all without ‘em. (Unless you can take cabs or have a car, in which …

New York City Subway

China's latest bullet trains will reach a blazing 400 km/h, faster than the Hyperloop One

China has officially reclaimed the title for world's fastest train.<p>Come September 21, new bullet trains will be blazing their way across China at speeds of up to 400 km/h (248 mph).<p>Consider this China's comeback, after a two-train collision in 2011 that killed 40 people. The top speed at the time …

Trains

Trump Foments Social Unrest in Phoenix, Enabled by Republicans

(AP Photo/Matt York)<p>Phoenix police used tear gas outside the Phoenix Convention Center where Trump hosted a rally on August 22, 2017.<p>There comes a …

Elaine Chao

10 insider tips for travelling by train in France

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 16:30 23 August 2017 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 17:10 23 August 2017<p>A train snakes along the Cote d'Azur © Jiang Zheng iStockphoto<p>Archant<p>From validating …

Trains

Mercedes' Outrageously Swoopy Concept Says Nein to the Pod-Car Future

The impending invasion of autonomous vehicles threatens to demote you from the pilot of a machine synonymous with independence to mere cargo in a …

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

More than half of the subway lines in NYC were delayed this morning

Straphangers across the city were met with another run of miserable delays morning. After a relatively painless start to August for riders, more than …

New Jersey Transit

Women-only train carriages: Keeping women 'safe' by separating them from men is Handmaid's Tale territory

A couple of years ago, I was ‘goosed’ on my way to work. A man stood behind me on the tube and firmly pressed his groin into my backside, leaving it there for an uncomfortably long time. I could feel his hot breath on the back of my neck. It still makes me shudder to remember now.<p>Friends have seen …

Feminism

These 5 Secret Apple Car Features May Never See the Light of Day

Prior to its cancellation, the Apple Car had some incredibly bold ideas behind it. A new report published Tuesday reveals the iPhone maker planned …

Apple Switches Gears on Its Self-Driving Car Ambitions

The tech giant has abandoned the idea of building an entire Apple-branded car, moving instead to focus on the underlying technology.<p>Apple Inc. (AAPL) …

Investing

royal mail's new electric delivery trucks take to the streets today

<b>with a fleet of about 49,000 vehicles on the road, the royal mail operates a massive network of delivery trucks daily.</b> in a huge step towards a more …

Aston Martin

Train Derailment, Subway Delays Foul Another Morning Commute

Many rail commuters had to endure a torturous morning on Wednesday, after a train derailed in Pennsylvania Station and several subway lines were caught up in delays that led to crushing crowds in some stations.<p>The bad start to the day came just before 4 a.m., when wheels on a New Jersey Transit …

New Jersey Transit

The all-wheel-drive electric aCar is designed for rural mobility in the developing world

<b>Scientists at the Technical University of Munich have built and tested a modular electric vehicle designed for the mobility needs of rural</b> …

Sustainability

Apple Shifts Self-Driving Car Plans Toward Autonomous Systems | Investopedia

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is developing an autonomous system for buses that will ferry employees between its offices in Palo Alto, California, and Infinity …

Palo Alto

This Man Wants to Hack Your Car

On a stretch of highway outside San Francisco, an Acura ILX sedan cruises along at 55 miles an hour. Jazz from the 1940s softly plays through the …

First 'test' light rail tracks laid in Gungahlin

Up to 150 metres of test tracks have been laid for stage one of Canberra's light rail, with the first real tracks to be set down in mid-September.<p>For …

Australian News

South West Trains season ticket holders CAN claim refunds for Waterloo disruption

South West Trains season ticket holders affected by the disruption at London's Waterloo station will be able to claim refunds following an about-turn on compensation.<p>Customers of South West Trains - renamed South Western Railway last week under new operator FirstGroup/MTR - who have valid monthly, …

London Public Transport

Volkswagen's Iconic Campervan Is Back With an Eco-friendly Twist

Travelers yearning for a psychedelic road trip can soon relive the nostalgia of a Volkswagen campervan — without the environmental impact.<p>Volkswagen …

Travel

The Royal Mail is trialling these electric trucks in London

The trucks will be tested for one year<p>The Royal Mail has a fleet of around 49,000 vehicles. On a daily basis these are used to transport mail from …

Transportation (UK)

Inside Waymo's Secret World for Training Self-Driving Cars

An exclusive look at how Alphabet understands its most ambitious artificial intelligence project<p>In a corner of Alphabet’s campus, there is a team working on piece of software that may be the key to self-driving cars. No journalist has ever seen it in action. They call it Carcraft, after the popular …

Mountain View

Royal Mail introduces electric delivery vehicles in the U.K.

Now roaming the streets of London<p>Automotive companies big and small are betting on electric vehicles for the future, and the latest sign of this changing tide comes from the U.K., where gas and diesel vehicles will be banned by 2040. Starting today, Royal Mail, the country’s largest delivery …

Apple puts brakes on self-driving car, report says

Company follows Waymo’s lead in pivoting from full ‘Apple car’ to manufacturing tech to automate already existing vehicles<p>Apple is following the road taken by Google’s Alphabet’s Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Google-parent Alphabet, and downshifting on its still-unannounced …

Apple

NJ Transit train derailment causes delays at NY Penn Station

NEW YORK -- An NJ Transit train with no passengers on board derailed at New York Penn Station early Wednesday, causing delays for all trains headed …

New Jersey Transit

How the Apple Car turned into an Apple Shuttle Bus | ZDNet

Apple's ambitions for the "next big thing" to be the disruption of automobile industry have been scaled back dramatically.<p>After all the talk that …

Jonathan Ive

Apple switches gears from self-driving cars to short-haul shuttle buses

After years of murmurs surrounding Apple’s plans to build a self-driving car, it turns out the company is now focusing its automotive efforts on something far tamer: short-haul shuttle buses that will ferry employees a few miles at a time from one campus to another in California.<p>Zzzzz.<p>Earlier this …

New York Times

Emergency services at Bank station after reports of smoke in DLR tunnel

Emergency services are at Bank station in the City of London this morning investigation a fire alert on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR).<p>The fire …

London Public Transport

What the experts say about the 2018 Toyota Camry

<i>Boston.com Cars is your go-to resource for coverage of local car news, events, and reviews. In the market for a car or truck? Check out our new car</i> …

Toyota Camry

Electric Ariel Hipercar arriving in 2019 with 1,196 horsepower

If electric cars are the future, we're not all that sad if Ariel offers a glimpse of what can be achieved sans an internal-combustion engine. The …

Commuters face train delays after Perth station closed

A Perth train station has been evacuated leaving passengers on city-bound trains stranded on Wednesday afternoon.<p>There are reports an unattended bag …

Trains

Morning Must-Reads: Trump Rally, Uber Markdown, Train Traffic Jam

The Must Reads are part of the Journal’s Morning MoneyBeat newsletter. To receive the newsletter via email, click here.<p>Trump Holds Rally in Arizona, Aiming to Recharge Base: President Donald Trump sought to speak directly to supporters in Phoenix during his first political rally since he refused to …

Traffic