Transportation

Surprise--Apple's First Self-Driving Car Is on the Road in California

Apple uses a Lexus RX450h and off-the-shelf parts after abandoning plans to build a car from scratch.<p>It doesn't quite have the shock appeal of the Pope's unannounced TED Talk this week, but a few hours ago, a passerby in California saw a white Lexus fitted out with self-driving equipment emerge …

Tesla

Tesla Semi: Elon Musk releases first teaser image of Tesla’s all-electric truck and it looks sick

After announcing a planned unveiling in September 2017 for Tesla Semi, Tesla’s all-electric semi truck, CEO Elon Musk released the first teaser image of the truck today.<p>Musk is currently giving a TED talk today about his projects and after releasing the concept for his new ‘Boring Company’, he …

Tesla

Watch how Elon Musk’s Boring Company tunnels will move cars faster

Just what does Elon Musk’s Boring Company want to accomplish? This might be our clearest picture yet – a video shown during Musk’s TEDTalk from Friday morning, which includes a rendering of a future underground transit network where cars travel on crisscrossing layers of tunnels that include sleds …

Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s futuristic tunnel system looks both amazing and impossible

What The Boring Company’s tunnels might look like<p>Elon Musk wants to build intricate underground roadway systems beneath the country’s biggest and most sprawling urban centers. It may not be his most ambitious idea; let us not forget the plan to colonize Mars and turn humans into cyborgs. But The …

Elon Musk

Tube badge for hidden illnesses 'not as positive as hoped' says lupus sufferer

<b>A new badge created by Transport for London (TfL) for people with hidden illnesses and disabilities hasn't been as successful as hoped, according to one user who's already tried it out.</b><p>Amy, who has lupus, has been trialling it and says people haven't really noticed her wearing it.<p>She's told …

Transport for London

Is Fiat Chrysler About to Sell Off Jeep and Ram?

It was the sort of casual comment that many of those listening in on the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles earnings conference call just might have missed, but a single word from FCA Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne could signal some massive changes to come.<p>For several years, the CEO has made no effort to …

Trucks

BMW designed a car without any mirrors

Cars without mirrors are really a thing. And they'll be here before you know it.<p>Automakers are aiming to replace rearview and sideview mirrors in vehicles with camera monitoring systems during the next few years. Japanese automakers have already gotten the okay to begin producing vehicles without …

BMW

Elon Musk ‘The Boring Company’ concept: Teslas speeding through tunnels on mobile platforms [video]

Elon Musk unveiled today the concept behind his new company: The Boring Company. It confirms that the idea behind the company goes beyond simply building tunnels.<p>We reported just yesterday that the startup recently took delivery of its first giant boring machine at SpaceX’s headquarters.<p>The new …

Elon Musk

Mobility trends: What’s ahead for automotive semiconductors

New mobility trends are diversifying demand for automotive semiconductors. Here’s what companies need to know about new opportunities.<p><b>Consumers who</b> …

Internet of Things

Walt Disney World plans to deploy driverless shuttles in Florida

Walt Disney World in Florida appears poised to launch the highest-profile commercial deployment of driverless passenger vehicles to date, testing a fleet of driverless shuttles that could cart passengers through parking lots and around its theme parks.<p>According to sources with direct knowledge of …

Walt Disney Company

Systemwide BART delays after train breaks down in Oakland

BART warned riders Friday morning about major systemwide delays due to a train that became disabled at the Lake Merritt station in Oakland.<p>The problem occurred before 5 a.m. and BART was hoping to recover as the morning went on, but as of 7:30 a.m., a residual system-wide 20 minute delay remained, …

Trains

Elon Musk teases electric Tesla semi truck at TED talk

Musk said previously that its debut is set for September.<p>Conventional wisdom suggests that only the worst news is released on Friday afternoons. But Elon Musk is not really one for convention.<p>During a TED talk, the Tesla CEO showed a teaser image for his company's forthcoming electric semi truck. …

Tesla

BART 'Fleet Of The Future' Train Breaks Down During Test Causing Major Morning Delays

It's another bad PR week for BART, and it's just gotten a bit worse after they were testing a four-car train of those new Fleet of the Future cars …

BART

Big, powerful, and roomy: these are the most popular cars for self-driving experiments

The Lexus RX rules the roost (so far)<p>Yesterday, someone spotted one of Apple’s newly licensed self-driving cars puttering around in Silicon Valley, and — surprise! — it was a white Lexus RX450h. This wasn’t a total shock — after all, Apple registered three Lexus SUVs with the California DMV for …

Electric Vehicles

The Lawsuits Over NYC's Subway Inaccessibility Are Long Overdue

Advocates allege that the entire MTA system discriminates against riders with disabilities.<p>The subway is often cited as the most convenient way to get around New York City, but for Chris Pangilinan, riding the system is like playing a game of Russian roulette. “There are some 20 elevators out every …

MTA

Two Wheels Good, Four Wheels Bad - Bloomberg Gadfly

The world's biggest motorcycle company isn't getting the credit it deserves.<p>Honda Motor Co. has been the world's top maker of two-wheelers since …

Motorcycles

BMW testing Mini concept that changes colour to suit driver mood

It is the ultimate in customisable cars - one that recognises its owner and automatically adjusts its seats, colour and driving style as they …

BMW

Haulin’ Juice: This Company Wants to Take the Tesla Approach Large Scale with Electric Semi-Trucks

From the May 2017 issue<p>Trevor Milton wants to do Elon Musk one better in the field of zero-emission transportation. With his Nikola EV semi-tractors, he hopes to disrupt the market for the largest commercial trucks on our roads, just as Tesla did for luxury sedans. His business model even borrows …

Trucks

Elon Musk's underground roads will have car 'elevators' and no speed limits

Musk discussed The Boring Company, Tesla, SpaceX, and Trump at TED2017<p>Elon Musk today said his new urban tunnelling business would allow cars to …

Elon Musk

WTF is an Insta pod?

There’s a new clique in town. Buzz has surrounded Instagram pods for the last few weeks, fueled in part by a recent Mashable article about how hard …

Advertising Industry

Elon Musk Shows Off A “Boring” Tunnel Network To End L.A.’s Traffic Jams

This video shows that The Boring Company is about more than digging holes.<p>Elon Musk wants to dig a 3D network of holes underneath Los Angeles to alleviate roadway traffic. He offered a conceptual look at how such a system of tunnels would work in a video today during his interview at the 2017 TED …

Elon Musk

A car fitted with Apple's self-driving car tech has been spotted driving in Silicon Valley

Apple's self-driving car tech has been spotted in the wild.<p>A Lexus vehicle vehicle outfitted with sensors was spotted driving around Silicon Valley, and images of the vehicle were shared with Bloomberg.<p>The sighting comes weeks after Apple was issued permits to test self-driving cars on California's …

Silicon Valley

Is this the world's most luxurious new train? Our exclusive first look aboard Japan's spectacular Shiki-shima

Sitting beneath a contemporary chandelier, I sipped a glass of chilled white Japanese wine as a bowing waitress placed a dish before me – an artful composition of delicate sea eel with strips of cucumber and a scattering of rainbow-bright flowers. No, I was not sitting in one of Tokyo’s countless …

Trains

Something wonderful to do for Canada's 150th birthday: Ride the rails, from Montreal to Vancouver

Ride the rails from Montreal to Vancouver on a 10-day trans-Canada trip that celebrates the nation's 150th anniversary. It’s a year-long nationwide party marking the date when the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick agreed to form the Canadian Confederation.<p>Kick off your celebration …

Via Rail

Autonomy will come 'sooner than you think' says GM CEO Barra

Autonomous cars from General Motors will come sooner than people think, says Mary Barra, the CEO of the Detroit automaker.<p>Speaking on a conference …

Tesla

Apple Wants to Change California DMV Self-Driving Car Protocols

Apple reportedly sent a letter to the California Department of Motor Vehicles asking the agency to alter its requirements and protocols. …

Uber

Reader notes pricey problem on tollway

<b>Q.</b> Hi Honk. The last two times we have gone out to the desert on Friday nights we have experienced very, very slow traffic in the 91 Express Lanes. …

California

After Community Outcry, SFMTA Reconsiders Protected Bike Lane On Turk Street

Civic Center, TenderloinTurk Street (at Taylor) may still get a new protected bike lane. | Photo: Brittany Hopkins/HoodlineOne month ago, when SFMTA …

Bike Lanes

Hyperloop highway? You could travel from US to India in 3 hours for $50

A tube transport company called ET3 said it has figured out a way to create a 'freeway' that its CEO Daryl Oster says can enable 'space travel on …

Tech Industry

Ford Makes More of its Cars Immune to Speeding Tickets

Ford Makes More of its Cars Immune to Speeding Tickets<p>An intelligent speed limiter recognizes traffic signs meaning it should be almost impossible to …