Transportation

I drove a Cadillac from New York to D.C. without using my hands

I'm sitting in the driver's seat of a brand new 2018 Cadillac CT6, the most expensive (about $83,000 maxed out) and futuristic car the company makes, …

Is Richard Branson’s high-speed train in a pneumatic tube pie in the sky?

First airlines, then spaceships. Now the Virgin boss wants to build Hyperloop One – a high-speed, pneumatic maglev railway. But engineering experts doubt that it will ever leave the station<p>Last week, Richard Branson gave a boost to tech tycoon Elon Musk’s vision of a futuristic transport system. …

Bjarke Ingels

This Train Trip Will Give You the Best Views of Ireland

Beyond the windows of the gently swaying dining car, darkness descended. The heaviness of the rain and our speed were increasing at roughly the same …

Trains

Huge change to England's speed limit law on it's way which may make drivers a little happier

The loathed 50mph speed limits imposed on motorists going past roadworks on England's motorways will be axed – because we feel safer travelling …

How Far Along Is Self-Driving Car Technology, Really?

Here's a realistic look at when and how autonomous cars are likely to come to market.<p>How far along is self-driving technology? When can consumers -- …

Stocks

In search of Russia's lost gold

One hundred years ago, the Bolsheviks captured the entirety of Tsar Nicholas II’s family gold reserve – or so they thought.<p>It was our third night on the Trans-Siberian Express in mid-July, and we had grown accustomed to the heat. The prehistoric cars contained neither air conditioning nor showers. …

Travel

Volvo offers sleek new XC40 compact SUV

Volvo is joining the luxury compact SUV race with XC40 Volvo<p>From above, Volvo XC40 is attractive Volvo<p>Volvo keeps its distinctive look with XC40 Volvo<p>Volvo XC40 will have the brand's distinctive look from the rear Volvo<p>Volvo XC40 will offer high ground clearance, which should help in snow …

Money

In New York, Self-Driving Cars Get Ready to Battle the Bullies

Starting next year, New Yorkers could join Silicon Valley workers and residents of cities like Phoenix, Pittsburgh, and Boston as players in a grand, …

Technology

Why Disney Should Take The Lead On Self-Driving Cars

I feel fairly confident that autonomous vehicles are coming eventually, and that the roadblocks critics cite are surmountable. But rather than showing up overnight as fully functioning options at the car dealership, autonomous vehicles will show up gradually as incremental growth of autonomy and …

Walt Disney World Resort

REVEALED: South Western Railway launches public consultations on proposed new rail services in Hampshire from December 2018

A MAJOR shake up of rail timetables could strip some stations of their direct services to London - but other commuters could enjoy faster journeys to …

Trains

Amazon Patents a Drone That Recharges Electric Cars

If you run out of charge in the middle of nowhere, let the drones bring you some juice.<p>Running out of gas is a nightmare. Depending on the nearness of a charging solution, running out of juice in your electric car far from home could be even worse. A new Amazon patent imagines a solution: sending …

Drones

Keeping Metro going: Anyone who has even complained about the Metro system should read this

Each night, every Metro train’s shift comes to an end and is brought here to be patched up for another day on the tracks.<p>Snuggled away behind a …

Trains

Top Trump Official for Pipeline Safety Profits From Selling Oil Spill Equipment

A newly appointed federal regulator charged with overseeing pipeline safety personally profits from oil spill responses, a DeSmog investigation has …

Liberal View

Business Class: China Railway High-speed - Affordable Luxury Shanghai

<i>While living in England, traveling by train became a way of life and when you bought your ticket, you knew exactly what to expect. However, during a</i> …

Airlines

Call for vehicle testing overhaul as Australia's emissions fight moves to roads

AAA says motorists are being misled by lab tests of emissions and fuel efficiency but green groups accuse it of delaying tactic<p>Australia’s motoring lobby is launching a campaign for “real-world” vehicle emissions testing, arguing the current system needs an overhaul because it is misleading …

Climate

Toyota Concept-i To Debut At Tokyo Motor Show

After introducing the Concept-i at the beginning of the year during CES, Toyota has downsized the formula for the new Concept-i Ride tailored to city …

Tokyo Motor Show

GM's Stock Gets a Charge as It Gears Up to Take On Tesla

After spending years frustrated by Wall Street's lack of interest in record profits, a fortress balance sheet and a revamped approach to selling cars, General Motors Co. has decided to change its story. And investors are finally listening.<p>GM reports third-quarter earnings Tuesday following a flurry …

Markets

Road-crash blackspot reputation: How these kids are taking on a new class to change the county's driving culture

In the heart of the Inishowen Peninsula, pupils at Carndonagh Community School (CCS) are preparing to take on a new module in their education. This …

News (Ireland)

London T-Charge: Everything you need to know about Sadiq Khan's £10 payment to tackle pollution

Sadiq Khan's £10 weekday T-Charge will come into play on Monday in a bid to cut levels of toxic air in central London.

Sadiq Khan

UAE traffic: Long delays for motorists in Abu Dhabi

Major traffic is plaguing the UAE’s roads this morning, with several accidents causing congestion and long delays in Abu Dhabi.<p>Roads were packed …

Middle East

10 worst-selling passenger cars in SA right now

The local motor industry faced another big blow last week, after Chrysler and Dodge announced their intentions to leave the country.<p>This follows …

Alfa Romeo

Maruti becomes No. 1 exporter of passenger vehicles from India

Hyundai Motor, which has been the top exporter, slipped to the fourth position this fiscal as it shipped 44,585 units, a decline of about 30%. Photo: …

India

Group issues Jakarta's integrated transit map

An integrated map comprising various mass public transportation lines has been launched by a group calling itself the Greater Jakarta Transportation …

Transit

Train Seat Availability to Travel Easily and Comfortably

Trains are always the best mode of travel to feel India closer. While traveling in a train you can meet different people, talk to them and also see …

Trains

The bizarre reason passengers were kicked off this bus in the centre of Bristol

Passengers were told to get off a 75 bus, which was then left stranded in the middle of the road, this afternoon.<p>The driver said the electronics were …

Transportation (UK)

9 things we all do that could be shortening the life of our cars

We all have our own driving habits.<p>But it seems that some of the things we do while behind the wheel could be having a serious impact on the life of …

Transportation (UK)

Are you allowed to break the law to let emergency vehicles past?

If a driver sees a flashing blue light behind them, and a hefty queue of traffic in front, it can be all too easy to panic.<p>What do you do: risk …

Birmingham, UK

The East Coast Hyperloop Might Actually Be Happening

Hyperloop Go!<p>For the first time in the short history of the Hyperloop, a government official has stated that the fabled East Coast project — …

Hyperloop

Riding Locomotives With Jack Delano, Marion Wolcott And Andreas Feininger In Color (1939)

Santa Fe R.R. train, Melrose, New Mexico<br>Contributor: Delano, Jack<br>Date: 1939<p>In 1939, Jack Delano (August 1, 1914 – August 12, 1997), Marion Wolcott …

Trains

Chariot Is Suspended in San Francisco, and the Transportation Biz Is Still Hard

Chariot, the Ford-owned van commuter service that crowdsources its routes from passengers, is the subject of some controversy in San Francisco, the …

San Francisco