HTT shows off its concept Hyperloop passenger pod
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The amount of interest in the Hyperloop as a future mode of transport is increasing, and companies want you to buy into the vision   Building a new Mach 1.0, or 760mph “train in a tube,” dubbed the Hyperloop – an idea first put out there... Read more
Toyota’s latest third space concept car wants to be your friend
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cars are evolving, they’re no longer modes of transportation, they’re lounges and homes on wheels, and Toyota’s Yui wants to be your friend   Toyota recently revealed a new concept vehicle with a virtual companion named Yui built in and while, in the past... Read more
Hyperloop One announes first test run of its propulsion system in Las Vegas desert
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Hyperloop is a train capable of Mach speed and this is the first time its propulsion system will be put through its paces   Hyperloop One, the company behind trying to bring Elon Musk’s fabled Mach 1.0, or 760mph “train in a tube”... Read more
The hyperloop could be coming to India
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF High speed infrastructure has long been shown to boost economic development and growth, and there’s no faster way to connect cities than by using a Hyperloop   India is a country that’s on the ascent but for all its promise much of the country... Read more
Airbus unveils PopUp, the sky taxi of the future
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of mobility is still going to be multi-modal but nothing says we have to stay on the ground   None of us like sitting in a traffic jam and watching the taxi meter rise, or the world pass us by, but now... Read more
Jeff Bezos announces plans to create the world’s first Moon delivery service
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As agencies around the world race to begin establishing bases and villages on the Moon we’re going to need a company that can help transport all the equipment and supplies   The cost of going into space has plummeted over the past few years,... Read more
Hyperloop One have built the world’s first Hyperloop test track
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Four years after Elon Musk first gave the Hyperloop concept to the world Hyperloop One have just finished building the world’s first test track   The Hyperloop concept, a futuristic transportation system that speeds passengers seated inside pods through low pressure tubes at blistering speeds... Read more
China vows to replace 67,000 taxis with electric vehicles
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many cities around the world, including London, are struggling with high pollution levels which affect the health of their citizens, Beijing’s new mandate will help alleviate it   Many people think that taxis are a bane, and depending on where you live many of... Read more
Uber’s self-driving cars, not their drivers, ran red lights in San Francisco
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The race to stay ahead can sometimes lead companies to do strange things but technology still has its limits   Last December, a self-driving Uber was caught on camera running a red light in San Francisco, shortly after the vehicles began testing on the roads... Read more
Dubai buys 200 self-driving Teslas to complete the world’s first autonomous transportation network
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai’s government have now got everything they need to create the world’s first, full end to end autonomous transportation network   A little over a year ago Dubai Future’s Foundation and Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced they were committed to seeing at... Read more
DARPA’s TERN drone gives US Marines a new wingman
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most of today’s drones are limited by the distances they can fly and the payloads they can carry, now the US wants an eye in the sky that can help protect, and resupply troops wherever they are   Terns are a family of shorebirds... Read more
World’s first flying taxi service will start operations in Dubai this summer
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai wants to be the most futuristic city on Earth so it’s no surprise it’s going to be the first with a flying taxi service   On Monday the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), who’ve already announced that they’re going to be the... Read more
Google RAISR sharpens photos and gives you super vision
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sight is one of our most crucial senses, now one technology promises infinite zoom and super crisp images   Let’s face it – the last thing many of us want it to take what we think is a great family photo only to find... Read more
Musk: Telsa’s first fully autonomous car to appear within six months
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many analysts used to believe that driverless cars were a decade away, but company after company, including Tesla, wants to prove them wrong   The majority of people, well, when I say the majority of people what I actually mean, looking at the surveys,... Read more
Scientists create the first carbon free supercapacitor
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Breakthroughs in supercapacitor technology will have multiple benefits, from helping to create new renewable energy grid-scale electric storage systems and faster electric vehicle charging systems   Elon Musk last year went on record to say that if anything was going to accelerate the roll... Read more
New Chinese camera can see round corners
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to photograph and “see” objects that are out of sight have both military and civilian applications   In an age dominated by megapixel counts, a research group from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China led by Bin Bai have designed a one megapixel... Read more
Airbus will test its new “Sky taxi” later this year
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With more people moving into the cities gridlock is becoming the bane of most people’s lives, Airbus and others, including Uber propose taking to the skies but people with vertigo should watch out   Airbus has been eyeing the increasingly interesting, and viable, flying... Read more
New breakthrough polymer could charge electric cars in seconds
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Electric vehicles have been held back by battery and charging technologies, now a single supercapacitor technology might be able to solve both in one hit   UK technology firm Augmented Optics and its partners, the University of Surrey and the University of Bristol have revealed... Read more
Singapore is developing a drone airspace management system
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With our skies due to fill up over the coming decades with more and more drones authorities are in a race to try to find new ways to manage and secure their airspace before disasters happen   Over the next decade our skies will... Read more
China’s Ehang gets serious about autonomous sky taxis, begins tests
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flying cars and klying taxis’s have been tried before, they’ve been scoffed at, but the investment, regulatory and technology environment is now coming together in their favour, one day you’ll be able to take a ride in one   At Las Vegas’ glitzy Consumer... Read more
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