Tag Archives: Transportation Technology

Historic Hyperloop Vehicle to be Unveiled to the Public at the Smithsonian FUTURES Exhibition this Fall

Virgin Hyperloop

“By combining an ultra-efficient electric motor, magnetic levitation, and a low-drag environment, hyperloop systems can carry more people than a subway, at airline speeds, and with zero direct emissions – completely transforming the way we live, work, and play. The world’s first passenger testing aboard the Pegasus vehicle brought this vision one step closer to reality, ushering in a new …

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Elon Musk’s tunnel crusade sparks new talk of a possible rail tunnel under Fort Lauderdale’s New River

Elon Musk

“The idea of building tunnels beneath cities isn’t a pipe dream for Musk, whose business The Boring Company is already digging a tunnel under Las Vegas and recently announced a massive expansion of that project.” See More . . . Image: Photo By FlickreviewR 2 / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Text Source: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/transportation/fl-ne-fort-lauderdale-new-silicon-valley-20210120-63fn3pshbbdwdpjzbwngz6lyam-story.html By: Chris Perkins (South Florida …

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Uber, PSTA poised to introduce free ride program this week

“The free Uber service will be available to Pinellas County residents earning 150 percent or less of the federal poverty level who do not own or have access to a car or rides from family members. Income levels qualifying are $17,655 or less annually for a single person or $36,375 for a family of four. The service will be available …

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Bus Project Finds a Way Around China’s Traffic Jams: Gliding Above Them

“The bus, powered in part by solar energy, would run on tracks, carrying up to 1,200 passengers in raised compartments that can glide over the traffic below. Critics at the time it was first unveiled questioned whether the hovering bus could interact safely with other vehicles.” See More . . . Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/world/asia/china-elevated-bus.html?_r=0By: EMILY FENG – The New York Times

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NYC, Tampa & I-80 will be smarter cities with connected car CV Pilot

“The USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program goal is testing and deploying connected vehicle technologies in physical, real-world environments. The CV Pilots are designed to address transportation and mobility challenges by examining how connected technologies like those provided by Savari and Autotalks can better connect transportation assets into an interactive network.” See More . . . Source: http://www.autoconnectedcar.com/2016/04/nyc-tampa-i-80-will-be-smarter-cities-with-connected-car-cv-pilot/By: Bryan Jonston

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DDOT joins Waze Connected Citizens program

“Established as a two-way data share, Waze receives partner input such as feeds from road sensors, adds publicly available incident and road closure reports from the Waze traffic platform; and returns one of the most succinct, thorough overviews of current road conditions today.” See More . . . Source: http://thinkinghighways.com/ddot-joins-waze-connected-citizens-program/By: Thinking Highways

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In bid for $40 million federal grant, St. Pete looks to gondolas, Tampa to smart technology

“St. Petersburg’s proposed gondola line would head south along Fourth Street from the Gateway area than head west along First avenues N and S, with a spur to Tyrone Boulevard and on to Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. Another spur would go south along 34th Street through the Skyway Marina District and end at Eckerd College.” See More . …

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Obama pledges nearly $4 billion for self-driving cars

“Auto companies praised the Obama administration for displaying a commitment to allowing carmakers to develop self-driving vehicles, but they cautioned that the federal government will not be able to foster a market for the automated cars alone. ” See More . . . Source: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/265932-obama-pledges-nearly-4-billion-for-self-driving-carsBy: Keith Laing – The Hill

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MIT Wins Hyperloop Competition, And Elon Musk Drops In

“In addition to the student teams, private companies have begun work on various aspects of the Hyperloop project. The most progress has been made by Hyperloop Tech, whose Chief Technology Officer, Brogan BamBrogan, said in an interview at the event that the Hyperloop will be roughly as energy efficient as a conventional train, and much more efficient than high-speed rail …

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In shadow of Uber and Lyft, car sharing tries to shape a future in Tampa Bay

“Zipcar currently operates eight cars in Tampa, with pickup and dropoff locations at the University of Tampa, the Tampa Marriott Westshore and at the Payless Car Rental near the airport. Plans are in the works to have a few cars available to rent at luxury apartment building SkyHouse in Channelside, said Smokshane West, the Florida market manager for Zipcar. Residents …

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