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This startup is gearing up to be the Tesla of electric buses

“Proterra has 110 orders for its buses, which can cost up to $800,000 for customers that buy the battery packs and have the maximum battery configuration. Customers can buy a bus and lease the batteries for about $550,000. The 60 first generation buses have already been delivered and are on the road in Los Angeles and San Joaquin counties in …

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The Future of Transportation is Now: FDOT Highlight, District Seven Secretary Paul Steinman

“District Secretary Paul Steinman is no stranger to taking on challenges and embracing technological advancements. Autonomous and connected vehicles provide a perfect outlet to explore how innovation can increase safety and reduce congestion on Florida’s highways.” See More . . . Source: http://www.automatedfl.com/the-future-of-transportation-is-now-meet-district-seven-secretary-paul-steinman/By: Florida Automated Vehicles

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Meet the Man Building Elon Musk’s 760MPH Hyperloop: Interview with Dirk Ahlborn

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Amazon Gets Experimental Airworthiness Certificate

“Under the provisions of the certificate, all flight operations must be conducted at 400 feet or below during daylight hours in visual meteorological conditions. The UAS must always remain within visual line-of-sight of the pilot and observer. The pilot actually flying the aircraft must have at least a private pilot’s certificate and current medical certification.” See More . . . …

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Hyperloop Is Coming

“Born out of frustration with California’s plan for a bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco (the slowest and most expensive per mile bullet train around, with an estimated cost of $70 billion), the Hyperloop was to be a high-speed transportation system that could take travelers from San Francisco to LA in 35 minutes for a fraction of the …

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Apple Gears Up to Challenge Tesla in Electric Cars

“Apple hopes to put its stamp on the electric vehicle market in the same way it did the smartphone with its iPhone, said a person familiar with its work. Even though Apple defied expectations of slowing growth with a 30% rise in revenue in the quarter ended December, the company is under constant scrutiny of where its next breakthrough product …

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Launch of UK’s first driverless pod

 

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TRB Coverage on TTV: State CEOs’ Concerns on Trust Fund, Sec. Foxx and More

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Google Expects Public In Driverless Cars In 2 To 5 Years

“Google is working on sensors to detect road signs and other vehicles, and software that analyzes all the data. The small, bulbous cars without steering wheels or pedals are being tested at a Google facility in California.” See More . . . Source: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/01/17/google-expects-public-in-driverless-cars-in-2-to-5-years/ By: CBS Detroit

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Revealed: Elon Musk’s Plan to Build a Space Internet

“Musk is tonight hosting a SpaceX event in Seattle, where the company is opening a new office. The talk will mostly be about SpaceX’s plans for hiring aerospace and software engineers in the Pacific Northwest to boost the company’s rocket-building efforts. But he’ll also use the talk to announce his newest idea, which would launch a vast network of communication …

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