Tag Archives: Transportation Technology

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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The (Other) Transportation Tech to Watch in 2016

“Always-on wireless communications between cars, and between cars and infrastructure, will almost certainly spread more quickly than driverless cars, while providing a lot of similar benefits in safety and efficiency. The Department of Transportation is expected to release its rules for V2V in early 2016, which will hopefully push the auto industry closer to a true standard.” See More . …

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Here comes the Hyperloop

“In August 2013, Elon Musk proposed the Hyperloop, a new transportation system able to travel at near the speed of sound. Capsules carrying passengers move through a pathway of reinforced, low-pressure tubes at 760 miles per hour. Current obstacles to travel, such as weather conditions, are eliminated. Plans are underway to start building the first full-scale passenger version in Kings …

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Hyundai to develop fully autonomous cars by 2030

“Hyundai Motor Group said that it is focusing Kia’s R&D resources on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. The new technologies will join the suite of technologies already offered by Kia on its latest production vehicles in many of its global markets, including the Sorento and the soon-to-be-launched all-new Optima and Sportage.” See More . . . Source: …

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Self-driving cars may be available sooner than expected

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The mind-blowing future of transportation

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Drone Delivery Could Be A Reality Within Months — If Government Gets Out Of The Way

” It makes no sense for a human being to climb into a 3,000+ pound gas-combustion vehicle and drive 10 miles to pick up a 2 pound package, as happens today. Nor are people willing to wait for batch delivery by Fedex or UPS, as happened in the past.” See More . . . Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/drone-delivery-could-reality-within-months-government-aaref-hilalyBy: Aaref Hilaly – Partner …

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Tampa catapults to top of transportation tech conversation with DOT contract

“The THEA contract for $17 million will be used in partnership with other local agencies. The DOT already has been studying connected and automated vehicle tech in Ann Arbor, Mich., and today is announcing new deals with Tampa, New York City and Wyoming. Tampa will be the only market of its size in the pilot program.” See More . . …

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The Future of Transportation – Frictionless Vehicles and Binary Power Will Define Transportation

“The flying car era will really begin around 2015 with flying drones. Flying drones will be used by FedEx and UPS to deliver packages, Pizza Hut to deliver pizzas, and Kroger and Safeway to deliver groceries. But beyond that, drones will enable homes to be taken off the grid with delivery of water and electricity (changing out batteries for the …

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Automakers vow to put the brakes on rear-end collisions

“Friday’s announcement brings the rapidly changing auto industry one step closer to self-driving vehicles. Many cars are already available with automated features, including cruise control that speeds and slows with traffic, lane departure alerts with steering assistance and high beams that switch on in the absence of oncoming cars.” See More . . . Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hy-iihs-nhtsa-automatic-braking-20150911-story.htmlBy: Jerry Hirsch

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