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inflatable e-bike

This inflatable e-bike can be crammed just about anywhere

May 13th, 2020

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed an electric bike that is so compact it can fit into a backpack. The bike, called Poimo, has an inflatable body that would protect pedestrians as well as the rider in the case of an accident. The current version of Poimo is just a prototype, and the …

e-scooter emissions

E-scooters aren’t as green as you think

August 2nd, 2019

E-scooters have a very environmentally-friendly image. Tiny and battery-powered, they seem like a convenient, responsible alternative to making short trips in a car, but new research suggests that the big picture is a lot more complicated. A team of researchers from NC State took an in-depth look at the overall environmental impact of the e-scooter …

connected car hacks

Researchers worry that hackers could turn connected cars into roadblocks

July 30th, 2019

As carmakers continue to pack their newest models with all manner of “smart” technology, researchers are concerned that connected vehicles will become an increasingly irresistible target for hackers. A new study by scientists with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Multiscale Systems, Inc., suggests that if hackers find serious vulnerabilities in internet-connected cars they could …

Holiday Flights: Best And Worst

Here are the best and worst airlines to fly this holiday

December 6th, 2016

If you’re taking to the skies to visit family or friends this month, you better hope you’re flying Delta. That’s according to a report on Forbes that estimates the number of on-time flights by scraping data from holiday flights over the past three years. Using flight arrival and departure times logged by the U.S. Department …

Uber wants to use planes to pick up and drop off passengers from city rooftops

September 27th, 2016

Say what you will about Uber, there’s simply no denying that the company always has is eye laser-focused and fixated on the future. After spearheading the ridesharing revolution against overwhelming odds, Uber’s next big bet rests on self-driving cars. In fact, Uber just a few short weeks ago began rolling out its first wave of self-driving …

Uber Flat Rates

Uber’s new flat fare is cheaper than the bus

August 25th, 2016

New test fares being rolled out by Uber in select markets are making the ride-sharing service all new kinds of cheap. A beta program being tested in a few chosen cities scrap surge pricing and charging per-mile in favor of a flat fare for UberPool that’s the same price as a bus ticket. According to …

Terrafugia Flying Car

Company promises autonomous flying car, coming soon

August 13th, 2016

Which will come first: flying cars, or self-driving cars? Both are technologies that have been in the works for some time, but neither one is remotely ready for mass market. So why not just combine both? That’s the thinking behind Terrafugia, a flying car company that has already been around for 10 years, and now …