Hands-on with the SpeedX Leopard carbon fiber racing bike

 It was challenge: finding a day in New York City where it wasn’t raining or sweltering, so I could get half an hour with the SpeedX Leopard racing bike. Read … Continue Reading →


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Review: Energica Eva Electric Sportbike

The Energica Eva may be the world’s easiest to ride sportbike, but it’s not cheap, and it’s no lightweight. The post Review: Energica Eva Electric Sportbike appeared first on WIRED.


Daimler hits the gas on electric and autonomous driving tech

 Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler intends to up its spending on research and development, the company revealed during its quarterly earnings call on Thursday. The high-end car maker is going to … Continue Reading →


Moovit helps you catch ’em all in Pokemon Go

 Moovit wants to help you catch ’em all and catch the bus at the same time. It’s integrated with Pokemon Go to make it faster to catch a Grimer. (For … Continue Reading →


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What It’s Like to Narrowly Avert Disaster in a $18M Airliner Sim

Pilots spend hours in multi-million dollar simulators, preparing for the worst cast scenario. So, if it happens in real life, they’ll be ready. The post What It’s Like to Narrowly … Continue Reading →


Geohot will discuss the hacking hardware and the auto industry’s self-driving future at Disrupt SF

 When he was seventeen, George “geohot” Hotz became the first person to jailbreak an iPhone, back when Apple really didn’t take too kindly to such things. Three years later, he … Continue Reading →


Tesla and Uber have more in common than you might think

 Elon Musk’s new master plan catapults Tesla into a new market; car-sharing. While the idea of Tesla car-sharing seems new, it is not the first time the company’s cars, coupled with … Continue Reading →


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Tesla’s Plan For World Domination Includes Buses and Semis

Tesla’s plans just got way bigger. In a blog post Elon Musk announced a new range of vehicles, and ride-sharing. The post Tesla’s Plan For World Domination Includes Buses and … Continue Reading →


The 7 steps of Elon Musk’s “Master Plan”

 Why did Tesla buy SolarCity? To make your solar panel roof battery power your self-driving electric pickup truck. Elon Musk just revealed the second phase of his “Master Plan” and … Continue Reading →


Musk’s Master Plan has solar for everyone, but investors aren’t buying the dream — yet

 The Tesla “Master Plan Part Deux” published tonight by founder Elon Musk proposes quite a lot of major projects, but perhaps the most far-reaching of them all is the plan … Continue Reading →


Tesla’s master plan part two is huge for the company

 Elon Musk plans to steer Tesla towards fully autonomous driving, car sharing, and cargo transport, according to the long awaited blog post on the company’s website. A fully solar power ecosystem driven … Continue Reading →


Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s master plan

 Elon Musk plans to steer Tesla towards fully autonomous driving, car sharing, and cargo transport, according to the long awaited blog post on the company’s website. A fully solar power ecosystem driven … Continue Reading →


Amazon patent proposes drone perches atop streetlights and other protruding infrastructure

 Pop quiz, hot shot: You’re a delivery drone with a flight duration of 20 minutes with your current payload, but because of delays (use your imagination) you’re never going to … Continue Reading →


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The US May Finally Get a Cheap Alternative to the $70 Million V-22 Osprey

For less than a third the price of each $70 million Osprey, the Army will get nearly the same performance from the V-280 Valor. The post The US May Finally … Continue Reading →


New York City debuts plans for upgraded subway cars with WiFi and USB chargers

 Governor Andrew Cuomo talked up some ambitious plans for the future of the New York City Subway during an address to a crowd at Brooklyn’s Transit Museum this week. At … Continue Reading →


New Jersey Drivers Fume as Road and Bridge Work Stops

Amid a stalemate over taxes, road rage is climbing, detours are lengthening and the state is losing precious summer days to complete hundreds of projects.


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Boy, the GOP’s Platform Really Rails on Public Transit

Goodbye subways! Goodbye bikes! Goodbye pedestrians strolling at night! The post Boy, the GOP’s Platform Really Rails on Public Transit appeared first on WIRED.


Car sharing leads to reduced car ownership and emissions in cities, study finds

 Cars are one one of the top contributors to greenhouse gas emissions globally, and cars in cities can be especially heavy with their contributions, owing to traffic and population density. And while … Continue Reading →


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Hyperloop One Fires Back With Its Own Wild Lawsuit

The countersuit fires back at each allegation with a different side of the story. And that was a lasso, not a noose. The post Hyperloop One Fires Back With Its … Continue Reading →


Hyperloop One files $250 million countersuit accusing BamBrogan of a “malicious smear campaign”

 Hyperloop One filed a countersuit against co-founder and former CTO Brogan BamBrogan today, claiming he was part of a group of four employees engaged in misconduct and abusive behavior. The transportation startup … Continue Reading →


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The NYC Subway’s Getting a Much-Needed Facelift

These are some attractive quick fixes for a transportation network stretched well beyond its capacity. The post The NYC Subway’s Getting a Much-Needed Facelift appeared first on WIRED.


Grabr launches peer-to-peer marketplace for international shipping

 The international shipping industry is under siege by the tech world. Fleet and Flexport are just a few of the companies hopping into the space, but entrant Grabr is taking … Continue Reading →


Grabr launches peer-to-peer marketplace for international shopping and delivery

 The international shipping industry is under siege by the tech world. Fleet and Flexport are just a few of the companies hopping into the space, but entrant Grabr is taking … Continue Reading →


The Volata high-tech bike is designed to have everything a cyclist needs

 San Francisco-based Volata Cycles looked around at the bicycle market and found it lacking, especially when it came to included options. Bikes are still largely sold as basic packages, with … Continue Reading →


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The EPA’s Fuel Efficiency Testing May Not Work. Like, at All

The EPA’s test to make sure automakers are hitting their CAFE fuel requirements numbers may not work at all. The post The EPA’s Fuel Efficiency Testing May Not Work. Like, … Continue Reading →


Microsoft and Boeing team up to streamline aviation through big data and AI

 Cortana is set to fly the friendly skies thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and Boeing, bring the Microsoft intelligent assistant closer still to the domain of its namesake. … Continue Reading →


Self-driving Mercedes-Benz bus takes a milestone 12-mile trip

 CityPilot has taken a key early step towards fully autonomous public transportation: The Mercedes-Benz self-driving bus program saw one of its Future Bus vehicles drive 20 km (or around 12.4 … Continue Reading →


Uber has completed 2 billion rides

 It took Uber six years to complete a billion rides around Christmas 2015. Now, just six months later, the company has announced that they have completed their two-billionth ride. Six months … Continue Reading →


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Russia’s New Jet for Athletes Definitely Won’t Have a Doping Room

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft just unveiled the first-of-its-kind “SportJet” model filled with massage tables, fitness equipment, and more. The post Russia’s New Jet for Athletes Definitely Won’t Have a Doping Room … Continue Reading →


Germany wants a ‘black box’ in any car with self-driving features

 Cars that drive themselves should be able to account for themselves, or so goes the thinking behind new legislation proposed by Germany’s transport ministry. The country is planning new laws … Continue Reading →


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The Feds Just Put the US Back in the Global Drone Race

New drone guidelines will catalyze American innovation in the global marketplace, but there’s work left to do. The post The Feds Just Put the US Back in the Global Drone … Continue Reading →


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This Drone Would Swim Through Lava—if Someone Could Build It

To develop a vehicle capable of clawing into the heart of our planet, start by designing and testing such a vehicle in lakes of lava near volcanoes. The post This … Continue Reading →


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So Ford Didn’t Quite Finish Reading Old Yeller

This Ole Yeller is actually a Shelby GT350 Mustang, powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine that barks out 526 horsepower and 429 pound-paws of torque. The post So Ford Didn’t … Continue Reading →


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The Greatest Feats and Inventions From 100 Years of Boeing

The world’s largest aerospace company is 100 years old. Over the last century its planes have transformed our world and the way we move around it. The post The Greatest … Continue Reading →


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Happy 100th Birthday, Boeing: This Is Your Life

The world’s largest aerospace company is 100 years old. Over the last century its planes have transformed our world and the way we move around it. The post Happy 100th … Continue Reading →


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Clever AI Turns a World of Lasers Into Maps for Self-Driving Cars

With a fresh pile of cash, startup Civil Maps is racing Google, Here, and others to teach self-driving cars to see and understand their world. The post Clever AI Turns … Continue Reading →


Senate committee calls out Elon Musk, wants answers on Tesla Autopilot

 The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has called out Tesla CEO Elon Musk to answer some questions about the company’s Autopilot technology, and what the Silicon Valley … Continue Reading →


Autopilot was off when Tesla Model X in Pennsylvania crashed

 The Tesla Model X that crashed in Pennsylvania on July 1 had autopilot disabled at the time, Elon Musk announced on Twitter. This info comes straight from the vehicle’s own … Continue Reading →


L.A. judge dismisses Hyperloop One co-founder Brogan BamBrogan’s restraining order against Afshin Pishevar

 A Los Angeles judge has dismissed former Hyperloop One CTO and co-founder Brogan BamBrogan’s restraining order against the company’s former head of legal Afshin Pishevar. BamBrogan and several other former … Continue Reading →


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Your Luggage’s Grand Robotic Adventure From Check-In to the Clouds

To reach your plane at the same time you do, your bag flies through the bowels of the airport on a roller coaster ride that would make Six Flags jealous. The … Continue Reading →